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Arguably one of the most elegant clubs in the world, Annabel’s – a Birley Club – has a global reputation that has been established over the past five decades, founded on superb service, enviable ambience, first-class cuisine and entertainment. A private members club and restaurant, Annabel’s was founded in 1963 by Mark Birley.

Situated on Berkeley Square in London’s exclusive Mayfair district, the Club’s understated entrance leads into a world of elegance and style. Here, Members can relax with an expertly created cocktail in the intimacy of the bar, surrounded by magnificent artwork, before moving through to enjoy an exquisite dinner in the beautiful dining room, with its Moorish ceiling and unique starlit dance floor.

Dress Code

Over the years the Club’s dress code has been considered and debated at length. Whilst elegance will always remain at its heart, the Club has acknowledged that style and design has evolved. From now on, in addition to beautiful evening wear, smart, dark, tailored jeans will be permitted for both men and women. Men will still be required to wear jackets and collared shirts and as always, Annabel’s reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone that does not meet the standard of dress required. Members are fervently encouraged to dress up.

Lastly, we would ask Members and their guests to refrain from wearing the following:

Ladies

  • Leather or suede
  • T-shirts
  • Leggings
  • Office wear
  • Exposed undergarments
  • Sportswear
  • Trainers or deck shoes
  • Casual or cowboy boots

Gentlemen

  • Leather or suede
  • T-shirts
  • Collarless shirts
  • Untucked shirts
  • Polo necks
  • Sportswear
  • Trainers
  • Casual or cowboy boots

Club Rules

  • Respect the Club as if it were your home
  • Treat it as a place for relaxation, rather than business
  • Gentlemen, wear your jackets at all times (though you may remove your tie)
  • Leave mobile devices, laptops or cameras in the care of the cloakroom attendant
  • Ensure your guests (and your pet dog, if it accompanies you) behave appropriately – they remain your responsibility
  • Smoking is permitted only on the Terrace and drinking is not allowed on the dance floor

Annabel’s Team

Annabel’s prides itself on impeccable service and on maintaining the best of traditional values and the most exemplary of standards. Our highly professional team of skilled and dedicated staff – some of whom have worked at the Club for more than four decades – are expertly trained in their individual crafts and stop at nothing to accord Members and their guests the attention that they deserve.

Claudio Vigilante

Our General Manager joined the Club in early 2014 with thirty years’ experience working in high-profile establishments across the globe, having returned to London from twenty years working in Bermuda. In Bermuda, Claudio collaborated with Michael Douglas to create and run his family hotel and restaurant which he co-owned. Ahead of this Claudio worked in Monte Carlo for two years, as well as the Four Seasons and La Gavroche in London for eight years.

Cristiano Pellizzari

Our Assistant General Manager has a background working at some of the best hotels across the globe. Cristiano’s early career started in London at Claridge's and at The Hassler in Rome ahead of seventeen years working at the Four Seasons Hotel group. Working for the Four Seasons has taken him around the world from London, Hawaii, Mexico, Chicago and most notably Florence where he was part of the opening team before returning back to London to open the new Four Seasons at Park Lane.

Manuele Tomasi

Our Assistant Restaurant Manager founded his career working at some of Italy’s most illustrious hotels and restaurants before arriving in London. After honing his skills at the Park Lane Hotel Piccadilly and The Dorchester, Manuele joined the Annabel’s team in 1985 as a waiter, and has grown with the Club ever since.

Mohamed Ghannam

A true Annabel’s Ambassador, Mohamed has enjoyed a long and distinguished career at Annabel’s, during which his contribution was immeasurable. Having left Morocco in 1967 to join the Club as a commis waiter, he quickly became Mark Birley’s protégé and, in time, took the position of head barman. Mr Birley’s invaluable right-hand man, he remained at Annabel’s for 44 years before going into semi-retirement in 2011.

Club History

Annabel’s can lay claim to a distinguished heritage that rivals that of luxury establishments across the world. The Club was founded in 1963 by legendary entrepreneur Mark Birley, and named after his wife, it was the country’s first of its kind: a Members-only nightclub that catered to an exclusive clientele.

