Toulouse Lautrec Restaurant & Jazz Club

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French
Bringing a touch of French flair to Kennington, Toulouse Lautrec Restaurant, Piano Bar & Jazz Club is a traditional restaurant set inside a lovingly refurbished English pub. Managed by three brothers, jazz club manager, Nolan & Chefs Florent & Oliver, whose parents have run the neighbouring “Lobster Pot” restaurant since 1991, so there is plenty of authentic French charm on offer served by people who love what they do. Set over three floors, the warm and inviting space is divided into a rustic ground floor restaurant, 1st floor piano bar with jazz solos & duos (Sun to Wed - Free Entry) and 2nd floor Jazz Club, which hosts the bigger bands at weekends (payable entry).

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Duchy
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was nice because I've never been there before but felt the food was a little over priced for the quality of the dishes, plus I'm sure they showed skare wings and capers on their website but when I went I couldn't see any on the menu I was gutted, how can you not have skate wings in a French restaurant???

The entertainment was great I think the artist was called Aisling Aris, however I paid online and it just looked like people walked in without paying because most of the people was sat down before the ticket person was there.

The lighting was great the service was very good and I had great company however they didn't enjoy their vegetarian meal which was a bit disappointing but overall the night went well however my friend said they would not come back because they didn't like their meal and their wasn't enough vegetarian options.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Tasty food and nice interior ambience.

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AnthonyD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and music. Sadly nobody was playing the piano.

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, 5-star experience. One of the best places in London.

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APMetro
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An oasis at Kennington. Live jazz music, great food and top class service.

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vipPhilB
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very loud if sitting in upstairs dining room when they have singer / piano player.
Ask to sit downstairs if want to be able to talk

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Mayasdad
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite French restaurant in London. Great food, great atmosphere and attentive staff.

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ShashiR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As ever, excellent service and food. The terrace was also perfect for the sunny afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, good wine. Great music and value.

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish there was an option for 6-stars rating! As always, the food was absolutely delicious, staff was super nice, and music very enjoyable (talented artists). We'll definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars experience. Amazing live music, very romantic ambience, superb service and yummy food!

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Chrysha
London
58 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been lots of times to Toulouse Lautrec, but this was the first time for breakfast. Unfortunately, it was almost empty but the food and service was as good as usual. Highly recommended.

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JacobK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not cheap but worth it. TL has never disappointed. Can get a bit noisy later in the evening so if you want a quiet dinner go early.

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing place & live jazz music! Also not too pricey. Staff is very pleasant and helpful. We're definitely coming back.

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ChristineM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality food typical of the region of the name (Toulouse Lautrec from Albi). Reasonable priced wine and good music duo at the right volume. Whetted our appetite for a concert on the top floor!

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jopee
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is fantastic and the meals we chose were delicious. Service is very friendly. Relaxed atmosphere, we will definitely visit again

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Charlie
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best restaurant/piano bar in south London.

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Joseph
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere is brilliant and very romantic. The jazz singer was quite good and the piano accompaniment was brilliant. I liked how the act interacted with the diners without being too disturbing. The food was not to the standard I expected. I had a prawn in shell pastry which was soggy at the bottom and ended up hard to cut. Then the main course was good but not brilliant. The dish was a mixture of duck, sausages and beans which somehow did not come together. However the desert (creme brulee) was absolutely divine. The service was also top notch

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CorneliaV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food

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robert
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our dinner was beautifully presented and of a vey high standard. The dining room is a little cramped but it has a nice atmosphere. My vegeteraian dishes were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit for my wife’s birthday , each course was amazing and the staff so attentive. Having the jazz club upstairs topped the night off, such a great venue and experience.
We will definitely recommend and visit again.

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AB2019
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

this is really not a restaurant, but a jazz club which does food. Main course was well cooked, but other courses were distinctly plain, and certainly not worth the £48 per head. While they may occupy the same premises as the Lobster Pot of old, it is not at all the same proposition.

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KarenS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Service was awful, food arrived all in wrong order then main was stone cold

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DANAIN
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We have been to this restaurant for the food and music in the past. one my fav places in London. Valentine’s Day was not a nice experience.
- tables too close to each other for romantic dinner. Every time the waiter was coming to serve, he couldn’t do his job properly without imposing his body on the customers sitting. We had to help carrying our plates as it was impossible to carry without increasing the possibility of an accident.
- Our starter arrived but it was not our ..starter. It was the ladies at the table next to us. It was left on our table for 2-3 mins then we informed him and he removed it. Went back and brought the same plate to the lady ( it didn’t have the lactose part of the dish - That’s why I noriced ). Otherwise it would have been a real problem as I would have touched the food. He shouldn’t have surved the same dish sitting with me for 3 mins to the lady next to me.
- we ordered wine and a wrong one arrived. The more expensive one. I said to my partner ( after we corrected the waiter ) that we need to check the bill as I have the feeling that we will be charged the more expensive one. You guessed it ... we were charged the expensive bottle. We pointed it out and got our money back.
- the food was of great quality but nowhere near enough. We left hungry. Didn’t worth the money we spent for it. We had to eat some more when back home.
- the lady on our left finished their food and asked one waiter for the bill. In less than a min another waiter arrived at their table and started “explaining” to them that they needed to go because it was explained to them on the phone that their slot reached its end. He was polite but I can see the lady trying to interrupt him and explain that she knows about all these slot business and just asked for the bill from the other waiter.
- the lady and gent on my right received a plate with just leaves, no olive oil as one of the 5 dishes as they are lactose intol.

Shame one of my fav restaurant.

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CAROLINAV
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Well the service is not great, but it could have been worse.
I booked first a normal booking to go and have a nice meal (standard menu), and then I received a call after a couple of weeks that there would be a set menu. So I had no choice and I proceed accordingly.
With my husband we were not drinking alcohol, and the dessert set choice had alcohol, so we skip this.
The only change they could make was giving us only an apple tart. We decided not to have dessert.
Well it was disappointing because at least the server could have offered maybe a hot herbal tea instead.
And talking about tea, we went after dinner to the Jazz special show, and I ordered a hot tea, and it took almost one hour because the barman was busy and also the tea option was coming from the restaurant kitchen downstairs that was also busy. I cannot imagine this place in xmas or any peak time of the year. However I hope the restaurant takes action of this to improve its service because the place is legend and the food is yummy.
Carolina

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JenniferC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, great jazz singers, delicious food and good service. Will be back.

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PaulaW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in London - lovely food (always check out the specials), followed by fantastic jazz. The staff are always friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The French Onion soup was rich and delicious, the turbot was outstanding. I’ll be back!

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Doug
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic music and fantastic service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service. It was pre-theatre so very quiet - next time I’ll go after 7.30pm for the live music!

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JulianG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience!

This was a birthday treat that did not disappoint! Music was great. They played my favourite tunes! Only tiny point was thst there could have been more vegetarian options on the menu.

Will certainly come again soon!

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DS1983
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places in London now definitely. One of those you enjoy just being in. Music is great! For those dining - fish is delicious and try tasting the house wines.

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LO24
London
9 reviews