LONDON'S WORLD PREMIER GYPSY SWING - JAZZ MANOUCHE RESTAURANT SWING JAZZ VENUE

.....dedicated to the world's finest Gypsy Swing/Jazz guitar genius.

Belgian Gypsy, DJANGO REINHARDT.

The Belgian Gypsy, DJANGO REINHARDT.

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NEWSFLASH 26 November 2020

We will reopen Thursdy 3rd December - we have no idea about NYE as the Gov as usual is controlling our business and remains silent

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We have adjusted our hours in line with Government restrictions.

We are now not allowed to serve drinkers only - all are obliged to have a SUBSTANTIAL MEAL

We will continue when reopening to offer our early bird special for those who wish to order before 7pm at only £29 cash deal for 3 courses and a glass of wine.

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LIVE MUSIC will now start 7.30 pm - 10.30pm - last drinks orders are now 10pm and all must leave by 11.00pm - food can be ordered from 5pm until 9.30pm our last table booking time is 9.30pm

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As we are still forced by the government to have very limited table use, we can only accept bookings for diners wishing to have at least 2 courses each, please BOOK YOUR DINING TABLE FOR AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE and arrive on time to ease service and exit time of 11pm - we are threatened with fines if customers are not out by 11pm - please help us by ordering promptly and departing on time - Government says - masks on at all times except when sitting at your table

Only book a table to have a full dining and music experience.

We have always been table service - please do not come to the bar, as this is also banned by the government.

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IN ORDER TO HELP FACILITATE EVERYONES SPEEDY EXIT AT 11PM PLEASE PAY IN CASH - as we have only one card machine

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Delicious GARDEN open and for hire and seats 30 persons

Shisha and Hookah

Our fabulous speciality dish - Tartiflette de Savoie is now available as "TAKE AWAY" and its mushroom veg option plus other menu favourites.

Daily Early Bird Special - now 5-7pm 3 course meal + glass of wine £29 cash plus service for fab staff

Thursday Special -Trad Coq Au Vin £12

Sunday Special - Half Roast chicken & Veg £12

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Book now to wine and dine and enjoy live music whilst you can - please check our music calendar for gigs and ticketed concerts nights - when you do not need to book a table as that is automatic with any ticket purchase.

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NEW HOURS AS PER GOVERNMENT FORCED CURFEW

Every day from 5PM - 11PM last drinks orers 10pm food 9.30pm

FABULOUS garden to chill or hire

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Food orders taken until 9.30pm

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available for private hire

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It is clear many businesses such as ours have already disappeared silently - they will slip away without people even noticing, never to return - we urge you all to lobby your MP to stop the breach of rights we have all been subjected to and save your hospitality and music industry

Live music future still hangs by a thread...please pass the word and check out our fund raising initiative Le QuecumBar Crowdfunder page

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We have hosted approx 17,680 musicians since opening 17 years ago and served well over 200,000 customers that have enjoyed MUSIC MOOD WINE AND FOOD

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Please spread the word and contribute to help keep live music live at Le QuecumBar Crowdfunder page

PETER GOLDING HOT CLUB GANG

Watch and listen here

Capturing the magic of live swing music at Le Q

A fund raising archive film viewing, of lost and found live performance from 2004 courtesy of Peter Golding and the Hot Club Gang to help raise contributions for Le QuecumBar. Get a taste of a hot night at Le Q ..

Contribute here Le QuecumBar Crowdfunder page

For customers, live music fans and MUSICIANS - who can join in and fund raise, by live streaming, helping to save a venue of their choice and raise their own profile at Save Our Venues

Please share our crowd funding link ....After all, we exist to support musicians and their music. A task being made harder and harder by the governement forcing us to shrink our hours and capacity on an already struggling industry

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NEWSFLASH We are absolutely gutted that we are forced to close until December and Tom Seals will be cancelled for Sunday November 22nd however we are working on rescheduling his gig!

