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 START NOW!

EXPERIENCED SALES/WAITING/BAR STAFF

PART TIME EVENINGS**

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NEWSFLASH until 17th MAY 2021 - GARDEN ONLY OPEN FOR DINERS - BOOK NOW - MAX 6 PER TABLE UNTIL 17TH MAY then we open as normal fingers crossed !

IF YOU ARE NOT WEARING A MASK - INFORM US OF YOUR EXEMPTION

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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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Roll on 17th May, when our live music returns and when we can trade as normal...celebrating with the

FABULOUS - Lana-May Trio £12 ticket table to dine reserved with your ticket - come with friends and celebrate the re birth of our live music

Check out our brand new Wednesday nights - New Season Band UK and Friends £8 cover charge

Foot tapping, hand clapping, finger clicking classic Blues, Swing, Rythm&Blues, Reggae and Gospel music peppered with well known and loved favourite melodies.

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A fresh great vocal-led selected quartet each week, showcasing their immense talent and passion for music and life.

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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 ...info@quecumbar.co.uk

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When not hired out for private event - until 17th May

- you can book 1 to 5 tables, seating min of 2 to 6 persons per table, plus we have dinkers seating areas in the garden and at the front of our business - diners will get seating.

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A minimum of 2 courses per person on booked dining tables

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You can continue to support 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. *

WATCH THIS SPACE

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Only book a dining table to have a full dining (and music experience) when gov allows post 17th May?

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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 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 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 (and enjoy live music when the ban is lifted in May 2021) - 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.

- FROM 12TH APRIL

NEW HOURS AS PER GOVERNMENT FORCED CURFEW

Every day except Mondays from 6PM - 11pm - GARDEN ONLY

FABULOUS garden to chill and hire

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Food orders taken 6pm until 9.45pm

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available for private hire

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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 nearly 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 18 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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We have re booked THE AMAZING Tom Seals

Buy your ticket now SUNDAY 22 AUGUST

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 6pm - 7pm ** BOOK NOW

For 4 persons in the garden until we are allowed to open indoors (£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 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 20 JUNE 2021

Buy your ticket NOW

Solo guitar legend - up close and personal performance

We had a fabulous concert from Antonio 13 December 2020, 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 2021 watch this space

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

Garden bookings only details here...

Come and enjoy our secret garden - for private events and dining book now! The government forces us to only use the garden until further notice. **We will only be allowed to open the garden for trade from the Monday 12th April - max 30 people until further notice** Table bookings (outside of private hire) - for 4 persons dining per table - we have 5 exclusive tables available For drinkers we have 3 tables at the front of our premises and 2 sofas and 2 armchairs in the garden. We are prohibited by the government to host any live music as this is inside only - we are accepting private garden hire bookings for wedding, party, events etc based on min spend required to open and staff such events. Please call and chat to me about your event We will update as and when we get news

Garden bookings only details here...

Come and enjoy our secret garden - for private events and dining book now! The government forces us to only use the garden until further notice. **We will only be allowed to open the garden for trade from the Monday 12th April - max 30 people until further notice** Table bookings (outside of private hire) - for 4 persons dining per table - we have 5 exclusive tables available For drinkers we have 3 tables at the front of our premises and 2 sofas and 2 armchairs in the garden. We are prohibited by the government to host any live music as this is inside only - we are accepting private garden hire bookings for wedding, party, events etc based on min spend required to open and staff such events. Please call and chat to me about your event We will update as and when we get news

LIVE MUSIC IS BACK! with THE FABULOUS swinging - Lana-May Trio

The great Lana May brings our LIVE MUSIC IS BACK with a hot night of swing. Join us for our first evening with live music back on our stage once again, with one of the most exciting and unique emerging talents from the UK vintage scene: the Lana-May Trio! Headed up by sassy vintage diva, Lana-May on sizzling swinging clarinet. With her melodic swinging captivating stage presence and classic style she will transport you to the by-gone golden era of blues, swing and traditional much loved jazz. Inspired by the likes of Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman, Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, and many more, this will be an evening of music guaranteed to have something for everyone! Enjoy an eclectic mix of traditional swing/jazz standards, romantic melodies and filthy blues with The Lana-May Trio - comprising of Christian Smith on Piano, Russ Tarley on Drums and Lana on hot Clarinet. For more information visit Lana-May’s website: www.lanamaymusic.com Or follow Lana on Instagram/Facebook @lanamayclarinet OPENS 6pm MUSIC 8pm - 11pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash! - Ticket holders are guaranteed a table for the whole evening - 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.

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 It is recommended that you book a table in advance, however please be aware that table bookings are for diners only - we take drinkers as walk-ins only!

New Season Band UK and Friends @Le Quecumbar!

New Season Band "Eclectic Collective!" POST LOCKDOWN live music celebration every Wednesday - 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. A new vibe for mid week Le Q - "Eclectic Collective" brings in a pool of talented singers and gifted musicians sharing their stories and music live! Each week on Wednesdays they will deliver a variety of performers making up the weekly quartet including a rousing vocalist. Wine dine and be entertained - an evening to suit every occasion, with family and friends, in an atmospheric Parisian-style ambiance. Music cover charge £8 cash on the door OPENS 6pm MUSIC 8pm - 11pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash! It is recommended that you book a table in advance, however please be aware that table bookings are for diners only - we take drinkers as walk-ins only!
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JOIN US FOR MUSIC MOOD WINE AND FOOD, BOOK YOUR TABLE TO DINE

From April 12 2021 - we are only allowed to take bookings for the garden - max cap 30 - max 6 per table/2 households - but you can have your private event here. We hope 17th May we will be open as usual ... Please book early and arrive on time ...the table is yours for the evening minimum of 2 courses.

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 - The New Season Band UK and Friends. Foot tapping, hand clapping, finger clicking classic Blues, Swing, Rythm & Blues, Reggae and Gospel music peppered with well known and loved favourite melodies. £8 cash on the door - A fresh great vocal-led selected quartet each week, showcasing their immense talent and passion for music and life. Don't miss this brand new night ..
Thur Fri or Sat for before 8pm arrivals, the music is FREE, from 8pm it's £6pp music cover charge - Any dining table booking by phone 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. If you inform us, you are exempt from wearing a mask - we will be very happy

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