Best Restaurants With A DJ In London

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London is home to some of the best restaurants with a DJ. Capital A List have put together a guide to the best restaurants with a DJ London.

Mrs Riot - Best Restaurant with a DJ in London

Mrs Riot is a lively bistro and cocktail bar located in Covent Garden that is one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London. Mrs Riot was one of the first role models to change the course of history. This cocktail bar plays live music every night, with some nights you’ll be dancing to their resident DJ, live jazz performances and salsa music to get you in the mood. Every day there is always a party happening at Mrs Riot.

Expect a menu of mouthwatering bits, from the freshest creamiest Italian burrata served with a Spanish themed charcuterie that is just calling your name. Mrs Riot has recommended to dine with a Spritz, which conveniently also comes in a low-alcohol option. The cocktail menu also boosts a variety of classic cocktails, enjoy the famous ‘Frothy Pink Bellini’ and the ‘St Germain Spritz’.

Mrs Riot can’t wait to welcome you.


Discover Ayllu, one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London, located beneath the hustle and bustle of Paddington Central.

Ayllu offers a unique fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines that will transport you to South America through a fusion of dishes and a celebration of zesty bold flavours.

The restaurant showcases some of the very best contemporary Nikkei cuisine – sharing plates (which is based on the Incan tradition of sharing). The menu, designed for the table to share, boosts innovative small plates that combine the traditions of Peruvian cuisine with Japanese influence.

Expect amazing freshly made sushi and sashimi with innovative cocktails. A perfect suggestion from the Chef is to pair the tasting menu with a unique cocktail that features the very best dishes, will take you on the most amazing culinary journey you never expected.

With its warming dark green interior and comfortable seating, walk into a cosy setting featuring lovely dark green walls and extravagant décor.

The restaurant offers a bottom-less brunch of free-flowing prosecco on weekends from 12pm. And we couldn’t think of the most perfect way to start or end the weekend.

Visit Ayllu, one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London, to enjoy this stylish intimate restaurant, while the resident DJ performs from Thursday to Saturday evenings, including the infamous free-flowing Saturday brunch.

Buddah Bar

The Buddha Bar, is known for pan-Asian dishes, great music and gorgeous interiors, making London’s Buddha Bar one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London. They also hold the prize of Best Restaurant Bar 2014 & 2015 at the London Club and Bar Awards. Expect elegance at this international destination, go for lunch, light dishes and cocktails in the afternoon and more of an upbeat evenings with a live DJ.

Here the décor simply dictates how East meets West, the main dining room and private dining room is set over two floors, is the perfect place to host a corporate dinner or, celebrate a special occasion. We loved the exotic and soothing drinking and eating experience. The menu is inspired with blends of Eastern and Western flavours; Chinese, Japanese, Thai and other Eastern flavours on the menu, with some classic dishes like Seared Sesame Tuna and Wok Fried Beef ready to wow diners with great flavours, textures and smells. Cocktails are unique and experimental, feature with mixologists making some of the coolest drinks in London. If you looking for a more sophisticated experience, the bar has an extensive wine and sake list that perfectly compliments the menu by including a wide selection of both world renowned brands and unusual names.

Visit Buddha Bar every Thursday night for there ‘1001 Nights’ event which showcases live music from 8pm, singers from 9.30pm and belly dancers from 10.30pm. With live DJs together with a mix of classic hits, Buddha Bar caters for a good mixed crowd.

Courtesan - Best restaurant in London with DJ

Indulge yourself at Courtesan, this modern dim sum restaurant, tea room and yes late-night cocktail bar is now open till late with a resident DJ and live performances on the weekends. Just another reason why they are one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London.

Expect fineries of Imperial China at this hidden gem located in Brixton. Pop inside this intimate restaurant to discover the vintage décor reminiscent of a Chinese opium den.

