Restaurater Arjun Waney to re-open The Arts Club

By Emma Eversham

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The Arts Club will re-open next month
The Arts Club will re-open next month
Restaurateur Arjun Waney will re-open private members’ club The Arts Club next month with La Petite Maison’s Raphael Duntoye in charge of the food and DJ Mark Ronson as director of music.

The club, which has been closed for a complete redesign, hopes to reclaim its place ‘at the heart of contemporary cultural life in London and the continent’ when it re-opens in September.

Duntoye, who has been appointed chef director, will divide his time between La Petite Maison, part-owned by Waney, and the club, where he will create menus for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner featuring dishes similar to those served at his restaurant.

An oyster bar and an in-house bakery fronted by executive pastry chef Claude La Marche, formerly of The Dorchester, will also be on site.

History

Duntoye said: “Amazing food comes from chefs truly putting their heart and soul into what they do; we have a fantastic team here and the kitchen to create something great. It is a rare opportunity to be able to be part of something with such history and to have the privilege to bring a new aspect to that.”

Waney, co-owner of Roka and Zuma, who bought the club with property investor Gary Landesberg, said he hoped the Dover Street club, which first opened its doors in 1863, would be the place for ‘creative individuals to come together to meet, exchange ideas, eat, drink, entertain and relax.’

“The new club restaurant masterminded by Raphael and his team will enhance the rarity this club offers, reclaiming The Arts Club's place at the heart of contemporary cultural life in London and the continent” he said.

As director of music Ronson will be in charge of finding artists to perform at the club. It will also be home to a number of artist’s’ collections, many of them London-based.

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