Chef Yuma Hashemi, who’s worked everywhere from Berlin to San Francisco, settled in Clerkenwell with his restaurant The Drunken Butler. It’s a beautiful cosy room with big tables and an open kitchen that make you feel as if you’re in someone’s house. The Drunken Butler used to have an international flavour, with a mix of French, Persian and Vietnamese flavours across the menu and a Persian feast running on Sundays. The restaurant has now gone Persian full time so you can try Yuma’s take on the Iranian appetiser noon-panir-sabzi, small plates like smoked aubergine with tahini and cucumber & rose, and tahdig with roast chicken and lamb stew. Wine is a big part of the dining experience here – they run a blind wine pairing option where you only get told about the wines after you’ve had them. Not only does it add a bit of fun into the evening, it removes your preconceptions and lets you focus on the flavours rather than thinking about what variety of grape is in the glass.