Co-working space by day, very empty co-working space with booze by night
It’s not usually a good sign when staff greet news of your reservation by chuckling, ‘Ooh, I wonder WHERE we’ll fit you in!’ and then gesturing towards their deserted establishment. But then Club Zetter isn’t your usual venue.
An attempt to replace fêted noughties restaurant Bistrot Bruno Loubet with something that’s a members-only ‘co-working space’ by day and a smart, design-conscious bar by night, it’s fun enough that you can overlook your party of two doubling the number of patrons (and supplying the only guests not drinking while hunched over a MacBook).
The decor’s all maximal, ’60s kitsch – nary a seat not clad in velvet, cutesy electro-swing bubbling from the speakers, orangey mood lighting – like a hotel lobby done up as Austin Powers’ shag pad. The booze is good: small range of craft beers on tap, extensive wine list (including a number on tap). There’s a menu of small plates: think fat pink-black king prawns swimming in a chickpea-studded lake of oily jus, big squishy portion of pulled pork and anisey-red cabbage slaw in a brioche bun. And an unbelievably delicious baked camembert that’s so ripe it’s almost decomposing (in a good way).
All in all: a cute, upmarket bar. Or it would be, if it weren’t so dead that you could hear a pin drop. Only one solution, then: go with loads of friends.
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86-88 Clerkenwell Road
|Transport:||Tube: Barbican or Farringdon|
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One of our favourite in London: great location, menus and wines, ideal for birthdays and special celebrations. went twice. each time near perfection. one dish was cold once but very quickly replaced and with apologies. Welcoming French service. Quenelles were excellen. All meat and fish dishes perfect. Special mark for the chocolate cheese cake totally memorable. Highly recommended!