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All In London Review
The Service at Café de Paris...
The Service is an immersive theatrical spectacular, merging burlesque and cabaret with a healthy dose of history from one of the world’s most renowned clubs; and what a history it has. From the roaring ‘20s to the big bands of the ‘40s, Princess Margaret’s 21st birthday party in the ‘50s to the secret A-list parties of the ‘90s, this is one show that offers a glimpse of the devilish debauchery that these four walls have seen over more than nine decades. If only they could talk.
Without giving too much away, prepare to be wowed. The Service brings together a plethora of performers from the club’s history, from Josephine Baker to Marlene Dietrich via cheeky maids and bellboys spraying champagne, soaring acrobatically above the crowd and sharing seductive secrets throughout the evening. The host and Maître d’, Reuben Kaye, has the audience in the palm of his hand; full of witty entendres, cheeky stories and dirty comments, he’s the star of the show; resplendent in glittering lipstick and envy-inducing false eyelashes he reminded us all ‘I didn’t get dressed up like this to live in your feeble memories’. He guides his guests through an evening of daring escapades, music, dance, laughter, drama and some impressive mammary pyrotechnics… It’s an evening out like no other and your jaw will most certainly end up on the floor more than once.
Guests can either book in for a space on the mezzanine to watch the show with waiter service and their own bar (£20) or indulge in a series of dinner packages on the floor, with the best seats in the house - dangerously close to action - accompanied by an £75 VIP dining package, comprising a three course meal and half bottle of prosecco.
Our starter of thick cut smoked salmon, accompanied by cucumber salsa and horseradish cream, was delicious, chunky and tender with a good kick to the cream. My main of truffle and ricotta tortellini with steamed spinach and chive cream was suitably rich and indulgent, though just the right portion size to avoid bringing on a carb coma and my guest’s steak was reported to be rather tasty, with an excellent side of perfectly crunchy chips. We finished off with a creamy passion fruit cheesecake accompanied with a couple of their dazzlingly delicious cocktails.
With the space turning into a dance floor until the small hours, Café de Paris certainly doesn’t do things by halves - it’s easy to see how this glamorous underground lair has retained its crown as one of London’s most indulgent party venues. For a night like no other, The Service offers a sparkling evening of entertainment you won’t be able to resist.
Reviewed by Laurel
Published on Apr 24, 2018
Sells itself on its cabaret, Leicester Square location and the ballroom vibe of its interior.
This is just the type of club where you can expect to see Grey Goose wielding lads screaming along to Calvin Harris like it’s going out of fashion – which it probably is. But that’s no bad thing. On the occasion that we visit it is hard to spot anyone not behaving like they haven’t been out in six months. In short, it’s fun if you like music you know, that everybody else knows, that you can dance around to until 3am. It may not be Mahiki or Boujis but it is going to have a go at it anyway - drinks are certainly expensive enough at close to £14 for two beers.
Moneyed students, tourists, weekend West-Enders; Café de Paris still attracts a mixed bunch. And while it may not be the international hotspot it was when it opened back in 1924, it is definitely something.
Reviewed by T.A.O
Published on Jul 1, 2014
We up your chance of running into a fully-fledged celeb
If it’s Made in Chelsea you want then Café De Paris is the place to find them. The perfect place for long silences and scripted reality, if you hang around long enough you might even make the next series. In fact, Café De Paris is also one of London’s most historical venues and actually rather delightful.
You have to try it ;-)
Name: lucy grands
Apr 30, 2012
Name: Linda Herman
Apr 23, 2012
The waiting staff were so unfriendly, I'm sure I even heard one 'shoosh' a guest at the table. Our food was brought out by a guy who looked like he was doing a 'deer in the headlight' impression and it was brought out in drips & drabs. We had to beg for the wine that we had pre-ordered & we had to eat to a timescale. In fact, our one guest left to use the toilet and came back and they had removed his chair in order to clear the dance floor, he had to stand for 10 minutes while the rest of us finished up. We then had a problem with the bill, which was sorted out at a later stage although it did feel like quite a fight even though we had spent lots of money (must say the lady who did the Initial email reservations was brilliant and she cleared things up later in the week). We then moved up to the VIP area, I have to say that this was good service. We did have a dedicated lady who looked after us the rest of the evening serving us drinks in style etc so for that & the Initial reservations staff I'll give it two stars. I just think for all the money spent, the food is mediocre & the waiting staff are unfriendly (an explanation being that they work very hard, yes we work hard too which is why we deserved a nice Christmas Party)! There may be other places more suitable for a good night...PS: In the bathroom, I overheard a lady say that they had spent over £1000.00 on dinner and went to the bar/seating area for a drink but were then being asked to leave if they didn't buy more booze...NICE!!!
Dec 15, 2009
worth getting a table in the vip area, better view of the dancers lol.
gets really busy on a Saturday.
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Too much hype for something low
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May 22, 2006
AND the guestlist means NOTHIN!! u have it or not makes no difference.... we went all dressy on sat 20th may on ma birthday, we were polite, and asked for the gestlist i had, and they jus sed it DINT EXIST!then as we stood outside the que some ota gals jus came and sed "we r on guestlist" and walked straight in!!!
If u want to waste ur time and spoil ur day, do go ther! Besides the interior isnt as great nway,it smells of sweat the last time i went and the music bores u!!! my advice... a NO-
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