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Gennaro's was a restuarant in New Compton Street, Covent Garden. Joe Ackerly's social circle met there in the 1930s (and at the Hungry Horse and Chez Victor's in the 1950s).[1]

According to Peter Parker, biographer of Joe Ackerley, it was "famous for its beautiful waiters, who were carefully selected by the flamboyant old proprietor during holidays back in his native Italy.[2]


  1. Matt Houlbrook, Queer London, page 74.
  2. Quoted in Between the Pigeonholes: Gerald Heard, 1889-1971 by Alison Falby