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Salt Yard

54 Goodge Street, London, United Kingdom, W1T 4NA
Critics Review 14/20
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Opening Information

Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday 12:00 - 22:00

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Business Lunch
  • Tiered Restaurant
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About Salt Yard

Salt Yard is an award-winning bar and restaurant serving modern tapas inspired by the flavours and produce of Spain and Italy.

The tapas are complemented by charcuterie and cheese boards and we have a wide selection of excellent wines and sherries.

Flexibility is key to Salt Yard. Customers can enjoy a full spread of tapas: or come in simply for a glass of red wine and a plate of cheese, a coffee and a delicious pudding, or even just a perfect martini and a handful of Marcona almonds.

Located in central London- a two minute walk from Goodge St tube station- we are perfectly placed for a business lunch, a pre-theatre meal or a night out with friends. The restaurant is also available for private hire.

Cuisine: Italian, Spanish
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point: $ $
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Critics Review
Review by Andy Hayler
14/20
Upstairs is mainly a bar, with the main dining room downstairs. This is a tapas restaurant with an Australian chef and an English owner, which doesn’t sound promising but actually turns out well. The premises are quite cramped and completely full this evening as on my previous visit. Here are notes from the last meal I had here. This tapas restaurant was heaving this evening. The menu was appealing, with various classic tapas dishes plus a few variations using seasonal ingredients. A good example of this was a salad of Cornish crab, the crab meat covered with a layer of tender peas and baby broad beans and garnished with pea shoots; this simple dish had excellent ingredients which worked well together (15/20). Tortilla (Spanish omelette) was well made (13/20) as was patata brava, potatoes covered with slightly spicy tomato sauce (14/20). Scallops were pleasant but were not of the very best quality, though they were cooked correctly; the supposedly spicy dressing with them was a little bland (13/20). Tuna tartare with broad beans and green salsa was very pleasant, but the best dish was a chorizo with haricot beans and tomatoes. What stood out was the superb quality chorizo, which can often be a little stringy, and sometime covered in too much oil. In this case the meat was excellent and there was no hint of greasiness (15/20). Bread was rather dull and a fraction stale (11/20). Service was friendly and efficient. The wine list is a little unbalanced, mostly Spanish and Italian, and flipping from sub £30 wines quickly up to very serious wines like Gaja and Unico, with not much in between. Fagus 2004 at £41 for a £15 wine was no bargain but is a very well made wine.
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Visited On Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Generally lovely food. The slow-roasted octopus was delicious. Only dish I didn't really like was the mac and cheese. It was a bit bland and watery. Felt like it was trying to be too sophisticated. Mac and cheese should be sticky and cheesy!

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Great food as always and table service was good. However having booked online for 6:45 and confirming with the restaurant the day of the booking. However when I arrived they said that my table had been cancelled because we were half an hour late. We were however sat down eventually for a lovely meal.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wonderful evening from beginning to end. Great food and service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 October 2017

I went to Salt Yard for a business lunch and the food was absolutely delicious. However I really need to add that I would absolutely not come back on my own/with friends/with my partner given the insane price. Tapas are famous in Spanish culture for being small bite size dishes for a very low price. The prices are completely wrong - either do Spanish fine dining or do not call this tapas because as a Spanish person I find it absolutely infuriating.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Great little place for a lunch with friends.

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Visited On Monday, 16 October 2017

Yet another first rate lunch, superb service,beautifully presented -all round winner. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

Lovely birthday evening. Everyone was so attentive and the service was excellent. The group set menu is really worth the value. I would recommend dining here highly.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

A perfect evening at Salt Yard!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

The meal was absolutely delicious, especially the croquettes, panacotta and caramelised walnuts! The staff were very friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

We have been going to Salt Yard for years, including the night before I gave birth to twins. We had another lovely meal in October, and this one I shared with one of my twins - who just turned 10. Terrific service and another wonderful meal. We often recommend Salt Yard to friends visiting London as well as clients and friends. It's always a highlight. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

Lovely food, nice ambience, friendly and respectful staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

Salt Yard has been my favourite restaurant in london for years. Everything is consistently wonderful.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

We were there on Sunday night, which was very slow. While the staff was wonderful, service was slow, inattentive.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 October 2017

Lovely food, great atmosphere, service a little slow once all tables full.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 October 2017

Once again a superb visit to Salt Yard, we absolutely love the ambiance, the service is exemplary and the food is just incredible, we eat here whenever possible and just love it.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 October 2017

Fantastic, innovative menu; laid-back ambience and excellent service. Highly recommend Salt Yard

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Visited On Thursday, 05 October 2017

Excellent service and the octopus was amazing. C

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 October 2017

Superb food. Small plates are always a problem (how big; how small) but each dish we tried had an intensity of flavour, so quality trumped quantity. But we did fight over the pork belly crackling.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 October 2017

Really great service & tasty variety of tapas.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 October 2017

Salt cod was too fishy and the waitress too salty.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 September 2017

Really lovely restaurant- delicious food, extremely friendly and helpful service, and lovely ambience. Looking forward to visiting again soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 30 September 2017

We had a lovely evening at Salt Yard. The food is really delicious and I love the variety on the menu. Also the wine list is extensive. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive. Overall a 10/10 experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 September 2017

Fantastic, efficient and warm service, but while some of the dishes were outstanding, others, such as the heritage tomatoes, were a disappointment, with the tomatoes almost mushy & definitely, in late September, past their summer season best.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 September 2017

Good food and service. Cramped space.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 September 2017

Was very nice

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