Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
4.5
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Monday
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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A Soho jazz club.
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Neighborhood: Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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  • Leicester Square • 4 min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road • 5 min walk
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  • timd640911
    Toronto, Canada104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Sublime Terence Blanchard in a Great Venue
    My poor wife gets dragged to jazz houses when we travel. I love it and she is a trooper. We had the good fortune to bein London when the great Terence Blanchard was appearing at Ronnie Scott's. My wife loved the show as much as I did. Versus other jazz houses, it was a comfortable main room with pretty good sightlines (a couple pillars) and great sound. The staff was great. Drink and food prices are inflated because that's where any chance of a profit for the venue come from - you don't have a jazz house to get rich! I can't wait for my next trip to London so I can visit here again.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 7, 2023
  • Totnesdiners
    Truro, United Kingdom149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very special night out
    Our first visit to Ronnie Scott’s and we will definitely return. Booking was easy - we called to check some details which was quick and easy. Staff were friendly and welcoming. We attended the early evening slot to see Courtney Pine and we’re not disappointed. The priority seating we had booked couldn’t have been better positioned for a great view and experience and our meal (burger and chips) was excellent. I wouldn’t recommend the shaken cocktails however as my Manhattan was clearly pre made. However, my friend had a champagne cocktail which didn’t need to be shaken and was fine. Our server was initially good but then disappeared when we wanted to order more drinks. But on the whole we had a fabulous experience and are looking forward to returning.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 29, 2023
  • Jane H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous evening watching Curtis Stigers.
    Had a wonderful 50th birthday treat watching Curtis Stigers, who was amazing. Fabulous atmosphere. We both had the Ronnie's burger, which was very good and a bottle of wine. Staff were super attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend and visit again.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 2, 2023
  • richard
    Paris, France31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great performance by Natalie Williams and Barbara Alves (server)
    Ronnies always great with performers of the highest quality , who seem to be enjoying the evening with very close proximity Barbara Alves was our server and she was extremely attentive without being intrusive. Servers are generally good but she was really exceptional. Always filling water glasses and taking orders as necessary
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 12, 2023
  • Beverley B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great customer service and all round wonderful night at Ronnie Scotts
    We had a wonderful night at Ronnie Scott's. It's not inexpensive so our expectations were high but it surpassed even those. The atmosphere was fantastic, the cocktails hit the spot and the jazz was sublime. Top that off with the empathy and helpfulness of staff who, when we missed our timeslot due to events out of our control not only allowed us to relax upstairs but squeezed us into the next showing. They checked in throughout to make sure we were ok and let us know they were still sorting a space for us. We ended up with the best views in the house too! Would thoroughly recommend for a tick it off your bucket list experience
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 23, 2023
  • Georgy R
    Brighton, United Kingdom147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Venue!
    My partner and I visited Ronnie Scott's for the first time ever to see Herb Alpert - my birthday present. We were seated at a table, attended to throughout the gig, and honestly it was the best experience. This is truly one of London's most iconic venues and it did not disappoint. From the smart and lushly decadent decor to the fabulous selection of food and drinks to the unmatched performance of Mr Alpert it was the best birthday ever. This was our first visit but it absolutely won't be the last! Ten out of ten!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 3, 2023
  • Andrew H
    Solihull, United Kingdom319 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing with a Capital A
    The best night out you will ever have. It's expensive but its worth EVERY penny. We have been twice and it has been memory making experiences both times. Ludicrous food and booze prices but just tolerate that and enjoy the gorgeousness of the building, the staff, the acts and the experience. There is nowhere that I've ever been that can touch it for class. If my lottery numbers come up I'll be here every week. It is my idea of Heaven.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 10, 2023
  • Bogdan2005
    Bucharest, Romania472 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best jazz club in London
    Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club is by far the best jazz club in London and one of the best in Europe. Great jazz personalities are playing here. The venue has two ares, Upstairs and the main stage. The main stage is usually full and the only downsize is that the tables are very close one to another. The Upstairs, while much smaller, is really beautiful with the musicians playing just in front of the bar.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 22, 2023
