Starting line-up for the 2018 Croqueta Challenge revealed


Updated 18/8/18 with finalist details

Always one of our favourite nights of the year, the Croquetas Challenge is gearing up for its 2018 event. Now in its third year, this competitive comparison of London restaurants' best croquetas takes place at Ember Yard in Soho and they've already got a cracking line-up.

In the mix so far this year are Rovi, Farang, Eneko, Salt Yard, Opera Tavern, Aqua Nueva, Carousel, Blanchette, Brindisa, Jugged Hare, Claw and Picture; with more to be announced.

Such is the popularity of the event, they're now having two heats to judge entries, with only the very best will be invited back for the grand finale. And to pass those heats, not only do you have to impress a special guest judging panel, but also the restaurant's diners.

Just eight finalists will make it through to the grand finale on 3 September, which we have to say is a bit of a relief, as we'll be one of the judges along with Lisa Markwell from CODE and The Sunday Times and we can say, from experience, it IS possible to have too many croquetas.

The winning dish will be available on the Ember Yard menu for the following two weeks, with proceeds going to a charity of the winning restaurant's choice. See who won in 2017 and in 2016.


Following two intensely competitive heats the final line-up for the Croqueta Challenge have been revealed and they are: 


  • Farang
  • Opera Tavern
  • Tredwell’s
  • Aqua Nueva
  • Rambla
  • Salt Yard
  • Claw
  • Bar Douro


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More about The Croqueta Challenge

Where is it? Ember Yard, 60 Berwick St, Soho, London W1F 8SU

When: 3 September 2018

How to book: Tickets for each event will be available at info@emberyard.co.uk or by calling 0207439 8057.

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Twitter @EmberYard


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