Jazz Cafe a concert restaurant in Camden - London Tips

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Jazz Cafe is a legendary concert hall in the heart of Camden Town which has hosted the biggest names in jazz and on the international scene since its inception.
If you are a music lover and looking for a confidential and friendly place, come and listen to the sound of the Jazz Cafe!

History of the Jazz Cafe


Founded by Jon Dabner and Jean Marshall, the Jazz Cafe opened its doors in the Newington district in the 1980s. Building on its success, the Jazz Cafe moved in 1990 to a larger venue to accommodate an ever-increasing audience. He moved to the Camden Town district in the former premises of a branch of Barclays Bank.

Since its creation, the Jazz Cafe has welcomed jazz musicians such as Archie Shepp, Eddie Harris or Jimmy Smith. And more recently Amy Winehouse, Jamiroquai, Her and Lana Del Rey… to name only the most famous!

Live concerts at the Jazz Cafe

With a capacity of only 420 people, Jazz Cafe is an intimate concert hall with 2 spaces.
The first, on the ground floor, is the bar and a small stage where musicians and the public are face to face a few centimeters away.
The second, on the first floor overlooking the stage and where you can dine while enjoying the show and even dance!

On the programming side, many musical genres are in the spotlight such as jazz, R & B, hip hop, soul, salsa or even disco! Each evening, the room is colored with a different musical atmosphere in a warm and pleasant setting. Another important point is that the sound intensity is not very high and the acoustics are good.
I invite you to discover the program via the site de See Tickets which references all the events of the Jazz Cafe.

Dinner at the Jazz Cafe

The tables are on the first floor on the mezzanine where 69 people can dine while enjoying a direct view of the stage.

The cuisine, although simple, is made from fresh, quality products. For such a concept of a concert restaurant, I was pleasantly surprised. It is not haute cuisine but the dishes are good with a very decent value for money.
In addition, the service is professional and responsive with a smiling and attentive team.

What's the vibe?

Friendly and relaxed atmosphere where we dance as well on the track as on the first floor.

Who is the audience?

The public is mainly Londoners, accustomed to places and music lovers.

Can children come to the Jazz Cafe?

Only adults are allowed to enter.


How to book to see a concert or dinner at the Jazz Cafe?

According to your desires you can either come to attend the concert or to have dinner.
To attend the concert, you can book your ticket directly on the website of See Tickets. Count around £ 15 entry without consumption.

For dinner, you can reserve your table via the site Ticketweb where you can choose your table on the map and check availability. The mezzanine has tables for 2 and 4 people and a counter facing the stage for larger groups.
Considering the size of the venue and the popularity of the venue, it is recommended to book in advance.
Finally, to confirm your reservation, you will be asked to pay a deposit, namely £ 84 for a table for 2 people and £ 193 for a table for 4 people. The amount withdrawn will be deducted from your bill.


What are the prices of the drinks?

Count around £ 10.50 for a cocktail and £ 5 for a beer. For the meal + the concert, the average ticket (starter, main course and wine) is around £ 50.

What are the opening hours?

Concerts every evening from 19:00 p.m. to 22:30 p.m.
Night box from 22:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Where is the Jazz Cafe located?

Address : 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG

Metro bus Camden Town29, 88, 134, 214, 253, 274, N20, N29, N253, N279


The Jazz Cafe is a legendary venue where the greatest of music have come to perform since the first hour. This concert hall located in the heart of Camden Town is a friendly and confidential place where many London music lovers meet.
An original experience that changes the classics musical comedies London, to share as a couple or with friends.

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