The private club, which has hosted since its opening in 2007 a clique of celebrity clients including Leonardo Di Caprio, Cameron Diaz, Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, P Diddy, Grace Jones, Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom and Giorgio Armani -to name a few- is opening from the 1st of July its glamorous doors to non members, who will now be able to book at its restaurant: a good way to play at Spot-the-Celeb while enjoying a meal.
As with most successful private clubs in London, passing the doors ofMaddox can be a stressful challenge. So booking a table at its intimate 60-cover restaurant is a good way to discover its super glamorous surroundings, masterminded by design guru Sammy Chams, while having a peak at its beautiful -and often famous- clientele.
And while the food often remains a sore point in nightclubs, the Mediterranean menu on offer at Maddox is definitely above average, with dishes including grilled artichoke and asparagus salad, veal costoletta in sage and truffle oil and tiramisu for an affordable (at least by Mayfair standards) set price of £35. Last but not least, the cocktails are brilliant! As for the service, it is friendly and attentive under the eagle-eyed owner Fred Moss and general manager George Callisto, who make sure everything runs smoothly by hosting the restaurant and club every night.
While non members won’t have access to the club, the atmosphere at the ground restaurant is good enough -and admittedly better- than downstairs, with a DJ booth that ensures that you can always strut your stuff. Watch out in particular the live acts on Wednesdays (guitarist Jackson Scott when we visited), which attract a funky rock-chick -and chic- crowd, while Thursday is the club’s most glam night.
Note that Maddox club is celebrating Bastille Day (July 14th) with a bespoke cocktail named the “Chocolat Chaud”, a sweet martini with a spicy kick. In addition to the specially created cocktail, French DJ Michaël Canitrot will be playing a live DJ set. A good way of doing its bit for the Entente Cordiale!
Maddox: 3-5 Mill Street, W1 (Oxford Circus) www.maddoxclub.com