Tavern @15: Haunted private club adds modern bar
PUBLISHED: 11:42 14 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:57 14 January 2016
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A new basement restaurant in the heart of the City has given a touch of modernity to a 100-year old private members club.
The London Capital Club in Abchurch Lane launched Tavern @15 last month, giving Londoners a taste of its private club experience.
To access you enter through the grand reception area, a luxurious nod to bygone days, and make your way down.
While the rest of the reportedly-haunted, five-storey club firmly screams ‘a blast from the past’, the refurbished contemporary diner has a trendy and city-like atmosphere, boasting elegant concrete and terracotta colours and plush peachy leather seats.
Head chef Jean-Didier Gouges, renowned for his inventive cuisine at the Royal Albert Hall, has been brought in to oversee a menu of British cuisine with multicultural influences.
For starters the traditional pairing of cured duck and blood orange in a chicory salad was absolutely delicious, priced at £9.50.
For main course, I went for the lobster burger, with plenty of meaty flesh packed into the bun, and my friend tried the mushroom tagliatelli.
The desserts are also not to be missed, with a tiramisu to devour and pannacotta.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here, and the club’s adaptation to the modern business demands of the City is welcome.
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