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.

**WANTED NOW!

EXPERIENCED SALES/WAITING/BAR STAFF

PART TIME EVENINGS**

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NEWSFLASH 19 September - OUR 19TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Sunday 14th November 2021 Jimmy Rosenberg

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Sadly Jimmy Rosenberg from Holland has cancelled his gig here due to issues of leaving Holland as an unvaxxed person - we are working hard to find a suitable world class artist to replace him

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WE ARE PROUDLY REGISTERED TO THE "WHICH?" CASH FRIENDLY PLEDGE guaranteeing we will keep taking our UK legal currency of physical currency notes and coins and in order to stop the take over and control of our cash by the government.

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You can book a dining table, min of 2 to 8 persons per table, drinkers only no need to book

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A minimum of 2 courses per person on booked dining tables

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GARDEN AVAILABLE - NO BOOKING REQUIRED FOR DRINKERS ONLY

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We aplogise for any confusion caused by the Gov. Please call if you have any questions 02077872227

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Check out our brand new Wednesday nights - Tom Olsen Presents: The Early Jazz Showcase Special £8 cover charge collected by the musicians for the musicians

PRIVATE HIRE - GARDEN day time - Come and enjoy/hire our secret garden for your event up to 40 persons in the garden or hire the whole venue inc garden - just call 02077872227 or email your booking request ...info@quecumbar.co.uk

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Testimonial from Jessies garden B'day party May 2021

Absolutely BRILLIANT!

I had my birthday party at Le QuecumBar and it was absolutely BRILLIANT! We were seated outside in the garden which is stunning - it's Londons hidden gem!! The atmosphere was stunning, and the service was brilliant. Sylvia and her team were extremely accommodating and friendly. Looking forward to returning again and enjoying their live music :)

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You can continue to support LIVE MUSIC AND MUSICIANS AND US - by listening to our music:

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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*Only book a dining 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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Delicious GARDEN open and for day hire and seats 40 persons

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 - 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 - 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.

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Food orders taken 6pm until 9.45pm

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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 over 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 19 years ago and served well over 200,000 customers that have enjoyed our MUSIC MOOD WINE AND FOOD in our unique Parisian atmosphere.

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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 business offerings in an already sinking industry

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THE AMAZING Tom Seals was sold out for

SUNDAY 22 AUGUST - watch this space for updates re his next show here ...... when there will be single tickets for sale and special ticket for 4 friends!

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!

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 12 DECEMBER 2021

Buy your ticket NOW

Solo guitar legend - up close and personal performance

We had a fabulous sold out concert from Antonio Sunday June 20th , it was great to see so many of you here supporting Antonio and live music.

He returns in concert Suday Dec 12 2021

Click here for a glimpse of his musical magic

Antonio Forcione


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

Music performances are approx 8pm - 11pm Thur, Frid, Sat Music is FREE all night to before 8pm arrivals - arrivals from 8pm £6pp

Tuesdays FREE all evening, Gypsy Swing jam session.open 6pm – Midnight - performance 8pm - 11pm - Spot the latest talent on the Gypsy Swing scene!

Wednesdays Ben Crane Swing Ensemble £8pp on the door music for the musicians 8pm to 11pm each Wednesday

Ticketed Prestige Performance Concerts/Special Events. 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 on Sunday and Mondays ticketed events - buy your tickket and your table is waiting - open 6pm -11.00pm – performance 8pm - 11pm

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

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! OPENS 6PM MUSIC 8pm - 11pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash

Tom Olsen Presents: The Early Jazz Showcase Special

Clarinettist and Saxophonist Tom Olsen presents his weekly night of 1920s Early Jazz, accompanied by some of London's best Guitarists and Double Bassists, as well as guest spot appearances from some up-and-coming jazz musicians and vocalists. Enjoy an evening of wining, dining, toe-tapping early swing and excellent musicianship at our all-new Wednesday night showcase! Doors Open 6pm Music 8pm-11pm Tickets are purchased ON THE DOOR - £8 per person (£5 for musicians) and are to be paid to the musicians directly. Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash!

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! OPENS 6pm MUSIC 8pm - 11pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash!

Rod Fogg's Hot Swinging Duo

As well as being a busy guitarist around town Rod Fogg literally wrote the book on Django Reinhardt (it's called Django Reinhardt - Know the Man, Play the Music). He has also appeared at Le Quecumbar with Sara Spade and the Noisy Boys who count Jools Holland and Hank Marvin among their fans. Tonight he is joined by accordion ace Romano Viazzani so expect everything from Bal Musette, Gypsy Jazz and Hot Swing to fancy fingerpicking and ragtime. Tonight he will be joined by ace accordionist Romano Viazzani! OPENS 6pm MUSIC 8pm - 11pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 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
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JOIN US FOR MUSIC MOOD WINE AND FOOD, BOOK YOUR TABLE TO DINE

HURRAH! From the 17th May we opened as usual ...MUSIC MOOD WINE AND FOOD. Please book early and arrive on time ...the table is yours for the evening a minimum of 2 courses. Any dining table booking by phone we will require a card to secure - no shows and late cancellations will be charged at £15pp so please be considerate and kind enough to cancel your table booking before 48 hours if you cannot make it.

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 - Benjamin Crane Swing ensemble, showcasing immense talent and passion for music and life. Don't miss this brand new night ..£8pp collected by the musicians for the musicians - our products are food and drink and those sales are how we survive.
Thur Fri or Sat for before 8pm arrivals, the music is FREE, arrivals from 8pm it's £6pp music cover charge.
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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