Review on The Drunken Butler

Occupying a Victorian restored red brick building on tree-lined Rosebery Avenue in the heart of Clerkenwell, The Drunken Butler is the brainchild of chef Yuma Hashemi. The restaurant takes its name from the drunken butler of British society host Mrs Greville, who subsequently bequeathed her home Polesden Lacey to the National Trust. The story goes her butler having got a little tipsy from the unfinished bottles of alcohol at a party was handed a note saying, 'You are too drunk, leave the room', and he then proceeded to give it to the guest of honour, Austen Chamberlain.

This gem of a neighbourhood restaurant has simple plaster-lined walls decorated with local artwork, overlooked by an open kitchen. Yuma is a well travelled chef who has honed his culinary skills across the globe including Berlin, Sweden, Portugal and France. His menu showcases the rich tapestry of Persian cuisine with French and Korean influences, reflecting his passion for artisan produce and locally sourced ingredients. Diners can choose from two tasting menus and there's also the option of wine pairing.

The Drunken Butler is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens

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Persian / French


Yuma Hashemi

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Wed-Fri (1.30 - 3.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat

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Facilities at The Drunken Butler

  • 36 covers


The Drunken Butler
20 Rosebery Avenue
Central London

Nearest tube station: Farringdon

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