Moustache growers unite: Subterranean restaurant and bar The Factory House is supporting Movember by creating a haven in the heart of the City for those fuzzy-faced fundraisers for the iconic men’s health charity.
All brave souls liberating their upper lip hair in the name of Movember will be treated like royalty at The Factory House in London’s Leadenhall Market throughout this November.
Yes – during November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of soup-strainers on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world; all in aid to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health (specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer).
The Factory House serves up an array of fine wines, carefully crafted cocktails and pioneering twists on classic British dishes, and is growing to be a destination for all-day dining, late-night boozing, business luncheons and sophisticated imbibing.
Guests at the eatery descend a helical staircase surrounding a striking free-standing glass shaft lift, to a sweeping copper-faced bar – complete with ample 180-cover dining room. This discreet basement setting includes carefully sourced machines and inventions from archives, antique train station clocks which become wall sculptures and decorative gauges, pipe work and valves to adorn its Victorian walls.
And it is this month’s “Mo Bros” and “Mo Sistas” who will be furnished with moustache grooming products, treated to complimentary professional grooming parties and given special VIP rates in this Victorian sanctuary.
Support for Movember will be evident throughout the restaurant with stickers & badges abounding, moustache wax and combs in the lavatories for grooming touch-ups and even moustache-shaped biscuits served with compliments alongside hot beverages.
The Factory House will also be promoting a specially devised Movember menu and will donate £1 to the charity from each order placed within the nose-neighbouring month.
The Movember grub includes a manly 280g Sirloin Steak and craftily created Rudyard Kipling cocktail, a combination of cognac, sparkling wine and bitters – based on ‘The King’s Peg’ from Kipling’s short story ‘At the end of the passage.’
Any of you registered “Mo Bros” or “Mo Sistas” fundraising for Movember can receive a 10% discount on their food & drink bills throughout this month.
General manager of The Factory House, Andrew Rhodes, said: “The Factory House has always found inspiration in the great Victorian age. To Victorians, a hairy upper lip was an essential accessory and moustaches were a mark of a gentlemen. Supporting Movember was a natural choice for The Factory House and the whole team is excited about raising money for a great cause.”
Join The Factory House as it becomes a hub of Movember activity for caterpillar-lipped Mo Bros and their nose neighbour-loving Mo Sistas.