Le QuecumBar

Music, Jazz Battersea
3 out of 5 stars
(10user reviews)
Le QuecumBar

Django Reinhardt gypsy swing jazz – but in Battersea, not Bastille

Le Quecumbar tirelessly plays homage to the music of Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Swing. With a busy programme you can catch hot club jazz and swing any day of the week. Don't be late though - as due to licence restrictions they can't allow entry after 10.30pm. There's also a classic French menu for those who want to soak up the swing with a plate of beef bourguignon.

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Le QuecumBar says
A hidden gem in downtown SW11. Temple to the legacy of Django Reinhardt and the players of his jazz manouche genre. Expect hot club gypsy, vintage swing and some good ol' New Orleans jazz every night of the week. Check the listings first however as every night differs. No one night is the same here!
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Venue name: Le QuecumBar
Address: 42-44 Battersea High St
SW11 3HX
Transport: Clapham Junction rail
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TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE - VERBALLY ABUSED OVER THE PHONE BY THIS RESTAURANT! Unfortunately we have not even got to the stage where we could eat at this restaurant - whilst trying to make a booking at Le Quecumbar for a voucher I received as a gift for Christmas, I was literally just informed to F*** off by the member of staff I spoke to. This is absolutely outrageous. Le Quecumbar, how can you treat your customers like this? I am shocked and appalled. Public beware!


This is the place to go to if you like Gypsy Swing/Jazz live music. It has a great vibe and it's decor looks awesome. The simple French menu is ok, (and the service is friendly) but you are really going there for the entertainment. Like most places like this there is a charge to listen to the music if you don't want to eat. It's a great treat for anyone that likes this type of vibe. 


Came here to celebrate a friends birthday and what a find it is! Tucked away in between lots of tiny little streets, this gem is the perfect getaway for a jazz filled evening!

The staff are lovely and the decor is inspiring with a hint of speakeasy chic which is never a bad thing!

Make sure you try their whisky if you're that way inclined- they have a lot of unknown brands which are really worth sampling!

Also make sure you step out into their beautiful garden at the back- a very romantic setting with twinkling lights and hidden away benches!

Prices are a little steep, but well worth it for a treat!

Although we booked in advance (and paid a reservation fee) we were squeezed into a clearly insufficient number of tables, considering the size of the group. The food was shockingly overpriced, given the mediocre quality and lack of choice. As if having one cotton hand towel as the only option to dry your hands in the loo was not unhygienic enough, it was tearing apart. The bill was handwritten in a scruffy piece of paper that was not handed to us so that we could check its accuracy. They were not receptive to any criticism, adopting a rude attitude when we tried to expressed our dissatisfaction and disappointment. Overall it was an absolutely appalling experience that ruined what was supposed to be a great night out with friends. Nice music and decor, though.

This is such a fun place to spend an evening. Set amongst the residential bit of Battersea, you will be drawn in by the lights and the faint sounds of gypsy swing or jazz music emanating out. Don't go here for the food but do go here to drink wine, listen to brilliant music and pretend that you're in Paris.


Got drawn in by the cosy glow of this place on a dark November evening.  Le Quecumbar hosts the sounds of “Gypsy Swing”, blended with its vintage Parisian style brasserie setting, it makes you feel as though you’re involved in a secret from the outside world.  If you love live music this is a quirky little venue with lots on their listings. I didn't eat but enjoyed a bottle of wine and soaked up the atmosphere. Blog Post: https://peepslondon.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/le-quecumbar-live-jazz-london/

This magical place grabs you as soon as you open the door. Enchanting decor transports you to 1920's Paris. Foliage... fairy lights... fantastic food... I recommend Beef Bourginion... good wine... and then the music plays. It is an experience to be experienced. Sylvia and her staff run this place with charm and precision. The gypsy elite musicians are to be found here and there's always something new. One of my favourite London experiences.

I always make a point of eating at Le Quecumbar when I am in London, even though it is a bit out of my way over towards Clapham Junction. Le Q has a gorgeous, fin de siecle French cafe feel about it that puts me in mind of the film Midnight in Paris, you really do feel like you are stepping back in time. I come mainly for the music - some of the finest musicians in the world play here in honour of Django Reinhardt. There aren't many places these days where one can see virtuoso musicians in such an intimate environment. The food is excellent. I am a vegetarian so I have low expectations of French restaurants, but I have always eaten well at Le Q - the Aubergine Bake I had last week (despite its unpromising name!) was one of the best restaurant meals I've had for some time. Service is friendly and laid back - not exactly silver service, the feel is more like a cafe or a bar. Wine choice is good, and they have a nice collection of single malts as well. Le Q is completely unique, an implausible and brilliant oasis of swing in London.

Went here a few years ago - awful food, worst customer service I've ever experienced (just have a Google to see the owner's replies to anyone who criticises!). Amazed this place is still going - to be fair, the music is good and it looks nice but sadly that's about it. I hope they're not still trying to charge for tap water (seeing as this is illegal when you're a licensed venue!)

Just want to say that this is a fantastic venue, with friendly staff, good food, an inspirational host in Sylvia, and absolutely the best Django style music anywhere. Where else can you be this close to some of the world's best gypsy guitarists and other musicians and be in such a fabulous setting. This is my number one venue in London!