The Courtesan pride themselves on their exquisite hand-made Dim Sum, specialty teas and unique house cocktails. Be delighted by an all-female chef team led by Feng Juan He, who honour the regal origins of Dim Sum. The team take pride in what they produce, while at the same time producing a modern and imaginative menu that takes advantage of ingredients from around the globe. The server recommended ‘Wasabi King Prawn Dumplings’ and the ‘Tortelli Al Vapore’ – a different type of Italian Tortellini. The cocktails couldn’t be any better, a top seller is the ‘Wang Zhaojun’ made with Violet liquer, jasmine tea, Haymans London gin and Finlandia vodka, is described as ‘so beautiful that birds fall from heavan’. 

The venue also features a private room with cocktail bar downstairs that is more than a match for a party, dinner, or any corporate functions. Courtesan’s two cocktails bars are now open late-night at the weekends, featuring live music, resident DJ’s and cabaret ‘till 2am. No wonder this is one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London.

Located in South London, The Courtesan displays a real neighbourhood feel while still being a versatile venue offering high quality across the board, including the finest modern dim sum and carefully selected teas, cocktails and wines.

Hotel Cafe

Hotel Café Royal, is a legendary Regent Street location that has long been London’s place for fine food, wine and socializing. The history of Hotel Café Royal is that Oscar Wilde chose Café Royal – and its supreme wine selection – for his salon, while Winston Churchill enjoyed the steaks and stilton. Albert Adrià, three Michelin-starred chef, continues the story and history today, who is praised as the one of the world’s best pastry chefs.

One of our absolute favourite experiences is cakes and bubbles, open Monday to Sunday from 12pm until 10pm, offers probably the most amazing line up of extraordinary desserts ans fancy pastries. And yes this is served alongside a wide selection of Champagne and sparkling wines. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, this experience also caters for a savoury ‘all day dining’ menu for lunch and dinner reservations.

Enjoy live music at the Green Bar while Soho Live Studios Band will perform weekly every Friday & Saturday 18.30pm – 22.00pm. Most Saturdays also include a live resident DJ to enjoy your Saturday.

Hovarda - best restaurant with DJ in London

Hovarda, perfect for date nights and dancing nights, takes a huge influence from the Aegean Sea, specialising in the most amazing Greek and Turkish-inspired dishes. Located in Soho, walk into this two-story restaurant and be invited by the downstairs dining area and head upstairs to the cocktail bar for more of an upbeat night. Here is where all the dancing happens and live entertainment events.

Hovarda brings a taste of the Mediterranean to London with open fire grills and a large open kitchen and counter dining.

Expect traditional Greek flavours, a range of fresh fish and grilled meat dishes. We highly recommend ordering the Greek salad to share, mains include the classic Kleftiko, slow roasted lamb with sauteed king oyster mushrooms and get ready to be transported to Greece and Turkey. The Chef changes the menu daily based on seasonal produce and determined by what the day boats catch each day from around the British Isles.

After dinner head to the lounge bar where you will be invited by renowned DJ’s and artists. An extensive cocktail menu awaits at the bar, the mixologist recommended the ‘Bumblebee’, made of Patron Silver, lime juice, orange juice, maple syrup and cinnamon.

Sea Containers

The Sea Containers London is a dining experience with fabulous views across the river Thames while live entertainment plays on Sundays. We definitely enjoyed a glass of champagne and a lovely meal on the Laurent-Perrier Summer Terrace.

Sea Containers Restaurant is conveniently located with just a short 10 minute walk from the Waterloo station. Designed by visionary Tom Dixon, Sea Containers has been a London landmark. The recent developments have boosted the restaurant to have a cruise-ship sized dining room, casually decorated with a yellow submarine above the bar.

The menu is designed to be shared while celebrating and enhancing the seasonal produce. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the a la carte menu offers a variety of small plates, sharing dishes and classic comfort food. Brunch, served only on the weekends, of course involves the choice of bottomless Grey Goose Bloody Mary’s or Prosecco with live music every Sunday to start the weekend right.

We opted for small plates to start with, including crab on toast with avocado and pickled jalapeños, the shaved mushrooms with pine nuts, cheese and brown butter vinaigrette for a salad. For mains, it was suggested to have ‘family’ plates to share, we ordered a Sunday style lunch of a leg of lamb roasted in the clay oven, designed to serve three people, which is perfect as a family. The dessert menu boosts classic desserts, a must try is the rhubarb tart with Champagne jelly.


