Quite different front the other high end clubs in London that I've visited ~ certainly less modern/minimal. The building is grade II listed so has that nice classic English touch, and the decor inside matched it. Absolutely loved the upstairs bar, and the bartenders knew there stuff on the cocktail front. I didn't get to stay the whole night but it certainly got very busy by 11pm. Had a lot of fun here with he guys from work and will go back again. Would have been 5 stars but I didn't see the entire night and I got no phone reception which is a big one for me!
Friday night saw drinks at No.5 Cavendish Square, and to be honest I wasn't overly impressed! Luckily I had great company and that made the evening worth while.
I thought the building itself was stunning, and the decor was incredible, but the staff weren't the nicest I'd had! As there were events on all floors I didn't get to take any photographs, and the ones online are pretty rubbish!
The drinks however were very reasonably priced with happy hour, we were getting 4 bottles of Peroni for £10 so the night wasn't as pricey as I had first thought it would be!
I doubt I will be rushing back due to the rude staff , but we had a great night drinking and laughing with my work friends!
Nice place, location is wonderful, interesting people. Only issue for me was waiting time at the bar - way too long. Going there again tomorrow!
I've recently spent a couple of afternoons at this posh private members club for meetings and have so far been very impressed. It's certainly not the sort of place I'd go for nights out and I certainly don't intend to start buying meals there - let's just say everything has the private member price tag - but it feels remarkably unsnooty and pretty damn friendly for what's supposed to be an exclusive place.
It does bug me though, that the waiters have been instructed to keep filling your glass if it drops below a certain level - last time I was there I felt like I was being forced to drink gallons of water! Still, worse things could happen.
I've been to No 5 Cavendish quite a few times now but always for an event, whether a product launch or press day, and that's exactly what this does best. The location is really central, just a couple of minutes walk from Oxford Circus in fact which adds to its appeal.
The decor is incredibly indulgent and lavish and some of the bedrooms have the most unusual colour schemes. Think rich burgundy and navy blue for example. The lift is tiny and moves when you stand in it... not for those with a slight phobia of plummeting to their death.
The staff have always been quite friendly but I imagine the prices are astronomical. Would I saunter along for a quiet drink? Probably not, but if I were to host an event then this is a location that really would make a lasting impact.
It's posh but not too pretentious and they do cocktails and canapes really well. Who could really ask for more.
This place sucks on every level.
The staff pout and look like they are chewing on nettles washed down with bee stings. The furniture is trying so hard that it begs to be returned to the Southerby's reject department. The garden resembles the sort of place the victorians probably used as an outside toilet. Worst of all the barstaff take the exorbitant price that would make Warren Buffet blush and add a 12.5% kicker for the 'service' charge that you neither asked for nor intended to pay. This is LONDON sweetheart, not Dubai or Singapore and this place deserves to be boycotted on cultural, aesthetic, economic, sartorial and ethical grounds.
Dont go. Just dont go. Dont ever ever bother. I am begging you.
I have only visited number 5 for lunch or for events related to work, I have to agree with some of the comments below that it wouldnt be my choice to go here in the evenings.
For drinks its fine, although the prices are high and the quality can be better elsewhere, Lunch on the two times so have experienced it has always been very good and the service has been attentive.
There seems to be an awful lot going on here, rooms, hotel, bar, clubs, resturant etc and again i agree that some times it feels they are trying too hard and soon enough the theme and bright decor will become dated as its already starting to look tired.
Wonderful long-standing place got everything from restaurant to club to roof top patio what more could you ask for bang in the centre of London! Much better crowd than Roof Gardens!
Wow. I had a blast here at the Hot House Maiden Melee (londonist.com/2009/05/re…) . It's a gorgeous venue with a touch of class. The location can't be beat either. Of course, reading the other Qype reviews makes me wonder if I'd have liked it on a regular night (it's certainly not within my usual budget). So, I guess I can say, I'd go back for a particular event but I wouldn't necessarily make a special effort to go there just for a night out.
so much fun - Stealthclub hosts Saturdays and i have to say we rock it!!!
a great vibe and a great night out
there's a restaurant, private dining AND boutique bedrooms!!! bet you didn't know that now did you?!!!
