• Roxii Hoare-Smith

Live Music at 100 Wardour Street

Updated: Dec 28, 2019

Soho is my favourite area in London. It’s so full of life and home to so many fantastic bars and restaurants. I’m in the area often but this was my first time visiting 100 Wardour Street and wow I’ve been missing out…

There are two areas in 100 Wardour Street, upstairs is the bar and lounge area and downstairs – where we headed – is the restaurant and club. We were there for soul and motown night, to enjoy live music and a tempting set menu. It’s a very fun and indulgent area with a well stocked and polished bar and roped off area full of tables in front of the stage where we had a table booked.

100 Wardour Street has kept to its roots with regular live music as the venue is the former iconic Marquee Club – where artists including David Bowie and the Rolling Stones once played. It offers live music every day from Monday – Saturday and here is what they have to offer:

Monday Marquee – all about new artists on the London scene Tuesday – all about Soul Wednesday – brings the West End to Wardour St with guest performances from West End performers Throwback Thursday – get the party started with 90s and 00s Weekend – crowd pleasing floor fillers

We sat down in the Restaurant & Club as the sounds of motown and soul filled in the air. We arrived around 8pm and the night was in full swing with diners dancing away around their tables. It was a fantastic atmosphere and we were immediately sucked in.

We had a great table with a direct view of the stage. Soon we were served a bottle of white wine and handed a set menu. We dined on a Tuesday so were able to order from the set menu which offers 2 courses for £22 or 3 courses for £25, available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, a £10 bottomless wine add on is also available. We shared a bottle of wine each but the idea of 2 hour bottomless wine for just £10 is incredibly tempting…

For starters we ordered the Gin & tonic cured salmon with dill mayonnaise and soda bread crumble, and Mixed quinoa and cauliflower tabbouleh with hazelnuts and cranberries. We were both looking for light dishes after eating a heavy meal earlier that day and both were the perfect choice.

The salmon was delicious with delicate botanicals flavourings with every bite. Beautifully presented the dish looked small yet it was filling and was very satisfying.

The bowl of tabbouleh seemed to be never ending, I’m pretty sure it was bottomless…which was good as it was so tasty with lovely bursts of flavour from the hazelnuts and cranberries that continued to remind me that I’d made the right choice, there was no food envy here. Although a light dish it was extremely filling and I wasn’t able to finish it all.

As we were still full from our earlier meal we decided to go for just two courses and skipped straight to dessert. This was a tough decision as the set menu offers a variety of tempting dishes including Roasted cod, Mozzarella risotto, Cripsy confit duck, and Roasted chicken with port & truffle vinaigrette.

With full bellies we sat back and relaxed and enjoyed the show as the diners around us continued to dance to motown classics and a few more recent hits by Beyonce. It didn’t feel like a Wednesday but more like a Friday, unfortunately tomorrow wasn’t the weekend and I had a 6am alarm to get up for yet we continued to enjoy a few more glasses of wine. You can view 100 Wardour Street’s event listings here for upcoming performances. 

Next we enjoyed our second course, dessert! I indulged in the warm chocolate pudding smothered in vanilla ice cream and toasted pecan nuts, cranberries and cacao nibs. My guest opted for the selection of cheeses with grapes, quince and crackers.

After saying “lets get the next train” one too many times, we finally had to leave.

We had such a lovely evening. The service was absolutely flawless and so incredibly friendly, the food was delicious and the entertainment and atmosphere was second to none. I’d have no hesitations in returning to 100 Wardour Street. It’s a stylish and upmarket venue which offers an affordable and tasty menu and fantastic array of entertainment with upcoming and established artists.

100 Wardour St Soho London W1F 0TN

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