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“It's a really great cabaret place”
Review of The Crazy Coqs

The Crazy Coqs
Ranked #54 of 1,307 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: An intimate, unique, extraordinary, Soho, Art Deco venue, part of Brasserie Zedel, showcasing cabaret, jazz, comedy & other performance arts.
Reviewed 12 January 2014

The room is small and intimate, probably seating no more than 80 or 90 people; it is beautifully decorated in a 1930's style and has a great atmosphere. Service is attentive and prices are not outrageous - we paid just £20 per ticket. We saw a new singer, Carole Bufford, brought over from New York for the week. She was really excellent - we thoroughly enjoyed the show and then repaired to the Brasserie Zedel, that is within the same building, for dinner. The whole evening, including drinks and dinner, was around £50, which I think is excellent value. I can really recommend this for an evening out in London.

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

I really don’t want to praise the Crazy Coqs too highly, as I have a nasty feeling that the next time I book, I will be told that the place is jam-packed full, for the foreseeable future. It deserves its success but I hope that there is still room for the faithful.

I love this place, the convivial atmosphere, Alex and his wonderfully attentive staff and that most excellent impresario Ruth Leon, who has brought this 1930’s gem back to life.

In December I had privilege of spending an evening in the company of Lorna Luft and what a talent she truly is, a professional entertainer to her fingertips. Little wonder that she is a joy to watch and listen to, when you know her show biz pedigree, her sister is Lisa Minnelli and her mother, the incomparable Judy Garland.

More recently I attended Miss Hope Springs New Year Party and a most enjoyable evening was had by all. Miss Springs, AKA the super talented singer/songwriter Ty Jeffries, is a wonderful creation, a naughty chanteuse and ex-showgirl with a twinkle in her eye and a joke for every occasion; her off the cuff put downs of hecklers makes one almost hope that someone will be brave enough to take her on! So, , if you find yourself at a loose end in London, on a Sunday evening, don’t miss Miss Hope Springs and her regular Sunday show at the Crazy Coqs, you will not be disappointed; catch her now before she shoots to well-deserved stardom on Broadway or in Hollywood.

To relax in the intimate and charming art deco room, which is the Crazy Coqs and enjoy an evening of superb entertainment, delivered by some of the world’s best cabaret artists, is a rare privilege which should not be missed.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Every visit to the Crazy Coqs Cabaret bar has been a totally enjoyable experience.
Ruth and the staff are eager to make you comfortable and enjoy the whole experience and you can see some fantastic artist's performing, we've recently seen Celia Imerie and Anne Reid, both national treasures, and last night we saw the wonderful Swing artist Matthew VanKan who gave a solid performance (the best we've seen yet; he also has a regular spot at the beautiful Beaufort bar at the Savoy Hotel on the Strand, occasionally sings at the Club@ the Ivy and also has a regular spot at the Grand in his home town of Brighton). It was great to see the place packed to the rafters and I'm pretty sure everyone enjoyed themselve's. He did a beautiful version of Etta James' "At Last" and an interesting new arrangement of an old Justin Hayward track from War of the Worlds. Drinks are reasonably priced and I'd recommend this place any night of the week (I think they have an "open mike" night on a Thursday too...)

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Reviewed 9 September 2013

This is a must visit place. A very cosy Art Deco style nightclub. Intimate and welcoming. I have seen Miss Hope Spring here about six times and just love every minute. She is extremely talented as she sings, plays the piano and writes her own songs. There are other cabaret artists performing on other days of the week too. The wine isn't expensive and you can have nuts and olives. The show is from 7.00 till 9.30 but the bar opens at 6.30 and stays open till 12.00. You have to book in advance and the price depends on who is appearing.

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

A nice art deco faux liner venue with admirable entertainment but be very aware when being presented with the bill in a very dimly lit venue as we were nearly overcharged for drinks we had not ordered. Fortunately before paying, I saw the itemised bill outside the venue where it was better lit. This was pointed out to the waiter who amended the bill. One wonders if this stealth is deliberate. Nice one, but naughty and detrimental to the establishment; in particular to a particular censorious and patronising member of staff who has yet to attain substance.

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