BUCKS CLUB MAYFAIR
A gentleman’s club in London, located at 18 Clifford Street, established in June 1919 and mentioned by P.G. Wodehouse in some stories. It is probably best known for the Buck’s Fizz cocktail, created there in 1921 by its bartender McGarry. Anthony Lejeune in his book The Gentlemen's Clubs of London (1979) comments that "Buck's Club is the only London Club to have been founded since the First World War which ranks, in social prestige and elegance, with the best of St James's Street clubs: and like them, it is named after its founder.
A&E Catering Design were appointed by foodservice consultants, KEG Ltd, to re-design the catering facilities, comprising a basement kitchen serving a 45 seat Ground Floor á la carte restaurant, Ground Floor private dining room and two second floor function rooms of up to 72 covers, each with service pantries.
There were many challenges to be overcome. The existing basement kitchen canopy and ventilation were totally inadequate, so FVC, Foodservice Ventilation Consultants were employed to design a new system. Due to the very low structural ceiling, this was a complex task requiring creative thinking and accurate coordination with both the equipment layout underneath and other high-level services and lighting above.
Architect: FINE Architecture