Esoteric London

No. 359: Great Marlborough Street, W1

Posted in Eating places, Political London by esotericlondon on July 14, 2011

Great Marlborough Street, London, W1. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

Victor Sassie opened the Gay Hussar on Greek Street in Soho in 1953. The Socialist MP Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan soon became a devotee of its large, rich Hungarian meals and the restaurant quickly attracted a following amongst the politicians of the political left. With Bevan’s continued patronage the restaurant became known as the unofficial headquarters of the Bevanite movement. R.D.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: