The Clove Club

Isaac McHale, former of the Young Turks chef collective who performed culinary magic all over London before a six-month residency above the Ten Bells pub in Spitalfields, has emerged as one of London’s top talents. In 2013, he teamed with front-of-house specialists Daniel Willis and Johnny Smith to bring an ambitious, no-choice modern British menu to East London. Situated in Shoreditch Town Hall, the high-ceilinged dining room is the definition of no-frills, but the long windows welcome in plenty of natural light and the teal tiles behind the open kitchen provide a touch of color. The food, a changing five-course and extended menu focused on vegetables and somewhat unheeded British produce, could light up any room by itself. Be warned: The one Michelin star restaurant has become what is believed to be the first eatery in the UK to introduce a ticketing system, making diners pay for their food in advance. Diner must go online and pay upfront for the £65-a-head five-course menu or the £95, nine-course option. They can still choose and buy wine on the night, but if they don’t show, tough luck.

Location
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT, United Kingdom
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Opening times
Wed: 12:00 - 2:00 pm, 6:00 - 11:30 pm
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