After a two-year hiatus, the Croquetas Challenge is back for 2022 and is celebrating its fifth birthday. Once again, Salt Yard Group are on the hunt for London’s best croquetas through a series of heats where chefs will go head to head, showcasing their croqueta creds. The hosts for each heat will be Opera Tavern, Salt Yard and Ember Yard, with the venue for the final yet to be announced.

This year, Londoners who book to come along to one of the three heats will get the chance to cast their votes and decide who goes through to the final. Among the competing restaurants are London Shell Co, Opera Tavern, SHUK, Wright Brothers, Salt Yard and Mamma Pastrama, with more still to come. The winning croquetas will appear on the Ember Yard menu for two weeks afterwards and £1 from every sale will go to the charity of the champion chef’s choice. The competitions just hotting up, get your tickets before they’re gone.

Heat 1 | Tues 10th May 6pm at Opera Tavern 
Heat 2 | Tues 17th May 6pm at Salt Yard 
Heat 3 | Tues 24th May 6pm at Ember Yard
Grand Final | Tues 31st May 6pm venue tbc