  • PlsTripResponsibly
    London, United Kingdom60 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful food and ambience
    What exquisite food. I don’t think I’ve ever used the word exquisite before. The drinks were wonderful. And to see my favourite person’s face light up at the jazz we came to see… well that was priceless. Thank you for a fabulous evening. I can see why RS is so coveted.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 23, 2023
  • sopaca
    Cambridge, United Kingdom2,209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous evening, fabulous food and iconic entertainment by Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
    This was our first visit to Ronnie Scott's after years of meaning to go. We should have gone earlier as we had the most perfect evening. I managed to get two premium tickets for Herb Alpert & Lani Hall just days before the show. Having not been before we didn't know how it all worked but duly show up about 5.30pm to join the queue for the 6.30pm show. There were two lines - one for members and one for non-members which seemed like a good and fair system. We got in just before 6pm and felt like we'd got the best seats in the house. The place is small with a low ceiling and an electric atmosphere. Our table was on the raised section around the sunken central area and was right next to the drummer just feet from Herb Alpert & Lani Hall. Herb and Lani did the most amazing show - I could have watched it dozens of times. I'm just sad it was my first chance and probably my last to see them. The sound was perfect and not too loud as I'd feared (especially being seated next to the drummer!). On top of first class entertainment we had a fantastic meal. This was served just as the show started. Between us we had the cod and pork belly. Both were delicious and very well cooked. We hope to make more trips to Ronnie Scott's having left it far too long for our first.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2023
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Melissalittle23
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
My boyfriend and I came to see The Fat Back Band on 1st Jan. They were amazing, and what a venue to see them in. Everyone was up dancing, having a great time! Perfect place to see a live act. I would come back again. However, we missed the started of their set, because the website advertised the band start at 23:15, we arrived at 22:30. Unlike a lot of people who get to enjoy the festive period, I was working nights on New Years Eve, so this was my New Years Eve. When we arrived we were told the set had already started. We said to the welcome host the website says 23:30 set starts. To which he responded ‘our website does this’. Perhaps worth while making sure the information on your website is correct as the couple sat next to us missed the start too for the same reason. You provide conflicting information on your website to what is stated in your emails. If you know this is a problem it can’t be difficult to fix. The website and confirmation emails also state the bar is open until 3am. Once the band finished at 23:40 we were told to drink up and pay. We had a great time, but our night was cut short because the information provided on your emails and website is incorrect. I would recommend the venue and would come back for the right band but I would make sure I arrive in plenty of time because it’s a lot of money to pay for misleading info and feeling disappointed.
Written January 1, 2020
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juliev55
London106 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Attended Ronnie Scott's last night as a group of 10 for a family members birthday and all 10 of us were disappointed.
Even if you enjoy live music there are much better places to go.
Ronnie Scott's is overpriced, you pay just to book a table, the food is overpriced and mediocre at best and god forbid if you talk, you will be told off by a member of staff, surely people can listen to music and talk quietly at the same time.
Better suited to tables of 2 or 4 where people don't actually want to make conversation and they certainly should accept group bookings if they don't want people to enjoy their evening.
Of the 10 of us that attended none of us will be returning!
Written March 15, 2020
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Rambler
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK563 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
We’ve been to Ronnie Scott’s before and when we visited London recently, we saw someone was playing who we were interested in so along we went.
We purchased tickets in advance for the ‘early’ show one Tuesday evening. There are different seating areas and we had cabaret seating (there are cheaper seats). It’s a small venue so you’ll have a good view anywhere. We also ate there (but you don’t have to).
The venue is iconic. Just a black street frontage but anyone who was anyone in music has been there. Staff at entrance and serving were excellent. Friendly and professional. The venue itself I’d great inside. Subtle lighting, all red and candles. Just a great night out.
When we went , the band were terrific - they don’t book anybody bad at Ronnie’s!
If you’re dining, get there for doors open so you have time for food before the main act.
We had a fabulous and very ‘London’ evening. But .. don’t forget your wallet. Tickets, food and drink are expensive (even for London) but that said, you won’t feel shortchanged and you will be talking about your evening for days afterwards.
