A first look at our new club in California
Located along the Carbon Beach oceanfront 10 miles north of Santa Monica, Little Beach House Malibu is a small, local club designed for the creative community of Malibu and the surrounding coastal areas.
The first floor of the two-story House includes an indoor bar, oceanfront dining room with an open kitchen and outdoor terrace overlooking the beach. The second-floor sitting room has a bar and two terraces. There’s also a lineup of dedicated member events.
The California-focused menu is led by Executive Chef Giacomo Pettinari, who trained at Spain’s El Bulli restaurant before running the kitchen at Valentino in LA and SO.PA in Palm Springs.
Little Beach House Malibu’s all-day menu is served on both floors, including a mix of local seafood (Avila Beach salmon with avocado and poppy seeds), West Coast staples (fish tacos and kale rice bowls) and Soho House favourites (brick chicken). A brunch Feast is also served on Saturdays and Sundays.
Architecturally, Little Beach House Malibu occupies a minimalist structure with floor-to-ceiling windows, in a space previously occupied by Larry Ellison’s Italian restaurant, Nikita Malibu. “Our design process was very much led by the contemporary style of the building,” explained Soho House Design Director Vicky Charles. “We wanted to make it look very clean but warm inside to reflect the modern lines of the exterior.”
“In order to make it feel like a Soho House, we also added the art collection wall, which is a staple across our clubs,” Charles said. The contemporary artwork features pieces from Matt Connors and Jonathan Yeo.
“My favourite part of Little Beach House Malibu is the top deck. It’s got a perfect view of the ocean — and dolphins if you’re lucky,” Charles added.
Due to its location and size, Little Beach House Malibu exists as a standalone House with a separate, local membership. Every House members may apply to add on Malibu Plus to their current membership via House Seven. Local House members may also apply to add on Malibu Plus. If accepted, their membership will automatically change to Every House.
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