Salt Lake City Weekly
London Belle Opens on Main Street
Inspired by a seedy character from Utah history, a mysterious little supper club called London Belle (321 S. Main, 801-363-8888, londonbelleslc.com) has opened its doors in downtown Salt Lake. The restaurant takes its name from Dora B. Topham, or Belle London to those who knew her as one of Ogden's most famous madams during the early 1900s. Fully embracing the mystique of this fascinating woman, London Belle's website touts cryptic mentions of special reservations, candlelit caves and brothel burgers. Based on its proximity to The Rest, another downtown restaurant with a speakeasy reputation, London Belle is shaping up to be the kind of spot that whisks patrons off to a different time and place. I, for one, wouldn't mind getting a peek at its selection of tarts.