London: The Clove Club

Elegant food in a relaxed formal setting

Just inside the Shoreditch Town Hall, founders Daniel Willis, Johnny Smith and Chef Isaac McHale’s casual refined restaurant is fabulous – featuring a set menu with interesting and often overlooked British ingredients served direct from the open-plan kitchen giving you a perfect view of the kitchen team at work.

The menu changes often with the seasons. During my last visit I loved the buttermilk fried chicken nuggets with pine salt, oyster-smoked-charcoal-cream-beef gelatin (a revelation), a red meat widget bird blood sausage pancake rolled up like a taco and eaten with my hands, followed by an 108-year old Madeira on a silver tray with a decanter full of hot pheasant bouillon served together in a wine glass.

When I told Alain Ducasse (a huge Madeira fan) that I would be making this sassy concoction the next time I get the flu – he took a photo of my Instagram page and sent it to his assistant to put on the future visit list.  Speaking of lists, The Clove Club was just voted #26 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017.

Insider Tip:

Solo diners will appreciate the bar top dining.

What to Order:

Tasting Menu £110 per person
5 Course Menu £75 per person
Wine Pairing £80

Getting In:

Reservations are taken on line

Awards & Recognition:

  • Michelin Guide – 1 Star
  • UK’s Best Restaurant-Sunday Times – 2017
  • #26 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurant – 2017

The Clove Club

The Clove Club