From Hammersmith to Shoreditch

Saturday, May 07th , 2022

clove-club 5472 front door-crop-v2.jpg 

Sam’s Riverside enjoys a fine view out over the Thames in Hammersmith, and has some outside seating in good weather. The menu is appealing and the delivery of the dishes seems pretty much unchanged despite a chef change since my last visit. Beef tartare and Dover sole were enjoyable, the meal finished by an excellent souffle.

Clove Club (pictured) has become much better known since I first visited, now having two Michelin stars. Presentation of dishes was good and the food generally very enjoyable, but the prices have gone up considerably in recent years, and this was not obviously reflected in the ingredients used. For a £145 tasting menu I would have hoped to see rather more luxurious products than the ones here, although the cooking was certainly capable.