Lets do Lunch - Mortons Club

Reviewed by Tricia Topping, chief executive, TTA Public Relations.

Mortons is one of my favourite places to have lunch with clients, meet journalists or simply enjoy a relaxing meal. It's a private members' club, but the fees are very reasonable.

Built as an elegant townhouse in 1823, it's been a private club for more than 75 years. It was recently bought by the Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation, and reopened in May 2004 after extensive refurbishment.

The club's restaurant is a comfortable, informal space with large leather seats and a mix of natural colours. Three doors to a balcony that overlooks Berkeley Square ensure it is well lit, and the walls boast four aquatints by Matisse.

The tables are well laid out, so you can have a private meal but still feel quite cosy, and the staff are extremely friendly. The beautifully presented food is overseen by the charming Yvonnik Lalle, a graduate of L'Ecole Hotelliere de Troyes.

For wine lovers, Mortons is a paradise. Up to 17,000 bottles are stored in the cellars - some wine list. A chat with sommelier Nicolas Tacquard is an unmissable experience.

Mortons has a great mix of members from all walks of life, and the chic bar and relaxing restaurant are great places to meet friends or colleagues. On a summer day, lunch is a must.

Where: 28 Berkeley Square, London W1
Contact: 020 7499 0363l
How much: £30 for two courses

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