Jazz After Dark

3.6
319 reviews
£26 to £40
Continental
Jazz After Dark is a restaurant, cocktail bar and late-night Jazz club set in the very heart of Soho. Reservation is essential seats are limited due to social distancing. Due to the new restrictions imposed we are now closing at 10pm.Perfect for parties or any get together. Our à la carte menu features Burgers/ Fried Chicken / Fish & Chips and Amys Platter, numerous tapas and vegetarian dishes. We do a good selection of Cocktails. Specials are Espresso Martini, Porn Star Martini and Mojito (the best in town)A fun, lively late-night venue perfect for any event. We have al fresco drinking and dining till 9pm nightly.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 319 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.0
food
3.6
service
3.9
ambience
3.4
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were asked to pay cash on the door to be allowed in even though we had booked a table.

So we left

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was absolutely awful. The platter of tapas for £20 was ridiculous, it had no taste and was still frozen! Felt like I’m eating a platter from Tesco. Honestly bad vibe, bad service, terrible interior and food. Coctails were actually good.

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Caro
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was really easy to book through open table and when we arrived we went straight to the table. I enjoyed the fact that it was quite intimate although didn't realise at the tie when booking it was pretty good. The band that was on was good and we had a great time. Food was good. Nice.

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OlivierL
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Happy to find this genuine soul bar. Super atmosphere. Super music, so close from the musicians.

Jazz After Dark
Responded on 19 March 2020

Thank you for your review glad you enjoyed your visit. Regards Briege

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SS2k
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fantastic venue and music, but I was on a date which didn't go well, that ruined my experience.

Service could be improved, had to go up to the bar to get a drink after waiting ages to be served by the waitress.

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vipEmma
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The Jazz is for sure a great experience, the Tuesday band is fantastic, energetic and has a great range of songs. However, the food is probably the worst i have had. They are lovely people and it actually sadden me to give such a mixed reviews but it definitely has to be done. All in all great music experience but go for drinks and have dinner beforehand!

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FTLOW
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Overall it was an enjoyable evening; the jazz was excellent, the ambience was good; we were just let down a bit by the food which did have a couple of complaints. But well worth the visit.

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IsabelleJ
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very well organised and friendly. The food was very well cooked, tasty and well presented. We were made to feel very welcome my friend and I.

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FedericaL
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.

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Elise
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!

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CatB
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.

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NikiC
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!

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AvaP
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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MikeAndLaura
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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

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AdamL
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

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JanF
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

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 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.

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Gustavo
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

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JayD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

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

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TamaraH
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.

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Noname
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.

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RoxanaC
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.

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PatriciaJ
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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petrh
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.

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Keep
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.

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Esther
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.

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ArturoB
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.

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ThaniseK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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nicolasC
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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst food I ever eat in London

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Aviad
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

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MaciejP
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.

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DianaT
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!

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Shiv
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.

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CarolP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The trio were fantastic the ambience was brilliant great night

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DamianH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall5food3service4ambience5

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

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AlisonL
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.

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Jazz After Dark is rated 3.6 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.