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12 Unforgettable Spots for Dinner and Dancing in London


Dinner and dancing at Neverland London
Rooftop beach bars are the perfect places to dine and dance!

Hey there, night owls and food lovers! Ever found yourself torn between a fancy dinner and hitting the dance floor? Well, buckle up because we've got you covered. This city knows how to party, and it definitely knows how to eat.


I've tottered around town in my highest heels (blisters be damned) to uncover 12 divine spots where you can have dinner and then shimmy the night away - all without switching venues! From cosy hideaways to glitzy hotspots, we're talking places that'll knock your socks off with amazing grub and killer tunes.


So bring your besties, slip into that sultry dress and pack your comfiest flats in your bag (trust me, you'll thank me later). We're about to embark on a glitzy tour of London's most delectable dinner-and-dance havens.


Fair warning: Side effects may include Instagram-worthy food pics, dance floor-induced mascara smudges, and an irresistible urge to do it all again next weekend.

Ready to paint the town red, ladies? Let's dive in!


Key Takeaways

  • London's Nightlife Fiesta: Get ready to salsa through London's nightlife! From Inca's carnival vibes to Bar Salsa's irresistible food and dance floor, London's serving up more than just fish and chips!

  • Food Coma Guaranteed: Brace yourself for a foodie adventure! Rick Stein's scrumptious seafood, Bar Salsa's cheesy empanadas, and Indigo at One Aldwych's gourmet dishes will redefine your relationship with food.

  • Venues that Wow: From rooftop venues like Neverland London with stunning views of the River Thames to fancy afternoon teas at the Ritz, London offers dining and dancing experiences that promise a night out as tasty as it is toe-tapping!


Dinner and Dancing: London's Lively Latin Venues


Inca Peruvian Restaurant - Mayfair

Inca Mayfair - dinner and dancing in london
You'll be transported to Latin America in this Peruvian restaurant conveniently located in Central London!

Ready to be whisked away to South America without leaving London?


Fiesta Vibes

Welcome to Inca, tucked right in the heart of fancy Mayfair. This hidden gem is one of those party restaurants where you can indulge in a plate of mouth-watering ceviche while listening to live music.


Trust me, this isn't your average Friday dinner, this is a vibrant explosion of flavours, colours and music that you won't want to miss!


Live Music

Food from South America, including chargrilled octopus
This South American restaurant offers a delightful range of small plates, including chargrilled octopus!

As the clock strikes 8 PM, the real fun begins. The drums start thumping, the guitars start strumming, and suddenly, your dinner turns into a full-blown fiesta.


Each song lures you onto the dance floor, making your dining experience a fun cultural ride.


So what are you waiting for? It's the perfect opportunity to let loose and enjoy a night filled with laughter, good vibes, and maybe even some questionable dance moves.


The weekend only comes once a week, so book here!


Bar Salsa - Charring Cross


bar salsa soho dining room
Enjoy the best reggaeton beats at Bar Salsa - one of the best party restaurants in London!

Bar Salsa is the ultimate hotspot for dinner and dancing—it’s a salsa-lover's paradise (and I'm not just referring to the dance!). Here, the vibes are so lively that you might find yourself on the dance floor before your food even arrives!


Speaking of food—it's far from average. Just picture sinking your teeth into savoury empanadas oozing with cheese and spicy salsa, zesty ceviche that will get your tongue tingling, and irresistibly crispy chicken wings with a kick. The perfect fuel for dancing all night long if you ask me!



Late night dancing and unique entertainment at bar salsa
The dining room transforms into a South American club for late night dancing!

And when it comes to dancing, Bar Salsa knows how to bring the heat. Whether you’re the next Patrick Swayze or just swaying after a couple of wavy margaritas, you'll be dancing to the party tunes until the early hours.


On Friday evenings, Bar Salsa transforms into one of London's ultimate party restaurants, with vibrant live music that amps up the energy for a night of non-stop fun. Eat, drink, and dance your heart out—it’s all about good times and great vibes at Bar Salsa!


