The Union Club on Soho’s Greek Street is a private member’s club located inside a 270-year-old town house and is an ideal setting for cool and eclectic events – or at least events in need of a cool and eclectic backdrop. Members can book tables and rooms for various events such as meetings, breakfasts, lunches or private dinners, but know that the club’s spaces are available for event hire for non-members, too.
You see, events have been a focus for The Union Club for the past 25 years when ex North Sea oil rigger Pete Cross and Chef Carolyn Dawson teamed up to set up the venue. It can accommodate private dining from as little as six people to up to 100 guests, as well as events for up to 300 people. This means anything from gala dinners, private dining and weddings, to product launches, showcases and reception parties are possible.
The modern British menu is robust and unpretentious and served with an international twist. The menus change regularly, but from the party bites menu you might witness something of the likes of mini burgers, welsh rarebit, arancini, and Parma ham and artichoke bruschetta with Parmesan. The menus are priced per person with £13 per person giving you four small dishes, and £18 giving you six. Alternatively, you can go for bowl food from £8.75 per person for a minimum of 20 guests. Here, the likes of beef chilli; lamb and apricot tagine; or Thai red curry might appear.
In 2015, the club acquired the four-storey neighbouring premises next door and expanded into a warehouse-style space in September 2016. This combined with the traditional townhouse look make for an arty and dynamic look. Period details match eclectic artefacts, splashes of colour and industrial features such as exposed brick, concrete beams and metal lamps.