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.
**WANTED START NOW!
EXPERIENCED SALES/WAITING/BAR STAFF
PART TIME EVENINGS**
NEWSFLASH 30th MAY 2021
LIVE MUSIC IS BACK ALL WEEK CHECK THE MUSIC CALENDAR TAB ABOVE - DINING NOW, INSIDE - BOOK NOW - MAX 6 PER TABLE UNTIL 21st June, then we open as normal fingers crossed !
WE ARE REGISTERED TO THE "WHICH?" CASH FRIENDLY PLEDGE guaranteeing we will keep taking our legal currency of physical currency notes and coins.
You can book a dining table, min of 2 to 6 persons per table, plus we have dinkers seating areas in the garden and at the front of our business or buy a concert ticket and your table is waiting for you to wine and dine
A minimum of 2 courses per person on booked dining tables
GARDEN AVAILABLE FOR DRINKERS - NO BOOKING REQUIRED FOR DRINKERS ONLY
IF YOU ARE NOT WEARING A MASK - INFORM US OF YOUR EXEMPTION
We aplogise for any confusion caused by the Gov. Please call if you have any questions 02077872227
Foot tapping, hand clapping, finger clicking classic Blues, Swing, Rythm&Blues, Reggae and Gospel music peppered with well known and loved favourite melodies.
A fresh great vocal-led selected quartet each week, showcasing their immense talent and passion for music and life.
PRIVATE HIRE - GARDEN day time - Come and enjoy/hire our secret garden for your micro event up to 35 persons - just call 02077872227 or email your booking request ...firstname.lastname@example.org
Testimonial from Jessies garden B'day party May 2021
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 :)
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
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.
Here is more about Biel - [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biel_Ballester]
*Help by buying music CDs and downloads here on our store. *
*Only book a dining table to have a full dining (and music experience) *
We have always been table service - please do not come to the bar, as this is also banned by the government.
Delicious GARDEN open and for day hire and seats 30 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
IN ORDER TO HELP FACILITATE EVERYONES SPEEDY EXIT PLEASE PAY IN CASH - as we have only one card machine
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.
Food orders taken 6pm until 9.45pm
available for private hire
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.
Live music future still hangs by a thread...please pass the word and check out our fund raising initiative Le QuecumBar Crowdfunder page
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.
Please spread the word and contribute to help keep live music live at Le QuecumBar Crowdfunder page
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 ..
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
We have re booked THE AMAZING Tom Seals
Buy your ticket now SUNDAY 22 AUGUST
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
“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!
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.
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 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
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
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 NEW SEASON BAND AND FRIENDS check details £8pp on the door music 8pm to 11pm each Wednesday could be a mix of country/folk/soft rock/blues etc
Sunday and Mondays usually ticketed events - buy your tickket and your table is waiting - open 6pm -11.00pm – performance 8pm - 11pm
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.
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