Café Monico

Cafe Monico
Café Monico in 1915.

Café Monico is a restaurant on London's Shaftesbury Avenue.

It was originally established in 1877 at 15 Tichborne Street in 1877 by the brothers Giacomo and Battista Monico.[1]

The Climbers' Club was formed there in 1897.[2]

The banquet for the London 1899 chess tournament took place there.[3]

After some time as the nightclub Avalon, a refurbished Cafe Monico reopened under the new ownership of Soho House in April 2016. It is now a two-floor restaurant serving European dishes under the supervision of consultant chef Rowley Leigh.[4][5]


  1. "Shaftesbury Avenue". BHO. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. "Clublife". thebmc. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  3. "London 1899". endgame. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  4. Fay Maschler (2016-04-13). "Fay Maschler reviews Café Monico: Rowley Leigh joins forces with Soho House to create Italo-French beau ideal | Restaurants | Going Out | London Evening Standard". Retrieved 2016-06-19.
  5. Marina O'Loughlin. "Cafe Monico, London W1: 'A celebration of safe' – restaurant review | Life and style". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-06-19.

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