Ever wondered how to get onto the guest lists of the top members only clubs in London? Here is an idea, book a table for dinner and you won’t have to suffer the indignity of being selected from the queue.
The Cuckoo Club on Swallow Street has been a fashionable venue for a long time in its previous incarnations and today is one of the coolest clubs in town.
On the ground floor of the club, there is a restaurant which has been described as a destination restaurant where head chef Chris Cooper an alumni of the Modern Pantry has designed a modern European menu. The bar is manned by world class mixologist with an innovative cocktail menu.
We were recently invited to a dinner here where we got to sample their inventive menu. Eating in a club where the light is so low is a bit disorientating as you can’t see what is on your plate. The photos were taken without flash where possible. The decor is that of a formal dining room but bathed in this violet light, creating a louche feel. The service was attentive enough considering we were the only diners there that night.
The starter and main dishes were competent enough but not all were a success. The chocolate dessert was a strange combination of different flavours and textures that didn’t work together.
We were entertained by couple of guys singing Latin American tunes on the stage behind us and some of party took turns on stage and the dj booth as it was still not that busy.
The best part of the evening was when the party adjourned to the club downstairs which was starting to fill up.
Meals are about £40 per head excluding drinks.
Slow Food Kitchen was a guest at the Cuckoo Club.