Described as 'London's Best Secret Bar' by Harpers Bazaar, and winner of 'Best Bar & Pub' at Time Out's Love London Awards 2 years running, The Phoenix Arts Club is found tucked beneath The Phoenix Theatre. Serving up seasonal European dishes and some British favourites, their lively and nostalgic theatre bar and restaurant is located in the original dressing and rehearsal rooms of The Phoenix Theatre. With fascinating signed posters, paintings and pictures from decades of theatre productions, a restored art deco interior and hidden treasures in every corner! There's something new to see on every visit!
Head chef Robert Kusy makes his West End debut following appearances on numerous cooking shows (including alongside MasterChef UK Judge John Torode) and collaborations with celebrity chefs Silvena Rowe and Jean-Christophe Novelli. Robert Kusy's leading role promises to bring an exciting and delicious new approach to the club that won 'Restaurant of the Year' at the Federation of Small Businesses awards, as well as the Time Out London Love London Award for 'Best Club & Bar in Covent Garden & The Strand' 2 years running.
The Phoenix Arts Club is tucked away down the same side street used in the opening sequence of Harry Potter, and is a charming escape from the London norm. You never quite know who might make an appearance, or take to the stage for an impromptu performance.
The Phoenix Arts Club in London is a short walk from both Tottenham Court Road and Covent Garden Tube stations.
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- business (2)
- child friendly (3)
- dinner (49)
- entertainment (30)
- large parties (16)
- lunch (11)
- private dining (10)
- romantic (11)
- trendy (19)
- value (31)
7 December 2019
What a fab place. Had read the reviews and they were right. Good quality food better than expected and a very lively atmosphere. The Saturday night cabaret was very entertaining. Staff were great too very helpful and friendly. Only Slight bad mark could be given for our table which was a bit cramped for ten but didn’t spoil the night.
12 October 2019
Food portions were small especially the pork belly. The over head coloured lighting was a little off putting whilst eating, couldn't see what we were eating and made the food look a strange colour. Maybe leave the fun glitzy lighting to the bar/show area.
20 July 2019
My first visit but can't wait to go again ,amazing food friendly staff.
17 July 2019
Quirky little place where there is live music most nights. Service was very good. Starters and mains came up at the right intervals for us. I had smoked cheese and my husband had the Thai fish cakes as starters, then mushroom tagliatelle + chicken and bacon and pork belly for mains. Rather full so shared a millionaires cheesecake for dessert. All the food was delicious. A glass of Prosecco and three courses for £25 is extremely good value. Would definitely come again.
6 July 2019
this is a gem of a restaurant..lively dining experience .the pork belly was to die for..staff extremely friendly and helpful...the place was buzzing but it was pride weekend...I would definatly go back soon ..
6 July 2019
A great little place, super busy as it was London Pride but that did not affect service. Staff worked super hard and food and drink were all reasonably priced. Only thing I would say is it’s very dark with no windows so great for winter nights or rainy days but super hot when we have a few heatwave days in summer :) this is not a criticism - merely worth mentioning. Would go again, for sure :)
7 June 2019
The staff was very helpful and friendly. The entertainment was superb. The food and drinks fabulous value for money.
6 June 2019
Picked it for location near theatre. Wouldn’t go back.
3 April 2019
Food was excellent and the environment was fun, being in a theatre. We went for the Pre-Theatre menu for a 7pm show and they were so slow in bringing out the main course that we missed the beginning of the show.... and we told them we were trying to get to the theatre by 7pm! Our reservation was at 5:30, so we should have been able to make it. Very irritating about the slow service and no sense of urgency for a pre-theatre supper but the food was very good.
23 February 2019
This was a really bad experience and certainly did not live upto the hyped reviews. Bruchetta turned out to be one medium sliced toasted piece of brown bread with pesto/O oil brushed on!!!! With i grant them tomatoes. One dinner, rump of lamb was raw (not pink)in the middle, we had to wait 40 minutes for main course will never return. It was really really bad