The Drunken Butler 1

20 Rosebery Avenue , London, EC1R 4SX

020 7101 4020

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SquareMeal Review of The Drunken Butler

This Persian-inspired restaurant is the first solo venture of Yuma Hashemi and you get a real feeling that the chef has poured his heart and soul into the place, with plaster-washed walls, a menu featuring artily-shot photos of the kitchen team, and locally-sourced artwork lining the walls. A la carte is available, but we opted for the seven-course tasting menu at £58 (£116 with wine pairings). Hashemi’s cooking style melds French technique with Persian influences with truly interesting results. Oysters from Broadway Market are dressed with the zesty likes of ground pistachio and coucou sabzi, while a silky egg yolk comes resting in a pool of creamy saffron velouté, accompanied by a slice of lemon-dashed aubergine. A tender beef wedge pepped up with red cabbage, chorizo and a cauliflower purée is a highlight; not so an uninspiring dessert of chocolate mousse with a pistachio crumb. Service is a little slow and the restaurant’s poppy soundtrack is at odds with its romantic setting, but with some fine-tuning, we think the dynamic flavour combinations at The Drunken Butler will overcome any wobbles.

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Persian Feast: £30

From a set menu.

From: 08 June 2018

To: 30 August 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Farringdon Tube Station 546m

Farringdon Station 595m


Address: 20 Rosebery Avenue , London EC1R 4SX

Area: Clerkenwell Barbican

Opening times

Mon-Sat 8am-2pm Wed-Sat 6-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

London Metropolitan Archives 313m

Gray's Inn 561m


Telephone: 020 7101 4020


Cuisine: Persian French

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Special offers

Persian Feast: £30

From: 08 June 2018

To: 30 August 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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