Brunch at Blacks: Soho’s Oldest Members’ Club | My Soho Times

Brunch is latest food craze to hit the capital, and it has comfortably found a home in London’s foodie capital – Soho! If you’re looking for a unique and exclusive venue to for a brunch date over the weekend – we highly recommend booking at table at Blacks to try their stunning new Brunch menu!

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We shot our editorial collaboration (8 Things to Love About Soho – sign up to our newsletter to read the winter issue online) with @londonbeautifullife, models @beccadelaroque and @baxter094 , and also part-filmed The Soho Girl‘s profile video with @boomcitytv, at Blacks. The decor and ambience is just as enticing as the food! Whilst you’re there, it’s worth discovering a bit more about the clubs 250+ history, making Blacks the oldest members’ club in Soho…

The History of Blacks – in a nutshell.

The home of Blacks is a wonderful Georgian townhouse located at 67 Dean Street. Built in 1732 by John Meard Jnr. the apprentice to the highly acclaimed English architect Sir Christopher Wren, it was also once home to Charles Fortnum of Fortnum & Mason.

“The Club” was first formed in 1764 when Samuel Johnson, David Garrick and Joshua Reynolds formed a supper club where they would meet and discuss the issues of the day with fine food and wine.

Nearly 300 years later in 1992, “Blacks Club” was founded by Tom Bantock, a famous Norfolk poacher. It was named Blacks Club as the antithesis to White’s Club, London’s oldest gentlemen’s club, it is said that many Blacks Club members had been black-balled from White’s or considered black sheep. Blacks Club over the next 20 years would become a famously ‘louche’ bohemian drinking den.

Special thanks to Kristiina and Dominik for the amazing service and hospitality. Photos by @the.soho.girl

Blacks is now open to non-members for brunch and Sunday lunch on weekends.

To book a table, email reception@blacksclub.com or call 020 7287 3381

67 Dean Street, Soho W1D 4QH | blacksclub.com | Follow @blacksclub on Instagram

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