BILL OF THE WEEK

THE OWNERS of Archer Street, the Soho members’ bar that opened shortly before Christmas, “prefer to remain anonymous”. But comedian Graham Norton and ex-cricketer Sir Ian Botham have been among the first to grace London’s first Billecart-Salmon champagne bar, as have – naturally – ten still-solvent investment bankers. The theatreland venue, where bar-staff perform numbers from West End hits, provided a tonic to help the bankers drown their job-security sorrows. Rather a lot of tonics, in fact: eight bottles of Billecart Brut Reserve, ten of La Battistina Gavi and 22 Prohibition-strength cocktails. If the group can remember how they got home after ordering some “Hooley Dooley”, which tipped the tab over £1k, The Capitalist will be impressed.