I did like it, but I found the (many) courses inconsistent, to be honest: great lamb, but average octopus salad; fabulous Triple Espresso crème brulee but supermarket-standard chocolate lava; surprisingly good chawanmushi (which I don’t normally enjoy much) but pedestrian Seafood Soup.
It’s basically fancy European dining with Japanese names (e.g. ‘potato panko’ for a basic potato croquette) and an occasional Japanese influence on the menu. We went for the 6 course menu on a Sunday evening, being lemon sorbet aperitifs, then the 6 courses (in my case) of: amuse-bouche, grilled octopus salad, pork belly, seafood soup, lamb shank and then dessert.
I do recommend The Clan: décor is comfortable, service is good, the food is mostly good.
But I’m surprised to see so many people praising its value for money: we had two glasses of wine, plus water, with ours, and it cost over 200 bucks all-in. This really isn’t what I would call a value destination, really. And for those prices, I would really want to see the restaurant nailing it, course after course, and I’m not sure that really happened here for me. Still, worth a visit, I’d say.
I spent $107 per person.
Must tries: Braised lamb shank, Triple Espresso Creme Brulee
- I also recommend this place for:
- After Work, Birthdays, Business Dining, Dinner, Fine Dining, Formal Events, Night Out, Relaxed, Supper
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