MNKY HSE (Monkey House) is the one-stop party palace, that is one of the best restaurants with a DJ in London, is a contemporary Latin American restaurant and bar hidden behind a discreet entrance at 10 Dover Street.

Expect all the elements of a good night out — bar, restaurant and nightclub — yes all under a single roof.

The inspiration is lively, energetic with an edgy and chic spirit. The team at MNKY HSE have put a focus on sensory lighting, accessories and sophisticated low seating, the LNGE (Lounge) is designed to be HSE’s living room – the perfect lounge to socialize.

Head Chef Mark Morrans, is the mastermind behind the menu, recreates the Latin American cuisine into a bold and indulging sharing menu, with using his extensive knowledge and skills to enhance the MNKY HSE’s focus on the authentic original Latin American flavours. Due to the love for experimentation, Chef Mark Morrans recommended his signature dishes; Hamachi Tostadas, Seabass Ceviche, Japanese Wagyu Strip Loin and the popular dish Lamb Shoulder Tacos. Of course we didn’t expect anything less than a huge spirits list with plenty of pisco, rum, and Tequila of course.

To get your night started, our award winning mixologists will shake up your evening with a selection of unique and classic cocktails. MNKY HSE has established itself as the place in London to ‘eat, drink and party’; with its mix of Latin American cuisine and Late night DJ sets from DJ Kaveh on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Piano Works - Best restaurants with a DJ in London

Piano Works, located in a Victorian basement hidden in the heart of Farringdon,  serves up a brunch with live pianists and live music. This venue ticks all the boxes for a bubbly and lively afternoon out. Whether you go for brunch, dinner or drinks, you will be sure to have a great time.

Expect classic cocktails and endless entertainment with a live DJ and pianist. The venue is also great for lively dinner parties, birthdays and corporate events.

What we love is that you can request your song on a request slip and hand to your waiter or the musicians to be performed – this is perfect for all occasions and a bit of a personal touch. The cocktail menu boosts a selection of cocktails and exclusive wines, all elegantly paired with the dinner menu. Small plates are also available if you are looking for a small bite while enjoying a cocktail.

Daffodil Mulligan is a restaurant created by three Irishmen who wanted to bring Irish food forth. They break the common expectation of what it may taste like and instead present a whole new concept of fusion culinary, binding old traditions to new methods of cooking and presenting dishes. Here you can find the essence of Irish food and culture, but with plenty of international food influences that unite to create recipes, concepts, and flavors seen nowhere else before. 

Make sure to order the 800 grams of Irish beef rib to share, with smoked bone marrow, anchovies, and stout onions. Maybe go for something smaller like the chargrilled octopus with hummus and blood orange, or the pig cheek skewers with tamarind and crab curry sauce. 

Located in the heart of Shoreditch, the restaurant is the perfect spot for eating, drinking, and listening to live music. Going downstairs to the basement you can find the bar Gibney’s, a concept imported from the original venue in Dublin and presented as an add-on to the restaurant in London. Gibney’s serves excellent drinks and has its own brand of stout beer, a favorite among the Irish. 

It is a great place to watch pretty much any sporting event and listen to live music almost every night. With dim lighting and industrial-style decor, the restaurant and bar are charming and casual, resembling a train station you would see in a harry potter movie. Downstairs, red booths and stools sit around long grey tables, paired with the also red pillars against the brick walls and pipes running free on the ceiling. On the corner, private booths are protected by train-like sliding doors, and wood and cement floors are perfect for bouncing when dancing to DJ sets. 

Restaurant Ours is a restaurant, cocktail lounge, private dining room, and terrace all in one place. Its elegance lies in a retro-chic and effortless decor, bringing the outside in to create an environment that is unique, simple, and unpretentious. They offer a sharing menu that works with seasonal ingredients to highlight the freshness of every aspect that makes up intricate and charming dishes. On the second floor, find The Living Room, a spacious cocktail bar that also works according to the seasons, creating unique cocktails like the “bonbon,” with gin, cherry, and peach topped with a botanic soda to match the flowery interior design. 

