Didn’t planned in writing a review about Cafe de Paris London to be honest, but I just can’t help it. Really wanted to share my experience with everyone in here and I hope will be useful for those who’s planning a trip to London and probably missed the Moulin Rouge visit in Paris as I did at the time.
Café de Paris, London has been around for ages , actually opened up it’s doors to the public in 1924 and is located in the West End, beside Leicester Square on Coventry Street, Piccadilly. What do they hosting? pure comedy, burlesque and cabaret shows.
Known as an exclusive Cabaret theater and nightclub, the opulent events has even gained the attention of the Prince of Wales who became a regular guest, often dining with notables from high society across Europe at the time. I think that says a lot about the etiquette of this place.
I’ve read a couple of reviews around the place before choosing it as a night out for the New Year Eve. Many guests has been refused the access for not being dressed according with the cabaret standards. This is something that not many understands and it’s fair enough. Just wanted to point that as long as you present yourself with a smart outfit, you have no problem to join in whatsoever. The venue reserve it’s right to refuse the entry of whoever might be as long as they don’t fit in. So do not be surprise if that happens.
Being one of those placed to try once in a lifetime, I can only say it’s worth it! Service and venue design were spotless. Food… I would give it a 4 stars rate (they can do a bit better), really good R&B music and a fair show for the price charged. The main host of the show was absolutely amazing (I would hire him at any time on any event who’s hosting an ‘open humor’ program). Don’t expect too much etiquette in the show. As we all know guests needs to be always spotless, but the performers have their right to present nudity or sexual humor (which made my night by the way). What I founded really attractive was the fact that you could party with the performers after the show in their little privé (kind of a secret place with no restrictions, hidden from the club guests but open for the cabaret ones).
Really enjoyed our night out and I could easy go back there anytime. Works absolutely perfect if you don’t really feel like traveling to Paris for a show but you really need something different in London.