The Clove Club
Chef and co-owner Isaac McHale summarizes London’s current culinary zeitgeist at this forward-looking restaurant (they were the first in London to use the Tock ticketing reservation system). Like many of the city’s finest establishments, Clove Club boasts set though changing tasting menus—including a five-course, extended nine-course, a bar option, and two vegetarian menus—that highlight interesting ingredients all in a bare bones, low-key space. (Think: an open kitchen, blue subway tiles, simple wooden tables and chairs, woven breadbaskets). The wine pairings are excellent, but so are the cocktails.