So, if you're looking to spice up your next Friday night of dinner and dancing, book here! And don't worry, they have plenty of chains all around London, so if you want to find one near you, have a look here.


Gourmet Grooves: Fine Dining With Live Bands


 Indigo at One Aldwych - Covent Garden


indigo - dinner and dancing london
Fine dining with an atmosphere!

Next on our list is Indigo at One Aldwych in Covent Garden, a classy restaurant where you can enjoy a gourmet dinner alongside relaxing jazz music.


Food

Here, you can savour unique dishes like smoked eel, roast seabream with fennel puree and fresh muscles with artichokes. It's one of those menus where you can just feel the thought and care that has gone into each dish - slightly different from your cheeky Nandos Friday night dinner...


And for dessert? You can tuck into a sweet chocolate tart with salty peanut ice cream or a creme brulee with poached apricots and honey and lavender ice cream. The flavour combos are truly mouth-watering!


 restaurant lobby and dining room
Enjoy a live band on Saturday evenings!

Live Music

And when you've finally decided you're full (after ordering every dish on the menu!), they have a Lobby Bar with live jazz and mixologists stirring up your favourite cocktails while you sway the night away to relaxing rhythms.

Events

If you're interested in the live jazz evenings, they run every Thursday and Saturday evenings from 7 pm to 10:15 pm—perfect for unwinding after work or kicking off your weekend in style!


So, if you want a night out where every bite is as perfect as the music, Indigo at One Aldwych is the place to be. Come hungry, leave happy and book today!


Toulouse Lautrecat - Kennington


Step foot inside Toulouse Lautrec, and you’ll find a little piece of Paris in London. With its worn wooden floors, comfy chairs, and candlelit tables, it's like stumbling on a little brasserie tucked away on a charming street in France.


Upstairs in the Piano Room, a grand white piano sets the scene with a live band from soulful jazz to swing – it’s the kind of place where you can’t help but tap your feet or dance if the mood takes you.


Now, onto the food – baskets of bread with oozing salty butter, perfect cheese and charcuterie platters with fresh seasonal ingredients and garlic snails that are actually delicious.



plate of meat and salad at Toulouse Lautrec
This delicious French cuisine will have you asking for seconds!

For mains, you can tuck into cassoulet or slow-cooked lamb shoulder in rich red wine sauce—pure comfort food. But make sure to save room for the rich and gooey dark chocolate fondant—we know you want to...


And drinks? They've got Belgian beers that will satisfy any beer aficionado and a wine list that would impress even the most snobby wine connoisseurs.


With music to suit all tastes, a delicious selection of French cuisine, and an ambience that transports you straight to France (no plane ticket required!), Toulouse Lautrec has it all.


So, if you're looking for an evening of mouthwatering food, great music and Parisian charm in London, book your table here!


Rooftop Rhythms: Dine and Dance with a View


The Roof Terrace at The Sloane Club - Chelsea


Rooftop at Sloane Sqaure - dinner and dancing london
Dinner and dancing with a view!

The rooftop at the Sloane Club in the heart of Chelsea is like finding a secret for dinner and dancing. It’s intimate yet sophisticated, with views that are postcard-perfect.

From sizzling sharing plates to Mediterranean and Asian-inspired mains, their menu is a culinary adventure! If you fancy a lighter lunch, try small plates like yellowfin tuna tataki with truffle dressing and wakame, burrata with picante cherry tomato compote, or dressed Devon crab on toasted soda bread with mango and wasabi tobiko.


Are you getting hungry? Because I certainly am!


For your main course, why not try a luscious lobster and tiger prawn burger, veal schnitzel with a creamy hollandaise sauce, or, if you're really hungry, dig into one of their epic grill platters! They really have it all!


Then sit back with a frozen margarita and listen to their rooftop live music gigs - it's a truly relaxing way to spend an evening, so don't wait; book here!


Neverland London - Fulham


Neverland Lodnon rooftop - dinner and dancing
What better place to dine and dance than on a beach-themed rooftop?!

