Proud Cabaret

1 Mark Lane, The City, London, EC3R 7AH
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Address
1 Mark Lane, The City, London, EC3R 7AH

Telephone
020 7283 1940

Region
The City

Nearest Station
Fenchurch Street (0.09 miles)

Category
Lounge Bars


Modeled on a 1920s speakeasy, Proud Cabaret is an elegant new City destination which offers fine dining and entertainment in surroundings which exude the illicit glamour of a bygone era. Designed by Russell Sage Studios and Danielle Proud, the venue has a sophisticated, decadent feel.

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Proud Cabaret is expensive but the service and the show provides the value

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If you’re looking for the full speakeasy, Boardwalk Empire-style experience then Proud Cabaret is bound to tickle your fancy. The flagship City branch is all it’s cracked up to be with dancing, fire-eating, lounge music and more. Just be prepared to pay…

Set up in grand fashion by the Proud group, The City branch is apparently modeled on the 1920s glamour of the prohibition era clubs. More Bugsy Malone than backrooms and brown paper bags. Tables are decked in immaculate white tablecloths, plentiful red velvet and seductive lighting helps deliver the message of upmarket sleeze and there are enough private booths at the back to cater for high rollers with a penchant for burlesque. Dominated by stag-dos, hen parties, birthdays and corporate outings, the atmosphere is unsurprisingly boisterous. Whooping and wailing is encouraged and from the moment you are showed to your table by scantily clad women you know what to expect. But the show is largely tame and despite the talented burlesque, on this occasion all performers play second fiddle to the fire-breathing femme fatale who steals the show without so much as a swinging tassel in sight. You can also expect acrobats, displays of obscure talents and crooning aplenty.

Booking performers isn’t cheap and that trickles through to the audience, naturally. Drinks are very expensive and despite the price of a three-course meal being included with the ticket in advance, there is plenty more money to be spent on the night. However, Proud Cabaret makes a compelling case for choosing its charm, entertainment and dashing interior for a group trip because whether you’re on a stag do, hen night or office outing you’ll receive the kind of exceptional service that makes it all worthwhile.

Reviewed by T.A.O
Published on May 2, 2014


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Tucked away in the middle of The City, Proud Cabaret brings the Camden complex’s vim and vigour to a new crowd. Table clothed tables, fine crystal and silverware cover the rich, red room while one of the most polished cabaret routines in London dazzles on stage.

User Reviews

Reviewed by suzy63
We went to the proud carbret on the 27 of October one of the best evenings we have had in a long time entrainment was fab food was good really enjoyed my birthday celebration! Definitely will be going back!!!

Nov 8, 2012

Reviewed by Willly
Brilliant night, food, venue, entertainment and staff all 10/10. The best atmosphere I've experienced in a long time. I felt so welcome and all this was topped off by amazing food and a good choice of drink available. I love cocktails so the offers on those went down a treat!! .

Sep 7, 2010

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