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The Hunters Club?

Does anyone remember the restaurant with the lobster aquarium in Sheraton Hotel back in the 80s? I think it was called the Hunters Club? It was located in the back, to the right of the telex machines. I’m trying to find photos or info on it but can’t find anything so I’m guessing I’ve got the name completely wrong.

Update: Ok found it, the restaurant was called “Hunt Room” so I was close! I found an old Sheraton matchbook for sale on eBay that mentions Hunt Room (pictured below) and also found a photo of a father and son having dinner there back in 1984. I need to keep digging.

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In one of the captions for a photo from the link you included, it says:
Darius Goodridge at the Hunt Room, Sheraton Hotel, Kuwait – 7 Jan 1984
So i’m guessing the name was the Hunt Room.

not deliberately lol, i was writing a post on kunafa and then remembered the kunafa station outside the lebanese restaurant in sheraton in the 80s. we used to go to sheraton every friday for lunch as a kid and I then i remembered the telex machines they had in the back and how I used to love reading the news that would come out of the printers.

That led me to being very curious about the hunt room which was located near the telex machines but I had never been to and always been curious about. I used to just check out the lobsters in the tank outside but never actually ate there.

We used to go every Friday for lunch too! I remember my first Christmas lunch in Kuwait there in 1977.
P.S. Did you have a brother in Kuwait too?

‘The Hunt Room’- I remember it well especially, their lobsters and the shrimp chilled on ice. The wooden interior was a class apart and what to say of the service ?! Back then Class had an address: the Kuwait Sheraton of the late 70s snd early 80s

The Sheraton is to Kuwait what the Peninsula is to Hong Kong, the Raffles is to Singapore or the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is to Mumbai. Trust the renovation effort does justice to the Grand Old Dame of Kuwait. I believe she opened her doors to guests way back in 1966 – being only the second Sheraton property outside the US besides Tel Aviv.

Dear Mr. Mark,

Greetings from the Sheraton Kuwait, a Luxury Collection Hotel.

Thank you for your kind and nostalgic words regarding the hotel. You are correct, we did have a restaurant back in the day called the “Hunt Room”.

Please feel free to share with us any old memories and photographs that you may have and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.
Sheraton Kuwait Team

Thank you for this gem of history Mark. I admire your sincerity and resolve.

Do you mean ‘matchbox’ instead of matchbook?

‘The Hunt Room’- I remember it well especially, their lobsters and the shrimp chilled on ice. The wooden interior was a class apart and what to say of the service ?! Back then Class had an address: the Kuwait Sheraton of the late 70s snd early 80s

Between the Hunt Room, Riccardo, Tarbouche, Hunting & Equesterian Club and the rooftop on the Kuwait Airways HQ building in Sharq- people in Kuwait btwn 1975-78 were spoilt rotten for choice including international attractions such as, fashion shows which were a regular fixture on the social calendar back then

Mark, please try doing something similar with another gem of a property: the erstwhile seafront Kuwait Hilton back when Hilton used to be Hilton. Loved their cantilevered stairway and their two storied lobby- by far, the most expansive I have come across anywhere.
Michiko, the in house Japanese restaurant was straight out of Kyoto and Failaka, their diner was also borderline decent.

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