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#643 of 15,045 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice2023
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European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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It's the balance and variety of the set menu at The Clove Club that really demonstrates how much this restaurant has developed. The ingredients, like W...
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Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As I celebrated my 60th birthday at The Clove Club in London, I found myself enveloped in an atmosphere of understated elegance, where the service was as refined as the dishes served. Nestled in the historic Shoreditch Town Hall, this restaurant has rightfully earned its...place among the city's gastronomic elite with its innovative approach to British cuisine. The evening began with an amuse-bouche that set a playful yet sophisticated tone: The wine pairing, a suggestion from our knowledgeable sommelier, complemented and perfectly balanced the richness of each course. As I reflect on my 60th birthday at The Clove Club, it was not just a meal but a memorable gastronomic journey. The chefs' mastery in fusing traditional ingredients with modern techniques was evident in every bite, and the attentive, yet unobtrusive service made the evening all the more special. This experience wasn’t just about celebrating a milestone in years but was a toast to the art of fine dining itself. The Clove Club didn’t just host my birthday; it enriched it with flavors and memories that linger! A true gem in London’s culinary crown!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, exquisite cooking from Chef Isaac and team. Truly amazing! This was my second visit and it was even better than the first time. Now I have to go back again. What these guys are doing is incredible. Also, the service is impeccable. Special mention...to our server, Michelle, as well as our sommelier Zach. And everything runs smoothly under the watchful eye of Paolo.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

Really enjoyed a lunch tasting menu with our friends here. They had really good vegetarian options for one of our party. The atmosphere of the place is relaxed and it’s fun to see the chefs preparing the food nearby.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

5/5 what an experience this was. The entire journey of this culinary course was insane. The staff were amazing. Zack in particular who was hilarious and extremely knowledgeable about the wines paired with each dish. The food was absolutely amazing and I’ve been to a...lot of tasting menu restaurants and I’m officially putting this at the topMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

I was not sure if to write this review as I don’t like putting places down unless they are really disappointing, and it is somewhat late, however having compared this to many other Michelin star restaurants/ those of a similar level, I did want to...write this review as I was just so disappointed, both at the time and in hindsight. Overall I was hugely disappointed with this restaurant. The food was good, but nowhere near 2* level, not a patch on starred restaurants like Story, Frog, Sabor, A Wong or Evelyn’s Table or even those that are just below that level such as Angelina, Ikoyi (at the time I went) or Perilla. I think back to all these restaurants and can remember something memorable that’ll stick with me for years, yet at Clove it’s nothing, just average upon average. I also think the service was very strange. Yes they folded your napkin when you went to the bathroom, and topped up your water, but it was totally lacklustre - no energy, little excitement - and the guy serving us (think it was a bald middle-aged guy) had a strange demeanour - friendly but distant. The space was also unwelcoming. We went into the bar and loved it, but then we were seated on a strangely bare table in an enclave in the corner. It was cold and unwelcoming. I think the biggest kicker was the price. All the restaurants mentioned above were cheaper than this, yet this was the worse quality. I was really so disappointed as the bill was over £600. In conclusion, I was so excited to come here and I really wanted to love it - it had been on my list for years. I kept telling my partner it would get better, but it never did. I just cannot recommend Clove Club and cannot fathom how it is in all of these top restaurant lists. Please save your money and go to one of the places I have mentioned above.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 January 2024 via mobile

Truly remarkable restaurant, from start to finish. Each course was fantastic — I couldn’t decide what I liked best — and appropriately small to allow for so many fantastic tastes. Dinner wasn’t rushed, but was also wonderfully paced, and the wine suggestion was spot on....My friend said it was the best meal she had ever had!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 December 2023

This was truly one of the most memorable and delicious meals I've ever eaten. Every course was not only beautifully presented, but so unique in flavor profile and ingredients and just so yummy! The service was attentive and caring without being overbearing. The wine selections...were perfect! We dined for more four hours! i cannot recommend Clove enough! It's worth the money.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

Sept 27th, 2023 seating. Our experience at the Clove Club was outstanding. The exceptional and friendly service combined with the culinary artistry and wine pairing validated its inclusion on the "Top 50 List". 100%. I am not a vegetarian, but the Vegetarian Tasting Menu looked...amazing, so I ordered it. It exceeded expectations. The courses presented layered and subtle flavors balanced with offerings that were complex and fresh and beautifully composed. From the Green Herb Broth to the Wild Mushroom with pomme puree and Habañero Granita–every course was absolutely tops. My husband ordered the non-vegetarian menu and was very happy, as well. The wine pairing was spot on and delicious (poured with just the right amount of information– you know what I mean if you have ever had a sommelier who was more interested in showcasing their knowledge than the guest experience :-|.) All in all, a perfect dining experience. Must mention: The Clove Club staff is the ultimate–welcoming and professional, not overbearing or stuffy, and able and willing to answer any and every question regarding the courses or wine. To fully enjoy, allow yourself plenty of time to be relaxed for the evening. I highly recommend the Clove Club for anyone who appreciates unique, artistic dining experiences that still feel like you are eating beautiful but real food! (and not simply precious arrangements...) Well worth the time and expense, even if it is a once-in-a-lifetime event.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

Amazing place, this was our second meal there and it is absolutely flawless. Wine parings were some of the most impressive pairings I have ever had.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

An unexpected billing ordeal and subsequent interactions with the management tarnished the Clove Club's culinary delights. The lack of transparent communication regarding potential additional costs and an unwillingness from the owner to address our concerns respectfully has greatly impacted our perspective on what was supposed...to be a distinguished Michelin-starred experience.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

It was an amazing food experience!! The scallop dish was amazing! In general, all the dishes were an explosion of flavors!!The wines also excellent!!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

We booked this restaurant as it was voted one of the top restaurants in London and had two Michelin stars. They do tasting menus, a longer and shorter version. Open kitchen where you get to see the chefs at work. All was very calm in...the kitchen! We started off with snacks and I expected a few as previous restaurants we had been to did. No there were about 6or 7! Food was very good with the mackerel sushi and trout course being the stand out dishes. We had some dishes adapted for us as we have a few dietary restrictions. Lovely service especially from the young Italian chap (sorry can’t remember your name but had an Ozzie tattoo!) The sommelier was very good and she explained all the wines in great detail. Small restaurant and would definitely book in advance.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023 via mobile

Only had one night in London available for a long meal, so had to choose judiciously. The Eater Top 50 list has them ranked at #38 and the Michelin guide has them at 2 stars, so decided to try this place to celebrate a few...family birthdays. Definitely worth the steep price tag. A month later, there are 2 dishes that stick in my mind. Early in the meal - the smoked trout dish. It was so delicate and flavorful. And later in the meal - the pork dish. The skin was perfectly crunchy, salty, and juicy. The fat layer was spiced to perfection. And the meat layer was juicy and tender. I've had a lot of good pork from a lot of good restaurants, but this was as close to perfection as you could get. The wine pairings were pretty spot on. Really enjoyed the Clemens Busch riesling.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023 via mobile

Every dish was a masterpiece, truly culinary Artist, Isaac McHale's food tastings menus are renowned for their harmonious flavors with meticulous attention to detail.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

We were able to snag last-minute bar seats, and I am so glad we did! The staff was warm and welcoming, and chatted with us throughout. The individual dishes were thoughtful and delicate, some stood out more than others. We went for the wine-tea pairing...and absolutely loved it, on one hand having only half wines kept us sober and our palates clean, and on the hand the individual pairings were spot on, lifting the dishes. We walked back to our hotel and talked about the meal the entire way. Fantastic!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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