Quaglino’s – Live Music in London

This Mayfair institution is a great place to hear live music in London. Tonight Louise Golbey will be making a guest appearance at the club. Peter Gray reports.

Live music in London at Quaglinos
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If you’re looking for live music in London then this cool West End venue is the place for you.

Aaah Quaglino’s! Old style glamour and a Mayfair address give this 90 year old West End institution some serious cachet. The venue has been the haunt of royalty, socialites, celebrities and debutantes since it first opened in the 1920s, however, the restaurant’s current owners, the D&D group, are keen to move with the times, and thus Quaglinos is now home to a growing roster of musicians, singers and other performers.

Quaglino’s Winter Season

Versatile rhythm & blues band The Hurricanes, covers specialist The New Atlantics, the amazing Nola Blue Band, as well as Jazz & Blues singer/pianist Jeremy Sassoo all feature in the incredible winter lineup from the restaurant.

A real highlight of the season is a performance by the acclaimed British soul singer Mica Paris. The “One Temptation” singer will be performing live at the club on the 12th of November 2018.

Quaglino’s was founded in the roaring 1920s and during this period the eaterie welcomed the cream of London society to Bury Street with everyone from the Mountbatten’s to the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) dining at the restaurant.

By the 1950s the restaurant was regularly frequented by royalty and it was even said that Quaglino’s kept a permanent table reserved for royal guests. In 1956, Queen Elizabeth II became the first reigning monarch to eat at a public restaurant when she dined at Quaglinos. making her the first reigning British monarch to eat at a public restaurant. Princess Margaret, the Duke and Duchess of Kent and Princess Alexandra were also frequent guests.

Despite its royal clientele the restaurant went into a period of decline in the 1950s and it was not until the 1990s after its purchase by furniture designer Sir Terence Conran that Quaglino’s began to rebuild its reputation.
In 2014 the restaurant was bought by the D&D group who immediately set about dramatically refurbishing the venue.

Quaglino’s restaurant is on Bury Street in Mayfair.

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