Jazz After Dark

3.9
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311 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Continental
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!!

Special Offers

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Jazz after Dark is the place to be on New Years Eve enjoy Live Jazz / Soul and Funk in the company of our five piece Jazz band. Our regular menu will be in operation, sample our signature cocktails while relaxing in this intimate atmosphere.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

1,000-Point Tables

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

What 311 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.1
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4.0
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3.9
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3.6
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FL
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The music was great, but the customer service was poor. We booked a table which wasn't there as the online reservations weren't checked. We then got constantly chased to order, in spite of having paid the substantial entrance fee, and we were told off for not having cash ready and trying to pay separately by card.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

We wanted to go mainly for the music which starts at 10:30 pm. However at internet the latest time slot we could book was 9:00 pm, meaning we had to have food there. Food was very poor. Limited choice, bad taste, poor service and not giving the impression that hygiene was at satisfactory level. Music was great though!

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jazz After Dark, we’ve been visiting for over 10 years! Fab evenings - thank you for the memories.

NC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food1service4ambience4

We didn't eat, hence no score for food but everything else was great, brilliant band, great music and lovely staff... Atmosphere was up there, really friendly and other customers on separate tables were equally impressed.. All happy to chat to each other, dance together and generally feel that a good night was had by all.. Thank you Jadey; as a band you pulled it all together with great tunes, vibe and audience connection!

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fabulous intimate venue in the heart of Soho. Who knew it existed! Great staff, great vibe, friendly atmosphere and great music.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a solo table for my golden birthday. The staff was quick and polite. I consumed several jugs of Back to Black (it was divine). My most memorable experience, aside from the house band, was being able to chat with Sam Shaker. He is very laidback and took time to ensure I was having a pleasant evening on my own.

As a student the Saturday night cover fee was a bit out of my budget but I will most definitely return on a weeknight.

MA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sencond time we have visited this bar. Great night with fantastic music by Jayde and her big band.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening, great band and singer , was a tribute nite on 14th September which was Amy Winehouse birthday and also where she spent so much time singing .... brilliant.... staff couldn’t do enough for us , a great vibe

AL
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were unreal, absolutely amazing, however the singer in the band was about a semitome out of key for the whole performance but seemed to think he was amazing, even when heckled. Music was quite loud. £22 for a hug of strawberry daquiri is also pretty fair considering London prices

JF
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food3service4ambience5

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

TH
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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
Overall2food2service5ambience1

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

p
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

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
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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
Overall5food3service4ambience3

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
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst food I ever eat in London

A
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The trio were fantastic the ambience was brilliant great night

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall5food3service4ambience5

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

AL
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

1
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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