the-manhatten-club

Seasonal Pop Up Restaurant

BOOK TICKETS

Small groups or individual tickets to shared events.

VENUE HIRE

Ideal for larger groups, office parties and corporate events.

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The Manhattan Club is hosting a series of indulgent lunch and dinner banquets this festive season with their Speakeasy pop-up, Christmas in Harlem.
Let us take you back to an era of illicit drinking and gambling dens. You will be taken on a gastronomic tour through 1920’s New York City.
Each event will open with an exquisite cocktail and canapé reception. Guests will then feast on a selection of the finest foods derived by Head Chef Adam Rawson, who has drawn inspiration from a menu served to President Calvin Coolidge in 1924 at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC.
Dinner will be followed by exciting entertainment in form of Magic, Music, Dancing, Roulette, 1920’s Dress-up and a Photo Booth, all the while getting a chance to imbibe the finest moonshine that the era had to offer.

THE EXPERIENCE

Prepare to be whisked off to the 1920s where guests will drink authentic 1920s cocktails, with a modern twist, play roulette, dress up for photos and enjoy the spectacular talents of illusionist Katherine Mills.

 

Watch the trailer below to get a taste of the Christmas in Harlem experience

LUNCH

12:00 – 16:00

£45/person

Welcome Drink

2 types of Canapés

Selection of 3 Starters to share

Selection of 3 Mains to choose from

Desserts

Coffee & Petits-Fours

Quarter Bottle of Wine / person

DINNER

19:00 – 00:00

£75/person

Welcome Drink

3 types of Canapés

Selection of 2 Starters to share

Selection of 2 Middle Courses to choose from

Selection of 3 Mains to choose from

Desserts or Cheese

Coffee & Petits-Fours

Half a Bottle of Wine / person

ENTERTAINMENT

Katherine Mills made television history in 2014 as the first female magician to be given her own primetime TV series. She has appeared on the BBC One show, ‘Now You See It’ and is currently filming ‘Next Great Magician’ which will air this November on ITV.
 
Her show, Katherine Mills: Mind Games aired on Watch and world wide from 2014 to 2016
 
Her CBBC show won the BAFTA for Best Children’s Entertainment and in 2014 she was invited back to perform at the ceremony and present the BAFTA for Best Original Interactive category.

Allow our team, lead by four extremely talented and accomplished individuals to take you on an unforgettable journey.

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MARK BRITTON

Founder of The Manhattan Club and managing director of world famous clothing store, Pollyanna, in Barnsley, Mark’s name is synonymous with excellence.

 

JON KRAUSS

From Sketch, Mayfair to Chiltern Firehouse and then Tiny Leaf, Jon has built a reputation for being at the centre of London’s best restaurants and pop-ups.

 

ADAM RAWSON

‘Chef of the Year’ – Young British Foodies 2015, ‘London’s Hottest Young Chef’ – London Evening Standard. What else needs to be said?

 

KATHERINE MILLS

‘The modern face of 21st Century magic’ – Stage magazine. Katherine made history by being the first woman to be voted into the magic circle, unanimously!
 

VENUE

Brunswick Studios is a working studio space that has been the creative home to an array of hit film and TV shows. The building includes a working film studio and the organisers are using the talent at hand to design a spectacular 1920s set in which the event will unfold.

 

HISTORY

Established over a decade ago The Manhattan Club started out with a simple concept:

“To collect members with an appreciation of innovative food, fine wine and the world’s best spirits”  – Mark Britton

After cocktail classes, taster menus from Michelin star chefs and an evening of Hennessy cognac and chocolate, The Manhattan Club has grown into an events company which aims to spoil, while educating its members and guests with an array of events built around the foundations of that original concept.

THE MENU

Enjoy Adam Rawson’s elegant modern take on an 1920’s Waldorf Astoria NYC menu that was served to President Calvin Coolidge in 1924.

CANAPES

Rolled Toast, Anchovy Puree, Tomato, Boquerónes & Viola Flower

Celery Cream, Salmon Roe, Toasted Bread, Dill Cress & Pickled Celery

 Dinner only 

Celeriac Foam, Olive Purée & Shaved Truffle

STARTERS

Waldorf Salad, Ash Mayonnaise

&

Potatoes ‘à la Hollandaise’

SECOND COURSE

– Dinner only –

Medallion of Spring Lamb, ‘Chasseur’

Or

Smoked Italian Aubergine, ‘Chasseur’

MAINS

Rare Breed Duck Breast ‘à la Rose’ or Confit Turbot or Roasted Cèpes

Served with

Mushroom Stuffed Cabbage & Nasturtium

DESSERTS OR CHEESE

Venetian Ice-Cream

Or

Selection of Cheese & Crackers

COFFEE & PETITS FOURS

Coffee Truffles, Smoked Butter Fudge, Fruit Cake

DRINKS

WINE

Sparkling / Rosé
 
Ca’ del Console Prosecco, Extra Dry NV, Italy – 28
 
Champagne, Veuve Clicquot NV, France – 75
 
Whispering Angel, Cotes de Provence Rose ‘15, Caves d’Esclans, France – 38
 
White
 
Valdemoreda Macabeo ‘15, Bodegas del Mundo, Spain – 21
 
Gran Hacienda Sauvignon Blanc ‘16, Santa Rita, Chile – 28
 
Joel Gott Chardonnay ‘14, California – 38
 
Organic Chablis, Domaine J-M Brocard ‘15, France – 48
 
Red
 
Valdemoreda Tempranillo ‘14, Bodegas del Mundo, Spain – 21
 
Norton Porteno Malbec ‘16, Bodega Norton, Argentina – 28
 
Lost Angel California Cabernet Sauvignon ‘14, California – 38
 
Château Cissac ‘11, Haut-Medoc, France – 48
 
Sweet Wine
 
Chateau La Fleur d’Or ‘13, Sauternes, France – 25

COCKTAILS

 
Clover Club – 11.00
Bay leaf infused Bathtub Gin, lemon, raspberry purée, Mondino Amaro & whites
 
