You might expect a private members’ club to be snobby, intimidating and full of brandy-swigging fat cats, but the Century sweeps those expectations away with ease. Yes, the main entrance is discreetly tucked away on Shaftesbury Avenue, reminiscent of a secret meeting place in an action film, but cool elegance within hectic surroundings is what makes the Century the place to be. And the regulars are friendly, something that makes the club stand out in the crowded market of such establishments.
Even its location is unexpected. The majority of London’s members’ clubs are situated in areas such as Mayfair and Chelsea, but Soho, a hub of art, theatre and music, was clearly a deliberate choice. With the rich diversity of characters that are to be found there, Soho is a place like no other. The Century could not have found a better home.
The majority of the Century’s members are part of Soho’s creative community, who enjoy the facilities while networking and socialising, served impeccably by a team of committed staff. The club’s ample space and calm ambience are the ideal setting for a perfect dinner.
The beautifully decorated roof terrace offers a stunning view of London’s skyline, and is the best spot for an al fresco meal or leisurely drink at any time of the year. For those who relish an exclusive experience, Century’s staff are always on hand to ensure each and every guest has an unforgettable time.
One of the finest aspects of the Century Club is the high-quality cuisine, created by Chef Ghani. Ghani was classically trained in the south of France before coming to Britain to work in some of the most prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants. He has worked at London’s Ottolenghi, Hakkasan and Viajante, among others.
Ghani’s knowledge of food is matched only by his passion for sourcing top-quality local ingredients. His dishes are packed with exotic flavours and a variety of textures, and he has a refreshing approach to well-known, traditional recipes.
If you are looking for fine dining in a stylish setting surrounded by innovative people and accompanied by craft cocktails, this plush London spot is a must-try.