1 Savoy Crescent,
Second Friday of the month
£10 – Bookish Brunch
Includes: tea/coffee, selection from the lunch menu and a cube of brownie
(if you don’t want lunch you can buy a regular priced drink and join us)
Situated in what was known as the Theatre District, now 12th Street, Revolucion de Cuba is know for it’s Cuban cocktails, food and lively salsa nights. Why then does it work so well as a You and a Book venue? The answer is the conservatory. Come rain or shine the conservatory provides a lovely quiet spot with great light. The speakers are turned off and that makes it a great place to read.
Add to that the staff….they are cheerful, friendly and helpful. Whatever the weather you’ll be greeted with a sunny smile and an understanding that you are her to indulge in your passion for reading.
The pop-up reading room here takes place on the second Friday of each month between 12:00 and 14:00. Perfect for a lunchtime break from the office. Even though it can be quiet at this time of day you can rest assured that even if it does get busy the sound proofing in the conservatory is excellent. When I first checked it out as a venue there was a vibrant networking event taking place in the main restaurant and I could barely hear it.
Reading Room Setup
You can arrive at the venue any time in the two hour window. Go through to the conservatory (you’ll find the door about half way down the main restaurant on the right) to pay your £10 for your Bookish Brunch or order your drink and pick your spot. Then settle down to your reading and know that you’ll not be disturbed.
When 2 o’clock comes the choice is yours; stay on and read while it’s quiet, order lunch, head home, go back to the office or perhaps do a spot of shopping while you are in town.
Parking in the city centre changes frequently. Please check the terms and rates carefully wherever you park on each visit. For example, the multi storey car park opposite the main entrance to 12th Street in the Food Court is one of the few places that you can still park for free. You used to have three free hours but that has now changed to two. No longer giving quite enough time for the full pop up reading room session.