024_evans & peel detective agency

Conversion of a basement Thai restaurant into a 1920's speakeasy bar with the masquerade of a detective agency.

earls court road, london

completed: summer 2012

The concept of the proposed speakeasy draws its inspiration from 1920's prohibition style restaurants which were, at the time, illegal drinking establishments set up in the U.S. by locals in response to harsh state licensing laws. Many were masqueraded as business establishments to evade the police. 

At the Evans and Peel, customers first enter the smoke screen of an old fashioned private investigator's office, before continuing through to the restaurant via a hidden door. 

We pride ourselves in the experiential concept of the venue, one of the first of its kind on the London scene in 2012. The venue is still considered to be at the top of its game and has been rated in the top three cocktail bars in London for a number of years.  


Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire (01433) 695560
Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester (0161) 8813031