The London Cabaret Club
If you’re in the mood for a proper old-school night out, then it’s time to get your glad rags on and head down to The Bloomsbury Ballroom, a beautiful art deco venue in Holborn that is home to The London Cabaret Club.
We went along to see Hats Heels and Horses, described as a ‘Royal Ascot meets Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza’. It’s a family-friendly cabaret so there are no burlesque acts, but lots of glamour, high heels, fabulous choreography and dazzling costumes.
After a drink in the wood-panelled Rose Bar we moved into the ballroom itself where the show’s host was singing a selection of swing classics with a male dancer cutting some serious ballroom shapes. We had Gold tickets for our review which normally cost £75 ahead which gave us the pre-show entertainment, premium reserved seating during the show, a three-course menu, and access to the Late Night Lounge with a DJ till late but there are cheaper and more expensive options available. We also received a bottle of Joie de Vigne 2018, a lemony blend of Marsanne and Vermentino from the Pays d’Oc.
The show is divided into three acts punctuated by the three food courses. For starters, we had a delicious plate of beetroot cured salmon with a punchy celeriac remoulade covered with a wasabi emulsion, and then it was time for the show!
Act 1’s opening tune was an elegantly Edwardian period take on The Ascot Opening Race swiftly followed by the classic Tea For Two featuring some fabulous Latin-American dancing. Other highlights included a jive version of Houndog featuring … a live St. Bernard! This was followed by a beautifully sung take on Shallow from A Star Is Born.
An electric violinist entertained us with brilliant versions of Ed Sheeran songs in the interval while we ate our main course.
a juicy pan-fried rump of lamb with potato puree, baby leeks and mint sauce. Acts 2 and 3 were just as enjoyable.
I particularly enjoyed a Bollywood number which had been originally choreographed for Strictly Come Dancing.
Billy George did astonishing things with hoops.
and the pole dancer Alexa thrilled us with her acrobatics performed to a soundtrack of the Police’s classic track Roxanne. After a decadent dessert of vanilla parfait with champagne, poached strawberries and tuille there was an exciting video-based Horse Race competition that had us all on the edge of our seats. London Cabaret Club’s new show The Queen Of Roses is another ‘traditional British Show with a modern twist’ – including quintessentially British cocktails – and it takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The show features a sensational tour of British heritage, ‘celebrating Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II with dazzling cabaret performances and decadent gastronomy inspired by key moments from each of their reigns’.
A night at The London Cabaret Club is the perfect all-inclusive evening out for friends, family or a date. The standard of the entertainment is of the highest order with the food being excellent for this type of operation all set in a gorgeous space.
The London Cabaret Club,