Home House, London’s most exclusive private members’ club, on Portman Square, W1, celebrated the launch of House 19 last night, and I was lucky enough to be there. The Club’s acclaimed restaurant and bar re-launched in House 19, a fresh entertaining, drinking and dining destination for London. It has that feel of a home away from home, very lavish, yet homely, and incredibly stunning. It was simply a privilege to experience House 19’s new décor with design by Martin Kemp.
For those of you that don’t know anything about Home House, here’s a few little insights before I tell you about the luscious inners. Home House represents a truly unique experience in the concept of private members clubs. It oozes luxury, hight standard service and as much or little privacy as you wish. The stunning private members club spills over three magnificent Grade I and II listed buildings designed by Robert Adam and James Wyatt. It really is a magical mix of Eighteenth Century splendour and Twenty First Century avant garde – the perfect place for the House’s eclectic mix of members to Relax, Work, Stay – Or Expect The Unexpected.
The evening incorporated the celebration of the appointment of Executive Chef Jeremy Brown, previously at The Ritz Hotel, who has designed a new menu of gourmet British fare and the amazing new works of art, curated by Serena Morton. I’d never seen art work like it, it made you want to stare and work out how she had created it. The new cuisine in the form of cute canapés complete with ice cream cone salmon with horse radish, ham hock with piccalilli, simply divine scallops and of course the cocktails that certainly tickled my taste buds.
If you’re lucky enough to be a member, or to be invited to an event here, then embrace this venue with both hands. The decor is stunning, the atmosphere extremely pleasing, and the food and drink exquisite.