The Clove Club. London. 23rd March 2016

The tasty welcome
The tasty welcome
Buttermilk fried chicken with pine salt and oak smoked cod's roe, fennel and rye crackers
Buttermilk fried chicken with pine salt and oak smoked cod’s roe, fennel and rye crackers
.. and these little explosions of flavour
Little explosions of flavour
Flamed Cornish Mackerel, English Mustard & Chrysanthemum
Flamed Cornish Mackerel, English Mustard & Chrysanthemum
Slow Poached Oyster, Beef Jelly, Grilled Cream with Beluga Caviar
Slow Poached Oyster, Beef Jelly, Grilled Cream with Beluga Caviar
Spring Herb Broth
Spring Herb Broth
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Hazel wood grilled monkfish, preserved lemon butter, cedrat and turnips
New Season’s English Asparagus
New Season’s English Asparagus
21 Day Dry Aged Challans Duck, Fermented Cabbage & Beetroot
21 Day Dry Aged Challans Duck, Fermented Cabbage & Beetroot
Duck Consommé & Hundred Year Old Madeira
Duck Consommé & Hundred Year Old Madeira
Potted Duck & Staffordshire Oatcakes
Potted Duck & Staffordshire Oatcakes
Yorkshire Rhubarb & Grapefruit Jelly
Yorkshire Rhubarb & Grapefruit Jelly
Warm Blood Orange, Sheep’s Milk Yoghurt & Wild Fennel Granita
Warm Blood Orange, Sheep’s Milk Yoghurt & Wild Fennel Granita
The sweet closing ....
The sweet closing ….
... with a beautiful hommage to the great Fergus Henderson & St John
… with a beautiful hommage to the great Fergus Henderson & St John

The Clove Club

Head chef: Isaac McHale

Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT
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Oh yes, I loved Clove Club from my first visit on – these “guys” cook deliciously, but because of this my expectations were always high. And when expectations are high, disappointments can happen. Obviously not with this restaurant. Isaac, his right hand Tim Spedding and their team never disappoint. Contrary. I expect a lot but they still manage to tickle my emotions making me fall in love with their food again and again. Don’t ask me for my favourite dish of this dinner because the entire meal was a wonderful symphony perfectly balanced between the beautiful fresh saltness of the sea and a creamy sweetness of the countryside with a beautiful finish of fantastic light desserts bursting with energy. The enchanting fil rouge of this journey were strong accents of herbs which were like a beautiful ode to spring. It was a fabulous dinner and you know what? I can’t wait for the next one!

2 thoughts on “The Clove Club. London. 23rd March 2016

  1. Interesting. My second meal at the Clove Club was definitely a disappointment – so much more so after the first visit. Try visiting when Isaac isn’t there.

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  2. Hello Stephen, I was at The Clove Club a few times and two times (also this last time in March) Isaac wasn’t there, Tim was in charge of the kitchen, and yet it was great! Even one single dish didn’t disappoint. I am sorry for your bad experience – we are all human and may have a bad day sometimes. Maybe you have been unlucky to arrive in such a moment?

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