Green light for trendy late-night nightclub in Hornsey

A FORMER pub is set to reopen as a swanky night spot until 2.30am at weekends – to the disappointment of residents nearby. The former Wishing Well pub next to Hornsey railway station in Tottenham Lane will be Funky Brownz restaurant, with a shisha smoking

A FORMER pub is set to reopen as a swanky night spot until 2.30am at weekends - to the disappointment of residents nearby.

The former Wishing Well pub next to Hornsey railway station in Tottenham Lane will be Funky Brownz restaurant, with a shisha smoking lounge and dance floor.

Councillors agreed at a licensing committee meeting last Thursday (July 30) to give the new owner Raj Patel a licence to open from 10am to 1.30am Sunday to Wednesday, from 10am to 2.30am if there is a pre-booked function on Thursdays (or 1.30am if there is not), and from 10am to 2.30am on Fridays and Saturdays.

The venue was also given a late licence to serve alcohol until 1am Sunday to Wednesday and until 2am Thursday to Sunday.

Funky Brownz also has permission to play live music until 2am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

One Ribblesdale Road resident who asked not to be named, told The Broadway: "The owners have insisted all along that they want to open a restaurant not a nightclub.

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"Yet there will be a dance floor and four bouncers. I'm absolutely disgusted.

"There were more than 100 letters of objection from local residents and I really felt the licensing committee did not want to listen to us.