Iconic music venue turned private members club is latest hotspot in Soho
Steeped in musical heritage, brand-new members club, The Court is now open on Kingly Street in the heart of world-renowned, Soho. The iconic venue was previously the famed Bag O’Nails and hosted performances and visits from music royalty, Jimi Hendrix, The Stones and The Beatles, who were regulars both on and off stage.
Young entrepreneur, Harry Mead, founder and host of The Court has curated a team of experts to create an intimate destination with an elaborate and inventive food and drinks menu. Developed with Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers and executed by Head Chef, Aaron Harris, formerly at Michelin-starred restaurant, Northcote, the food on offer has an extravagant feel. Ben Ghosn, previously at Gleneagles, heads up the bar team with an original menu created by award-winning drinks consultancy Mr Lyan Studio.
The club opens at 9am with warm pastries and fresh coffee offered throughout the morning. A bar food menu runs from midday through to 11pm and is filled with delicious treats such as Beef Fat Doughnuts and Pork Crackers with Hot Mustard Mayo, ideal with a crisp glass of wine or champagne.
Members and guests can expect surprising twists on well-loved classics, all with a premium spin, such as their take on an open Club Sandwich with confit chicken thighs and a roughly chopped salad, available at lunch only. The day-menu has a small selection of luxurious dishes such as, a refreshing Tomato Consomme, a light Cured Salmon & Buttermilk Bitter Leaves or hearty Miso Aubergine, which run until 3pm.
Dinner service starts at 6pm and is full of luxurious starters, mains, sides and desserts. Small plates such as 45 Day Aged Steak Tartare and Pan Roasted Scallops with Stinging Nettle Salsa Verde feature on the menu. Guests can choose from opulent dishes like Slow cooked Seabass, Bone Marrow, Langoustine, Turnip or a tender Lake District Sirloin with Potato Terrine. For those in search of a delicious late-night bite, the kitchen closes at 11pm.
When it comes to the drinks, an extensive wine list has been curated by leading premium wine specialists, Bibendum, with an incredible selection of wines by the glass. With the cocktail menu, versions of loved classics chosen by the team appear like Bradley’s take on the original Margarita- Bradley’s Margarita with Patron reposado, quiquiriqui mezcal, apricot, grapefruit sherbet and lime.
Unique artworks by internationally renowned artist, Bradley Theodore are displayed within the art-deco basement bar and on the house grand piano. Live entertainment every evening from 7pm until the early hours pays tribute to performances of the past and the club’s historical charm. The club combines the elegance of a long-lost speakeasy alongside a hedonistic feel of what Soho originally became known for. There is a refreshing and friendly approach to membership with guests chosen through a panel of creatives and not limited to certain professions. Guests are welcome to use The Court as a communal work space, meeting place, a place to kick back and relax or even dance the night away.
Address: The Court – 9 Kingly St, Soho, London W1B 5PN
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 3.30am
Saturday: 12.00pm – 12.00am
Coffee & pastries: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.45pm
Bar Snacks: 12.00pm – 11.00pm
Every day: 7.00pm – 11.00pm