Jazz After Dark

3.8
302 reviews
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Continental
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  • Live Music
  • Late-night Find
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Jazz After Dark is a restaurant, cocktail bar and late-night Jazz club set in the very heart of Soho.
Perfect for parties or any get together.

Live Jazz, Soul and Funk is played while you sample a wide variety of food, wine, drinks and cocktails every night of the week.
Music charges apply Tuesday / Wednesday & Thursday £5. Friday & Saturday £15. Reservation recommended.

Our set Menu of 3 courses is just £12.95. Our à la carte menu features house specials such as mixed grill, steak frites and numerous tapas and vegetarian dishes. We do a good selection of Cocktails. Specials are Espresso Martini and Mojito (the best in town)
The perfect gift for someone special is a Jazz after Dark gift voucher.

A fun, lively late-night venue perfect for any event.
A good selection of cocktails available - Porn Star Martini - Espresso Martini & Mojito's a speciality!!

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Tue - Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

What 302 People Are Saying
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JF
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a really fun evening in this intimate club. Good music, friendly staff .. service was good .. very casual & unpretentious but would definitely go again

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were made to feel very welcome, food and drinks were very good value for money.
The jazz quartet were exceptional. Fantastic entertainment.
I absolutely recommend this venue in all respects.

G
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never been to a Jazz club before so I didn't know what to expect. In opinion Jazz After Dark is very original with an electric atmosphere, and the band called Transcendence was incredible, very talented musicians . We were lucky to have a table right at the from and to see the band so close was amazing, so booking in advance is the right choice. Good selection of drinks and sensible prices, we didn't eat so I can't comment about their food. Was One of the best nights I had in London, specifically for a Father's day treat. We will definitely come back .
Gustavo

JD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Great time. Fantastic singer. She was hilarious and uber talented.

TH
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The best things come in small packages and this intimate music venue was a real treat. Nothing fancy just great music, ambience and service - late night Soho at it's authentic best.

N
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Music wasn’t Jazz, was all just pop and rock covers. Wasn’t worth £15 a person at all. Drinks were overpriced, tables wonky, table was always wet but wouldn’t give coasters or napkins. Felt the place was cashing in on Amy Winehouse’s affiliation way too much also.

RC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

This was my 3rd and last time at Jazz After Dark. First couple of times we had very good time, the band was really great and although the place is shabby and food is not great, we had enjoyed the experience.
This time they had an amateur band with the singer playing off key at times and standard karaoke-like vocals overall. And we were charged £15 /each, just for the live music... I will never return.

PJ
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great band and very nice and kind staff. The place is a little bit small and hot.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience ever , great ambiance, fantastic service. Incredible place.

p
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

We joined the venue, when first show had finished. Waited on the bar for some minutes. After that we were allowed to get into main hall. After some minutes the next show started. Oh God, we gave fee 10 Pounds each for such a nonsense! Drummer and lady on electric piano (very boring), one bad singer and 2 girls immitating singing without knowledges any text. The worst experience in London clubs ever. And dinner - they know the only one way of cooking art - put something into the fryer and serve. Never ever again.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

It’s like marmite, some like it and others don’t.
The drinks were below average
The food is very poor value for money
Overall not a great experience, having spent £210 for four people we left in an hour.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 3

Was a good experience. The food was okay, a bit expensive for what it was tho, and the music was alright. I liked the feeling of being so close to the scenario but the musicians just knew how to play a few notes. I would recommend to book in advance a table to fully enjoy the experience.

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was quite rude, and wanted to squeeze 3 people into a tiny squared table that could only fit 2 people, just to squeeze in more people into the listening room.

TK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Small but cosy, excellent service and atmosphere was lovely..

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

They llives under the amy’s death and engage music band who don’t play anything well ! It’s a shame

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst food I ever eat in London

A
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Great jazz band, we stayed for almost 3 hours as we enjoyed the session. Dont count on local food though and get there early if you want good sits. place is packed

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I chose this jazz bar for a late date. I think if you like jazz you will like it. There's good music plus a nice atmosphere which makes it worthwhile. But the drinks are way overpriced and the food is alright.