Neverland London - Fulham's Beachy Playground

Hold onto your flip-flops, folks, because Neverland London isn't just a dinner and dance spot – it's a full-on beach party in the heart of Fulham!


In summer, it's Fulham Beach central, but don't think the party stops when the temperature drops. Oh no! Winter rolls in and BAM – it's like Santa's cool cousin came to town and decked the place out in festive swag.


Now, let's talk grub. Forget your soggy seaside chips – we're talking juicy burgers that'll make your mouth water, pizzas so good you'll slap your nonna, and sharing platters that'll test your friendship (no judgment if you don't actually share).


But wait, there's more! (I sound like an infomercial, but I swear it's all true!) They've got beer pong for the frat star in you, interactive darts for your inner pub champion, and shuffleboard for... well, for shuffleboard lovers, I guess?


And if you're thinking, "But what about the dancing?" – honey, they've got a DJ so hot, you'll be grooving with a pizza slice in one hand and a cocktail in the other. It's multitasking at its finest!


Oh, and did someone say bottomless brunch? That's right – unlimited prosecco or unlimited pizza. Or both. No judgement here, we're all friends!


So whether you're after a sun-soaked day out or a twinkling winter wonderland, Neverland's got you covered. It's like a holiday, a party, and a food festival all rolled into one glorious, Thames-side package.


Don't be a beach bum – book your spot at Neverland London now! Your Instagram feed (and your taste buds) will thank you later. Just remember to pack your dancin' sandals!


Riverbank Revelry: Thameside Dining and Dancing


Sea Containers London - South Bank


Sea containers london - dinner and dining in london
Seafood, live entertainment and a riverside view? Yes, please!

At Sea Containers London, you can dine right along the Thames with London’s stunning skyline as your panoramic backdrop—almost stealing the show from the mouthwatering seafood on their enticing à la carte menu (almost!).


If you're not so keen on seafood, they do offer an array of delicious burgers and steaks. However, if you're a seafood lover like me, this place is heaven! You can devour unique dishes like sea bass ceviche tacos, whole baked sea bream with oozing lemon and caper butter, and a baked cheesecake with wild strawberries. I don't know about you, but I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!


And the best bit is, they even have live entertainment! So, you’re not just dining; you're grooving to live music with a riverside view! What more could you ask for?


Sea Containers London isn’t just a restaurant—it's where exceptional sea cuisine meets vibrant vibes, making it the ultimate destination for a fun night out in London. So, if you want to dine and dance with a view, book here!


Rick Stein's - Barnes


Rick Stein's riverside restaurant london
Listen to jazz music with a view of the River Thames!

Is there a better spot to watch the sunset over the Thames than Rick’s Stein’s in beautiful Barnes? Absolutely not! Here, you’ll get a relaxed but lively atmosphere where every visit feels like a warm hug that makes you want to come back for more! When you book just make sure to ask for a window table if you want those extra scenic pics.


Rick Stein’s menu is a seafood lover’s dream! It’s full of lovely dishes made with fresh and tasty ingredients. From seafood classics like Singapore chilli crab and Indonesian seafood curry to new creations like Cornish crab with wakame seaweed and wasabi mayo, every mouthful is a treat.



all the elements of seafood dishes
It's fresh fish galore here at Rick's!

And it's not just about the food. Once you step inside, it's lively and inviting, setting the perfect scene for your evening.


Best of all, they host a jazz night of live performances every first and third Tuesday of the month starting from 6:30 pm, where you can sit back with a chilled white wine and unwind.


If you want an unforgettable waterfront experience with live music and delicious food, book your table now!


One-Stop Party Palaces: Fine Dining and Dancing


Isabel - Mayfair


isabel restuarant - dinner and dancing in london
Sip in style at this luxurious dinner and dance restaurant

In the heart of Mayfair sits Isabel—a hotspot for celebs and high rollers looking to paint the town red. This place really has it all - a swanky private dining room for those who want to see and be seen, a chic cocktail bar for sipping in style, and a club scene that turns up the heat.


