The Metropolitan Police have asked Camden Council to review the licence of Gales Restaurant Ltd (trading as the Elysee Restaurant) 13 Percy Street, Fitzrovia following “a serious incident of crime and disorder at the premises”.
The police have applied for an “expedited review” of the premises under Section 53A of the Licensing Act 2003.
To view the details of the application and make a comment, search Camden’s public licensing register for the following reference:
APP\PREMISES-REV\111762, Elysee Restaurant, 13 Percy Street, London W1T 1DP.
The last date for making a representation is 29 September 2022.
The premises currently has permission for a number of licensable activities including the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises from 10am to 2am the following morning from Monday to Tuesday; from 10am to 3am the following morning from Wednesday to Saturday; and from 12noon until midnight on Sunday.
Update: 28 September 2022. A licensing hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday 4 October.
“The Police had reason to believe the premises were associated with serious crime on Saturday 10 September 2022 [and] an incident took place inside the premises involving patrons of the venue,” states a report for the licensing panel.
“The incident involved the use of drugs at the premises and an alleged sexual assault. Full details are given in the summary review application.”
On 15 September the premises licence was suspended until the licensing panel determines the application for the review.
However, part of the report to the licensing panel is not being disclosed and part of the hearing may be held in private.
“This report has appendices which contains information exempt within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and is not for publication. The appendix has therefore been circulated to Panel Members only.
“If the Panel wishes to discuss the contents of a closed exempt appendix it may pass the proposed resolution identified at the end of the document to exclude members of the public and the press from the proceedings for that discussion,” states the report.
The licensing panel has a number of options after hearing evidence including revoking the premises licence.