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survey result

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”.

Summary

£58
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

French cuisine with Persian influences? That’s the deal at this Clerkenwell newcomer with open kitchen, the first solo effort from chef Yuma Hashemi (previously of The Chancery), serving morning coffee, and tasting menus of small plates by day and night. Standard critic Fay Maschler delivered a less-than-kind verdict, but our initial feedback is more upbeat: “a real asset to the culinary landscape with imaginative cooking beautifully presented in informal surroundings and a wine list and short cocktail list to match”.

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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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