The Cuckoo Club is a club and restaurant offering membership, on the site of the former Stork Rooms in Swallow Street, London, W1.
Offering style and substance in equal measure, The Cuckoo Club features 5,000-square-feet of glamorous interior design spread over two floors, with a capacity of 300, and a committee list which reads like a who’s who of creative talent in London.
Setting itself apart from other members clubs in the West End, The Cuckoo Club has a dynamic committee featuring figureheads from across the fields of fashion, music, film, art, photography, food, society and journalism including: Bryan Ferry, Jemma Kidd, Elle McPherson, Jools Holland, Alice Temperley and Joseph Fiennes.
The committee acts as a group of long-term ambassadors for the venue, and assist in defining the venue’s atmosphere of rock-chic, high-style luxury, and delicious decadence.
The menu at The Cuckoo Club focuses on a contemporary deconstruction of classical European food and embracing optimum, carefully-sourced produce. The ground floor of The Cuckoo Club is perfect for sophisticated, relaxed drinks, while the vibe of the basement bar and club is more up-tempo in atmosphere. The cocktail menu was created by head barman Andreas Jansson, winner of the UKBG/Campari Cocktail competition 2006.
Matching the design and style of the venue, the principal music theme of The Cuckoo Club is rock-chic, embracing an alternative rock output juxtaposed with dance floor favourites resulting in tracks by classic bands such as The Rolling Stones to The Stone Roses and contemporary acts like Kasabian all spun alongside rock/dance hybrids – a fusion of musical genres, to match the intended mingling of London’s social sets on the dance floor.
The Cuckoo Club is geared up to cater for a wide variety of events and the first floor holds a fully equipped sound stage, where live music is frequently performed.
The interior of the club is designed by Blacksheep, the team behind high profile lifestyle projects for diverse brands including Hermes (London headquarters) and avant-garde Voyage (flagship store, Conduit St), so a sense of high fashion is infused throughout the venue from the moment you step into what Blacksheep term the ‘jewelled-cigar-box-like interior of the reception’ until you dance under the unique LED ceiling of the dancefloor – transporting you to a louche rock-chic den with luxury finishes, strong design features and old-school glamour.