Frank Sinatra was among the first to join and, since then, its illustrious clientele has included representatives of the British Royal Family – among them HM The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH The Duke of Cambridge; heads of state, such as Richard Nixon; and legends of the music and film industry, including Ella Fitzgerald, Jack Nicholson, The Rolling Stones and Dames Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Bassey.

The sumptuous interior, originally designed by Mark Birley includes an outstanding collection of paintings and works of art such as this Farkas Modiano Lithograph c.1929.

Over the years, Annabel’s has hosted some truly wonderful parties, including a week of fashion shows, devised by the late Alexander McQueen and Simon Costin, featuring the largest collection of diamonds ever displayed in Britain; an exclusive dinner party with British royalty – Princess Margaret – and Hollywood royalty – Frank Sinatra; and the memorable fancy-dress hen party of Sarah, Duchess of York - one of her guests, dressed in the guise of a policeman, was the late Princess Diana.

Press

Evening Standard

A First Look at The New Annabel's at 46 Berkeley Square

The New York Times

LOVE Magazine Fashion Week Party

Tatler

Annabel's Bright Young Things Party

Vogue

Alexander Gilkes hosts Thanksgiving at Annabel's

Evening Standard

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Supports mothers2mothers at Annabel's

Tatler

Annabel's Smoking Jacket Launch

Elle Decoration

Annabel's X House of Hackney

Elle UK

Cannes Film Festival 2016: The Parties

The Rake

Cannes Film Festival | Annabel's & Chopard

Evening Standard

All Saints at Annabel's

Tatler

Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures dinner

Tatler

Mark Ronson's Party at Annabel's

Harper's Bazaar

Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA

Tatler

Alice Naylor-Leyland's French Sole collection launch

Harper's Bazaar

Celebrity hot spot Annabel's is the subject of new BBC 4 documentary

Tatler

Gabriela Peacock's Supplement Launch

Tatler

Bright Young Things, Back in London

The Gentleman's Journal

CELEBRATING BRITAIN’S MOST INFLUENTIAL GENTLEMEN

Harper's Bazaar

VIDEO: When Bazaar met Iris Apfel

Vogue

Iris Apfel: a rare bird flies on the screen

AnOther Magazine

Lessons we can learn from Iris Apfel

The Gentleman's Journal

Chopard x Annabel’s Cannes party

Evening Standard

Chopard-Annabel's Party in Cannes

Harper's Bazaar

Inside Olivier Rousteing's Balmain Store Launch

Evening Standard

Balmain's First London Store Party at Annabel's

Grazia

Balmain's London Extravaganza

Vogue

The Mert & Marcus House of Love party for Madonna

Tatler

Mert & Marcus House of Love party for Madonna

HARPER'S BAZAAR

CHARLES FINCH AND CHANEL PRE-BAFTA PARTY

GQ

The Best Nightclub in the world just got its own film

Harper's Bazaar

A String of Naked Lighbulbs Premiere Party at Annabel's

Tatler

A String Of NAKED LIGHTBULBS SCREENING AT ANNABEL'S

Evening Standard

'A String of Naked Lightbulbs' Premiere Party at Annabel's

The Daily Telegraph

50 years of partying in style at Annabel's

New York Times

Ridley Scott Hits Annabel's

Vogue

Genetic X Liberty Ross collaboration party

Tatler

Annabel's Supports The Charge

TATLER

CHARLES FINCH AND CHANEL PRE-BAFTA DINNER

Tatler

Lady Gaga gig at Annabel's

GQ

LC:M bows out in style at Annabel's

Wall Street Journal

Zen and the Art of Mingling

Harper's Bazaar

Chanel Pre-BAFTA Party

Tatler

David Gandy and Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Tatler

Bryan Ferry album launch

AnOther Magazine

AnOther Magazine and Rag & Bone party

Harper's Bazaar

Ralph Lauren’s designer daughter-in-law on Annabel’s

Harper's Bazaar

Pre-BAFTA dinner at Annabel’s

Vogue

Tatler’s Little Black Book party

Elle UK

Lady Gaga performs at Annabel’s

Vogue

Blow by Blow launch party

Vanity Fair

Lady Annabel Goldsmith’s memoir

Tatler

Annabel's 40th anniversary

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