One of Nottingham’s grandest buildings, previously home to the Victoria Club, has been re-opened as a restaurant and bar.
It has become home to a Cosy Club, after having been closed since the early 2000s.
A £1 million refit has restored the building to its former glory, with the aim of creating a relaxed dining and drinking venue which pays tribute to its previous use.
The three storey building now boasts a restaurant and bar, as well as dining rooms and private spaces for hire.
Adrian Butcher, the General Manager, stressed the importance of not losing sight of the building’s history.
‘Everything has to be done in line with the history…it’s all about keeping the heritage and really the central pivot of what the building’s history suggests it should be.’
Even the men’s toilets and urinals have been preserved.
Much of the original interior has been kept, including the carpets, ceilings and woodwork, as well as some of the bars.
Cosy Club have 23 venues across the UK, including in Lincoln, Derby and Leicester.
16-18 Victoria Street started as the Reform Club in 1913.
In the late 1960s it was transformed into the Victoria Club. The Victoria Club quickly gained a reputation as one of the country’s finest private members’ clubs.
For a brief period it was operated by a major international casino group but was closed in the late 1990s after the gambling license was transferred to another venue.
It was briefly reopened in 2001 as a casino and fine dining restaurant after a £1.3 million refurbishment.