Written October 7, 2021
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Richard H
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
This was my first time in Ronnie Scott's and unfortunately I had booked a "premium table" for two for £115 (not including food or drinks). Don't be fooled by the website: the management have cynically packed an unfeasible number of tables and benches into a very small space. I've been to many live music venues but this was utterly ridiculous. I was told there were 220 people crammed into a room of perhaps 700 sq ft. We left in disgust having been promised a refund, which was subsequently denied. I hope this review starves the club of marginal revenue equivalent to at least £115.
Written December 7, 2021
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Jordan
Northern Ireland, UK40 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I confronted the staff about the presumptuous tip. The menu says 9.75 but get charged £12 +. Confronted staff about how I don’t want to tip them for doing their job, it’s their job. You don’t tip a postman for doing his job every time he deliveries a letter. So makes no difference when you go into a bar for him to violate you instead of just adding the overall price to the menu which I also confronted him about. So watch out if you aren’t from London.. watch out tourist be aware of get your wallet pick pocketed in front of your eyes
Written February 20, 2020
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Chizzamerica
South Island, New Zealand729 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I’ve lived in London for 15 years and always wanted to get to a gig at Ronnie Scott’s; the venue is obviously iconic - and such a wealth of talent that is attracted to play there. We saw Ruby Turner (amazing!!), plus the supporting act was super talented. It’s a must-do for any London visit, such a wonderful place to enjoy music and relax with good food. Only downside is the bathrooms are small and get a little crowded
Written February 3, 2020
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Mathew Y
Asheville, NC19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We saw Booker T. Jones in a sold out show. The venue is classic, with tiered seating that faces the stage and little table lamps. After reading other reviews I thought it would be too crowded and everyone would be on top of one another, but even with a sold out crowd it didn't feel cramped. The sound system was great; so often in musical venues it's either too loud or too muddled, and this was perfect. Waitstaff were busy but attentive. If you want to eat their late night bar food menu was adequate. After Booker T's terrific show, a terrific jazz band played until about 3 am. It is funny to hear British accents from jazz musicians when you expect a Cajun accent. A memorable evening at a fun venue. Get your tickets well in advance or risk being disappointed!
Written March 7, 2020
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Jannerbloke
Plymouth, UK12,614 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Frith Street is becoming back to life with lots of tables outside along much of its length. Still sad to gaze up at RS’s doors and the performers’ posters but nothing bookable yet. However the continuing first rate live-streaming is the best we can hope for until the lockdown is relaxed further.

This weekend Mark Havana and the Banger Factory as well as kansas Smitty’s House Band on impressive 4 camera HD.

This part of Soho is making every effort to bring back music food and carousing to the heart of London.
Written July 20, 2020
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Hayk
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Even non-jazz fans know this is as UK's top jazz club but how many know it is great for drinks and not so bad for food? You are politely asked to keep quiet while the musicians are playing (quite rightly) but that does not stop you enjoying a meal and drinks. The food is satisfactory, not terrific but then this is not primarily a restaurant, and it is, for what you get a tad expensive. But the cocktails - so many to choose from and so good. Beer drinkers might be disappointed with the choice of just lager. The house wine is excellent. The service is quick and friendly.
Written January 28, 2020
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Gary R
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Having been to Ronnie Scott's many times over the years and had a great experience, this time, however, was VERY disappointing.
After queueing for 45 minutes after the doors opened at 5.30 we were shown to our seats and ordered an overpriced bottle of house wine at £38. We were just settling in when were told to move as they had made a mistake on seating us. Robben Ford (the only act of the night) came on stage at 6.30 and after only 75 minutes of music, he had finished his set and left the stage. Then the announcement came that it was time for us to leave too. We were given our bill (which included a compulsory service charge) and made to feel that we had to finish up our drinks and leave immediately. Things have obviously changed at Ronnie Scott's and not for the better, as in the past the gigs were longer and less rushed.
We won't be visiting again and would no longer recommend this venue as we feel it's become a tourist rip off.
Written September 19, 2023
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