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.

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NEWSFLASH

We apologies for any inconvenience for the additional GOVERNMENT RULES we are required to enforce -

We have been forced to shorten our opening hours due to 10pm curfew, so from 24 th September we open at 5pm every day !

but do offer early bird special for those who wish to order before 7pm at only £29 cash deal for 3 courses and a glass of wine

LIVE MUSIC earlier start - 7pm - 9.50pm

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As we are forced by the government to have limited table use, please BOOK YOUR DINING TABLE FOR AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE and arrive on time

Only book a table to have a full dining and music experience. *If you wish to just snack or just drink you can walk in and we will do our best to accomodate you. *

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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As the government will fine us if customers are not out by 10pm - please help us by ordering promptly and leaving on time - Government says - masks on at all times except when sitting at your table

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IN ORDER TO FACILITATE EVERYONES SPEEDY EXIT AT 10PM PLEASE PAY IN CASH - as we have only one card machine

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Delicious GARDEN open and for hire and seats 30 persons

Shisha and Hookah

Take away Tartiflette and other specials now available

Daily Early Bird Special - now 5-7pm 3 course meal + glass of wine £29 cash plus service

Thursday Special -Trad Coq Au Vin £12

Sunday Special - Half Roast chicken & Veg £12

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It is clear with new restrictions you will lose many businesses such as ours - they will slip away without people even noticing, never to return - we urge you all to lobby your MP to stop this breach of rights and save your hospitality and music industry

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Book now to wine and dine and enjoy live music whilst you can - please check our music calendar for gigs and ticketed concerts

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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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NEW HOURS AS PER GOVERNMENT FORCED CURFEW

Every day from 5PM - 10PM

FABULOUS garden to chill or hire

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Food orders taken until 9.00pm - daily evening early bird special 3 course + wine deal £29 cash deal for before 7pm orders - plus service for our fab staff

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

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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 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

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. 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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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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Sunday November 22nd - wine dine and be wowed - 4 person ticket special £85 or £25pp

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As the government has limited our capacity please book early to avoid disappointment Book now

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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!

**DAILY EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - 3 courses with a glass of wine

every night 5pm - 7pm ** BOOK NOW

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.

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A hidden gem available for hire

If you have any questions please call us on 02077872227

Performances approx. 7pm -9.50 pm to comply with 10pm closure re 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 )


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 7pm -9.50pm to comply with covid rules



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

Due to government rules from 24 Sep 2020 we have been forced to reduce our opening times AGAIN!

Music performance is approx 7-9.50pm re Big G closing rules AND ALL OUT BY 10PM

Tuesdays open 5pm – 10 pm - performance 7pm - 9.50 pm 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 5pm -10pm, 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 5pm -10.00PM pm – performance 7pm - 9.50pm

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

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! OPENING HOURS 5pm - 10pm MUSIC 7pm - 9.45pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 5-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash

MishMash Eclectic Showcase

MishMash the new 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 7pm - 9.45pm with a variety of acts OPENING HOURS 5pm - 10pm MUSIC 7pm - 9.45pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 5-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash

MOODSWING - Vibrant Swing Trio

Swing into the weekend with Moodswing Trio- always a delight and a special treat to have a Trio on a Saturday night Wine dine and enjoy the live music of MOODSWING an established seasonedd Swing ensemble playing a mix of Gypsy Jazz numbers, Latin and well known tunes from The American Songbook. MOODSWING will take you on a delightful journey and bring a variety of musical colour, ‘ Mood & Swing ‘, by Ann Mayor Violin, Peter Mayor Guitar, and Mike Bennett on Double Bass. OPENING HOURS 5pm - 10pm please vacate the premises before 10pm MUSIC NOW - approx 7pm - 9.45pm Take advantage of our early bird deal 5-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash

Hot Swinging Stephane Graffiti with special guest Jez Cooke

Without doubt the greatest UK – Violin, Guitar and vocal duo! True cabaret to mix things up tonight! Wild musical, swinging and rocking shenanigans. They play it all and leave the crowd wanting more and more.....a real mix of rock, swing, bluegrass, Irish and also Russian favourites. Stephane Graffiti are Noreen Cullen (violin, guitar and vocals), and Adrian Burns (guitar and vocals). Playing tonight as a trio with Jez Cooke, a great versatile guitarist who is mainly known for his work in Django Reinhardt style hot club bands such as the ‘Kimbara Brothers,’ Ian Cruickshank’s ‘Gypsy Jazz,’ and with the Liverpudlian virtuoso – Gary Potter. 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 or our Special Sunday roast half chicken and veg £12 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! OPENING HOURS 5pm - 10pm MUSIC 7pm - 9.45pm 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

The government has restricted table space at all food/bar venues therefore only "book a table" if you wish to eat 2 courses per person full meals. Please book early and arrive on time as all customers must leave the premises by 10pm - this is not what we want it is current forced government back door curfew legislation.

Drinkers or snackers, we do not accept bookings for, just walk in. Max table size allowed is 6 persons Any concert ticket purchase includes your table to dine. Our live music is FREE all night @ Tuesdays Gypsy Swing Jam session - Wednesday we have a new music night please check the calendar and on Thur Fri or Sat for before 8pm arrivals the music is FREE, from 8pm it's £6pp music cover charge - Any phone booking 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. Masks to be worn when not at your table and as always we only do table service for your pleasure.

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