Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (1) - Tuesday 15th November, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Rooms 18.02, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

Contact: Sarah Craddock, Committee and Councillor Co-ordinator  Email: Tel: 07790980186


No. Item



To report any changes to the membership.


There were no changes to the Membership.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of the existence and nature of any pecuniary interests or any other significant interest in matters on this agenda.


There were no declarations of interest.


The Manette Cafe and Bar, Basement and Ground Floor, 16 Manette Street, London, W1D 4AR pdf icon PDF 1 MB


Site Name & Address


Licensing Reference No.

West End


* West End




The Manette Café and Bar

Basement and Ground Floor

16 Manette Street




Expedited Review


*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone



Expedited Reviewof a Premises Licence in respect of The Manette Café and Bar Basement and Ground Floor 16 Manette Street London W1D 4AR (“The Premises”)  

The Metropolitan Police Service (Police) submitted an application for a Summary Review of the above Premises pursuant to Section 53A of the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”) on 11 November 2022 as the Police considered the Premises were associated with serious crime. The Premises Licence Holder (PLH) of the Premises is Mr Brian Kavanagh. 

The full review of the Premises will take place within 28 days of the date the application was made, being 8 December 2022.  However, the purpose of today’s hearing is for the Sub-Committee to determine whether it is necessary to take any interim steps pending the determination of the full review. 


Mr Brian Kavanagh and Designated Premises Supervisor  

Persons attending the hearing  
For the Police:


Mr James Rankin Counsel of Francis Taylor Building            

PC Reaz Guerra 

PC Steve Muldoon  
For the Premises Licence Holder 


Not present   

Officers present: 

Presenting Officer - Jessica Donovan 
Legal Adviser - Horatio Chance;
Committee Officer - Jack Robinson-Young

Activities and Hours 

The Premises operates as a Café and Bar and is permitted to allow the sale by retail of alcohol for the following hours: - 


Playing of Recorded Music  


Monday to Sunday 09:00 to 00:00 


Sale by Retail of Alcohol(On Sales) 


Monday to Sunday 11:00 to 22:30 


Seasonal Variation/Non-Standard Timings: None 


Hours premises are open to the public 


Monday to Sunday 07:00 to 23:00 

Preliminary Matters: 

1.               The Chairman introduced the Members of the Sub-Committee and outlined the procedure to the Parties in attendance. The Members confirmed that they had no declarations of interest to make. 

2.              The Chairman noted that the committee agenda consisted of the application for summary review, the existing Licence of the Premises and the supporting statements of the Police which had been served and circulated previously to all Parties which included Mr Brian Kavanagh as DPS, who did not attend the hearing, so he was unable to defend the application for interim steps.   


3.              Ms Jessica Donovan, the Presenting Officer outlined the application to the Sub-Committee. She advised that prior to the hearing, she had tried to arrange for Mr Brian Kavanagh the PLH to be present. When Mr Brian Kavanagh said he was unable to attend, she explained that a representative could appear on behalf of the Premises either in person or virtually.  


4.              Mr Kevin Kavanagh understood to be the Owner of the Premises and brother of the PLH gave details of a “property manager and asked Ms Donovan to contact them. Upon contacting the property manager, a lady confirmed she would be willing to speak on behalf on the Premises and would appear before the Sub-Committee virtually. However, as the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.