Phoenix Arts Club

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291 reviews
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£25 and under
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Tucked beneath The Phoenix Theatre lies our charming escape from the London norm. Our lively and nostalgic theatre bar & restaurant is located in the original dressing and rehearsal rooms of The Phoenix Theatre. With fascinating signed posters, paintings and pictures from decades of theatre productions, a restored art deco interior and hidden treasures in every corner! There's something new to see on every visit!

The Phoenix Arts Club is open 7 days a week for drinks and entertainment.

RESTAURANT OPEN:
Pre-Theatre Dining - Wed-Sat: 5pm til 7pm (last seating at 6:15pm)
Dinner and a Show!* - Thurs-Sat: 7:45pm til 9pm (last seating at 8:30pm)
*Entertainment starts at 8:30pm!

2 courses for £16.95!

PLEASE NOTE:
- Non-members will be contacted in pre-paying when booking for 'Dinner and a Show!' - 2 courses, welcome cocktail and ticket for £25 each!
- Tables of 6+ will be alternatively be contacted in regards to a deposit (members and non-members)
What 291 People Are Saying
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t
London
27 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab evening out! Excellent entertainment and service! Enjoyed our meal and loved everything bit about the night. Can’t wait to go back!

h
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

a good group night out. Music and a show and good value food and drinks. Basic but tasty food.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, brilliant staff, lovely food!!

R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Really great service. The only bad thing was the music which was so loud my group of 6 spent the night shouting to be heard.

CG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The room at the Phoenix is full of character. We watched the open mike show which was fun. The food was tasty and made for a pleasant meal.

RW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The location is good for the theatre next door. The room is interesting and quite comfortable. However, our evening was spoiled by the very late arrival of our main courses, which meant that we very nearly missed the start of the show. The food was just OK, but the chicken Kiev was burnt. The service was not very attentive, apart from being asked four times if we'd like more (very expensive) drinks!

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived early and were welcomed and made to feel very comfortable. Food was excellent and the service was very good. On a very hot summers day the club was cool and very inviting.

JR
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff was pleasant and attentive- the food was very good. Great location for a pre-theater dinner, particularly if you’re going to Come From Away. Would be good for any other nearby theatres as well. The real test – we will eat there again.

AB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The place is super campy and fun. The decor, music and everything is a musical Queen’s dream. The service in the other hand is almost non existence. The waitress was super friendly but not attentive. We always had to track her down or go to the bar.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We chose here having read the reviews and we loved it. We were going to the show in Phoenix Theatre that evening so booked for dinner prior to the show. Food was lovely I had the set menu which was really good value and hubby chose from the à la carte. Food was served beautifully hot and was all very tasty. The staff were very friendly and one of them told us that if we wanted to come in for a nightcap after the show we just needed to show our theatre tickets for free entry in the evening. After a fabulous show (come from away) we went back to the artist club for a nightcap and it was buzzing. Fantastic atmosphere and we didn’t leave there till nearly midnight!

R
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibe. Very chilled. Great prompt service. It's very artsy and trendy place with great photos and etc on the walls. The lighting was very subtle and romantic. I went there for a date and was very pleased with it. The food was so good and the food very tasty and well presented. The wine was excellent.

SA
London
32 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We chose Phoenix Artist Club from online recommendations for pre-theatre dining before seeing the fabulous Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre. We arrived at 6pm, in good time so we thought as the show starts at 19:30. However, service - although very pleasant - was super slow, we didn't get our main course until 19:05 so had to rush to eat and pay bill to get to our seats in time. The food itself was OK - starters of smoked sheep's cheese and chunky vegetable soup were tasty. My friend's main course chicken kiev was enjoyed, however I ordered cod goujons and chips and was disappointed that there were only two thin goujons of fish which were mostly batter. Given the short time left before the show didn't have time to complain and asked for/paid the bill at the same time the meals came. It's a quirky place and nice ambience but would not return.

L
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great pre theatre dinner and location is just steps from the Phoenix theatre entrance. Service was so kind and efficient and appetizers and entrees were very good. Only downside is its downstairs and feels like youre in an old dark dressing room with no windows.

