If you go down to one corner of Soho square today, you could be in for a sweet surprise.
I’d heard about Six Storeys on the grapevine after the towering venue re-opened in January.
It used to be the site of a raucous gay club but thanks to a whimsical transformation it is unrecognisable from its former guise.
The only hint of its toe-tapping past is the light up disco floor which remains on the top floor.
It was a Wednesday night and the ground floor was bustling and a little overwhelming.
Thankfully we were led away from the throng upstairs to an empty room known as The Parlour.
We were then shown to a private booth in the softly-lit space, with a candle and rich fabrics adding to the opulently-charming mood.
Apparently not many people choose to dine at Six Storeys with the extensive cocktail menu being the main draw.
So for that reason, if you do book, you could well get a private dining experience.
Our guide for the evening, Jay, was extremely helpful in steering us through things, especially on the drinks front.
With great passion he explained how various flavours worked and went about selecting suggestions based on our preferences.
Six Storeys has a pretty extensive cocktail list with some wacky ingredients thrown into the mix.
I spied a venison and truffle infused martini on one page but Jay encouraged me to stick to the standard tipple as the meaty-inspired cocktail is apparently a little tricky to stomach.
Following his orders I was served a perfectly poured vodka olive martini, while my companion went for a Bulleit bourbon Old Fashioned.
On the food front, we followed a spherical theme, opting for a Six Storeys scotch egg along with a portion of mac and cheese balls.
We couldn’t believe how lovely it was on the first floor.
It was as if we were in some secret member’s club with an much-welcome sense of privacy. The beauty however, is that Six Storeys is open to all.
Jay came back to clear our plates with a slight bead of sweat on his brow.
He explained that there was a corporate party of the 5th and 6th floors and, due to no lift, he had to run up and down stairs all night.
Six Storeys makes most of its money through hiring the venue out as an events space. 20th Century Fox is around the corner along with a plethora of other big businesses. That explains why it doesn’t put too much effort into marketing itself to the public as an eatery.
Back in our booth we were on our second drinks and the main course had just been popped down.
A meaty wedge of spicy pan-fried cauliflower fit the bill while a portion of truffle chicken also satisfied.
Jay’s colleague, Artur, insisted that we also try some of the venue’s infamous truffle fries.
We steadily wiped our plates clean and attempted to make work on the fries.
While they were delicious, we’d had a pretty hefty spread of things and wanted to leave a little room for pudding.
Like the rest of the food menu, the dessert option is concise.
We plumped for a creamy chocolate potful of goodness, with our teaspoons making short work of the trifle-esque creation.
Six Storeys is the kind of place where you can lose track of time. But we felt bad for Jay keeping a whole floor open for us.
After having a tour of the other levels – it’s worth doing! – we sprang out into the autumanal air well fed, well watered and in the mood for a little more magic.
Sis Storeys is located at Find us Six Storeys, 11 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QE
To book a table or an event call 020 3869 7009 or visit www.sixstoreys.com