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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”.
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”.
The Drunken Butler Restaurant Diner Reviews
"A revelation, exceeding all expectations. Outstanding subtle set menu with each course displaying balance and flavour. Rightly recognised by Michelin and terrific value for the quality. "
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
20 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4SX
|Wednesday||6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Saturday||6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Sunday||1 pm‑3:30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm|