What they say:
The Drunken Butler marks the first opening from chef Yuma Hashemi. Having worked all over the world, The Drunken Butler is a culmination of Hashemi's food and travel passions. Fusing French cuisine with Persian and East Asian influences, the menu items see an eclectic mix of Asian and European cooking techniques, from fermenting to Japanese slow-cooking. Dishes are available from the a la carte menu, for sharing or keeping all to yourself, alternatively guests can order the five-course tasting menu or put their trust in the chef to create something extra special.
What we say:
Specialising in French-Persian cuisine, Clerkenwell's newest restaurant, The Drunken Butler, is an interesting addition to the area's eclectic eateries. Just a stone's throw from Exmouth Market, this friendly restaurant pulls focus to a more communal way of eating, from the many sharing dishes available on the menu to the huge communal table that acts as a centre piece to the dining area, openness and community are the linchpins of this dining experience. The huge open kitchen puts the food preparation into the public eye, and was inspired by head chef and owner Yuma Hashemi's childhood curiosity about what went on behind the swing doors of a restaurant kitchen.