The Gatsby, 97 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2DG
The Gatsby was originally the grand entrance to The Rex cinema which first opened in 1938. However in 1988, the cinema closed its doors to the public due to dwindling audience figures. Thankfully in 2004, this sleeping beauty opened its eyes once again, with a beautifully restored cinema, followed a year later by The Gatsby restaurant below, offering the perfect environment for those special occasions.
The original 1930’s art deco still runs throughout the bar and restaurant untouched. As you enter The Gatsby you are greeted by the sight of the grand stair case that once led through to the cinema screen.
The magnificent crystal chandelier proudly shows off the same hand carved coving that continues into the restaurant that was once the ticket booth and tea room. A large screen projects classic black and white films onto the bar wall and a classic white baby grand piano sits comfortably at the back of the restaurant. This is a true vintage setting.