This is one of those elite London clubs, apparently the owner is one of the many princes of Bahrain. This is a guest list or a 'who you know' kind of place and of course with these kind of places you can always expect the ego's upon ego's upon ego's. However, I didn't find Cavendish bouji at all, it definitely has an elite element to it, more so than I have ever seen in any club before, but maybe this was because I spent the first part of the evening in VIP with some friends. VIP is not much to write home about, it's literally a large living room with a few mahogany dining room style tables and chairs, carpeted floors and wallpaper, it's very quiet and I have been told that this is where people come to do 'business!'
No5 is as it says, number 5 Cavendish Square, it's situated among all the other beautiful houses on Cavendish square and without it's pink lighting you would assume from the outside that this was just another house. Apparantely it is the refurbished Spanish Embassy establishment. The club's décor definitely pays homage to the fact that it is a converted house, the VIP section as mentioned is a dining room stroke front room, the main dance area is a varnished floor boarded back room, with sofa's and French windows that open onto a patio'd garden/smoking area. It is actually really cool and gives a nice, homely feel to a night out clubbing.
No5 is an ideal place to celebrate a special occasion, a Friday night or a pay cheque! You can flutter between the living room, the lounge and the dining room just try not to make yourself feel to at home!
More fake people than a manakin factory. Its hideous drinks cost force this to be elitist, and i use that in the loosest sense as its more about dads credit card then a refined crowd! The decor is eye pleasing and a nice but small outdoor area to rear of building. Lots of rooms to change your scene and stretch your legs. When it goes more club like late on, thats when it really turns into a rather sad place to be. Hey if your thing is to tell the girls how big your car is and to show how much columbian you have back at your Chelsea pad this is 100% for you. IF not give it a miss..
We went there for a Sunday brunch, which is an affordable option to eat at this place. We were seated upstairs on a beautiful room with nice views over the square. The service was excellent and the food, very well presented, was quite good indeed, although I wouldn't say fantastic. The price, considering it is the whole experience that counts, was quite reasonable for this rather upmarket venue.
No 5 is supposed to be a private members club. Every time I visit my expectations are not met. Ladies can get in as long as they look right. It is very hard for men to get in, they have a better chance if they come in a mixed group or know the management. The weekdays (thursday) are the best nights. The DJ's are good and the crowd appreciate the music. The men are also easy on the eye. Do not visit on the weekends unless you like the meet market wag wannabee crowds. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The decor is lovely. Go downstairs (monroes) if you like VERY dated hip-hop. You can definitely shake your shimmy to it BUT only after you've had a few. The drawing room is great for socialising and dancing. This club will become your marmite. You don't like it but somehow you become drawn to it.
Wow, Great night had by all, we attended for a friends 30th birthday....and had a blast!!!!!!
Sexy, glam girls and guys, an eclectic mix of music and not forgetting the atmosphere, almost like dancing round your own home but a much more glamorous version for me anyway.....as No5 Cavendish Sq, is a club in an extravagant House, Genius!!!
Drinks are expensive but just the same as any high end establishment in Central London. Cant wait to boggie there again.
No 5 Cavendish is one of my favourite spots in London.This is what night life is all about! Chic, glamours, yet chilled and cosy inside.Great atmosphere and crowd, always worth a visit!
Despite the fact I had a tickets, in order to get in we have to pay for the table 160 pounds, which wasn't nice at all. Place closed at 3. Despite the fact there was a friendly waitresses I will not go there anymore
A fun place and a great party!A bit expensive, but you get what you pay for which is excellent food and an oasis of niceness!
I came across No 5 a couple of month ago, due to some friends recommendation and wow it's a very nice club.
wow. had a great time here usually £20 squiddlys to get in, we were lucky enough to be in the know and got on a free list!!! if i could afford it i would make this my local!!! amazing doorstaff , very friendly and attitude free. very cosy and chilled inside. only down side was the drinks prices and the roof terrace wasnt open. maybe next time. music was dancey mixed with some r'n ' b.. and if you are on the prowl with your girlys there are some very attractive and friendly menif only i was a vip !!! lol
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