The team behind the Brighton nightlife stalwarts Madame Geisha and Haunt, have secured their third site in London’s Islington for a Victorian-style ‘experimental drinking, dining and entertainment’ venue. Led by Damian Frizzell and Jennifer Anderson-Mann, the ‘House of Wolf’ at the former Albert & Pearl bar will feature vaudeville cabaret and literary salons as part of its entertainment roster, an ‘apothecary bar’, two dining areas and a ‘Wolf Den’ bar. The venue will also be running a series of monthly chef residencies 'showcasing some of the UK's most exciting chefs and culinary artists'. The team will be joined by Matthew Fleming, former bar manager at Shoreditch House and general manager at Proud and is scheduled to open on 5 October. The three-storey 20th Century building, one of London’s first music halls, was assigned with a passing rent of £75,000 per annum, and benefits from a 4am licence. Frizzell said: “We are very excited about the imminent launch of House of Wolf, an original concept which we hope will become a truly creative addition to London’s vibrant scene.” Paul Tallentyre, director of Davis Coffer Lyons’ Pubs and Bars team, who advised the private vendor, said, “Entrepreneurial young businesses with a dynamic offer are some of the best performers in the London market at the moment. Great character pubs in London neighbourhoods like this where there is an incredibly strong demographic and a varied drinking and eating out circuit command significant market interest and premiums, it is also encouraging to see new concepts in the market." “The area is well known for its innovative drinking and dining establishments, but the Madame Geisha team have really managed to stand out from the crowd in Brighton and this eclectic concept looks sure to do the same in Islington.”

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