Bathhouse to launch smaller ‘decadent retreat’ in London

By Lorraine Heller

- Last updated on GMT

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Baby Bathhouse will open in Stoke Newington’s Church Street
Baby Bathhouse will open in Stoke Newington’s Church Street
The owners of a converted Victorian bathhouse near London’s Liverpool Street are preparing to take their decadent dining and entertainment concept to a smaller site on Stoke Newington’s Church Street.

Like the original venue, the new Baby Bathhouse site will function as a café in the day, a restaurant in the evening and a club at night.

Created by business partners Tava O’Halloran and Daniel Wright, the venue is described as “stylish and decadent”, and aims to deliver “high-octane glamour to comely sirens and modern day dandies”.

The new Baby Bathhouse will reproduce the character and design features of the original converted nineteenth century Turkish bath, including period details and design references to “a Victorian era that revelled in anatomy, erotica and botanicals”.


The restaurant menu, with an average mains price of £17, is modern British cuisine. Ingredients are organic and free range, and dishes served are described as “wholesome and unpretentious”.

“Vegetables are grown on Secrett’s Farm, the meat is hand reared in the Lake District and the fish is either line caught or ethically sourced,” say the owners.

During the day, the Bathhouse venue functions as a café or a place for casual lunch.


After the restaurant service closes, Bathhouse becomes a venue for “glamorous” entertainment and “sensual surprises”, including cabarets, styled shows and DJ nights.

Other design features include a giant birdcage DJ booth, a grand piano, chandelier enclaves, curtained velvet booths and Turkish mosaics.

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Went to the operning weekend

Posted by Brett,

Well I went this weekend and it promised so much, it was going to be different a change to all the bars in Stoke Newington...

Over priced drinks
Bad music
Stupid haircuts
Grumpy doorman
Cash bar only
Slow service
about 4 seats in the bar

The Wallpaper

Nothing special apart from the bar staff, much better bars in Stokey.

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The Baby Bathhouse

Posted by Kerry,

We are currently putting the finishing touches on 125 Church St. The building, formerly known as The Gold Bar, has experienced a traumatic year with the back half of the building burning to the ground. However, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, following an extensive refurbishment, the glorious Baby Bathhouse will launch soon in its place.

We have been planning The Baby Bathhouse for some time now and have been working away to create an atmospheric bar and restaurant for Church St that will be an asset to our community, and we would like to take this opportunity to share our plans with you.

The original Bathhouse venue opened in Bishopsgate almost two years ago. With creativity and dedication, we took a neglected Victorian Bathhouse and turned it into a popular venue for local businesses, residents and visitors from across London. We have lovingly run the original venue working closely with local authorities (City of London Police and Licensing) and our favourite neighbours St Botolphs Church. When we thought about opening another outpost our thriving, burgeoning community of Stoke Newington was the obvious choice.

We are truly excited about introducing The Bathhouse concept to Stoke Newington and we hope that you love the new venue as much as we do.

The new venue will offer you a café / bistro, cocktail bar, restaurant and large, South-facing (and very sunny!) garden / terrace, complete with cobbled Victorian inspired walkway and street lamps, oversized gilded birdcages, outdoor seating and family friendly barbecue area.

Please email us with any questions on and come and take a peek. We want to make sure that everyone in the community is happy with what we are doing and can be confident that we will add to rather than detract from our area. Both the owners and the staff of The Bathhouse all live in the local area and we believe in having a great relationship with stakeholders in the community and local authorities.

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As a resident of Stoke Newington and of Church Street …

Posted by Simon,


I think it sounds lovely to have another restaurant on Church Street we are just spoiled for food choices, but do we need another late night drinking bar.
The Gold Bar nearly burning down was one of the best things to happen to Church Street, so why replace it with another one?

It has been lovely being able to walk along the pavement on that side of the road avoiding all the drunk smokers outside the Lion pub opposite but now that is over as we will have people drinking and smoking in the street on both sides.

I look forward to all the comments calling me Nimby and I also look forward to not getting to bed until 2am because of people being kicked out and shouting, I have had it before with the Gold Bar, I’m having it Now with the lion and now the Baby Bathhouse” will just top it all off.

P.S. Every other business that has tried there has failed, I would give up now and open a Tea Rooms.

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