THE AMAZING TOM SEALS ENTERTAINS YOU

TOM SEALS wild boogy woogie rock and roll piano and vocals - catch his cabaret dinner show ...get a great taster click here for one of Toms isolation shows

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“Le QuecumBar is unique and provides an irresistible combination of live music, great food and hospitality in a setting as alluring as a coquette’s boudoir.…. The interior evokes the faded elegance of pre-war Parisian café society and hosts performances by some of the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists” Live in London

Enjoy generous servings of hearty, not haughty food and wine and instantly be transported to a sizzling 30s Paris atmosphere and soul, whilst listening to the best of Hot Club Gypsy Swing/Jazz, without having to fly, pack a toothbrush or leave the very heart of Battersea....


Whether you lounge in the garden or wine and dine to our Django Reinhardt style Hot Club music and other Gypsy flavoured and vintage Swing and Jazz, take a relaxing trip, where no passport is required and time seems to stop for long enough to make some lasting memories.

Savour our delicious and most popular signature dish-

Tartiflette Savoyarde with Reblochon Cheese, paired with a great white wine. We now offer a vegetarian option of this famous dish!

**DAILY EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - 3 courses with a glass of wine

every night 5pm - 7pm ** BOOK NOW

Min 2 persons max 4 (£5 supplement for steak) plus service - cash only

The stage is set, your table waiting

Our romantic garden is ideal for quaffing wine, sumptuous sundowners and for private hire. Drop by for cool drinks and hot music.

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A hidden gem available for hire

If you have any questions please call us on 02077872227

Performances approx. 7.30pm -10.30pm to comply with 11pm closure re covid rules (A sample of our music listings are at the bottom of this page - daily listings on the music calendar tab, top of this page )


ANTONIO FORCIONE

Solo guitar legend - up close and personal performance

- another chance to see Antonio....

Sunday December 13th tickets on sale click this link

Wine dine and be enthralled

Click here for a glimpse of his musical magic

Antonio Forcione

Wine, dine, be amazed and listen with your mouth full....

From the first moment Antonio walks on stage to rapturous applause, a humble smile on his face, guitar in hand, you know you are in the presence of a true artist and are in for an evening with a touch of magic. And as the first deep, warm, intense notes float through the auditorium, you can hear a pin drop and feel the sonic spell of his guitar weaving through the room. As one critic put it “Imagine an Italian hybrid of Michael Hedges, John McLaughlin and Django Rheinhardt ... ferocious, rampaging, controlled power, meticulous precision and clarity of expression ... astonishing musical personality” Doors open at 6pm best seats allocated on arrival - performance approx 7pm -9.50pm to comply with covid rules



Take a virtual walk through our venue and garden by clicking on the link below.

Click on the link and the play button - on the way round you will see blue circles, click on them for more content.


In 2010 we hosted, in style, the first ever Gypsy Jazz Festival of London a totally sold out event.


It was a 9 day Jazz Manouche event with 36 Gypsy and non Gypsy musicians from 5 countries all in celebration of Django's 100th Birthday - the first ever LONDON GYPSY JAZZ FESTIVAL. Our Le Q Records label recorded the event on a triple CD album, featured on the left of this page. We thank all who supported us and helped make that magic happen.

We celebrated our 17 years of Gypsy Swing Heaven on Mon 10th February 2020 with the MAGNIFICENT 7 - however it became 8 - of the Original QuecumBar Allstars an amazing night of Gypsy Swing full of energy passion swing and sheer joy ....watch out they are back 2021

My London – Evening Standard – Cressida Bonas says, "What’s the most romantic thing someone’s done for you?"

"I love being taken to jazz bars and particularly a wonderful club in Battersea, called Le QuecumBar. I always have the perfect evening there — it’s intimate with live Gypsy swing music. "

Wedding reception review

We chose Le QuecumBar for our wedding reception and everything went beyond our expectations.

If you are looking for a venue with a real soul and a great atmosphere, this is the place... On arrival Sylvia, and the team welcomed us all with a 'state of art' Bellini, then we had the buffet which was very good quality, generous in quantity and so much variety (a brilliant combination of European, North African and Asian dishes).

... the atmosphere was magic. ....our guests enjoyed the beautiful rear garden .. with the beautiful plants and the lights ...

All our friends were so happy they discovered such a hidden gem in London.

