LONDON'S WORLD PREMIER GYPSY SWING - JAZZ MANOUCHE RESTAURANT SWING JAZZ VENUE

.....dedicated to the world's finest Gypsy Swing guitar genius, DJANGO REINHARDT - ### We have been forced to close and hope our customers and musicians stay safe we are scheduling music and have booked a lot of gigs until the end of the year. Please support independent businessess where you can as many may not survive even after allowed to open. Stay safe.

Serving - Music, Mood, Wine and Food - 6 nights a week

“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!

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Early Bird Special

Linger for the evening's live music and enjoy our

3 courses with a glass of wine and FREE live music all evening - £29pp

Available Friday and Saturday between 6pm - 6.45pm and Tuesdays 7-7.30pm

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.

- 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

Sunday March 15th

SOLD OUT - 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 ....

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 - the music calendar at the top of this page lists all performances by date

Pete 'Tiger' Sheppard - Duo Gyspy Jazz

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

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!

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!

Piano and Swing, Blues and Jazz vocals with AVA GOLDING

Wine dine cabaret style with entertainer AVA GOLDING. She SINGS FOR YOUR pleasure with piano accompaniment. Ava’s diva classic vocal style serves you an EVENING OF NOSTALGIC SWING/JAZZ & features special GOSPEL of the BLUES Classic’s ! Perfect night for romance, friends or fun Video promo at Le QuecumBar - Hot Club of London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKlCR9yve0Y

FIESTA FLAMENCA ensemble

Anita and Ramon met in London where they joined forces creating Fiesta Flamenca, a wonderful display of flamenco dance and guitar combined with Latin American songs. This spellbinding show, after many years, still captivates the audience from across the world. What Anita and Ramon share is an underlying musicality and soulful sound that is an integral part of their expression. Their combined talent are woven together creating a dazzling display of virtuosity and emotions that spark the imagination of their audience transporting them to the heart of Andalucia. Anita la Maltesa whose sensual voice and breathtaking footwork evokes the true spirit of traditional flamenco and Ramon's inspirational guitar playing has expanded the possibilities of flamenco and changed perceptions of the art form by mining the richness of its traditions while continuing to recall many other genres of music. The result is a marriage of both traditional flamenco dance and guitar with Latin American music, creating a spectacle of virtuoso performances and euphoria that can only be described as “breathtakingly beautiful”. When necessary we reserve the right to implement a £25 pp min spend on food and drink as musicians receive all the ticket monies
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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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