If we told you there was an egg-themed club in Mayfair, you’d probably think that was the single most naff thing you’d ever heard right? Wrong. This is not Kinder, nor Cadbury my friends. We’re talking the Humpty Dumpty King of all eggs: The Fabergé. Bonbonniere, named after the French for ‘small candy box’, is a luxury members only nightclub with chains in London, New York and Mykonos. Opening in November of 2014, Bonbonniere snapped up the title for “Best New Nightclub” at the 2015 London Club and Bar Awards, presumably due to it’s playful theme and egg-cellent management. Sorry, bad egg joke- but we’ve got a dozen of them...
Serving as an emblem of status and wealth, The Fabergé egg inspires the décor at Bonbonniere. Brainchild of British billionaire Joe Fournier, of Channel 4’s Million Dollar Party People, Bonbonniere is 2000 sq ft of hyper-modern, sweet-inspired splendour. Their egg shaped DJ booth is slap bang in the middle of the club, surrounded by arc shaped semi-booths, small tables and lounge areas, making the place very intimate and sociable. Bonbonniere mimics the the plush cushion effect so associated with Fabergé with an incredible LED display overhead and there are even mini Fabergé eggs decorating the walls.
Make sure to look out for special event Boutique de Bon Bon, where the club is transformed into an incredibly delicious looking Candy Land complete with beautiful BonBon girls dressed in that iconic Katy Perry ensemble. Speaking of beautiful ladies, we’ve heard of shot girls but Bonbonniere shakes things up with in-house candyfloss girls. Distributing naughty favourites like seaside rock, lollipops, and of course, candyfloss. Don’t mind if we do!
It’s generally a £20 entry, although guest list ladies can make it in for free if you arrive before 11pm. It’s also probably worth noting that Bonbonniere does reserve the right to turn people away if they don’t feel they fit the club aesthetic, so make sure you dig deep in that wardrobe for your
swankiest sweetest get-up.
Music: House, Hip Hop, RnB
Dress Code: Smart
Train Station: Bond Street
Address: Bonbonniere, 23 Orchard Street, London, W1H 6HL
Being a pricey place, you can imagine that the cocktails would be spectacular - and boy are they. Whilst The Jelly Bean Cocktail was a personal favourite, the award for most indulgent drink on the menu has to go to the one served in a Swarovski encrusted Fabergé Egg replica worth £35k. Get this, they even serve it with a diamond necklace. At peak city-prices, you’re looking at a good £15-20 for a single and the cheapest champagne available here is £380. Ouchie. But then again, Bonbonniere is rather more about the fanfare than about economy. At Bonbonniere it’s only the best of Old School Hip Hop, RnB, Commercial House and EDM being served up throughout the week, but whatever’s in store here you can rest assured it’ll be top notch. With Sushi Nights, Fashion Shows and the occasional Oompa Loompa scurrying about the place, you are guaranteed to have the time of your l’oeuf.
The young, the cool and the affluent. The only thing more beautiful than the club itself, are the people at it. This goes for A-listers too as it seems to be constantly crammed with celebrities such as Will.I.Am, Snoop Dogg, Idris Elba, Tinie Tempah, Jamie Foxx, Nicole Scherzinger and LMFAO. Even Paris Hilton has had a bash at DJ-ing here, so provided she’s not spinning any of her own stuff, we’re gonna say that’s a good thing. Bonbonniere is a luxury night out with all the trimmings. Most places have bottle and table service, sure, but Bonbonniere goes one further by offering signature ‘Show packages’. Our very favourite of which is The Baywatch Package where you can have bottles of Dom Perignon delivered to your table by Baywatch Lifeguards. You’d certainly turn some heads with that one. Although for the true Bonbonniere experience make sure that you don’t drink it, but instead shower in it. That way people know you mean business.
Bonbonniere is an elite, first class nightclub experience. You will require a good 2-3 week prep before going to this place though. We’re talking ‘crunches before bed, cutting carbs, freshly manicured, tanned, and buffed within an inch of your life’ kind of stuff - if you want to blend in that is. The clientele here are like, Victoria’s Secret Models. We’re serious, literal Victoria's Secret models go here. But rightly so, because Bonbonniere is the pinnacle of London nightlife and a true taste of the VIP experience. You might even say, it’s eggsquisite.