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 2 March 2021

We are ONLY allowed to open the garden from 12th April capacity 30 persons - this means no live music, the Gov as usual is controlling our business and remains silent ....on when we can trade as normal.

Watch this space for news of opening hours and days to come.

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. *

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UNTIL WE HAVE UPDATED FORCED RESTRICTIONS BY THE GOVERNMENT - DETAILS BELOW ARE PRE LOCKDOWN FROM DECEMBER

LIVE MUSIC IS NOW 7.30 pm - 10.30pm UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - 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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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 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

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

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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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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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Many businesses such as ours have already disappeared, 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 and music industry

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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 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

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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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NEWSFLASH We are absolutely gutted that we are forced to close again 16th December - Tom Seals was re booked for Sunday Feb 7th 2021 - however due to continued lock down we have been forced to reschedule again Learn more here and book a ticket now

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

We had a fabulous concert from Antonio 13 December, 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 March 2021

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

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 - 10pm MUSIC 7pm - 9.45pm FOOD 5pm - 9pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 5-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash

Lauren Lucille & Antonio Marzinotto Collective

Join us to enjoy a concert by Antonio Marzinotto, accompanied by singer Lauren Lucille! Antonio Marzinotto will perform well loved standards from the American songbook – capturing the swinging spirit of 1940s and 50s recording. **Event Details** OPENING HOURS 5pm - 10pm MUSIC 7pm - 9.45pm Two 45 minutes sets - with 30 min break - Guests are expected to dine on the night - Ticket holders are guaranteed a table for the whole evening - Take advantage of our early bird deal 5-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash - 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.

Jake Maun Swinging Jazz Duo

Jake Maun Duo Enjoy an evening of swinging tunes from the Great American Songbook and Django Reinhardt’s compositions, with a few classics from the gypsy jazz repertoire! 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!

Eclectic Jazz Guitar Duo - Alexander & Robinson

Guitar Jazz for Saturday night wine and dine Blending the sounds of a Gibson 6-string guitar and a custom-built Manson 7-string guitar, the Charles Alexander / Andy Robinson Guitar Duo is noted for its dynamic performances, featuring their lively arrangements of Jazz compositions from the swing era to the present day, the music of Brazil and New Orleans and delicate ballads, plus a sprinkling of their own compositions. Their current CD is Comparing Notes on 33 Jazz. OPENING HOURS 5pm - 10pm MUSIC 7pm - 9.45pm FOOD 5pm - 9pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 5-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash

Sarah Spencer & Hugh Crozier - Swinging New Orleans Sax, Vocals & Piano

Join us for an evening of New Orleans revelry with Sarah Spencer and Hugh Crozier! Sarah Spencer on reeds and vocals, Hugh Crozier on piano and vocals Sarah and Hugh are both internationally-renowned musicians who specialize in New Orleans music – from its early roots in Blues, Ragtime, Gospel music, Jazz and Swing, to the Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll that are uniquely New Orleans. They have both played concerts, festivals, and gigs all over the globe. Between them, their music has been released on over 40 recordings in multiple countries and on prestigious recording labels. 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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