Thank you ...for having made this day truly special and unforgettable!**

See contact tab for all private hire details

Our weekly calendar of all our music is on the above top left music calendar tab

SEE A SAMPLE OF OUR MUSIC SPECIAL EVENTS BELOW

A PERFECT VENUE TO CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS, RELAX WITH TABLE SERVICE, EAT WELL, ENJOY FREE LIVE MUSIC OR A TICKETED SPECIAL EVENT CONCERT, QUAFF A GLASS OF WINE, HAVE A PRIVATE SOIREE, LOCATION OR PHOTO SHOOT

An informal dining experience. Enjoy fine live music whilst experiencing nostalgic Parisian soul in the heart of Battersea, with live Gypsy Swing, music, mood, wine and food!

Book your table to dine for non ticketed nights, on the left – We do not take table bookings for drinkers, just drop by if it's for drinks only.

Soak up a swinging night at Le Q. Outside of winter months we have an enchanting romantic fairy lit garden, the perfect hide away to rendezvous.

Ladies, get away from the guys or enjoy a romantic date enveloped in our 1930’s Parisian atmosphere with sizzling world class concerts up close and personal – Seductive Bellinis, Chocolate Martinis, espresso martinis and other favourites or wine for all tastes and pockets.

Free parking after 4.30pm – or just a 20 minute stroll over Battersea Bridge from Chelsea and Kensington or from Clapham Junction, 170 bus route Victoria to Roehampton, other various bus routes.

LISTEN, DRINK, EAT, AND ENJOY

Due to government rules from 26 Nov 2020

Music performance is approx 7.30pm - 10.30pm re Big G closing rules AND ALL OUT BY 11PM

Tuesdays open 5pm – 11 pm - performance 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm FREE all evening, Gypsy Swing jam session. Spot the latest talent on the Gypsy Swing scene!

Wednesdays are currently Mish Mash £6pp on the door music 7.30pm to 10.30pm each Wednesday could be a mix of country/folk/soft rock/blues etc

Thursday open 5pm -11pm, FREE for before 8pm arrivals £6pp from 8pm

Friday and Saturdays open 5pm – 11pm FREE for before 8pm arrivals £6pp from 8pm

FREE live music all evening, if you arrive before 8pm, just £6pp from 8pm, sometimes special events are planned for mid week, these will be ticketed nights. Please check the music calendar tab top of the page.

Sunday and Mondays open 5pm -11.00pm – performance 7.30pm - 10.30pm

Ticketed Prestige Performance Concerts/Special Events, buy your ticket here and your table to dine will be waiting. We play host, to some of the world's best of the Gypsy Swing genre with many of the world's top Gypsy players gracing our small intimate stage.

We reserve the right, when necessary to implement a minimum spend of £25pp on food and drinks on ticketed cabaret concert events, as the musicians receive all the ticket money.

Below is a sample of upcoming performances including live stream #saveourvenues performances - the music calendar at the top of this page lists all performances by date

Vocal Swing & Soul with Tamara Raven

Tamara Raven a versatile and captivating singer, boasting fluency in numerous musical styles including jazz, pop, soul, house, disco and others. Her strong voice, impeccable sense of swing, original way of interpreting song and improvising, bright appearance and artistic courage make her concerts unforgettable. She will be accompanied by guitarist Omar Rios Melendez, and if we are lucky her violin might make an appearance too! A participant and winner of international festivals and resident of "New York Fashion Life TV”, Tamara has also gained prestige of the highest musical award in the Caucasus “Golden Microphone”. OPENING HOURS 5pm - 11pm MUSIC 7.30pm - 10.30pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 5-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash

Pete 'Tiger' Sheppard - Sizzling Gypsy Swing duo with attitude

MONTHLY MUSIC RESIDENCY PETE “TIGER” SHEPPARD ensemble Don't miss the mighty sound of Pete “Tiger” Sheppard & Co, stonking Gypsy swing guitar. We delight in Pete's fast and furious Gypsy Swing guitar - just as the name suggests always an exciting performance wine dine and be enthralled ... OPENING HOURS 5pm - 11pm MUSIC 7.30pm - 10.30pm FOOD 5pm - 10pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 5-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash

