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#626 of 17,320 Restaurants in London
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European, British
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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!
Comfortable restaurant
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was good from beginning to end , lovely atmosphere, great service and Devine food , this place will be on our top 5 next time will be in London .

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As above really, the staff are very attentive and polite. The food was brilliant, great ingredients and quality of the presentation was top notch. My partner had a great time too, it was her birthday. They layed out a hand written card for her, and...helped her change items on the set menu she wouldn't enjoy. Very pleased with this considering many other resteraunts focus their attention on the male in the party. Every course was great and the wine and soft parings were both very good. Unfortunately we had to cut it short before we got to the sorbet, as I was feeling unwell. They reduced the cost slightly as we missed the last dish and were very accommodating. Maybe next time I'll make it until the sorbet!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m very lucky that this is not the first time I have frequent at this restaurant. I’m also very lucky that I have done many Michelin starred restaurants around the world. I will keep this very simple… … This is still my most favourite restaurant...ever to visit! I had the pleasure of being able to take my mother and sister, who I must a admit have a long list of intolerances to foods. This makes dining with them quite challenging at times. However I can only describe the professionalism and attention to detail to make sure We all experienced an impeccable dining experience being absolutely outstanding. We have of course had the taster menu, and it really showcased what the chef was capable of. During the course of running through the menu we were able to meet many of the chefs who take pride in preparing each of the courses, and also making sure that no allergies were forced upon us. What then followed was a series of freshly prepared foods which balanced incredible flavours throughout our journey. I could sit here and highlight every single course as something from my dreams, but I could be here and eternity! The reason why I am highlighting this restaurant again is because it is quite simply outstanding. Seeing my families faces as they dined on what was a true extravaganza, and even labelling some of the dishes as the best meal they have ever had, is enough to make me the happiest man on the planet. I can honestly say that this is how food should be cooked and served. Yes it’s an expensive treat, but a treat were worth making the trip for. Thank you to everyone involved for such a special occasion and an outstanding meal. I said before I turned up to my family that this was the restaurant that I’ve had my best ever meal. Now they can say the same!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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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
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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
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Reviewed 30 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
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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
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Reviewed 30 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
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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
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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
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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
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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