LONDON'S WORLD PREMIER GYPSY SWING - JAZZ MANOUCHE RESTAURANT/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 8 April 2021 - we aplogise for any confusion caused by the Gov. Please call if you have any questions 02077872227

ONLY garden dining and opening from the 12th April, capacity 30 persons. This means no live music, the Gov as usual cont. to control our business and remains silent ....on when we can trade as normal.

We currenlty believe we will be - open as usual 17th May ???? we have nightly live music planned from this date ..###Until then we will open Tuesday to Sunday 6-11 - you can book your dining garden table now.

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Come and enjoy/hire our secret garden for your micro event up to 30 persons - just call 02077872227 or email your booking request ...info@quecumbar.co.uk

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When not hired out for private event

- you can book 1 to 5 tables, seating min of 2 persons per table, plus we have dinkers seating areas in the garden and at the front of our business - diners will get preferential booking.

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A minimum of 2 courses per person and £25pp min spend on dining tables

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We apologise for the restrictive trading for which we have no other options due to government subjugation of me and my business.

You can continue to help us by:

Search and listen to our Le Q Record label recordings on Spotify and Apple for example:

  • Stars of Gypsy Swing double album - Listen here Here you will hear Hank Marvin playing Gypsy Swing – Noto Swing from our double album Stars of Gypsy Swing – a great double album where all the tracks were donated for FREE - by our generous Patrons, to support and promote the world-wide Gypsy Swing music genre:

The Biel Ballester Trio *Woody Allens track from his Vicky Christina Barcelona *movie by our Patron The Biel Ballester Trio from Barcelona - live album recorded here – the movie track “When I was a boy” from our 1st and bestselling album to date with over 20 fabulous tracks demonstrating Biels own take on Gypsy Swing.

Listen here

Here is more about Biel - [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biel_Ballester]

*Help by buying music CDs and downloads here on our store. *

WATCH THIS SPACE

RE FORCED RESTRICTIONS BY THE GOVERNMENT

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UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE if and when allowed to open, we are 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. As of the 12th April we can only take bookings for the garden.

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Only book a table to have a full dining (and music experience when allowed).

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

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Book now to wine and dine (and enjoy live music when the ban is lifted in May 2021) - please check our music calendar for gigs and ticketed concerts nights planned in advance, when you do not need to book a table as that is automatic with any ticket purchase.

- FROM 12TH APRIL

NEW HOURS AS PER GOVERNMENT FORCED CURFEW

Every day except Mondays from 6PM - 11pm - GARDEN ONLY

FABULOUS garden to chill and hire

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Food orders taken until 9.30pm

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available for private hire

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Many businesses such as ours have gone forever, silently - slipping away without people even noticing, never to return - we urge you all to lobby your MPs to stop the breach of rights we have all been subjected to for nearly a year and save your hospitality, music industry and your freedoms.

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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 18 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

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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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We have re booked THE AMAZING Tom Seals

Buy your ticket now SUNDAY 22 AUGUST

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 6pm - 7pm ** BOOK NOW

For 4 persons in the garden until we are allowed to open indoors (£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 once again when the government lifts its restrictions.

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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 2020 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 ) This will be updated when we are allowed to open as usual


ANTONIO FORCIONE returns SUNDAY 20 JUNE 2021

Buy your ticket NOW

Solo guitar legend - up close and personal performance

We had a fabulous concert from Antonio 13 December 2020, it was great to see so many of you here supporting Antonio and live music. Thank you we are hoping to schedule him for a return concert in 2021 watch this space

Click here for a glimpse of his musical magic

Antonio Forcione


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

From 12th April - garden bookings only details here...

Come and enjoy our secret garden - for private events and dining book now! The government forces us to only use the garden until furhter notice. **We will only be allowed to open the garden for trade from the Monday 12th April - max 30 people until further notice** Table bookings (outside of private hire) - for 4 persons dining per table - we 5 exclusive tables available For drinkers we have 3 tables at the front of our premises and 2 sofas and 2 armchairs in the garden. We are prohibited by the government to host any live music as this is inside only - we are accepting private garden hire bookings for wedding, party, events etc based on min spend required to open and staff such events. Please call and chat to me about your event We will update as and when we get news

From TODAY - WE ARE OPEN - garden bookings only, details here...

Come and enjoy our secret garden - for private events and dining book now! The government forces us to only use the garden until further notice. **We will only be allowed to open the garden for trade from the Monday 12th April - max 30 people until further notice** Table bookings (outside of private hire) - for 4 persons dining per table - we have 5 exclusive tables available For drinkers we have 3 tables at the front of our premises and 2 sofas and 2 armchairs in the garden. We are prohibited by the government to host any live music as this is inside only - we are accepting private garden hire bookings for wedding, party, events etc based on min spend required to open and staff such events. Please call and chat to me about your event We will update as and when we get news

Garden bookings only details here...

Come and enjoy our secret garden - for private events and dining book now! The government forces us to only use the garden until further notice. **We will only be allowed to open the garden for trade from the Monday 12th April - max 30 people until further notice** Table bookings (outside of private hire) - for 4 persons dining per table - we have 5 exclusive tables available For drinkers we have 3 tables at the front of our premises and 2 sofas and 2 armchairs in the garden. We are prohibited by the government to host any live music as this is inside only - we are accepting private garden hire bookings for wedding, party, events etc based on min spend required to open and staff such events. Please call and chat to me about your event We will update as and when we get news

Garden bookings only details here...

Come and enjoy our secret garden - for private events and dining book now! The government forces us to only use the garden until furhter notice. **We will only be allowed to open the garden for trade from the Monday 12th April - max 30 people until further notice** Table bookings (outside of private hire) - for 4 persons dining per table - we 5 exclusive tables available For drinkers we have 3 tables at the front of our premises and 2 sofas and 2 armchairs in the garden. We are prohibited by the government to host any live music as this is inside only - we are accepting private garden hire bookings for wedding, party, events etc based on min spend required to open and staff such events. Please call and chat to me about your event We will update as and when we get news

Garden bookings only details here...

Come and enjoy our secret garden - for private events and dining book now! The government forces us to only use the garden until furhter notice. **We will only be allowed to open the garden for trade from the Monday 12th April - max 30 people until further notice** Table bookings (outside of private hire) - for 4 persons dining per table - we 5 exclusive tables available For drinkers we have 3 tables at the front of our premises and 2 sofas and 2 armchairs in the garden. We are prohibited by the government to host any live music as this is inside only - we are accepting private garden hire bookings for wedding, party, events etc based on min spend required to open and staff such events. Please call and chat to me about your event We will update as and when we get news
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From April 12 2021 - we are only allowed to take bookings for the garden - max cap 30 - max 6 per table/2 households - but you can have your private event here. We hope 17th May we will be open as usual ... Please book early and arrive on time ...the table is yours for the evening

Any concert ticket purchase - includes your table to dine. Our live music is FREE all night on our famous, Tuesday Gypsy Swing Jam session

2021 new Wednesdays! a brand new hot weekly session - The New Season Band UK and Friends. Foot tapping, hand clapping, finger clicking classic Blues, Swing, Rythm & Blues, Reggae and Gospel music peppered with well known and loved favourite melodies. £8 cash on the door - A fresh great vocal-led selected quartet each week, showcasing their immense talent and passion for music and life. Don't miss this brand new night ..
Thur Fri or Sat for before 8pm arrivals, the music is FREE, from 8pm it's £6pp music cover charge - Any dining table booking by phone 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. If you inform us, you are exempt from wearing a mask - we will be very happy

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