The Frontline Club – A Media House with a Restaurant

A doyen of independent journalism with a strong emphasis on conflict reporting, the Frontline Club is a media club located in 13, Norfolk Place near Paddington Station in London. It acts as a solid platform for supporting diversity and professionalism in the media, promoting safe practice and encouraging freedom of the press and of expression worldwide. The club has hosted over 1,200 events ever since it started operations in 2003. It is only through membership fees and ticket income that events are sustained.

On most weekday evenings, discussions are held at the club and broadcast live. The eminent people who have participated in these discussions are John Simpson, Robert Fisk, Jeremy Paxman, Tim Hetherington, Nick Robinson, David Aarnovitch, Alan Rusbridger, Jeremy Bowen, Louis Theroux, Gillian Tett, Christina Lamb, Julian Assange, Jon Lee Anderson, the late Benazir Bhutto, Boris Berezovsky, the late Alexander Litvinenko and his widow Marina Litvinenko.

The building of the Frontline Club is also home to a club room, meeting rooms, two lodging rooms, a discussion forum and a restaurant that is open to non-members as well. Film and documentary screenings are held in the club which also organises workshops and training in the fields of camera operation and film editing. It is a registered charity.

If you plan to visit London and would like to stay in a strategic place close to most attractions of the city it would be best to look for a suitable Paddington Court Accommodation that would offer a comfortable accommodation at a cost that you can afford.

Offering quality seasonal modern British food, the restaurant of the Frontline Club is small, funky and quite cool. Giles C, a journalist has described it as “a staggering find, big, grown-up, lots of wood, but light and jolly with just a hint of foreign battles”. Its opening times are Monday to Friday Lunch from 12pm to 3pm and Dinner from 5:30pm to 11:00pm with last new tables at 10:30pm. On Saturdays, Dinner is from 5:30pm to 11:00pm with last new tables at 10:30pm.

If you are visiting London and would like to attend an event at the Frontline Club or enjoy some delicious food at its restaurant, you should stay at Paddington Court London Hotel because of its ideal location and the comfort that it provides.

The restaurant at the Frontline Club is where you can get the best in British cuisine, mainly because the food is mostly garnered from their own farm in Ellingham, Norfolk and the rest of it is sourced ethically and sustainably while supporting local businesses and small producers. The restaurant’s head chef was working previously with Soho House and Le Caprice and has been with them since 2010. The restaurant has been decorated tastefully and exhibits some iconic photographs of the 20th century that have been organised by picture editor John Morris of Magnum fame. The profits from the restaurant are used to fund and support the Frontline Club Charitable Trust and the various events that it holds. The restaurant is open to the public.

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