Bacchanalia and its new private members’ club, Apollo’s Muse, are creating quite a stir in London. Richard Caring, the man behind Annabel’s and The Ivy, is known for his outlandish and luxurious establishments, and it seems that Bacchanalia and Apollo’s Muse are no exception.
The interiors of Bacchanalia, designed by Martin Brudnizki, have already gained attention for their opulence and inclusion of Damien Hirst’s artwork. However, Apollo’s Muse takes things even further with a rectangular room that is fully decked out in marble and boasts museum-worthy art pieces.
A collection of Greek and Roman statues, and also offers a bar with a selection of fine wines and spirits and a menu of small, sharing plates. The venue’s bar team has created a cocktail list that includes the Bacchanalia Martini, made with Bacchanalia Gin, Citizen of Soil olive oil, and olive leaf essence. While there is no option for formal sit-down dinners, guests can enjoy small plates such as jacket potato with caviar, a Wagyu burger, and lobster rolls. Guests who prefer a formal sit-down dinner can visit Bacchanalia, which is located nearby.
The seating arrangement is designed to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests, while also allowing for some privacy if desired. By intentionally creating a cozy space, the team is likely hoping to encourage conversation and connection among their guests. The use of a secluded booth-style area with its unique feature, such as a marble figure, adds an element of exclusivity and luxury to the space.
Overall, this type of seating arrangement can be effective in creating a memorable and comfortable experience for guests. It allows for both socializing and more private conversations, catering to a variety of preferences and needs.
It sounds like Apollo’s Muse is a high-end nightclub that offers both live music performances and DJ sets. The venue also has a marble balcony for more intimate vocal performances. Membership is by invitation and application, with potential members subject to careful consideration.
While the exact criteria for membership have not been revealed, it is expected to be thorough. Accepted members will not only have access to the club but also to a private concierge service that can assist with bespoke requests and reservations in London and beyond.