Commonwealth Club's restaurant to open to the public next month

20 December 2010 by
Commonwealth Club's restaurant to open to the public next month

The Commonwealth Kitchen restaurant, based at Westminster's Commonwealth Club, has announced it will open its doors to the general public for the first time in its 142-year history.

The Searcys-managed restaurant at the members-only club on Northumberland Avenue will open to the public for dinner service from 4 January in the New Year.

Head chef Oliver Tobias has created a contemporary British menu with an international "twist" and front-of-house operations will be led by general manager James Bonner.

Searcys operate at a number of London venues including the Portrait Restaurant at the National Portrait Gallery, 40/30 (more commonly referred to as the Gherkin) and the Hurlingham Club, which was the setting for the grand finale of BBC reality series The Apprentice.

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By Janie Stamford

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