About

About

Annabel's

A Birley Club

In 2018, Annabel’s opened the doors to its much-anticipated new home, a Grade I listed Georgian mansion house at 46 Berkeley Square. For the first time, Annabel’s now offers an all-day and all-night experience, set across 26,000 square feet, for Members to work, dine and entertain.

The original Annabel's opened in 1963 at 44 Berkeley Square. Over five decades the Club has earned a global reputation founded on superb service, exclusive ambience, first-class cuisine and unparalleled entertainment.

The

Dress Code

Annabel’s encourages individuality and fabulous party dressing. The Club's Dress Code does not wish to be binding or overly prescriptive, however we do politely ask our Members and their guests to dress for the occasion and be respectful in their choice of smart attire.

Sneakers are permitted, though flip-flops, shorts, gym wear, sportswear, ripped jeans, baseball caps, hooded jumpers, beachwear and revealing outfits are not. After 6pm Gentlemen are required to wear jackets.

Your

Dog

Dogs are most welcome on the Ground Floor of the Club until 6pm throughout the week, as long as they are accompanied by their Owner.

Dogs are not allowed on the furniture. Members can contact Reception upon arrival for further information regarding the Club’s Dog Walker.

Club Rules in Brief

  • Respect the Club as if it were your home
  • Please refrain from photography within the Club, Members are encouraged to respect the privacy of other Members
  • Posting to social media should be discreet and not involve or feature other Members and their guests inside The Club.
  • The Club is both a place of relaxation and business, so please always be considerate of Members indulging in either pursuit
  • Mobile telephones must be kept on silent
  • Speaking on the telephone and the use of laptops is permitted in the Mexican and The Elephant Bar during the day until 6pm
  • Members are encouraged to dress for the occasion and be respectful in their choice of attire
  • Dinner reservations for more than four guests should be mixed groups of ladies and gentlemen
  • Always ensure that your guests (and your pet dog, if it accompanies you) behave appropriately – they remain your responsibility
  • Dogs are only allowed on the Ground Floor, daily until 6pm and are not allowed on the furniture
  • Children under the age of 18 are allowed in the Club on weekends until 6pm
  • Members are welcome to bring three guests to the Club without a reservation and are reminded to present their Membership card on entering the Club
  • Members are reminded to stay with their guests throughout their visit and must not leave guests unattended in The Club, around the Club, or at the Club after you leave.
  • Valet parking is not available for the time being
  • Bills cannot be signed to your membership account and must be settled on the day



For the Club's Rules & Byelaws, please click here

The Team

HADI AKNIN

Chief Operations Officer, Annabel’s

Following his most recent role as Director of Operations of Sushi Samba at the Heron Tower in London, Hadi joined Annabel’s in April 2018. Hadi has previously worked at Marcus Wearing's Petrus, Gordon Ramsay's Maze, as well as Pont de la Tour and Launceston Place.

The Team

JULIEN JOUHANNAUD

Executive Chef, Annabel's

An Alain Ducasse protégée, having been Executive Sous Chef at Bar&Boeuf, Monaco, from 2002-2005 and later Executive Chef at Adour Alain Ducasse St. Regis Hotel in Washington D.C., Julien has since used his culinary skills to travel the world. He has worked in Las Vegas, Singapore and most recently at Le Bilboquet in New York.

The Team

Carlos Martínez

Head Chef, The Garden & Rose Room

Spanish chef Carlos has worked at 18 Michelin-starred restaurants throughout Europe. Born in Valencia, for more than six years he worked in Cahors, France, with Claude Marco, a classically-trained chef and former chef at Le Gavroche.

Later, he moved to Fribourg, Switzerland, to work with chef Pierrot Ayer, before heading to the UK to work for Daniel Galmiche at Cliveden House in Berkshire. After nine years at Cliveden House, Carlos spent several years working as executive head chef at The Stafford in London, and head chef at Maze by Gordon Ramsay.

The Team

Ryan Brown

Head Chef, The Nightclub

Canadian-born Ryan hit the London scene in 2012, working first at the Michelin starred L’Atelier de Joel Rubochon before joining Oblix at The Shard in 2013, where he became Head Chef. Ryan joined Annabel’s in 2017.

The Team

COKO BECKER

Head Chef, The Mexican

As the former Head Chef of Mexico’s most internationally celebrated restaurant; Pujol, Chef Coko joined Annabel’s as Head Chef of The Mexican where his focus is on creating new and interesting dishes, based on Mexico’s plethora of exceptional ingredients that complement the culinary culture of the Club. The restaurant’s menu is rooted in Mexican flavours and traditions, providing fresh, light and fragrant dishes with an emphasis on colour and simplicity.

The Team

CLÉMENT ROBERT

Group Head Sommelier & Wine Buyer

Clément Robert started his wine career from an early age, attending the catering school in Le Touquet. At the age of 18 he moved to Angers to take his sommelier degree. After a spell as trainee Sommelier at a Michelin starred restaurant in the Loire, Clément moved to England in 2006 where he became Assistant Head Sommelier of the Hotel Du Vin Brighton, and then Head Sommelier of the Hotel Du Vin Cambridge. In 2009, he joined Summer Lodge Hotel as Assistant Sommelier to Eric Zwiebel MS and won the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ International Young Sommelier of the Year competition, before being named UK Sommelier of the Year in 2013. After working for nearly 5 years as Head Sommelier for Medlar restaurant in Chelsea, In 2015 he took charge of the wine buying for Texture group. Clément passed his MS in 2015.

The Team

LUIS SIMOES

Bar Director, The Birley Clubs

Luis joined Annabel's in 2017 straight from his role as opening Bar Concept Director at The Chiltern Firehouse. Prior to that he was Bar and Lounge Manager at The Ritz Hotel.

The Team

FRANCISCO SANTOS

Bars General Manager, Annabel’s

Award-winning cocktail maestro Frankie arrived in London in 2007, aged 19. By the age of 25 he was working at The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz, making him the youngest ever Bar Manager since the hotel opened in 1906. Portuguese-born Santos joined Annabel's in 2017 from The Chiltern Firehouse, where he worked for three years concluding his time there as Beverage Director.

A

Distinguished
Heritage

The original Club at 44 Berkeley Square lays claim to a distinguished heritage that rivals that of luxury establishments across the world.

The Club, founded in 1963 by Mark Birley and named after his wife, was the first of its kind, a truly private Members-only nightclub that existed for an exclusive clientele.

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