Dinner & Music In London

Words by Keven Amfo

23 June 2020

If dinner out has lost its panache, visit somewhere that offers a bit of entertainment alongside an excellent meal.

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Park Chinois

Inspired by 1930's Shanghai, this opulent restaurant serves bold and authentic Chinese cuisine, alongside dramatic cabaret-style entertainment. After descending below the main dining room, guests can enjoy a drink at the beautiful Wave Bar. Then, entering the main staged area to eat dinner whilst experiencing titillating performances and DJ sets. After dinner, a dance party ensues until the wee hours of the morning.

Parlour at Sketch

The Parlour at Sketch

Incredibly creative, every dining experience at Sketch is exceptional and unique. In their Parlour, decorated with Matisse-illustrated wallpaper, neon lights, and eccentric accents, they feature live music or spoken word performances alongside sophisticated snacks for dinner. The fairytale-like space is truly transportive—don't forget a trip to the specially designed loo—and makes for a magical evening; stay late into the night to hear the DJ perform.

Dinner at The Nickel Bar Copyright the Ned

The Ned

Dinner at The Nickel Bar, the American restaurant inside The Ned, is accompanied by music seven days a week. Featuring a rotating line-up of performers, expect to hear everything from emerging acts to celebrated jazz trios. The music is especially well-enjoyed alongside an extensive cocktail menu focusing on American spirits, and indulgent bar snacks—including a hot dog. Every Sunday night, the London Dance Orchestra performs swing classics on the centre stage.

Ruya London


This Dubai outpost, serving elegant Turkish small plates, is situated directly across from Hyde Park. There is a roster of revolving international DJs nightly in the beautiful space, and a well-crafted and beautifully made cocktail list to accompany the music. The various menus on offer can accommodate any diet or preference. We like eating in the busy bar, ordering a selection of the small plates to eat alongside the aforementioned cocktails.



A historic restaurant, once having played host to the likes of Judy Garland, this busy and cavernous space is tucked away in St James. Whether you visit for brunch or dinner, live music accompanies the meal at Quaglino's from morning til night. The energetic environs are a great place to enjoy the seafood-heavy menu, full of British classics, or choose a set menu for the whole table to be savoured throughout your evening.

Brasserie zedel

Brasserie Zedel

Located in a beautiful 1930's building, this Parisian-style brasserie is a Soho stalwart. Adjacent to the dining room, their live music venue, Crazy Coqs, features nightly performances—expect jazz classics, alongside bop and blues from many well-known names, or choose cabaret or the occasional comedy performance. Enjoy a selection of French canapés while listening, then pop next door for a more formal meal. Make sure to indulge in the cheese cart.

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Red Rooster Shoreditch

Straight from Harlem, New York, Marcus Samuelsson's renowned American soul food restaurant has taken over The Curtain. Whilst live music accompanies some of the evening meals, it's their Gospel Brunch, which is a can't-miss. It takes place in three seatings and is always booked in NYC—and with good reason. Alongside the perfect chicken and waffles and Bloody Marys, expect to experience classic American gospel music, both entertaining and moving.

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