They work for tips-y.
And you can now find one firmly grounded in Clerkenwell. It’s the first restaurant from chef Yuma Hashemi, who’s worked in kitchens in half a dozen countries, including the US, Sweden, Portugal, France, Germany, and more. He’s been around the globe acquiring international culinary skills, and now he’s giving Londoners the opportunity to have a taste of Persia – quite literally.
So, what can you expect? Well, most definitely some Persian classics like Tahdig, which if you haven’t had the pleasure of tasting, is saffron infused rice with ever-so-slightly crispy edges served alongside a selection of nourishing and decadent stews and barbecued chicken.
And the name? It comes from a ’60s British comedy sketch traditionally shown every New Years in Germany called “Dinner for One”.
Which, given that this place serves 30, is as far as that influence goes.
NOTE: The Drunken Butler is open Tuesday-Saturday. The tasting menu costs £95 with wine-pairing for an additional £85. You can reserve a table and find out more on their website HERE.
Like dining out in Clerkenwell? Mosey on down to Luca
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