Walk down the catwalk-like entrance to arrive at a botanical warehouse environment. The restaurant is spacious and has dark grey walls on the back, contrasting with the light coming in from huge windows and tall green plants inside vases. The mustard yellow booths also highlight the red brick walls, and light wooden tables complement the grey floor. Every aspect of Restaurant Ours is proof of its casual elegance, and the open kitchen in the main dining room surely reinforces that. 

The different menus, from bottomless brunches to the set dining menu and wine Wednesdays, bring elaborated and upscale versions of classics like the beetroot tartare, lobster risotto, and butter roasted halibut. Here you can also listen to live music from DJs and book the small Bloom Room for a private event.

Coya is a Peruvian restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, born from the spirit of adventure. It offers clients excellent food and an immersive Latin American cultural experience. From the artwork decorating the place to the Latin music that surrounds the environment, this place is perfect for those who want to have a full sensorial experience from one of the best acclaimed gastronomic cultures of Latin America. Here, dishes are intense and complex when it comes to flavor, but simple in their presentation and preparation. 

The chefs craft traditional Peruvian dishes using Spanish, Japanese and Chinese techniques, resulting in a mix of authentic and contemporary cooking and food. They have an a la carte menu, where you can find Peruvian classics like ceviches, fish tacos, Nikkei rice, and many meat and fish dishes that highlight the fresh and citric flavors of Peru. Try the Lomo de Res for a spicy beef with shallots, aji, and star anise flavor combo.  The brunch menu is also popular and there you will find light dishes like the tiraditos de hiramasa, made with kingfish, dashi, chives, and truffle oil. The set menu is available for large groups of people who can enjoy the private dining room and experience. 

There is also the Pisco Bar, perfect for grabbing a well-designed cocktail that brings forth authentic flavors from Peru. There is also the possibility of joining the Member’s Club, where you can enjoy live music and Peruvian cuisine inside a Latin American-inspired dining room. 

Bagatelle celebrates the spirit of southern France during a warm summer afternoon. Here you will find the St. Tropez-infused festive spirit and friendly atmosphere, with a Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and bon vivant philosophy. Their first restaurant in New York City was so successful that they quickly expanded to other parts of the world where people know how to appreciate good food – one of them being Mayfair, London. 

All menus here, from brunch to dinner, invite you to sit at the table, share food and stories,  and feel like part of a big family meal at the French Rivera.  Find the house signature dishes like the red mullet with basil pesto and olives, or the stuffed spunta potato with mushrooms and Albufera sauce. Finish off with a milk chocolate pizza pie topped with caramelized hazelnuts. Cold cuts, salads, pates, meat, and fish dishes are all available, paying homage to the freshness of southern France. For brunch, how about an entire baby chicken roasted with thyme and potato confits? 

The environment around the white-clothed tables is bright and shiny with natural light. Walking into Bagatelle is like walking into a summer house by the ocean in the Mediterranean, with large round tables by the windows, surrounded by flower vines running down the pillars on the porch. Cozying up on a booth to enjoy a glass (or maybe a bottle) of wine on Sunday family lunch seems like the perfect plan, and let’s not forget about the DJ that plays house beats on weekends. 

Entering Amazonico is like taking a trip to the Brazilian Amazon jungle, right in the heart of Mayfair. Here you can find the cultural diversity and gastronomic traditions of the Amazon region, with unique flavors and design hard to find anywhere else. Throw yourself into an immersive rainforest experience as you savor a blend of tropical and other Latin American flavors, with a touch of Japanese influences on the sushi menu. 

