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The Drunken Butler, London,

The Drunken Butler

4.7
4.7
199 Reviews
£41 and over
French

In the heart of Clerkenwell, The Drunken Butler combines French cuisine with Persian influences, serving seasonal tasting menus. Persian Sunday's with sharing plates around a chef's table. Artisanal wine list with natural, organic, biodynamic wines. Bookings are available up to 90 days in advance.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Persian

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday and Tuesday closed Wednesday – Friday: Lunch 12:00–14:30 Dinner 18:30 - 21:30 Saturday: 18:30 - 21:30 Sunday: Lunch - 13:30 -15:30 Dinner - 19:00 - 20:30 Bookings up to 90 days in advance

  • Phone number

    020 7101 4020

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Yuma Hashemi

  • Private party facilities

    persian sundays growing up with persian flavours influenced my style of cooking throughout my career. it is all about sharing and enjoying food together as much as preparing it. I will be cooking my interpretation of persian cuisine with some dishes I have learned from my mom and grandmother. spending most summers during my childhood in iran was always special to me. i loved spending hours sitting in front of a pile of green beans and herbs to clean for next days dinner, with my grandma. i have always admired her passion to prepare many different dishes for one evening for family and friends. if you like to join please give me a call or fill out our form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. merci yuma

What 199 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Wonderfull ambience , elegant yet homely feel. Lovely food.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was lovely. Not cheap but very special so worth it

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for the Persian Sunday brunch and it was amazing. Can strongly recommend!

  4. NS

    NealS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Beautifully presented, well paced. Food that surprises. Relaxed and special.

  5. W

    Winelover

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous restaurant and wonderful experience. Loved the Sunday brunch

  6. C

    Chris

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really special gem of a restaurant. Superb food and service. The head chef was also serving us which was a special treat. Great wine pairing and all around great value.

  7. DS

    DaSantos

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    food was excellent, casual setting. good for friends or date service can be improved a little but overall, i would go back and recommend friends

  8. T

    Tnuocca

    London

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Lovely cosy place, absolutely fantastic tasting menu, at a reasonably price. Would definitely be going back again.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible Valentines tasting menu and wine pairing. Highly recommended.

  10. t

    theaw

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easily one of my favourite restaurants in London. The menu is elegant, simple & creative and the service great.

  11. MB

    MiguelB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great lunch here and definitely worth a visit. Thank you to the staff for a great valentines lunch. Will definitely return for the feast

  12. TS

    ThomasS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great evening. Wine and food was fantastic, nice atmosphere, and the price all together where fair,

  13. GC

    GorkyCollins

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I don’t really write reviews but this was genuinely one of the best meals I’ve had in London. I wouldn’t want to spoil it by telling you why but from start to finish, the attention to detail, the stories and general warmth of the place was only surpassed by the food. Decided to come back again before we’d even finished the meal.

  14. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyed our welcome and the warm service...the room has a lovely relaxed vibe...and the evening went very well...we had to get to another event afterwards and the owner and staff made sure we got through the tasting menu without us feeling rushed...the food was excellent...my one comment would be that the music (excellent playlist) should be delivered with a bit more subtlety ...otherwise an excellent meal!

  15. AK

    AlirezaK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and lovely place felt like having a dinner at home

  16. NC

    NicoC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hands down fantastic! Had the surprise 5-course menu. Every item was carefully thought-out and presented, not to mention absolutely delicious. Had the best lamb I've ever had here!

  17. JR

    JanR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great and vibrant place with refined and balanced cuisine, as well as a great wine choice. Stunning influences in each dish, served in a modern and comfortable setting. Outstanding service and welcoming staff.

  18. H

    Haniaaaa

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great place with an amazing vibe. The food and flavours so were well thought through and we absolutely loved the surprise element. Go with an open mind. Some dishes were a little bit too small, not sure I would have left very full. For example, one dish was only one oyster, another, one scallop.

  19. A

    Alexander

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely relaxed space with Fab food and wine. Great spot.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining experience from the most knowledgeable and friendly chef/FOH I’ve met in a long time.

