Recently I was invited to go and take a sneak peak at the Queen Victoria Arts Club, which officially opens towards the end of the month.

Based in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, the Queens Building is a Grade 2 listed building built in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. In a handy location next to the Curve Theatre, Athena events and conferencing venue, The Exchange Bar and the public garden St George’s Church Yard, it is in the perfect place for a lovely, cultural, evening out! Plus, it’s less than a 10 minute walk from Highcross shopping area, so convenient no matter what the occasion!

I took Emily along to the event with me, and we were both super impressed! As well as having a great location, The Queen Victoria Arts Club is a relatively modern restaurant and bar with a decadent, traditional feel. 

There’s something to be said for their use of space and colour. Everything works together seamlessly creating a warm, cosy and almost private feeling space, no matter how busy!

We were given samples of wines and prosecco on the evening through table service by the staff who were lovely and friendly, despite how busy the networking event was! We were also offered canapés and appetisers on the night, which we enjoyed.

We did ask if they had a sample menu to show us at all, but were told that there isn’t one currently available! However, we were assured that they will serve great modern British food, cocktails and champagne. 

However, because of that, I am unfortunately not in a position to say anything about prices etc! What I would say, though, is that the decor is absolutely beautiful and very classy, and I would probably visit there for a special occasion like an anniversary meal. 

You can become a ‘member’, which gives you discounts, priority booking and use of the ‘private’ basement space, but the ground floor of The Queen Victoria Arts Club is completely open to the public, so no membership required!

Find out more here.

It was lovely to have a little preview of The Queen Victoria Arts Club, and I shall certainly be excited to visit once it actually opens to the public!


H x