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survey result

Summary

£90
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Love it every time”, agree fans of this Clove Club spin-off in Clerkenwell that uses prime British ingredients to create “elegant Italian dishes”. “The menu is always original, and whether you sit in the cosy booths at the front or amid the light and glass at the back”, where there is a gorgeous conservatory, “the ambience is great – fun, but serious about the food”. It’s also “excellent for business”“smooth, polished and reliable”.

Summary

£88
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Upscale” three-year-old in Clerkenwell that’s an “unassuming-yet-special-feeling” cousin to the famous Clove Club, and whose quirky layout – “lots of different ‘zones’ in the restaurant, with a cosy bar at the front” and “funky” conservatory to the rear – creates a “delightful” setting for a meal. Its distinguishing culinary feature is the use of British ingredients to produce Italian cooking, alongside an “extremely pleasant Italian-biased wine list”, and fans say results are “incredible”. “The one gripe: as good as this is, it’s pricier than you’d expect”. Top Menu Tip – “love the Parmesan fries”.

Summary

£88
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Upscale” two-year-old in Clerkenwell that’s an “unassuming-yet-special-feeling” cousin to the famous Clove Club, and whose quirky layout – “lots of different ‘zones’ in the restaurant, with a cosy bar at the front” and “funky” conservatory to the rear – creates a “delightful” setting for a meal. Its distinguishing culinary feature is the use of British ingredients to produce Italian cooking, alongside an “extremely pleasant Italian-biased wine list”, and fans say results are “incredible”. “The one gripe: as good as this is, it’s pricier than you’d expect”. Top Menu Tip – “love the Parmesan fries”.

Summary

£80
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s a joy to dine” at this “lovely” Clerkenwell yearling – a “really cool” space with bar at the front and “buzzy” conservatory restaurant to the rear. It’s actually a sibling to the legendary Clove Club, although the culinary style is more traditional here, with the aim to produce Italian cuisine from British produce. Results evidence some “serious cooking” producing “consistently good” results, although fair to say it’s not as earth-shattering as its stablemate and can seem a tad “pricey”. Top Menu Tip: “delicious Parmesan fries”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
20, 10, 8
No dress code
80

Luca Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Luca Restaurant in EC1M, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Luca restaurant.
Hugh N
An impressive focus on quality ingredients ...
Reviewed 5 months, 29 days ago

"An impressive focus on quality ingredients with slightly disappointing service"

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J B
Subtle and original tasty Italian. Interest...
Reviewed 7 months, 11 days ago

"Subtle and original tasty Italian. Interesting wine selection. "

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Hugo H
Great Italian food probasbly the best in Lo...
Reviewed 10 months, 18 days ago

"Great Italian food probasbly the best in London right now. A lovely light and airy space at the back of the restaurant benefits when the weather is good."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £26.00 £30.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 75.00 Always available  

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£17.00 £34.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
88 St John St, London, EC1M 4EH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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