  21. H

    Henry23

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Sunday evening at the Drunken Butler where we enjoyed the Persian Feast The service was attentive and the food well prepared Would recommend

  22. SB

    SamButler

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a really nice lunch at the Drunken Butler, very friendly staff, well priced and good selection of food. Open kitchen made for a nice atmosphere, will definitely be going back soon.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly tough to beat - the Drunken Buttler has it all - Food, Ambience and Outstanding Service. Couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable experience

  24. BF

    BenF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to the New Years Eve special event - 7 courses with matching wine over five hours leading up to midnight. As usual, fantastic night out at this great restaurant. Really good creative cooking on show, fantastic wine and my glass was never empty, good stuff and a great way to spend the night.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious, authentic, and great service. The best Iranian food I've every eaten at a restaurant. Bravo to the chef!

  26. J

    Julia

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    loved the Persian Sunday Feast. my second time coming to Drunken Butler & already can't wait for my next trip.

  27. NY

    NYDiner

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Each dish was fabulous. We had the 5 course set menu and each dish was better than the last. Service impeccable. Can’t wait to go back!

  28. B

    Bren

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous French cuisine with Persian influences that uses unusual combination of elements but married well in every dish. Highly recommended to experience reinvented homecook Persian recipes with a modern touch of French techniques. Indulge in a cosy ambience with excellent service, fantastic multi-course dining with a wide range of wines to accompany it.

  29. KH

    KH1234

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    An intimate dining experience with a very small kitchen which opens right into the restaurant. We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine parings and it was all simply delicious.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A friendly, warm and cosy setting that made for an amazing end of project dinner and getting to know my teammates more personally. The food was a constant topic of conversation and we had playful fights over which dish was the winner. We concluded that every dish in our 5 course meal was a win in our hearts. Our utmost compliments to the chef and team

  31. s

    spud

    Devon

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful evening, very intimate dining- sharing food from yesteryear with a cheffy twist. A little overpriced for the ingredients used and the wine was very expensive.

  32. T

    Tomox

    Berkshire

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent menu and wine pairing

  33. l

    lovetoeat

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Looking forward to go back and have told numerous friends about the place.

  34. TN

    TimN

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly exceptional food and experience. I am looking forward to returning

  35. B

    ericB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this restaurant! Yuma has created a relaxed yet sophisticated restaurant with expertly prepared foods and well selected wines. I’ve been twice for the Persian Sunday menu and absolutely loved it both times. I can’t wait to go back for the French menu! Thank you!

  36. F

    Fowler

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Went for “Persian Sunday”. Just what I expected - very good “homely” cooking's. Quite expensive. Very interesting wine list - small producers, organic/biodynamic, some very “natural” wine styles. Will certainly go back to try their normal menu, and to sample some of the more unusual wines.

  37. S

    Sasha

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a gem of a restaurant! The food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. FIve stars all around!

  38. TM

    TaraM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The whole experience was great. The team at the drunken butler were welcoming, invited us into the kitchen. Were attentive,explained the menu, the suppliers and cooking methods. The atmosphere was relaxed and were not rushed. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

  39. R

    Reviewer

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An absolute gem of a restaurant. The head chef scours through local markets in the morning to find best and the freshest produce and then packages this into a 5 or 7 course tasting menu for the evening. He himself also attends to the tables, which is certainly a breath of fresh air and creates an atmosphere that is at the same time familiar, intimate and unique. Just like visiting an old friend that you have not seen for a long time. Package this with great food and Voila! - you have a superb restaurant experience.

  40. D

    Dario

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, nice experience, very quiet and elegant.

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The Drunken Butler is rated 4.7 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable booking network.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Clerkenwell

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday and Tuesday closed Wednesday – Friday: Lunch 12:00–14:30 Dinner 18:30 - 21:30 Saturday: 18:30 - 21:30 Sunday: Lunch - 13:30 -15:30 Dinner - 19:00 - 20:30 Bookings up to 90 days in advance

  • Cuisines

    French, Persian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Yuma Hashemi

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7101 4020

  • Private party facilities

    persian sundays growing up with persian flavours influenced my style of cooking throughout my career. it is all about sharing and enjoying food together as much as preparing it. I will be cooking my interpretation of persian cuisine with some dishes I have learned from my mom and grandmother. spending most summers during my childhood in iran was always special to me. i loved spending hours sitting in front of a pile of green beans and herbs to clean for next days dinner, with my grandma. i have always admired her passion to prepare many different dishes for one evening for family and friends. if you like to join please give me a call or fill out our form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. merci yuma

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