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best night out in London.
Food amazing value and Vegetarian option
We will be back in October

j
London
39 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Not a great experience as they only really had the set menu and not all of that was available. Agree with a previous review about the glitter ball lighting. Sure it’s great late night when it’s more of a cabaret/drinks venue but not at 6.30. Avoid the ‘apple crumble’ completely!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it great experience, staff were lovely and we had a delicious dinner x

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Quirky and atmospheric. Perfect post-show dining underneath the theatre where we had just seen Come From Away.

KD
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, food was great, service was so nice and the music was wonderful. I love the Phoenix!

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night. Friendly welcome, lovely food, excellent service, lively atmosphere without being too noisy (we could easily talk to each other around the table). Will definitely go back again.

G
London
22 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for the pre-theatre meal. Very helpful when gluten free option wasn't available from the set menu.

C
London
30 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice pre-theatre meal. Food was fresh and tasty and the service was friendly and welcoming. Ambience was pleasant - albeit a little dark for early evening. Food and wine both reasonable but we thought the G&Ts were a bit pricey.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Friday night. Fantastic evening. Amazing atmosphere. Wonderful food. Great variety and high quality, reasonable options available. Excellent service. Outstanding live music from 2 pianists playing sing along disco favourites! Our international guests were blown away by the whole thing!

H
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love this quirky venue in the centre of theatre land. Great food, great value, great staff. If you get a chance go back and visit after the show and dance and sing the night away

GW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many visits and always the same.......... excellent!

VL
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Possibly the best restaurant in London in terms of food, price, atmosphere, design and friendly staff. I'm lucky it's local.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Thank you for this evening. We spent a wonderful time at your place.
Keith the singer is a great performer!
We will come back as soon as possible

S
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We grabbed a quick bite to eat between shows and was not disappointed quick service and tasty food tables quite close together but made for a buzzing atmosphere

M
London
50 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Phoenix is back! The last menu was a bit disappointing, but the new one is outstanding - loads of veggie and vegan options, but some amazing finger food too - the truffled arancini would make Locanda Locatelli jealous.


Obviously, the venue is superb and the list of awards is rightly growing all the time - best enertainment club was won last week.....


Service was spot on - even on a busy Saturday evening approaching Christmas.


Great range of beers and ciders as well as wines, spirits and a few cocktails.

KF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great night with good wholesome food and great entertainment

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a well kept secret! Superb venue with a great atmosphere.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter described this restaurant as a ‘speak easy’. This is a very old school setting which makes it quite unique. I came her for pre-theatre dinner and food was lovely. I would definitely come back again.

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The place was amazing, went with my partner and her family. They loved it and the live music was fantastic!
We didn't see from our seats (because I wanted the table away from the stage ) but it's great value for money, food and drinks were excellent. Thank you so much guys, it was a great night.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here for a friend's birthday on a Friday evening - good food, ambience and great service. We were sat in the quieter room when the music was on and could still have a conversation.

PC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The only negative I can comment on is that at certain tables the coloured moving lights are a bit irritating when you're eating your meal. They hurt my eyes, so we moved tables twice. Otherwise, it was amazing and we will most likely return when we're in London.

O
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service. Convenient location. Perfect for a pre-theatre meal. Good value menu. Went with my teenage daughter who also liked the theatre menu.

VL
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Descending the stairs into the Dead Glamorous Phoenix Artist Club is like walking into Weimar Berlin. You wouldn't be surprised to see Sally Bowles singing Cabaret or Marlene Dietrich drinking martinis in the corner with her secret boyfriend. But this is 21st century Soho and the best living bar in the west end. Food's not bad either and the staff are friendly without being nosey parkers.

GJ
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A relaxing atmosphere with an interesting & varied menu and good variety of drinks. The food quality was excellent, the service was very attentive and overall was extremely good value for money. Perfect for pre-theatre dining! Will visit again for sure

NF
London
28 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Absolutely loved this little West End gem. We were only there for a light bite so I don’t feel I can give it an in-depth review, but I’ll definitely be going back. The restaurant and bar represent theatre land perfectly and I’m keen to return when there is live music. The food and service were excellent and the tables far enough apart to feel you have enough privacy. My kind of venue.

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked this restaurant based on good reviews prior to visiting the theatre next door - loved the menu options so was quite excited. Arrived. Restaurant was dead no one in there except a bar person talking to a friend or customer - waited for a while to be seated no one came to us so we left and went to Balans in Old Compton street and received fabulous service

t
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night. Food was pretty good and freshly cooked. Live singer was added treat. Would I go again - hell yes.