The team behind celebrity hang-outs Mahiki, Whisky Mist and the Punch Bowl is to open a new venue this month.
Piers Adam and Nick House have taken over the former Casino at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington and will reopen the space as Bodo's Schloss on 26 October.
Inspired by an Austrian ski lodge, the venue will comprise a high-end restaurant bar and nightclub including an old-fashioned disco.
The bar is part-owned by van Straubenzee and Brompton Brands, of which House and Adam are directors. Meanwhile, food writer Tom Parker Bowles has consulted on the menu, which is based around traditional Austrian dishes.
Jonathan Moradoff, associate director at Davis Coffer Lyons, which brokered the deal, said: "The property was an incredibly rare off market opportunity and a complicated deal on account of licensing and planning.
"It makes a superb addition to the duo's recent leisure property purchases of the Markham Inn and the Rose, which have both been trading exceptionally well in the high-end sector."
By Kerstin Kühn
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