Six kaleidoscopically redecorated rooms offer comfort and calm with delicious food, wine and cocktails available from 8.00 am until 1am. You’ll find smiling and attentive staff who are at your command in the way that only the French know how.
The Bureau can seat up to 40 people and hold 75 standing for cocktails and this is just one of the rooms 'Upstairs'. On the top floor is the Salon Grande Siècle a large, light, barrel vaulted room and three eccentrically designed rooms offering members space to lounge, network and eat. Club food includes such favourites as Steak Sandwiches with Frites, Lobster Salad, Pissaladière, Spicy Crab Toast with Asian Spices, the famed Crème Brulée and, of course, Snails.
'Upstairs' at L’Escargot is a welcome addition to the London members club clan particularly because the team behind it know the scene a l'envers (inside out)! Housed in a 280 year old town house, this famous Soho landmark was established in 1927 by M. Georges Gaudin and rapidly became the favourite rendezvous of the French émigré community, socialites, and stars of the local theatres. The new owners are restaurateurs Laurence Isaacson, co-founder of Groupe Chez Gerard, and Brian Clivaz who recently oversaw the successful refurbishment and relaunch of Mayfair’s Arts Club. The two worked at Home House which they elevated to London's must get into members club in the late 90s.
Membership is defined by friendship with the owners and a liberal attitude to the arts and sciences - and life as it should be enjoyed.