The 80-cover venue is one of two new restaurants to open this autumn at the three-star Bloomsbury hotel, with VQ opening another of its 24-hour concepts on the ground-floor of the property.
Nicholas Cash, owner of Hudson’s House and the man behind L!FE in Shoreditch, said: “We wanted to bring something unique and fresh to Bloomsbury - at Hudson’s House you'll find inspiring drinks, fine food and the space to appreciate great company.
“It’s a friendly and warm ambiance that will have you coming back for more.”
In the bar, classic cocktails include the Caipirinha, French 75 and the Breakfast Martini. Meanwhile the all-day restaurant caters for brunches, business lunches and family groups with food ranging from Welsh Rarebit to steaks, meat and cheese platters.
The space has been designed by Alexander Waterworth, who was responsible for Soho Beach House in Miami and The Club at The Ivy. It is described as ‘a comfortably louche, eclectic collage of old and new; of natural and stained wood with leather slouchery that’s all shot through with devilish detail and art deco shards that smack of thirties Manhattan’.
VQ, the 24-hour café and diner which has its original site on London’s Fulham Road, has just opened a second venue in the capital after almost 18 years, having acquired the ground-floor unit of the St Giles Hotel.
The 120-cover, 3,700 sq.ft restaurant is almost double the size of the original, benefitting from a late-night refreshment licence which will allow food and drink to be served 24 hours a day.
Hudson’s House is now open at the St Giles Hotel, Bedford Avenue, London.