Cosy Club gets go-ahead to open Nottingham venue

The Cosy Club in Lincoln

Plans by a national operator to bring a new restaurant could to a Grade II listed building in Nottingham city centre have been given the go-ahead.

Loungers will turn the former Victoria Club casino into a 21,000 sq ft Cosy Club restaurant over three floors. There are currently 23 Cosy Club venues in the UK.

The building was constructed in the late 19th Century for the Imperial Life and Fire Insurance Company. It was altered to the Reform Club in 1913 and was most recently occupied as The Victoria Club.

The plans reveal cellar and store areas on the basement level, bar/dining areas and toilets on the ground floor, bar/dining and kitchen on the first floor, and bar/dining and kitchen on the second floor.

Loungers say the new venue would be a “significant” investment in Nottingham and would create jobs in the city in a building that has been vacant for 14 years.