In the unlikely event that it's ever hot enough again to sit outside in London in the evening, I will be coming back here. The Ham Yard Hotel is part of the Firmdale Group (they also did Charlotte Street Hotel, Soho Hotel etc.) and their venues are always lovely - but this one is particularly so. Partly because it's new, and I'm a sucker for that, but also because of this gorgeous courtyard, tucked away in the middle of Soho. Half of the space is reserved for the bar crowds, and it's always packed, but the other half is more chilled out for diners. The food is fab and actually great value and the service is top notch.