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.

NEWSFLASH!

LIVE MUSIC IS BACK

Delicious GARDEN open and for hire

Shisha and Hookah

From Wednesday 16th September MISH MASH a FREE night of collective musicians playing eclectic acoustic Blues Jazz etc

Take away Tartiflette and other specials

Daily Early Bird Special - 6-7pm 3 course meal + wine £29 cash

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 - please check our music calendar for gigs

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

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Open Saturday and Sunday FROM 6PM - FABULOUS garden to chill or hire

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Thurs Frid 6pm to midnight Sat Sun 12pm to midnight - food until 10pm including new take away options and evening early bird special 3 course + wine deal before 7pm.

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available for private hire - 30 persons allowed in the blooming tropical garden and 35 inside.

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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 our live music ...

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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.

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Sunday November 22nd - come for dinner with friends, 4 person ticket special £85 or £25pp Book 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, 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!

and you can now take away from 4th July

Early Bird Special Sat, Sun, Thur, Fri, - we have been forced to close temporarily to save overheads Mon, Tue, Wed but available for hire - with garden we are allowed 30 persons in the garden plus indoors allowance.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - 3 courses with a glass of wine

NOW AVAILABLE every night 6pm - 7pm BOOK NOW

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

AIRLINE CREW SPECIAL SUPPORT - THURSDAY ALL NIGHT

Le Q Bellini 3 course meal plus a glass of wine £29 cash only plus service - come join us

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.

- A hidden gem available for hire

If you have any questions please call us on 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 )


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 8pm -10.30pm



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 ....

They are back as the Magnificent 8 - Sunday 20 September Tickets on sale NOW more information here

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 performance is approx 8-11

Tuesdays open 7pm – 12 pm - performance 8pm -11pm FREE all evening, 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 -12pm and later – performance 8pm - 11pm

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

"The Magnificent 8" Original QuecumBar Allstars Gypsy Swing Octet

POST COVID SIZZLING GYPSY SWING LE Q ALLSTARS SHOWCASE THE MAGNIFICANT 8 - Le QuecumBar Original Allstar Octet Simon Moore Guitar Dave Ahmed Guitar Robin Katz Guitar Pete "Tiger" Shepherd Guitar Ducato Piotrowski rhythm Guitar Noreen Cullen on violin Jonny Gee on rocking double bass Pete Watson on accordeon Tonight we will be giving away a souvenir CD from our own label Le Q Records in celebration of 17 years of Gypsy Swing - THE MAGNIFICENT 8 HAVE PLAYED HERE AND SUPPORTED US SINCE THE EARLY DAYS THE MAGNIFICANT 8 - The fabulous, Le QuecumBar Original Allstars Octet serve up a stonking steaming Gypsy Swing filled evening of entertainment, whilst you, wine and dine and are reminded why the Hot Club sound will always remain Hot - Swing is the key 64 magic nimble fingers play tonight for your pleasure - musicians who have played here since the opening 17 years ago, a true testament to their dedication, talent and support - all true disciples of Django Hot Club Swing - prepare to be well swung and feel the groove of an exciting evening of irresistibly stomping authentic Gypsy Swing born in the great Parisiene 30s Le QuecumBar & Brasserie - the premier French live Gypsy Swing/Jazz venue since 2003 celebrates post covid with home grown musicians of many years - every one a star in their own right! We have hosted new musicians and famous musicians all have supported and been supported in the aim of keeping Gypsy Swing/Jazz, Jazz Manouche alive and kicking in the heart of London, keeping the music live and accessible. In 2010 we hosted the first ever Gypsy Jazz Festival of London - sold out, Jazz Manouche over 9 days in celebration of Djangos 100th Birthday - the first LONDON GYPSY JAZZ FESTIVAL. MUSICIANS RECEIVE ALL THE TICKET MONEY - therefore we reserve the right when necessary to implement a min spend on food & drinks of £25 pp Food 6-10 Music 8-11 Licence restrictions - no entry after 10.30 Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash or our Special Sunday roast half chicken and veg £12

Sextet - Brazilian, Blues, Classical and Latin American music by the S.O.L.Collective.

Live music is back 5 ! virtuoso enthusiastic young musicians making great music at a ticket price thats a gift The eclectic S.O.L Collective appears in many line ups/forms, tonight it will be London based musicians: Ollie Clark Guitar James Larter Cajon Stuart Zender Bass Freddy Wordsworth Trumpet Keyboard We are very proud to have them back on our stage, they last played here pre lockdown to an enthusiastic audience. A different style a different vibe, hits our stage post lockdown - Music is back! Join us - wine dine, listen with your mouth full and chill to stylish lilting rhythms, thoughtful floating melodies and sensitive romantic compositions plus more so much more .... The sound is a mix of Brazilian, Blues, Classical and Latin American music as well as condensed versions of music from their new album. Catch a taster here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O78o5tMVhOk&feature=youtu.be Their 12 track debut album - ‘Reveries’ is available here. Reveries by S.O.L Collective https://music.apple.com/gb/album/reveries/1478706341 Doors open and food from 6pm best dining tables allocated on arrival We reserve the right when nec to implement a £25pp min spend on food and drink as the musicians receive all the ticket monies for their performance. Due to government restrictions we have spaced our tables out and included a special ticket for 4 persons to dine together to increase restricted capacity we also have a tables for 6 allowed from 2 household seating so book with friends and family. Food 6-10 Music 8-11 Licence restrictions - no entry after 10.30 Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash

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! Food 6-10 Music 8-11 Licence restrictions - no entry after 10.30 Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash

MishMash Free Eclectic Showcase

MishMash the new FREE 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 8pm - 11pm with a variety of acts Food 6-10 Licence restrictions - no entry after 10.30 Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash

Multilingual Jazz, Soul, Funk, Swing Vocals with Joe Diodato

Another first for Le Q - Joe has become a household name in many of London's top venues, including Vortex Jazz Club, Ninety One Club, Spice of Life, JazzTrain, Karamel, Oliver's, Luna Lounge, Buenos Aires Cafe, Prince of Greenwich, Hand of Glory, Clapton Hart and others. His Trio with Dani Diodato (guitar) and Ollie Davie (double bass) brings you music that combines classical and modern Jazz with contemporary funk and soul: a mix of Joe's original compositions, with lyrics in English, Spanish, Italian and standards from the American Songbook, the South-American Latin Jazz repertoire, the Classical Neapolitan and Italian Songbook. Joe models his practice on many of his influences such as Kurt Elling, Mark Murphy, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Roy Hargrove, Chet Baker, Jamiroquai, Pino Daniele and many more. Joe Diodato is an Italian Jazz Vocalist and Composer. In 2018 he moved to London, he formed a Trio and started gigging in many London's venues and clubs. A few months later, Joe formed a Quartet and in June 2019 he released his first EP “Ma’ Groove": It combines classic and modern Jazz with contemporary funk and soul, and was influenced by Joe’s collaboration with emerging artists from the South East London Jazz scene. Wine Dine and be entertained. Food 6-10 Music 8-11 Licence restrictions - no entry after 10.30 Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash or our Special Sunday roast half chicken and veg £12
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We do not take table bookings for only drinkers who can walk in. Any concert ticket purchase includes your booked table to dine. Our live music is FREE all night @ Tuesdays Gypsy Swing Jam session and on Thur Fri or Sat for before 8pm arrivals, from 8pm it's £6pp music cover charge - Please be kind enough to cancel your table booking in 48 hours if you cannot make it. Thank you we look forward to seeing you whether a regular or new customer.

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