Rumours have been circulating about the new Clove Club opening in Clerkenwell for the last year or so BUT finally the news is out. Luca is coming and it’s opening next month. HOORAY. Luca will serve modern Italian food, using British ingredients or as they call it ‘Britalian’. The restaurant will be open seven days a week and the menu will observe the established traditions of Italian food, but breaking the rules a little, including the likes of Spaghettini with Morecambe Bay Shrimps and mace butter, Rump of Angus Beef stuffed with Pancetta and Ravioli of Grouse with Potato and Whisky sauce.

The bar will be a separate and distinct space, open all day and people are encouraged to drop in and have a drink and snack. It will have a different menu from the main restaurant, focusing on finger foods, sharing plates and stirred cocktails.

88 St John St, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4EH,