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Steak, Seafood & Now Sushi at The Devonshire Club’s Private Members Restaurant

October 27, 2016

If you’re an affluent, busy, London professional, then having access to a private members club is as important as your gym or health club membership!  The Devonshire Club, located within the prestigious Devonshire Square, is just a short walk from Liverpool Street – a sprawling and luxurious members club covering six floors of a 19th Century Regency warehouse.

Striking the perfect balance between business and pleasure, The Devonshire Club is the brainchild of Brian Clivaz known for opening Home House and breathing new life into The Arts Club.  His latest venture offers no less than 68 luxurious bedrooms and suites, three bars, a screening room, private dining rooms and a winter garden with cigar terrace.  There’s also a private gym with Pilates studio and a weights room, as well as a beauty salon with treatment rooms.

The restaurant is beautiful.  Brasserie style, with lavish fixtures and fittings, the new restaurant manager Oto brings with him plenty  of experience in Japanese cuisine and so has given the seasonal menu a new lease of life with a brand new offering – a sushi menu and an expanding list of sakes.  Sake is set to be the drink of 2017 in my opinion, so this was great to see!

In addition to the gorgeous new sushi menu with a whole host of delicious nigiri, sashimi and every roll you can think of, the 110 seat dining room is only one of 12 restaurants in the whole of the UK to hold the Hyogo Prefecture certificate, allowing it to serve authentic Kobe beef.

With a large seafood selection including the finest of caviars, lobster and fresh fish, there’s also a fabulous oyster bar serving up Jersey and Kumamoto varieties.  If you didn’t want to start with oysters, we’d suggest the Lobster frisee and samphire salad, or the scallop ceviche which was simply divine – the flavours perfectly balanced.

Options from the robata grill include the grilled wild seabass – a wholehearted recommendation from us, which arrived perfectly cooked and beautifully soft, or the Black Angus fillet, again cooked to medium rare perfection, with a creamy bernaise sauce.  Other dishes on the menu include veal schnitzel, cep and black garlic risotto and spaghetti alle vongole.

The wine list is extensive, the service exceptional and the booths at the far end of the restaurant were both comfortable and discreet – perfect both for lunch meetings or entertaining friends.

After dinner, we enjoyed drinks both in the lavish library area, and also at the cocktail bar, sat at high stools, surrounded by a lively crowd of club members.

Of course the restaurant is just one reason to join The Devonshire Club, for more information, click here.  Founder membership is £2,400 per year, with a 10 year Debenture membership priced at£24,000.  There’s also an under 30’s special offer currently in place – the first 600 members will receive membership for just £600.  We’ll gladly be blurring the boundaries between business and pleasure that little bit more from here on in…

Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Ashleigh Whitfield

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