SquareMeal Review of
Proud Cabaret City
Starting out with its City flagship, this 1920s-style dinner-and-daliance outfit now boasts sister sites in Camden and Brighton. Each offers a raucous mix of scantily-clad waiting staff, cheeky cabaret and demure burlesque, supported by a regularly changing roster of themes, from Vegas and Gatsby to Broadway and The Blitz. Most obviously suited to birthdays, stags and hens, arrive with your party head on and expect plenty of audience participation. Evenings start with drinks and dinner, before the lights dim as desserts arrive. Undemanding menus explore the globe to satisfy most tastes, serving up thoughtfully presented dishes including curries, beef fillets and poached fish with lobster tails. A warm welcome is pretty much guaranteed, making Proud a good introduction to the world of burlesque for newcomers. If you're looking for an easygoing dinner which puts entertainment centre-stage, this is worth considering.