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Luca Isaac McHale, Daniel Willis and Johnny Smith, the team behind The Clove Club, are responsible for Luca, an Italian restaurant in Clerkenwell where seasonal British produce is used to create contemporary dishes. That translates into choices like spaghettini with Morecambe Bay shrimps, rump of Angus beef stuffed with pancetta, and ravioli of grouse with potato and whisky sauce. These are served in the main room, which has space to seat 60, and is centred around a semi-open kitchen. A separate room serves as a pasta making space by day, private dining room by night, and an additional private dining room, The Garden Space, with its open roof is ideal for summer. Just like The Clove Club, the bar here has a different menu with finger foods, sharing plates and cocktails on offer.

 

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Farringdon Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
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Caxton House NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £185  34% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 1 minute from Luca
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £105  31% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 2 minutes from Luca
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  22% off
Central Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from Luca
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Polpo Smithfield
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
3 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
26 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
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Il Boteglio Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
60 Long Lane, Barbican, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Luca
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London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
86 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | Same location as Luca
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Benugo
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
116 St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from Luca
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Tinseltown
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
44 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Luca
24 hour dining at this tatty, friendly restaurant renowned for erratic service. The food is perfectly good and there's usually a good atmosphere late at night. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 13th Jun, 24th Jul, 25th Jul and 26th Jul 2018 - 8pm
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Fatberg!
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th February to 1st July 2018
Luca, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 7 minutes from Luca
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London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: 14th June to 15th July 2018
Luca, 121 Holborn, EC1N | 8 minutes from Luca
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 5 minutes from Luca
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Luca
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Luca
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Crypt On The Green, St James'
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Luca
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Luca
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase for ... More
 
 
 
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House of Detention
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Luca
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Lesley Craze Gallery
London > Shopping > Jewellery
34 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Luca
Lesley Craze houses contemporary pieces of jewellery design in an interesting gallery shop. A range of materials is used, including both precious and semi-precious metals, and ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Luca
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 6 minutes from Luca
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London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from Luca
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Luca
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12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Luca
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Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Luca
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Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Luca
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Fox & Anchor
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Luca
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2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
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7 Tales
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Turnmill Street, EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
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Museum of the Order of St John
London > Business > Venue Hire
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Luca
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London Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 24th June 2018 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Luca

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Museum of London 7 minutes walk from Luca

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