The Oriental is an old established, old fashioned gentleman's club (ladies now eligible for membership) in a quiet cul-de-sac of Oxford Street.The public rooms are high ceilinged & hung with large old paintings from the Raj. The food & wine are good, reasonably priced & are served mostly by old retainers of long service although there are some younger staff members who have also acquired the traditional quiet courtesy of their seniors. There are no prices shown on the menus given to guests which is a thoughtful touch. It is a soothing refuge from the mannerless hustle & bustle so typical of London today. New members have to be introduced & seconded by existing members.
Name: Martin White