Mayfair’s iconic London pub the Audley relaunches to the public on Tuesday 28th January 2014, expanding to three floors in size and adding two brand new areas to cater for demand.
An impressive late Victorian era pub, the Audley is a celebrity favourite. Not only does the pub see custom from the likes of Ellie Golding, Lennox Lewis, Sean Connery and Hugh Grant, in 2009 it hosted the USA’s first lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters during a Presidential visit to the UK.
While the Audley will continue its tradition of serving the finest cask and craft ales and classic British food, it will now serve premium dishes in the new ‘Grill at the Audley’, situated on the first floor above the main bar. An elegant room holding a maximum of 60 guests, the Grill will serve such dishes as Venison Medallions and Monkfish tail.
Additionally, downstairs the stylish ‘Cellar at the Audley’ will hold up to 100 guests, and will play host to various regular events, including comedy nights and inspired speaker nights. Accessible from a traditional cellar entrance outside, the Cellar Bar pays homage to the Audley’s heritage and is furnished with classic London décor. Both new areas will also be available for private hire.
The main bar will still serve British favourites such as Hunter’s Chicken, Steak & Ale Pie, Cod & Chips and Great British Roast Beef, along with an extensive range of ales, spirits, wines and cocktails.
One particularly impressive note is that during the refurbishment process, the Audley has not once closed its doors to the public, continuing to serve its loyal Mayfair guests and tourists alike during the transformation.
The Audley’s General Manager, Darren Kennedy, said: “The new-look Audley is absolutely fantastic. We cannot wait to welcome guests into the Grill and the Cellar. Upstairs, we’ve created a beautiful dining room that will serve some of the finest food in Mayfair. Downstairs, I truly believe we have one of London’s finest cellar bars. Both will perfectly complement our iconic main bar.”
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