Art-forward members' club in St James
Category : Club
| Cuisine : Modern British
Address : 91 Jermyn Street, Mayfair, London, SW1Y 6JB, UNITED KINGDOM - Directions
Web : https://thewellington.club/en_GB/
Closest Tube : Piccadilly Circus, Green Park
Anyone with a penchant for partying during the early days of the noughties will remember The Wellington in Knightsbridge - a famous bolthole for decadence and debauchery - with a who‘s who list of artists, musicians, actors and assorted sybarites comprising the membership. After a brief hiatus, founders Nic Brooks and Jake Panayiotou have relocated to 91 Jermyn Street. The newest iteration of The Wellington is a grown-up, fully-formed version, complete with all of the earlier Welly‘s naughty spirit.
The first thing to mention would be the art. The restaurant‘s walls are adorned with hand-painted and original graffiti by Damien Hirst, which sit alongside the artist‘s rare large-scale ‘The Hours‘ print and the ‘Disco Skull‘. The everlasting love affair between rock ‘n roll and neon is on display throughout the venue by a number of neon works by the incredible Chris Bracey. The Wellington club has a restaurant, five private dining rooms, an indoor cigar room and wine vaults and a capacity for 350 people across two floors. Guests are invited to party with a backdrop of music running the edge from trailblazing DJs to live performances from both up-and-coming acts and industry stalwarts.
It goes without saying that a venue of this calibre will have an excellent selection of food and beverage. The Wellington serves an array of Modern European dishes, balanced with steaks and seafood. We kicked off our meal with excellent starters such as crispy ox cheeks with jalapeno mayonnaise as well as pan-fried scallops with sweetcorn puree, dried ham and shallot juice, before tucking into an excellent array of steak. Scotch Black Angus fillet steaks were a revelation, and those with large appetites or a preference to share can enjoy a 1kg porterhouse or 500g t-bone.The Wellington was one of the most exciting members‘ clubs of the noughties and is primed to recapture and exceed its former glory.