A London venue that once boasted Hendrix and The Beatles as regulars, is being transformed into a new members’ club named The Court, located on the site of the infamous Bag O’Nails. The Court is set to open in February 2019 after a £2 million investment, has some of the hottest names in hospitality supporting the team in developing the menus and interior décor.
Tom Sellers, one of the youngest-ever British chefs to win a Michelin star, will curate The Court’s bespoke food menu which will be delivered by a new in-house head chef. Members can also choose from a cocktail menu developed by the man behind two of the World’s Best Bars, Ryan Chetiyawardana ‘Mr Lyan’ and his team at Mr Lyan Studio.
The Court will feature art and design by Bradley Theodore who has been described as the modern day ‘Andy Warhol’, which will be complimented by Nikki Tibbles, one of the most celebrated British luxury florists, who will be putting her characteristically elegant touch on the venue. Formerly of Mahiki London, Richard Haddon, has been appointed as the new General Manager.
Offering an old-world charm with modern relevance, the 3,500 sq ft venue will have a world-class restaurant and bar offering, creative décor and feature signature art pieces. The venue will also be going back to its musical roots with live entertainment every night with a late 3.30am license.
Speaking ahead of the opening, founder of The Court, Harry Mead said, “The vision for The Court is to redefine the members’ club experience with an offering that is greater than the sum of its parts. We have collaborated with some of the most exceptional and influential creatives this industry has seen and the result is going to a be a venue that is totally unique in style and substance.”
Set within the façade of a speakeasy on Kingly Road, Soho, once inside the interior space has been completely overhauled as part of the investment. The design will comprise rich dark greens and bronze fabrics, intimate booths and low atmospheric lighting. The stage placed at the entrance of the venue faces a stunning curved bar which is back-lit for dramatic effect.