Restaurants & Bars: Restaurant Reviews


Food that starts conversations


Opening hours

Mon: : 6-11.30pm
Tue-Sat: 12-2.30, 6-11.30pm
Sun: Closed


Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, EC1V 9LT

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In a Sentence

The latest, permanent venture from foodie collective The Young Turks (previously of Upstairs at the Ten Bells), who can now call the Shoreditch Town Hall home.


The Clove Club has been dismissed as a restaurant aimed at food bloggers and Shoreditch’s hipster diaspora. Yes, it is full of young trendy things and yes, it’s achingly Instagram-compatible, but this in no way takes away from the cooking and the passion (you can see it in the open kitchen).


The heart of the idea is the use of seasonal British ingredients, especially vegetables. Our favourites from the “five-course” menu (read: three snacks, five courses and dessert) included the buttermilk chicken with pine salt (these guys were one of the first on the fried chicken bandwagon); the crunchy radishes with gochuchang mayo doused in salty, black sesame seeds; and the rib of beef with potato cigars.

Top Tip

Go in a big group – this is food to share and talk about.


The desserts. Sheep’s milk mousse with blood orange and the icy, crunchy, jewels of fennel granita is like nothing we’ve ever had.

Originally published on
25th March 2013


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