Mr Fogg’s Tavern – the sister venue to award-winning Mayfair bar, Mr Fogg’s – is set to open in Covent Garden this October.
Based on the adventures of Jules Verne’s fictional explorer, Phileas Fogg, Mr Fogg’s Tavern will have an ‘upstairs downstairs’ theatrical theme, with a Victorian tavern on the ground floor and a refined gin parlour and salon upstairs.
The downstairs space will feature a warm wooden interior with nineteenth century artifacts adorning the walls and hanging from the ceiling, a focal point being a large aviary filled with plants, stuffed birds and other oddities.
With a separate entrance for ladies and gentleman to enter discreetly, the upstairs Gin Parlour and Salon will be just as the lauded actress left it, with a large cabinet displaying her antique theatrical props, wigs and old scripts. The Salon will feature Aunt Gertrude’s ornate glass chandeliers, damask curtains and bijoux objects. To make himself feel more at home, Mr Fogg will be adding some of his souvenirs from around the globe, with stuffed animals, annotated maps and worldly treasures.
“We are thrilled to add a second venue to Mr Fogg’s household and so pleased that Londoners have taken Phileas to their hearts as much as we have,” says founder, Charlie Gilkes. “We look forward to taking guests on a journey upstairs, downstairs and around the world again!”