Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec & Jazz Bar

Restaurants , French Kennington
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(40 user reviews)
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This south London wine bar and brasserie set in a refurbished English boozer is managed by a couple of French brothers - maitre d', Nolan, and head chef, Florent. There's a certain pedigree to it too, with the pair's parents running the long-standing Lobster Pot, just down the road. 

Live music upstairs, in the Piano Bar, plays an important part in evenings here. Expect jazz quartets, soul soloists, vocal harmonies and even a bit of funk alongside open-mic sessions and nights dedicated to the musicals of the West End. 

The ground-floor brasserie serves rustic French fare. Expect pan-fried chicken livers, terrines of foie gras, vegetarian croustades, moules marinière and cassoulets served for two. There's also a smoking terrace, a private dining room, free WiFi and newspapers, should you fancy a lounge.

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Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec & Jazz Bar says
Paying tribute to one of France's most flamboyant artists, Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec is an intimate brasserie and wine bar in Kennington, south London. Brimming with the bohemian charm of the Parisian jazz bars of a bygone era.

The venue is rapidly becoming one of London's finest live music venues
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Venue name: Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec & Jazz Bar
Address: 140 Newington Butts
SE11 4RN
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm & 6pm-1am; Sat-Sun 10am-2.30am (last entry midnight)
Transport: Tube: Elephant and Castle or Kennington tube
Price: Two courses £22, three courses £27, plus a 'quick bite' menu
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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

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Harriet J
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A gorgeous venue with fabulous live music - 7 nights a week! Delicious food and wonderful staff!

Victoria O
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It's brilliant food, service and outstanding live music, each and every day! Magnifique!

Louise E
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What a fantastic venue!! Very friendly, great variety of music, tasty French nosh... No doubt they have my vote :)

Gavin R
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I think this is a lovely venue. I mainly go there to watch the jazz, particularly on a Monday night, when one of the best jazz bands in the country play-and I have seen hundreds, if not thousands of jazz gigs in my life. There is a guest musician each week who is from the top flight of London based jazz. Lovely beer from Belgium, and a great friendly atmosphere.

Katharine F
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this is the friendliest most delicious and charming place to eat good food at a good price -

Michael B
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Really good French food and great jazz accompaniment. Je ne regrette rien !

joannecaddy C
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This wonderful live music venue and restaurant is a hidden gem in London, keeping live music alive every night of the week and providing an amazing place for creatives to work in, with great staff and atmosphere!

Vladimira K
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Support Live Music by supporting live music venues! Great, relaxed atmosphere!

Tracy C
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An independent Brasserie who are working hard to support live music and doing a very good job at it!
Support live music - support live music venues

Drinky F
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Beautiful food, a lovely cosy restaurant which feels special without being outrageous on your pocket. Does an excellent brunch!

Kat B
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This has been our favourite local restaurant ever since it opened. It is authentically French (we can vouch for that, as we have a house in France), excellent value for money, and the atmosphere is always welcoming. Well done boys!

mary h
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An authentic piece of Brittany in the heart of south London - no bogus accents and the best seafood around. Go and lose yourself for a few hours - you won't regret the experience.

brian f
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I always look forward to a meal in the brilliant Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec & Jazz Bar , superb food , fabulous wine brilliant music creating perfect atmosphere for a memorable evening .... don't miss out , go there !

Simone C
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Nolan, Florin, Oliver, Deborah and all the team at BTL give such a warm welcome, I feel right at home returning there week after week for consistently great music, food, atmosphere and hospitality! One of London's hidden treasures, come join the party!

Claire H
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Toulouse Lautrec is a little gem in so many ways. It really does provide you with everything....from great breakfasts (fresh pastries, juice, eggs, salmon etc) to fantastic French cuisine in the evening in such a gorgeous authentic setting....not only that but you get serenaded with jazz too! There is also a separate bar/cocktail space and a typically French cabaret room (think little tables, red candles, bar food). I have eaten here, drank here and performed here. My only wish was that I had discovered this place sooner.

Anne C
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Casual jazz club, no queue, relaxed atmosphere, good bar food in the loft

Birgitta K
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Fabulous venue, delicious food, wonderful service, great entertainment. Go!

Remi C
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Really good restaurant, awesome atmosphere, lovely staff and the venue is so amazing! Was about to give it 4 stars (but gave it 5, 'cause you know... I can...) because it can be hard to get a table, especially with no booking...

Keisher D
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Love this restaurant. Food is always to a great standard & staff are lovely!

Tim A
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Staff Writer

Such a wonderfully friendly and warm hearted venue. The food is stunning and the music nights make it a truly unique and special restaurant. A real South London gem.

Tim R

Classic French bistro dishes well executed. Good little jazz bar upstairs.

cindy c

elegant decoration, friendly services, delicious food.a very nice place to go

cindy c

elegant decoration, friendly services, delicious food.a very nice place to go


Great jazz club, delicious food and a dedicated friendly Team.

Elizabeth K

Fantastic food and and loads of great entertainment both in their Loft space and on the first floor, especially if you like jazz, but other kinds of music too.

Simon F

Top food and entertainment with some of London's best young talented jazz musicians

Peter B

Fantastic atmosphere, quirky location, good food and great jazz. Just what is needed in Kennington and a great family run affair.

Hristiyan D

Great food, amazing atmosphere, lovely staff and the live music every night makes this place just perfect.

George R

Traditional rustic French food at very reasonable price. Prawns in puff pastry was delicious. I will definitely be back.

Betsy R

This restaurant is absolutely fabulous! The meals, the ambiance, the staff.. are fantastic.
And the live music events are pretty amazing. If you have to choose a place to eat and enjoy a marvellous moment, this is the best place to be!

Accepts Time Out Card

50% off food

Applies to 'Bar Food' menu only. Please note this offer is not valid on the main restaurant menu. Advanced booking is essential, please telephone on: (020) 7582 6800 and mention the Time Out Card. This offer is not valid after 6pm on Friday's and Saturday's or throughout December. This offer is for a maximum of 2 people.

This offer can be redeemed between noon and 9:30pm. Don’t have a Time Out Card? Get yours here.