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Jazz Cafe

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Address: 5 Parkway | Camden Town, London NW1 7PG, England
Phone Number: 020/7916-6060
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7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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A popular Jazz venue for emerging and established performers.

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
The high rating is for the gig, not for the mediocre pub grub

My husband and I went to see the London Community Gospel Choir just before Christmas. The choir was fantastic and really Christmassy. We booked in to have a meal in the bar which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NettyChetty
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to see the London Community Gospel Choir just before Christmas. The choir was fantastic and really Christmassy. We booked in to have a meal in the bar which gave us a nice view. But the food wasn't great so it's a shame that in order to get a seat, you have to order food. The... More 

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dorset
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Gwen Dickey gig last night. She was fab as usual! But we arrived at 7, she didn't come on stage till 9.45! Then left at 10.45! I really didn't think an hour was long enough to be honest. We came up from Bournemouth...so a long journey...parking was a bit of a pain but did eventually find... More 

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Thank dorsetwitney
Halifax, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quality night great tunes being played by the one and only Norman Jay and atmosphere was bouncing . Great it wasn't overly crowded being NYE . Had a truly fantastic night and the Cuban dj after was great too . Night to remember x

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Thank sonia1981575
England
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

what a fabulous night - our first time there and definately won't be our last! Great atmosphere with some lovely people and fantastic music all the night through - what more could you want so see the New Year in!! Feel previous views have been a bit harsh - this venue is not a palace but the the drinks are... More 

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Thank BritTrekker
Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Went to watch Brother Strutt, it was great show and the atmosphere was good. Seating for people eating was good and could see the stage fine, but don't expect great food. It was easy to find and close to the tube station as I had not been there before.

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Thank Glee1969
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I went to see Roy Ayers, the entertainment was great and we really enjoyed the show. The only problem, they forgot to bring our sides. To top it of when the bill came they had charged us for extras that we had not ordered. I thought the service charge was a tad expensive considering the service wasn't that great. Its... More 

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Thank hi1052
London
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Roy Ayres and band were brilliant , still got the magic this is the reason for my rating However Jazz cafe in need of a serious makeover. Hadnt been for more than 20 years and the venue looks in dire need of a facelift. My husband was disgusted with the mens toilets, there is a trough for men to use... More 

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Thank jumaent1
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My friend and I went to the jazz cafe last night to see Kenny Thomas, who was fantastic! We had booked a table to eat as well but that was awful! it took an hour to take our order and then an hour and a half for it to be served and it was cold! After being asked 3 times... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

We had booked because Kenny Thomas was playing. We were allocated three booths upstairs ( there were 10 of us). The menu has a fair selection and has the potential to be quite good but turned out to be a major disappointment. The first table received their starter and main before the second and third tables had received their starter.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The Jazz Café is small enough for you to feel close to the performers wherever you are in the venue. The quality of the bands is usually very good although they are not necessarily jazz. It is also very easy to find; less than 100 yards from Camden tube. The prices of the drinks are pretty steep, though; (I know... More 

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