Why are you called The New Club?
We named the restaurant after the private members club for the Victorian aristocracy, which was built on the site in 1876. There is more information about the site, along with photographs, in our downstairs lounge area.
Do you have a bar?
We have a lovely bar, and serve an extensive range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, including an interesting range of quality wines, cocktails, spirits, imported American craft beers, and great coffee.
Do you take reservations?
Yes, we do. However, due to high demand, we don’t take reservations for brunch at weekends and on bank holidays. We take bookings at all other times.
Can you accommodate large parties?
The Club Lounge is ideal for larger groups of 12 to 18. Please contact us by email for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I eat at the bar?
Yes – the counter was built specifically with diners in mind. We love it when people eat at the bar.
Do you have wifi?
Yes we do, and it’s free.
Do you take credit cards?
We take all major credit cards including Amex.
Is there a service charge?
We apply a discretionary service charge of 10% for tables of eight or more.
Can I bring my own cake?
You can bring your own cake but we do charge £1 per head ‘cakeage’ – please let us know in advance.
Where can I park?
The nearest car park is Regency Square underground car park, which is in the next street. There is also parking on the seafront. Parking in the general area is free after 8pm.
regencysecureparking.co.uk offer secure overnight parking for £13. They also do special offers for group parking.
Are children welcome?
We have a special kids menu for under 12s until 7pm, and well behaved children are very welcome. For their safety and everyone’s comfort they must stay at your table with you at all times.
Do you have high chairs?
Yes we do. We also have baby changing.
Can I reserve an outside table?
Due to high demand, we don’t take reservations for outside tables. They are available on a first come, first served basis only.
Do you serve vegetarian food?
We do our best to ensure that there is a good choice of vegetarian dishes on our menus.
Do you do takeouts?
We do take away tea, coffee and hot chocolate, cake, burgers and sandwiches.
Are dogs allowed?
We already have several regulars, and well behaved canines are allowed if kept on a lead, but not on the seats please. Water bowls are provided free of charge for customers’ dogs- please ask if you need one.
Who did the mural?
It’s from a shot by the acclaimed New York photographer Vivienne Gucwa and was taken in Canal Street, China Town, NYC. It’s called ‘Another Time, Another Place.’, and was recently published in her book ‘NY Through the Lens’.
What do the papers say?
We have a growing reputation locally and nationally for our food, coffee and cocktails. Since opening, we have been given five stars for our ‘Dirty Burger’ in Shortlist Magazine’s quest to find the best burger in the UK. We were also voted one of Britain’s hottest new restaurants in 2013 by Waitrose Magazine, and both the Sunday Times Magazine and Stylist Magazine recently voted us one of the best places for brunch and coffee in the UK.