Soho finally has The Windmill back after 3 years closure.
The iconic Soho venue has reopened this month with a new lease on life. Following a £10 million revamp the theatre has been restored to its former glory. August 2021 saw the venue finally open its doors as The Windmill Soho. It promises to deliver a spectacular, vibrant, theatrical dining experience, boasting a 350 capacity and will be open daily from 6pm until late.
Set across three floors the newly revamped venue will feature The Theatre, which will act as the main restaurant, The Palais De Luxe, a grand upstairs bar, and The Royal Box, a sumptuous private room. Beneath the 110-year-old Theatre you will find Henderson’s speakeasy, named after socialite Mrs Laura Henderson the pioneering proprietor of the 1930s and 40s infamous for being the first to show nudity on stage in the UK. Food on offer includes Tuna Tacos, Rock Oysters, Caviar, Pasta, Sole, Scallops, Ribeye Steak, Rock of Lamb, and a plethora of sumptuous desserts. Their cocktail and wine list is never ending, and I am particularly interested in trying ’The Birth of Venus’ (Tangueray, Vermouth, Marashino Liqueur, Fresh Lime and Moet & Chandon Champagne). Another, ‘Free the Tipple’ (Zacapa 23, Home-made Coconum Mix, Pineapple Juice, Fresh Citrus) sounds cheeky and delicious! Champagne, of course, is also on offer as well!
The Windmill first opened its doors in 1910 as a 320-seater theatre in the heart of Soho. The venue gained notoriety for its avant-garde variety acts and will be remembered throughout history for it motto ‘We Never Closed’ as the theatre continued to present its shows daily throughout.
For more information please visit the website: thewindmillsoho.com
By Tim Baros