And their food? A delicious blend of South American and Mediterranean flavours with plenty of lactose and gluten-free options.


So, whether you like bold flavours or are just a complete foodie, Isabel’s got something tasty and trendy for you! Here, you can enjoy dishes from lobster linguine with creamy langoustine sauce to a 1kg Tomahawk steak with all the sides your heart desires.


And the atmosphere? Cosy and sophisticated. Plus, they often have live entertainment that really gets the party started. This is definitely the perfect place for a romantic date, special occasion or just a boujee night out.


So, next time you're in Mayfair and looking for somewhere luxurious to dine and dance, I would definitely recommend Isabel. If you want to find out more, make your reservation here!


Maine Mayfair


Maine restuarant london dinner and dancing london
Does dining get more luxurious than this?!

Now, let's talk about another boujee restaurant where you can dine and dance in luxury—Maine. First of all, they’re all about using fresh, locally sourced ingredients that bring out the best flavours in their dishes. Whether it’s seafood straight from Maine’s chilly waters or veggies picked nearby, you’re in for an authentic treat.


Plus, the vibe here is just fantastic—cosy yet sophisticated, which is the perfect ambience for a date night if you ask me! Or if you just fancy treating yourself (because you deserve it!). Expect all the elements of a good night out — bar, restaurant and nightclub — yes all under a single roof. The inspiration is lively and energetic with an edgy and chic spirit.


And let’s talk about the food. Maine’s menu is like a flavour explosion – from their famous lobster rolls to mouthwatering seafood to hearty grilled meats, they’ve got something that’ll make your taste buds sing. And their chefs? They’re wizards in the kitchen, crafting dishes that’ll make you go, “Mmm!” after every single bite.


Not only that, but the staff here really know how to make your dining experience smooth sailing. Whether you’re a local searching for a new favourite spot or visiting from out of town, Maine is where you’ll find delicious food, great vibes, and a genuinely good time.


Plus, being close to Piccadilly Circus, it’s not just a restaurant—it’s your go-to spot for entertainment, complete with live DJs and a quirky cocktail menu.


With their dress code being "smart and elegant", it's the perfect excuse to get dolled up for a sophisticated evening to remember. So, dust off your fanciest outfit and reserve a table here!


Afternoon Tea to Twilight Tango


The Ritz London - Picadilly Circus


The Ritz  in West London - dinner and dancing london
Pinkies up and..sip!

The Ritz London is one of the best restaurants where you can go from sipping afternoon tea to dancing the night away to live jazz. This place will have you sipping tea to twirling like a teapot on the dance floor!


Just a stone's throw from the Royal Albert Hall, with the nearest tube station being Green Park, The Ritz has glamour and convenience in abundance. If you head up from the main dining room, you’ll find The Ritz’s brunch menu, where all the magic happens.




Live performances by pianist at the ritzs - picadilly circus
Enjoy soothing symphonies whilst indulging in Afternoon tea with a live pianist

With their afternoon tea, you can treat yourself to finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve, plus an irresistible assortment of beautifully presented pastries and teacakes, all topped up whenever you like. And trust me...once you finish your last bite, you'll definitely be saying, "Please sir, I want some more".


With 20 different types of loose-leaf tea to choose from, why not raise the stakes with a glass of Champagne to add a bit of fizz to your day?


All this while being surrounded by marble columns, chandeliers and their live pianist– the perfect ambience to unwind with excellent food and music.


Now let's get to the nitty gritty—they have Afternoon Tea Sittings which are Monday to Sunday: 11.30 am, 1.30 pm, 3.30 pm, 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm. And their prices start from £76 for adults and £55 for children. So yes, on the pricier side, but totally worth it in my opinion. After all, when else are you going to have an experience as luxurious as this?


 So, if you fancy yourself an afternoon tea to remember, book your table here!


The Wharf Restaurant and Jazz Bar - Teddington


The Wharf restaurant london - dinner and dancing london
Enjoy an afternoon tea with live music and a view!

Located right by the riverbank at Teddington Lock, The Wharf Restaurant offers a peaceful and picturesque retreat, away from the busy pace of London city life.


