Nick House and Kelly Brook team up to open London venue Steam and Rye

14 October 2013 by
Nick House and Kelly Brook team up to open London venue Steam and Rye

Nick House, the entrepreneur behind London nightspots Mahiki and Whisky Mist has teamed up with model Kelly Brook to launch Steam & Rye, opening in November in the City of London.

The 550-capacity venue, on the site of what was the bank of New York building in London's Bank, will take America's Gilded Age of the 1920s as its inspiration.

Steam & Rye will be open Monday-Saturday from 4pm-3am.

House has enlisted upon the help of production designer Jonathan Lee, who won the Milan Film Festival Production Design Award for the movie Head in the Clouds, starring Penelope Cruz and Charlize Theron.

Steam & Rye contains four main areas: the Main Hall and Station Gardens are modelled on New York's Grand Central Station, while the mezzanine level will contain the Cargo Hold, a crammed collection of ephemera, taxidermy and other flotsam and jetsam. Finally the basement 1st Class Cocktail Carriage will offer velvet and intimate leather-lined booths.

Food on offer at the venue will include USDA grain-fed beef from Greater Omaha, BBQ spare ribs & flavoured steaks cooked on the Josper Grill, as well as crab cakes, clam chowder and smoked pulled pork.

Andy Mil (formally of London Cocktail Club) is heading up the bars which will serve both classic and bespoke cocktails.

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