Ingredients here are seasonal and extremely fresh, granting the best and most potent flavor profiles you can get. The a la carte menu offers raw and marinated dishes like oysters, yellowtail sashimi and stone bass ceviche. Move to fish and seafood dishes like octopus, lobster, and Chilean bass, or maybe meats like lamb chops marinated with black mint, and wagyu rib eye. All dishes here are elaborated by world-renowned chefs that use modern techniques to prepare house versions of some of the most classic dishes of Latin America. The cocktails at the Bar and Lounge area are also a big part of the reason why Amazonico became so successful – explore aromas and flavors from the Amazon served delicately in creative presentation styles. 

The interior design mimics the jungle, with greenery spread over the dining room and walls painted with many different patterns and designs. The dim lighting on the interior and golden details around the large green booths make you feel like you’ve entered a whole new tropical universe. Come listen to live band performances play Bossa Nova and Latin jazz and DJs jamming electro tropical beats on the bar

Inca is a new restaurant in London that has been conquering the hearts of customers with its Latin American cuisine and decor. Their dinner and shows are based on the enormous cultural diversity of South American countries, drawing inspiration from the best parts of each one of them to create a mix of positive energy, fresh flavors and aromas, and an environment that awakens every single sense in the body. 

The chefs, in an open kitchen that becomes part of the spectacle, prepare a vast array of dishes, from Peruvian ceviches to Brazilian and Argentinian grilled meats. The center stage hosts live performances that interact with diners and pull them even further into the fully sensorial experience of Inca. Taste cauliflower steak with yogurt chimichurri, cassava sauce, artichokes, and golden nuts, or maybe a sirloin wagyu with pepper sauce, stuffed red peppers, and olives mayo. Tacos, tartare, and causa rellenas stuffed with yellowtail or tuna are also part of the menu. 

The environment inside is illuminated by dim golden and purple lights, surrounding greenery, large round booths, and brick walls. The green marble tables are perfect for displaying beautifully crafted dishes and cocktails, and the explosion of colors around you turns your dinner into a fully sensorial experience you won’t be able to find anywhere else. 

Sexy Fish is an Asian restaurant serving Japanese-inspired dishes in the heart of Mayfair. Here you can find a residence DJ who plays daily, as you indulge in fresh sushi dishes in a mid-century decorated environment. They also host the Spring Dance of the Sea performance, where you can be part of a spectacle of live music, dance, costumes, and theater. 

The extensive a la carte menu, focused on modern versions of traditional Japanese cuisine, offers sushi, sashimi, tiraditos, and robata dishes. Tr the caramelized lamb rack with red kosho or the Japanese wagyu steaks if you’re a meat-lover. For those who prefer the ocean, grilled seabass or halibut with mussels, smoked salmon, and plenty of sashimi and makis are available. The king crab with bone marrow, black truffle, and toast is a house favorite, and the scallops with jalapeño sauce and pickled apples are also popular. 

Sexy Fish probably has the largest collection of Japanese whisky in Europe and savoring a glass of cowboy, single-barrel whisky is a must! The menu showcases details on the flavor profile and origin of different independent distilleries, as well as some of the most famous ones in the whisky world. The cocktails aren’t so bad either, and you can find complex and fresh aromas in each one of the. 

Gloria is an Italian restaurant that takes you back to Capri in the 1970s – and that’s talking about decor, because the modern methods of preparation and presentation of dishes definitely remind you that you’re now in the future. This is a trattoria that runs all day long, serving dishes that make you feel like you belong to the sunny Neopolitan days by the coast. 

The menu is filled with Italian classics, all homemade and with extremely fresh ingredients from small producers in Italy. Because of that, the dishes change every month, following the seasonal availability of products and respecting their time to shine. Try the pesto heart burrata and the osso buco ravioli to understand what we’re talking about, or maybe go for one of the many Neopolitan pizza options like the Brexitalia Truffle, with black truffle cream, fior di latte, mushroom carpaccio, and Parmigiano cheese. Here, traditional Italian dishes meet new methods of preparation and novelty flavor additions. 

The decor is a boho expression of old Capri. In one room, fine Persian rugs on the floor and mirror ceilings with bright golden lights shining upon colorful chairs and marble tables. On the other, large oval booths surround small tables like those found in a seaside coffee shop, with natural light coming in. 

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