Let's Meet at - The Club bar and dining, London

Reviewed by Peter Burrell, MD, Classic Management.

The Club is a truly eclectic gem. Take your pick from its varied menu of international cuisine, accompanied by an impressive range of fine wines, Champagnes and cocktails, in an informal brasserie-style atmosphere. Its informal bar and dining room on the ground floor perfectly complements the elegant lounge bar downstairs.

The excellent reputation of head chef Lewis Hannaford preceded his arrival at this upmarket yet informal venue. He uses fresh, high-quality ingredients and specialises in putting different preparations of the same vegetable on the plate. For example, his succulent Scottish salmon is served with pea puree, shelled peas and pea-cress. My favourite dish is Scottish roasted salmon, followed by a selection of cheese with fig and almond cake.

The venue recently won the accolade of best bar in the Brahma London Club and Bar Awards 2007.

Assistant bar manager Bob Mercer has created unique cocktails, such as Memoirs of a Geisha, made with vodka, saki, pear liqueur and camomile tea, served with a rose petal.

Punters can always be sure of a friendly welcome from maitre d' Brenhan McGee, who co-owns The Club with Crystal Palace Football Club chairman Simon Jordan.

Where: 21 Warwick Street W1
Contact: 020 7734 1002
How much: £32 per head (average)

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