SquareMeal Review of
Café de Paris
This grande dame of the London club scene continues to draw the crowds with unmatchable, Moulin Rouge-style high camp in fabulously opulent surroundings. Having played host to a glittering array of stars from Marlene Dietrich to Blondie over the years, the Grade II-listed building is dominated by an impressive two-tiered ballroom adorned with dramatic chandeliers and sweeping staircases. Above all, Café de Paris is famed for its fabulous cabaret and hedonistic entertainment: Seven Sins steps up every Friday with a line-up of acrobats, fire-eaters, dance troupes and aerial acts, telling a tale of love and temptation via a deviant, wickedly witty host who ties the whole package together; Saturday brings Showtime Cabaret – a riotous mix of magic, comedy, burlesque and chanteuses. If you’re also booked in for dinner, expect a French-tilted menu running from duck liver terrine via ribeye steak to cinnamon and apple tatin.