The world was very different in the 1960s. Mobile phones are now more powerful than the computer that put men on the moon, fax has been and gone, and streaming has replaced the record. But one thing has endured: King’s Social House is still the place to be in St. Moritz.
Known as the oldest nightclub in Switzerland, King’s Social House first opened its doors in 1963 and was then known as The King’s Club. The brainchild of Andrea and Hansjürg Badrutt, the sons of Badrutt’s Palace founder Hans Badrutt, the venue opened after the brothers took over the management of their father’s hotel following his passing. Built in the old tennis hall, the club was a huge hit and, over the next few decades, King’s Club regularly attracted jet-setters of all ages who came to party.
But as the times changed, so too did King’s Club, with a new name in 2018 and a new chef introduced to the classic venue, with Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton introducing a neo-bistro concept to the iconic club. Gian Mueller, Food and Beverage Director at Badrutt’s Palace, connected with Atherton after discovering the chef’s love of St. Moritz and Jason was thrilled to accept the challenge.
King’s Social House also features a gorgeous bar, where talented barmen create the most exquisite beverages. To start the evening, guests can enjoy the unique and convention-defying cocktails that include Curry Me Home (made with Cognac, fresh lime, coconut cream and curry powder) and a Ballroom Spritz (composed of gin, limoncello, Aperol, raspberry sherbet, citrus and Champagne), as well as many more delectable offerings. Guests are then encouraged to take in the music from both DJs and live performers who have travelled to St. Moritz from around the globe to entertain guests from their table to the dancefloor.
The restaurant at Kings Social House further refines this iconic location. Atherton’s artistic winter comfort food adds an element of sophistication to classic dishes, with Paccheri Pasta made with burrata, spicy pork sausage and a tomato reduction, as well as the one-kilo Côte De Boeuf (for two people) on the mouth-watering menu.
Be our guest
So, why not join us to celebrate our 60th anniversary? From the dining table to the turntable, King’s Social House is a must for fans of the unusual and refined. If you wish to visit the legendary club yourself, you can learn more or book your table here.