The Clove Club

http://thecloveclub.com/

Scores: 1m*

I finally made it here and wish that I had come sooner. This was one of the best meals I have had for a while in London. The cod and the second dessert were just average but everything else was great.

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Canapes

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Sea Robbin Tartare, Kabosu, Turnip & Horseradish

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Raw Orkney Scallop, Hazelnut, Clementine & Perigord Truffle (£12 Supp)

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Roast Cornish Cod, Carrots, Seaweed & Orange Butter

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Yorkshire Suckling Pig & South Indian Spices

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Amalfi Lemonade & Sarawak Pepper

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Warm Blood Orange, Ewe’s Milk Yoghurt & Wild Fennel Granita

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Kitchen Table

http://www.kitchentablelondon.co.uk/

Scores: 1m*

This was my second visit to Kitchen Table, which like the first, was just before Xmas, I really was hoping that this meal would be better than the one 2 years ago. Not that the meal I had then was not good, I really enjoyed it, but just thought that at times it was approaching greatness but never quite getting there.

Unfortunately I left with the same feeling this time; some of the dishes definitely deserved its, newly rewarded, Michelin star but some fell flat for me. If I had one general criticism it would be that a number of dishes were overly sweet.

Do not get me wrong I think everyone that is into food and lives in London should probably experience this place once, it is a very good overall package but the actual food is definitely surpassed elsewhere in the city.

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Oyster

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Potato

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Chicken

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Plaice

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Brill

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Pumpkin and white truffle

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Caulifower

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Duck

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Beef

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Rouelle

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Pear

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Caramel

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Damson

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Vanilla

Taku (Tokyo)

Scores: 2M

This place is quite good as it serves a lot of sushi but with some cooked and more complex dishes as well; so you get to try a lot of stuff.

The sushi is very good but not up there with the best. However, if you want to go to only one high end Japanese place and get a decent range of dishes then this would be a good shout. However, if you can go you to both, for example, and Sawada and RyuGin

These are just some of the dishes we got served:

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New York Grill (Tokyo)

http://tokyo.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/NewYorkGrill.html

The view from the New York Grill or Bar is just to die for, it is just worth going for a drink to experience it. The menu is basically an expanded steak house one. The Japanese beef here was very good but nothing on Dons.  This place is very expensive.

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Olive bread

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Octopus and Seabass Ceviche, Aji Amarillo Marinade, Lime, Red Onions, Coriander

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Fresh Burrata Cheese, Roasted Beetroot, Lemon Pickles, Basil

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Yonezawa Sirloin 190g

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Sendai Tenderloin 160g

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Asparagus, Lemon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Sauteed Spinach, Olive Oil, Garlic