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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

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The first of Isaac McHale’s restaurants is set in the ornate and rather glamorous former Shoreditch Town Hall. Chefs perform centre stage in the smart,...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 17 September 2021

Quite an experience and even though I'm not the greatest fan of miniscule designer food. the overall experience here is very impressive. When we went, there were more staff in the open kitchen than customers. Great service, delicious highly crafted food, small portion "tasting" style...menu and high/ top end prices.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 17 September 2021 via mobile

We adore the concept of supper clubs and enjoy trying different ones, clearly this placed has moved on significantly in such a positive way. We loved our experience, great feel, great presentation lovely service and will definitely be booking again.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 29 August 2021 via mobile

I decided I wanted to treat myself to a nice lunch as part of my staycation holiday. The Clove Club proved the prefect way to do so. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the food was great. I had the 9 course tasting menu...but did not do the wine pairing as I had plans later in the evening. I would definitely come back again for dinner with friends.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 22 August 2021 via mobile

We might be talking about the best tasting experiences i have ever had in my life. Honestly I was really blown away with what i was dining since the food is unreal. The menu is fantastic and worth each cent that you pay. Great experience,...every individual who loves impressive and tasty nourishments should visit this restaurantMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 29 July 2021 via mobile

Very good restaurant, such a good 1*. Lovely wine, I wish I could help you with the name! I miss the aged Madeira though. *photo from a previous visit

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 30 June 2021 via mobile

As an overall dining experience the clove club is one of the best we have ever had hands down. From the minute we walked in we were made to feel very special. And whilst obviously attentive service comes as standard in Michelin star rated establishments...The Clove Club had an edge over every other Michelin establishment we have visited. It’s the little touches such as staff making general conversation and taking interest rather than just going through the standard service motions. And this went for every member of staff that dealt wit us, all were amazing and helped to make it a very special meal out. The dining room itself it’s very nicely situated, very nice decor, and best of all has an open kitchen so if you are lucky enough to be appointed the table facing the kitchen as we were ( and very grateful for indeed) you get to witness a Michelin star kitchen in full service flow which is fascinating to watch, especially with such a great team that appear to work very closely and well together eh eat with military like precision. Now the food. Again as with everything else already mentioned, it was outstanding. Every course was a delight in its own individual way, all had amazing elements brought together to give your palette an amazing culinary experience. The menu was also very well thought out, every course having its place and complimenting the courses that preceded then and were to follow. Further to that showing how great the food was I am very fussy with fish courses in general in respects to my enjoyment of them, they have to be pretty special for me to enjoy them. The menu today was predominantly fish dishes and every dish impressed me which takes some doing. Also have to throw out a special mention to the Loquat Sorbet course which is the best dessert course I think I’ve ever had, outrageously good. What else is there to say? Just go and don’t hesitate. Well deserved number 27 spot on the top 50 restaurants list, could easily be higher, same goes for its star rating too, felt like a 3 star. Final mentions are a thanks to the whole team for allowing us to take a photo with the kitchen team at the end, lovely touch. And I loved the old school bathrooms.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 28 June 2021

We visited the Clove Club for the first time recently and tried their tasting menu, paired with the non-alcoholic drink option. Firstly, the staff were really lovely, super attentive, friendly, and helpful. The location is in the middle of Shoreditch, which has really gone downhill...recently, but the Clove Club is very quiet and comfortable. In terms of the food, it was decent but nothing near the quality of other high-end restaurants we've eaten at, and the non-alcoholic pairing was mediocre at best, with some of the drinks coming from cans - we expected bespoke non-alcoholic cocktails, rather than pre-made cans of drink. The drinks were also given to us between courses, rather than with them, which kind of ruined the point of pairing them in the first place. The meal took 3.5 hours to finish, which was quite frankly ridiculous? There was so much space left between each course that halfway through we were already ready to leave. Other tasting menus we've had usually take 1.5-2 hours, 3.5 hours is super excessive and unnecessary. The bill at the end was around £460 for 2 people including a couple of extra drinks, which although we were aware of the price when we booked, seemed overly high considering the quality of the food and drink, and the immense wait between courses. I would have been happy to pay more like £200 in total for that quality of food. Other tasting menus we've had have been £100-£150 per person including a couple of non-alcoholic drinks, and have tasted twice as nice. I wouldn't recommend the Clove Club if you'd like somewhere fancy to eat, it seems more of a place you take people to flash your cash rather than actually experience the level of quality that you get when you pay this sort of price for a meal.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 5 November 2020

Wow - I felt utterly spoilt at The Clove Club. The restaurant is cosy and welcoming, with tasteful decor and a gentle atmosphere. My friend and I ordered the set menu for £65 and were blown away at how delicious, and filling the experience was....The little appetisers were interesting and introduced us to amazing flavours - highlights were battered pollock, herb soup and raddish with a trout mayo. Highly recommend the cheese to finish with the port jelly - an incredible plate of a wide range of flavours. I would love to come back and would highly recommend. A stunning lunch that I will remember forever for under £100. Thank you CC!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

Such a great experience. Being the first table in front of the kitchen was very special as we felt in the middle of a ballet scene. The food was so great, everything was cooked perfectly and the flavours on spot. Personal favorite: the sardine. I...will remember it. Service was impeccable with very attentive staff. If you have a special occasion, don’t hesitate to go, definitely one of the best restaurants in London!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. All the food was fantastic although not all to my taste. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The only negative would be the wait between some courses was very long however we were offered a complimentary beetroot juice. We...ended up leaving just before the last course as it had been nearly 3 hours but they bagged it for us so we enjoyed at homeMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Response from joan3 | Reviewed this property |
Need to check it's a set menu no choice
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Response from Mimi0267 | Reviewed this property |
It is best to go for the taster menu with the different wines, this way you will taste all the beautiful food they prepare and for the sitting area I was in the main room when the kitchen is, you see the food being cooked in... More
10 June 2017|
Response from phillipg601 | Reviewed this property |
The 9 course menu is £110 , however you get 3 snacks before so it really is a 12 course meal , not too much food and because of the quality of everything I rate it as good value . I hope you find this helpful.
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The Clove Club is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4