The menu at The Wharf has plenty to tickle your fancy. Seafood platters to share, or try their ‘Tin’ list – fishy dishes with salt, pepper and sourdough for a twist on the classics. And don’t miss out on the fresh catches – grilled Dover sole and English oysters are definitely the stars of the show.


The best bit is, if you’re feeling fancy (or just hungry!), you can treat yourself to Afternoon Tea by the River. They have sparkling Afternoon Tea with a glass of bubbly, finger sandwiches, home-baked fruit scones and an array of mini cakes and pastries that are just lovely. All this, with a view, for just £28.50pp!


Plus, you can also enjoy live music with jazz singers, classic pianists and upbeat swing and Latin numbers. Just make sure to check out what's on at The Wharf before your visit here.


So, if you're up for a delightful teatime escape with live music and picturesque views, go ahead and book your table here!


Summary


Neverland London dinner and dancing london
Cheers to good food and even better dance moves!

And there we have it! Whether you're gobbling up Peruvian ceviche at Inca or grooving to jazz beats at Indigo, this city knows how to blend dining with dancing.


Get ready to indulge in flavours that'll make you forget your diet and dance like nobody's watching—because in London, the night is all about delicious food, great vibes, and maybe a few awkward dance moves!


If you had no plans this weekend, now you have a whole list of options! So, get ready to savour every bite, and let the music sweep you off your feet.




Frequently Asked Questions


What kind of live entertainment can I expect at London's dining and dancing venues?

An array of restaurants are offering live music at London’s venues where dining and dancing merge, featuring a range of musical acts, dynamic dance performances, and interactive sessions that allow you to request your favourite songs for live rendition.

Indulge in the vibrant atmosphere with Latin and jazz ensembles or get into the groove as DJs lay down tracks, ensuring your night is filled with rhythm and excitement.


Are there theme nights or special events at these venues?

Oh, you bet there are! Let me spill the tea on the theme nights and special events at these party palaces:

Listen up, 'cause these places go all out with their themes. We're talking everything from "Totally '80s" nights where you can rock that neon windbreaker you've been hiding in your closet, to "Gatsby Glamour" evenings where you can pretend you're living it up in the Roaring Twenties.


And get this - most spots even do themed brunches. Imagine sipping mimosas while drag queens perform at a "Boozy Drag Bingo" event. Trust me, it's way more fun than your average Saturday afternoon pub session.


Can I find venues that offer both dining and dancing under a single roof by the River Thames?

Check out spots like Sea Containers (swanky alert!), Neverland London's Fulham Beach (yes, a BEACH in London, how cool is that?), or Le Pont de la Tour (ooh la la!). These places are like the Swiss Army knives of night out spots – they do it all!

So, whether you're a foodie with happy feet or a dance machine who loves to munch, these Thames-side hotspots have got you covered.


Are there any spots that transition from daytime to nighttime entertainment?

Places like Sketch in Mayfair and Pergola Brixton are masters of this day-to-night magic trick. One minute you're having a civilized afternoon tea, the next you're dancing on tables (okay, maybe not ON the tables, but you get the idea). These spots are like the Clark Kent of venues – buttoned-up by day, superhero party animals by night. So if you're looking to turn your lazy Sunday into a wild night out without even changing your outfit, these are our go-to spots.



What makes a 'one-stop party palace' different from other venues?

These places are like the Swiss Army knives of nightlife - they've got everything you need for an epic night out, all under one roof. We're talking restaurants that morph into dance floors, bars that double as karaoke joints, and lounges that transform into comedy clubs faster than you can say "another round, please!" It's like playing nightlife roulette, but you always win.


The best part? You don't have to drag your squad from place to place in your killer heels or fancy shoes. No more shivering in taxi queues or getting lost on the night bus. Just park yourself in one of these venues and let the good times roll. From fancy cocktails to greasy snacks, from chill vibes to wild dance-offs, these places have got you covered.


They're basically a choose-your-own-adventure book, but for grownups who like to party.

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