Hot Swing with Jack Calloway’s Parlophonians 1920’s and 1930’s

Jack is the man of true cabaret artistry - stonking music, huge talent and personality, a must see performance Wine and dine to magical Hot Swing and syncopation entertainment from the multi talented Jack Calloway - he sings, he plays multiple instruments and can even soft shoe shuffle a total night of hot swinging entertainment Jack Calloway and selected members of his world renown Parlophonians dance orchestra bring a specialised set and outfit to London for an evening of hot swing jazz and dance music from the 1920’s and 1930’s. Jack, an internationally renown bandleader, has appeared throughout Europe and on the east and west coasts of America as a premier purveyor of hot swing jazz and syncopation - appearing with the biggest names on the international scene such as: Tatiana Eva-Marie, Gordon Webster, Vince Giordano, Juraj Bartos, Terry Waldo, Mike Davis, Jon-Erik Kellso, Gunhild Carling, Graham Dalby and many more! Find out more at [www.parlophonians.com](www.parlophonians.com) OPENING HOURS 5pm - 11pm MUSIC 7.30pm - 10.30pm FOOD 5pm - 10pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 5-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash or our Special Sunday roast half chicken and veg £12 - Ticket holders are guaranteed a table for the whole evening - We reserve the right when necessary to implement a minimum spend on food and drink of £25pp as all the ticket money goes to musicians, and our only revenue is from food and drink.

TUESDAY’S FREE, & SIZZLING, GYPSY SWING JAM SESSION

London's best kept secret - feel the buzz - be part of a hot music scene hidden away in Battersea but 10 minutes from Chelsea and Kings Road.... The famous FREE weekly Gypsy Swing jam session is known around the globe, the sessions are led by top Le QuecumBar bass players and many QuecumBar Allstars. You saw Johnny Depp in Chocolate play Minor Swing, Django style. See and hear it live in our intimate 1930s! Regular Gypsy Swing musicians and Le QuecumBar Allstars drop by to jam for Django, you never know who is here – the best of the best and new comers join in their joy of Django’s music and swing the night away, violins, guitars, clarinets, sax, etc etc a band of musical Gypsies in their own way – even Hank Marvin has joined the Le Q jams !! Parisian cabaret brasserie style, chill out with a bottle of quaffable wine and simple food always a great night full of musical surprises, transporting you to the swinging streets of Montmartre with all the colour and joy of the Belle Epoch. If you play swing then bring your instrument! If you can sing swing hop down and join the friendliest crowd in London! Our customers are friends our friends are customers. Le Q staff happy to serve and offer musical bites of inside info on what’s hot, and not so hot! OPENING HOURS 5pm - 11pm MUSIC 7.30pm - 10.30pm FOOD 5pm - 10pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 5-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash

MishMash Eclectic Showcase

MishMash the new weekly event: a showcase of eclectic music! Something completely different. As usual we are back with MUSIC, MOOD, WINE and FOOD Each Wednesday a variety of local musicians will come together to bring you a show in several acts, fusing together a wide variety of genres from Soul to Blues to Jazz and Rock. MishMash is a great event for musical creative souls to exchange ideas and converse with the community. Be ready for a night of boundless inspiration! Music 7pm - 9.45pm with a variety of acts OPENING HOURS 5pm - 10pm MUSIC 7pm - 9.45pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 5-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash
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JOIN US FOR MUSIC MOOD WINE AND FOOD, BOOK YOUR TABLE TO DINE

From 26 Nov - The government has restricted table space at all food/bar venues therefore only "book a table" if you wish to eat 2 courses per person full meals. We are only allowed to serve alcohol with a substantial meal. Please book early and arrive on time as all customers must leave the premises by 11pm - last drinks orders before 10pm only with food, this is not what we want it is current forced government back door curfew legislation. Last drinks orders are before 10pm - from 26 Nov we are not allowed to serve just drinkers all are required to have a substantial meal until firther notice

Drinkers or snackers, we are prevented by the government to serve.

Any concert ticket purchase includes your table to dine. Our live music is FREE all night @ Tuesdays Gypsy Swing Jam session - Wednesday we have a new music night please check the calendar its £6pp cash on the door and on Thur Fri or Sat for before 8pm arrivals the music is FREE, from 8pm it's £6pp music cover charge - Any phone booking we will require a card to secure - no shows and late cancellations will be charged at £15 so please be considerate and kind enough to cancel your table booking within 48 hours if you cannot make it. Thank you we look forward to seeing you whether a regular or new customer and we will try to have fun in spite of the dictatorial government. Masks to be worn when not at your table and as always we only do table service for your pleasure.

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