RestaurantsLondonClerkenwellEC1R

survey result

Summary

£158
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

There’s a host of no-choice, multi-course meals at this unusual Clerkenwell venture, where charismatic chef, Yuma Hashemi, showcases his Persian cuisine in a “fabulous room, set up like an affluent Tehran dining room c.1970”. “The quality of the food is superb”, and “the personal attention makes one feel as if eating at a friend’s home – nothing commercial”. There are “two mild flaws, though – 1) it’s expensive for what it is; and 2) it’s quite reliant on bread and rice”.

Summary

£118
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Completely unique and hugely enjoyable” – Yuma Hashemi offers modern European cuisine from a tasting menu of his choice (for £85 or £135 at the chef’s table) at this Clerkenwell three-year-old. Except on Sundays, when there’s a traditional Persian feasting menu that celebrates his heritage.

Summary

£72
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chef Yuma Hashemi presides over an open kitchen – combining contemporary European small plates with influences from his boyhood in Iran – at this unusual Clerkenwell yearling. In the evenings, you choose from either a short (five-course) tasting menu or a long seven-course one. Sundays are given over to traditional Persian feasting, which fans suggest is the biggest draw here: “a meal to remember, with beautiful flavours and textures”: “tahdig (the caramelised crust at the bottom of a pot of rice) was a thing of utter beauty”.

Summary

£72
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chef Yuma Hashemi presides over an open kitchen – combining contemporary European small plates with influences from his boyhood in Iran – at this unusual Clerkenwell yearling. In the evenings, you choose from either a short (five-course) tasting menu or a long seven-course one. Sundays are given over to traditional Persian feasting, which fans suggest is the biggest draw here: “a meal to remember, with beautiful flavours and textures”: “tahdig (the caramelised crust at the bottom of a pot of rice) was a thing of utter beauty”.

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Restaurant details

Menu
50, 30
No dress code

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 95.00 Dinner only 6
Menu2 140.00 Dinner only 10
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £90.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
20 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4SX
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6:15 pm‑11 pm
Thursday6:15 pm‑11 pm
Friday6:15 pm‑11 pm
Saturday6:15 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑4 pm, 6:15 pm‑11 pm

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