DT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely full of character place. It's an intimate place full of good vibes and great live music. Hosts are amazing. Strongly recommend it!

S
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a brilliant experience! For the unique concept and overall service, it was worth every penny. We were encouraged to pour our own wine in the dark to add to the experience. After finishing our meal we were lead upstairs to review the menu. In the same room a member of staff taught us basic sign language which was a great touch right after dining Dans Le Noir! I'd highly recommend this to all; an experience to remember.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The trio were fantastic the ambience was brilliant great night

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely venue. Great atmosphere. Could do with better range of beers.

AL
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Southern Beauty were absolutely fabulous and would be 5 star - more if possible. Unfortunately the evening was ruined by the support act - off key and unpleasant to listen to, she read lyrics from her phone like karaoke from someone who can’t sing. It was an appalling insult to a paying audience, a quarter of whom literally walked out while she was singing. The venue was clearly lucky to book a class act like Alison Wheeler from The Beautiful South and her amazing band. I would be going to hear them without an atrocious support act, so will not be returning to this venue.

k
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great night out/cool music/love Sam/intimate and classy

1
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The venue is ting and cluttered and despite booking a table in advance we were later moved from it to accomodate other guests

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent live show with such an amazing singer. I would totally come again to see what other wild music choices they have.

SD
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great atmosphere in Jazz After Dark! I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves that sort of music. Staff were really attentive and the live music was fantastic.

R
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible customer service. Even worse band and the singer was over 2 hours late definitely not worth the wait. Refund for the band was ignored then refused. Don’t understand why one should pay for a service not provided. Something I have enquirer with Westminster Council.
WORSE DATE NIGHT EVER.

PA
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening diner in family (french family) with good food and wine and coktails. very friendly staff. ( English and french speaking). Very good entertainment amazing jazz musicians very warm atmosphere. We stay 7.30 pm to 1 pm.
We would come back if London not so far from home.

b
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

15 pounds entrance fee/person seemed steep but the band was superb and made up for it. Did not try the food so can't comment. Service also good. The venue itself is unexceptional though the small venue and therefore proximity to the band was great. Will go back for the music

HR
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Très bon accueil, serveuse au petit soin, bon groupe, super ambiance. Je recommande. N'hésitez pas.

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RG
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 3

Unfortunately the singer of the band that was playing sounded like a strangled cat, and their music was uninspiring. Having taken my daughters there for one of their birthdays, after having had a lovely experience on a previous visit, we were very disappointed and left after suffering an hour of their music.
I ordered the spicy chicken wings, but there was nothing spicy about them. Having said that they were still nice.

HB
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was OK, the music was. poor. The drummer should not sing, he didn‘t hit the notes.

NC
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate and welcoming bar with regular live music, a great tapas menu and wonderful selection of wines, beers and spirits. Keep an eye on the What’s On list of their website... there’s always some great music to listen to and always lovely staff and customers to chat to. It’s spot on!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 4

The venue was quite small and mist arrived around 10pm as they obviously dined elsewhere! The service and music were great as was the drinks list! However, the seats weren't comfortable and the food very basic with a limited choice. If I went again I'd dine locally and arrive around 10 to get a seat for music and drinks.

SN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Underwhelming and completely frustrated with the poor service. Terrible attitude of one of the waitresses who argued and refused to honour the happy hour deals which featured on website. Food was equally disappointing

JS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Small very cosy atmosphere, I don't think you should have to pay £15 entrance fee when your buying food. Food not the best but for £12.95 for 3 courses you can't expect much! Band we're good. Don't think I'd go back!

A
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This place offers always very good live music and the artists are able to create a special mood with the audience. Decent cucine, small tables, very kind service.

RR
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Found this place in internet probably went in to early as band starts at 10.30 pm nevertheless the food was quick and and tasty
The band were fantastic
We met owner Sam
The venue has a lot of history with some famous stars of the past
Very friendly
Will remember with great sentiment.
Good luck for you SAM 👍

DV
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This place is a great find. We had an excellent night which led into the early hours of the morning. The band were phenomenal as was the waiting staff. Highly recommend that you visit i for one will be back.

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