LONDON'S WORLD PREMIER GYPSY SWING VENUE .....

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Serving, Music, Mood, Wine and Food

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6 NIGHTS A WEEK...

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No need to pack a toothbrush, to enjoy generous servings of hearty, not haughty food/wine and listen to the best of Hot Club Gypsy Swing in an atmosphere sizzling with 30s Parisian soul, without leaving the heart of Battersea.....

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Whether you lounge in the garden or wine and dine to our Hot Club music this is a relaxing trip, where no passport is required ...

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Come and try our delicious and most popular signature dish....

Tartiflette Savoyarde with Reblochon Cheese, paired with a great White Cote Du Rhone

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Or treat yourself to our Early Bird Meal Special

3 courses with a glass of wine £29pp

Book Friday and Saturday between 6pm - 6.45pm

Min 2 persons (£5 supplement for steak cash payment - plus service)

The stage is set, your table waiting

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Summer is here - tropical garden open for quaffing wine, sumptuous sundowners and private hire - drop by for cool drinks and hot music.

A hidden gem

If you have any questions please call us 02077872227

Performances approx. 8pm -11pm (A sample of our music listings are at the bottom of this page - daily listings on the music calendar tab, top of this page )

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BORING BANK HOLIDAY?

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NOT AT LE QUECUMBAR .....

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Sunday 25th £12

Zika and Susi Trio

A magical Balkan Ensemble, they enchant their audiences with a musical journey through the Balkans

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Monday 26th £12

Transatlantic Hot Club & Harp Bazaar

61 strings of high energy, joyous adventure into the music of Django Reinhardt, Cole Pole, Manouche and Swing! accompanied by vocals

A taster of what to expect, click here

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ANTONIO FORCIONE solo guitar legend -up close and personal wine and dine cabaret

Click here for a glimpse of his musical magic Antonio Forcione

Due to popular demand - We are arranging another date for Antonio later in the year - watch this space .....tickets on sale soon - book early bird tickets for stage side seats ...

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”



Take a virtual walk through our venue and garden by clicking on the 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 Le QuecumBar celebated the 100th Birthday of Django by hosting a 9 day festival here, with 36 Gypsy and non Gypsy musicians from 5 countries. The 9 days was recorded live in a triple CD album featured on the left of this page. We thank all who supported us and helped make that happen.

“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

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 ...

Unfortunately the band we hired for the day let us down just few hours before, but we've been immediately supported in contacting the Gypsy Dynamite Trio and this literally saved our day....the music was great, we danced till late and had such fantastic moments.

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 dinning 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 its 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

Music performance is approx 8-11

Tuesdays open 7pm – 12 pm- performance 8-11 FREE all night, Gypsy Swing jam session spot the latest talent on the Gypsy Swing scene!

Wednesdays are available for showcasing, private soirees and surprise events!

Thursday open 7pm -12pm, FREE for before 8pm arrivals £6pp from 8pm

Friday and Saturdays open 6pm – 1am 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 6pm -1am – performance 8-11

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 worlds best of the Gypsy Swing genre with many of the worlds top Gypsy players gracing our small intimate stage.

We reserve the right, when nec. 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 - the music calendar at the top of this page lists all performances by date

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!

Jake Maun Hot Gypsy Swing Guitar Duo

A regular at Le QuecumBar, Jake Maun is a London based guitarist who has established himself on the Gypsy Jazz scene and has played with many of the country's best Swing bands. Expect a night of passionate playing from two exceptional musicians.

Django - Gypsy Swing Guitar Duo led by Simon Moore

Gypsy Swing - what we do best - Simon is a well known player on the scene a talented and sensitive player with lyrical improvs. and solos - playing with joy and plenty of Swing, Django style - come wine and dine start you weekend with upbeat Gypsy summer Swing and be transported to an era of elegance and style - tropical garden open for sundowners and Bellinis.....

Charles Alexander and Andy Robinson - Jazz Guitar Duo - THE seasoned favourites!

Jazz guitar duo - Le QuecumBar seasoned jazz favourites Charles Alexander and Andy Robinson a jazz guitar duo that do it all, cool jazz for a hot Saturday night. Wine dine and chill to some great Jazz standards by two versatile and experienced players.

Zika and Susi magical Balkan Ensemble

Wine dine and be enchanted ...... Returning after popular demand this ensemble is led by the virtuoso, Serbian accordionist Živorad Žika Nikolic accompanied by Susi Evans, a leading Klezmer clarinettist of the London Klezmer Quartet - all female ensemble, also seen here. They enchant their audiences with a musical journey through the Balkans, the place where east meet west, a source of traditional musical richness! From soulful Macedonian songs about lost youth, passionate Bosnian Sevdalinkas, mind boggling Bulgarian Racenicas and wedding dances, Hora from Romania and Serbian Kolos, Žika& Susi serve an unforgettable musical experience! Special guest - Indra Buraczewska (double bass & mesmerizing vocals). We do encourage our guests to enjoy a full experience on concert nights, with music, delicious food and drink on offer in the venue. It is thanks to our food and drink revenues that we are able to consistently book world class artists in intimate venues and keep the Live Music "Alive". Where nec we reserve the right to implement a minimum spend on food and drinks of £25pp as musicians receive all the ticket monies. There is no need to book a table, it is automatically reserved with your ticket purchase.
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Drinkers only, table reservations not required When purchasing a cabaret/concert ticket your dining table is reserved. Music is FREE all night @ Tuesdays Gypsy Swing Jam session, Thur Fri or Sat for before 8pm arrivals, from 8pm there is a £6pp music charge - Please cancel your table booking if you cannot make it. Thank you.

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