Best restaurants for cabaret in London

London’s cabaret scene is so very wide and varied that it can sometimes prove impossible to find what you are looking for. Our helpful guide to the best for cabaret in London features a list of London’s top cabaret restaurants, offering both a high-quality dining experience along with a superb cabaret show. Whether it’s comedy, dance, burlesque, singing, acting, acrobatics or any other kind of cabaret act you wish to see, these great London cabaret restaurants are sure to tickle your fancy. Enjoy the unexpected and the absolute original at these top London cabaret restaurants.

Updated on 14 January 2020

Sometimes there are those evenings where you fancy some really good food but you’re feeling like doing something a bit quirkier than just sitting in a regular restaurant. Maybe it’s a Friday evening and you’re feeling like more than a couple of drinks, or perhaps you’ve got someone you’re wanting to impress. If that’s the case then a cabaret restaurant could be just what you’re looking for. With the spectacle of live performances combined with a meal served to you whilst you take in the entertainment and plenty of booze if you so wish, we think that cabaret restaurants are a lot of fun and there are plenty to pick from.

We’ve carefully selected only the very best cabaret restaurants in London to feature in this list, guaranteeing you a night of quality entertainment and great food in London. From top cabaret restaurants in the West End to the best cabaret restaurants in the City and incredible cabaret restaurants in many other London areas, our guide to the restaurants best for cabaret in London will ensure you can’t go wrong.

Every one of these hand-picked options have been tried and tested by a professional team of food critics and our own customer. For more information on each listing simply click through to read the full review and to easily book a table.

Courtesan

Courtesan

69 Atlantic Road, London, SW9 8PU

Right in the middle of busy Brixton sits Courtesan; by day, it’s a restaurant and tea rooms serving intricate dim sum, by night a cocktail bar with a brilliant programme of cabaret and burlesque.
Under £30
Bars
Dim Sum
The Piano Works

The Piano Works

113-117 Farringdon Road, London, ECR1 3BX

Over at the original Piano Works in Farringdon, you can enjoy a hearty meal whilst a live band plays in the middle of the room. You can even jot down a request and hope your tune gets played.
Bars
Tropicana Beach Club

Tropicana Beach Club

Parker Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5PW

Every Friday and Saturday night over at the wildly fun Tropicana Beach Club is the Tropicana cabaret which features a mixture of different cabaret performances and can be accompanied by a two or three course meal.
Under £30
Bars
Quaglino

Quaglino's

16 Bury Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AJ

Long-time favourite Quaglino’s has been seeing performances on the stage at the end of their large dining room for many a year now and their high quality Modern European food menu is the perfect accompaniment to the fun.
£50 - £79
Modern European
Café de Paris

Café de Paris

3-4 Coventry Street, London, W1D 6BL

Book in for a dinner package at Café de Paris and enjoy a two or three course meal made up of French classics like duck parfait whilst watching performances from some of the biggest names in cabaret.
£30 - £49
French
Bel Canto at the Corus Hotel

Bel Canto at the Corus Hotel

The Corus Hotel, 1 Lancaster Gate, London, London, W2 3LG

This concept restaurant at the Corus on Bayswater Road sees you being served dishes from the French-inspired menu one minute, and then being sung opera by your waiter the next. What better way to enjoy your meal?
£50 - £79
French
Aeronaut

Aeronaut

264 Acton High Street, London, W3 9BH

Acton’s Aeronaut isn’t just your average pub. With a performance area which sees shows ranging from circus to drag and cabaret, you will never be bored whilst you enjoy the menu of classic pub grub.
Bars
Levant

Levant

Jason Court, 76 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2SJ

Oxford Circus Lebanese restaurant Levant has a huge menu of mezze dishes but what’s special about this place is that in the evenings the lights go down and the belly dancers start to perform whilst you eat.
£30 - £49
Lebanese
Halal
£50 - £79
Circus

Circus

27-29 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9BA

The name says it all with this Covent Garden bar and restaurant. Expect acrobats, fire eaters, contortionists and more, all whilst you enjoy the pan-Asian menu which includes dishes such as teriyaki salmon.
£50 - £79
Brasserie Zédel

Brasserie Zédel

20 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1F 7ED

This vast French brasserie hiding underground in busy central London has become known for its astonishingly reasonable prices, but it also has a small late-night cabaret bar Crazy Coqs just across the foyer – perfect for after-dinner entertainment.
£30 - £49
French
Proud Cabaret City

Proud Cabaret City

1 Mark Lane, City of London, London, EC3R 7AH

Based in the heart of the city, Proud Cabaret hosts a huge variety of different Cabaret acts in the 1920's themed club, and before the lights dim you can enjoy classic British dishes including Beef Wellington.
£30 - £49
British
The London Cabaret Club

The London Cabaret Club

The London Cabaret Club Victoria House, London, London, WC1B 4DA

Basing all their shows around British themes and culture, The London Cabaret has a classy menu to match its sophisticated environment with a 5 course set menu using top British produce served alongside the show.
£30 - £49
British
Toulouse Lautrec

Toulouse Lautrec

140 Newington Butts, London, London, SE11 4RN

The performance space at the back of charming Kennington pub-venue Toulouse Lautrec allows diners to enjoy dishes from the wonderful French-led menu whilst watching a variety of different acts on the stage.
£30 - £49
French
Wine Bars
Bunga Bunga Covent Garden

Bunga Bunga Covent Garden

167 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PG

Head through the meat locker and head downstairs at Bunga Bunga to the amazing venue where you will find live entertainment varying from cabaret to circus, accompanied by metre long pizzas and other Italian delights.
Bars
Park Chinois

Park Chinois

17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8EA

Beneath the main dining room of extravagant Mayfair restaurant Park Chinois lies Club Chinois. Open on Tuesday-Saturday evenings, you can try the kitchen’s bold Chinese cooking whilst being treated to some awe-inspiring performances.
Over £80
Chinese

Looking for somewhere more about the music and less about the food? Have a look at our guide to Best pubs and bars for live music in London.