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Not One But Two London Restaurants Make The World's Best 50 List

If you haven't tried The Clove Club in Shoreditch or St James's Ikoyi yet, here's your excuse...

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To be known as one of London's top restaurants is hard enough - competition in the capital is fierce.

However The Clove Club in Shoreditch Town Hall and Ikoyi in St James's have just been named as two of the world's top places to eat. 

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 Awards were announced last night, Monday July 18, at a gala award ceremony at the Old Billingsgate Market, which saw the world's top restaurants whittled down to just a mere 50 - an enviable and not so enviable task no doubt. 

Making the cut this year, The Clove Club made it in at 35, down three places from last year's list on which it was number 32.

The two Michelin-starred restaurant, helmed by chef patron Isaac McHale and which plates up a European tasting menu using seasonal British ingredients, also made the list in 2016.  

For the first time, Jeremy Chan's Ikoyi in St James's made the list, coming in at 49.

The West African fine-dining restaurant, which Chan co-owns with Iré Hassan-Odukale, also with two Michelin stars was one to watch on the 2021 list, so well done there. 

Modern British fine-dining restaurant Lyle’s in Shoreditch, which was number 33 last year, didn't feature on this year's list. 

For those curious about the best restaurant in the world, that's Copenhagen's Geranium, that serves up a marathon of tasting dishes over a minimum of three hours. 

Geranium came in at second place on the 2021 list, behind Noma, also in Copenhagen, which didn't make this year's list either. 

For the full World's Best 50 Restaurants, visit theworlds50best.com

For more information on The Clove Club or Ikoyi visit thecloveclub.com or


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