A Saturday night in Soho isn’t something we’d typically associate with tranquillity. We busied amongst the colourful characters who roamed the neon bathed pavements, seeking the solace offered by Blacks Club on Dean Street. We were invited to experience the serenity behind their famous black door. With our love of private dining and curiosity for new venues, we couldn’t wait to accept their offer.
Blacks Club is an oasis of calm in the bustling heart of London. Sipping cocktails in their tastefully decorated bar, the laid-back atmosphere seemed a million miles from the busy streets outside. Although Blacks is a member’s club, they do offer private dining bookings for non-members and we were fortunate to explore their unique venue. This handsome Georgian townhouse has been restored to its eighteenth-century splendour, with multiple private spaces housed over 5 floors. The rooms have seductively dim lighting and beautiful original artwork adorns the dark panelled walls. We loved the aesthetic of Blacks Club and are sure our clients will too.
We’re pleased to report that food and service were first class. We were looked after by Michele, a very charming and wonderfully attentive host who made our dinner a memorable experience. We tried some seasonal dishes to start. The asparagus was perfectly cooked and bursting with freshness. Classically matched with ham, poached egg and rich Hollandaise it was a treat. As was the cured Halibut, served with a delicate cucumber pickle and dill cream. The main courses were also excellent. A mouth-watering rib-eye steak with thick cut chips was a pleasing example of a national favourite. The lamb chops with seasonal greens and a decadently rich jus were truly sublime. Desserts were a scrumptious selection of artisan cheeses and a creamy semifreddo studded with berries and pistachio which deserved a round of applause. Our meal at Blacks was as impressive as the building in which it was served.
We had a wonderful time exploring Blacks Club and were made to feel truly special by the passionate staff and their generous hospitality. We’re confident our clients will be equally happy holding their private functions at Blacks. Get in touch with our team to learn more about booking your event at the fabulous Blacks Club or the many excellent private events spaces we work with.