Stone-Fruit Smash – 10.50
Ketel One, Ableforth’s cherry Brandy, Belsazar Rose, mint, lemon, plum, pineapple & bitters
 
Charlie Chaplin – 10.50
Ableforth’s Sloe Gin, Lejay Apricot Brandy, Acorn Liqueur & lime
 
Spiced Boulevardier – 12.00
Bulleit Bourbon, Aperol, Belsazar Red, barrel aged with winter fruits & spice
 
Ramos Gin Fizz – 12.50
Bathtub Navy Strength Gin, citrus, orange blossom, whites licked with cream & spritzed
 
Brunswick Sour – 11.50
Cardamom-smoked whiskey, lemon, thyme & Port foam
 
Maple Old Fashioned – 11.00
Bulleit Bourbon, WhistlePig barrel-aged maple syrup, Créole & orange bitters
 
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A selection of beers, soft drinks and juices are also available on request
 
 

THE TEAM

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Mark Britton

Mark is the founder of The Manhattan Club. Educated in Fine Art in the US, Mark returned to Europe and began a career in fashion. After stints in Paris and Amsterdam he settled in Yorkshire, at world renowned store Pollyanna, where he eventually became MD.
 
On moving into the F&B industry, Mark was a key player in the success of Sheffield’s first real gastro-pub and cocktail bar. The Lion’s Lair achieved rave reviews in the national press as did Boho, Marks own restaurant which opened in September of 2007.
 
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Jon Krauss

Jon Krauss began working at world famous gallery and restaurant Sketch, Mayfair in 2012. In 2014 he moved to The Chiltern Firehouse. As general manager, Jon saw the restaurant from concept to acclaim. Chiltern Firehouse is currently one of the most sought-after restaurants in London.

Most recently he created and launched the first Organic, Vegetarian, 0% waste, pop-up restaurant in London. Tiny Leaf, received countless press accolades and was quoted as the most exciting opening of early 2016. Jon will open his own restaurant in Notting Hill in 2017.

 

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Adam Rawson

Head Chef, Adam Rawson, was named “Chef of the Year” by Young British Foodies in 2015, and cited as ‘London’s Hottest Young Chef’ by the London Evening Standard. This year Adam won Slider Decider’s ‘best burger’, for the second year in a row, with his ‘Global Traveler’ creation.

He has worked at some of London’s most talked about eateries (Pachamama, White Rabbit & Lucky Chip) and has experience working with many of the UK’s leading chefs, including Gordon Ramsay, Nuno Mendes, Claude Bosi and Bjorn van der Horst.

 

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Lee Shephard

Lee is a well-recognised figure in the London bartending scene, after plying his trade in a multitude of venues around the capital. Lee is known for his blending seasonal and foraged ingredients with rare spirits.

From SAF restaurant, he moved to The Player in Soho as GM, then to Bubblefood. Lee is currently consultant to The 43 Club and Rawkraft Events. He stays ahead of industry trends by moonlighting at various influential industry bars, events and competitions. Most recently, Lee designed drinks menus for Camp Kerala, Glastonbury, Burning Man and of course, Tiny Leaf.

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Marie-Claire de Sachy

With three years agency experience at Redleaf Communications (now Red Kite PR) a renowned and award winning London PR agency Marie-Claire has developed strategic PR campaigns for food and beverage companies, as well as restaurants and renowned chefs, including Raymond Blanc and Bryn Williams.
 
Since deciding to fly solo in 2013 she has successfully built a small communications business and has worked with Adam Byatt, who’s restaurant Trinity has just achieved it’s first Michelin Star.
 
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Hattie Wombwell

Hattie’s experience spans various luxury brands through corporate operations for a global investment bank working alongside companies such as Aston Martin and Grosvenor House Hotel. She spent 6 years living in Dubai with short stints in Singapore, working in Operations for a Global US law firm and a multinational Oil company listed on the FTSE 250.
 
Returning to London in 2016 Hattie is currently consulting for several luxury brands and most recently joining the Manhattan Club as a co-founder on this latest venture.
 

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BOOK NOW AND MAKE YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY UNFORGETTABLE

Let us take you on journey to the illicit drinking and gambling dens of the roaring 1920’s. Gourmet food by one of London’s top new chefs, illusions and don’t forget there will be dancing, roulette, 1920’s dress-up and a photo booth, all the while getting a chance to imbibe the finest moonshine that the era has to offer.

A superb alternative to the usual staid Christmas party or just a great evening out.

This experience is available from November 18 – December 24. You can book out the whole venue for 40 – 80 guests. Individual tickets can be purchased for shared events. Book now and make your Christmas party unforgettable!

BOOK TICKETS

Small groups or individual tickets to shared events.

VENUE HIRE

Ideal for larger groups, office parties and corporate events.