Mark Fuller to open private club in London

16 October 2008 by
Mark Fuller to open private club in London

Restaurateur Mark Fuller is to launch a new private members' club in London next year, Caterer has learnt.

Fuller, director of Concept Venues, which owns the Embassy brand of nightclubs and restaurants, has acquired the site of African-themed nightclub Umbaba in Soho.

He plans to invest £1m in refurbishing the Ganton Street venue and will reopen it as a "high-end destination" in March next year. The yet-to-be-named venue will comprise a 500-cover nightclub, which will have a light food offer but won't include a dedicated restaurant.

Fuller told Caterer that, while the current financial climate might not be the best time to open a new club, he was excited about the launch. "I'm a little bit worried about the state of the market but I got a great deal on this venue that was too good to pass," he said.

Fuller also revealed that the opening date of his forthcoming boutique hotel and restaurant, Sanctum Soho, will be 1 February. The £5m hotel on Warwick Street will be a private members' hotel with 30 bedrooms and nine suites. It will feature a 40-seat private cinema in the basement as well as a spa on the roof.

The hotel will also feature a 60-seat restaurant called the Inner Sanctum, which will be run by Fuller's business partner and chef, Garry Hollihead.

Mark Fuller: "I got a great deal on this venue that was too good to pass"

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