Clove Club team to open second restaurant

lucaThe team behind east London high-flying former pop-up The Clove Club has announced plans to open a “Britalian” restaurant and bar in St John Street near Smithfield meat market next month.

Orkney-born chef Isaac McHale said Luca would present British produce “through an Italian lens”, with dishes such as ravioli of grouse with potato and whisky sauce.

A separate bar on the premises will have its own menu of finger food, with espresso and pastries available from 8am.

McHale will remain at The Clove Club, which he co-founded in 2013. The Harden’s Survey has hailed it as a “foodie hipster heaven” serving “incredibly interesting” food, and this year it rose to number 26 on Restaurant magazine’s list of the world’s best.

Luca will be run by Clove Club co-founder Johnny Smith, with Robert Chalmers, formerly of the Ledbury and the Royal Automobile Club as head chef.





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