Showing posts with label Cafe de Paris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cafe de Paris. Show all posts

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Encore de Cafe de Paris
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Somehow, for reasons that are still unexplained, we won tickets for Cafe de Paris so on a Friday night, we went. Once we were there, unbeknown to us, we were actually entitled the VIP package which allowed us the three courses, a bottle of Prosecco and two free drinks. Unfortunately, or fortunately for me, Mrs Mayochup was pregnant at the time therefore could not drink anything alcoholic so the whole bottle of Prosecco and free Kir Royale was mine. Be rude not to waste it.

Ruby and performing guests

Another picture of the performers
We previously posted about Cafe de Paris and we were pleased to see that Ruby was still the MC who is still at his flamboyant best terrorising the gentlemen who he took a shine to. The acts were truly amazing and it’s hard to comprehend that us human beings can perform like that whether it being balancing on one hand on a raised platform to performing acts with fire. Over the course of the evening, it must have been the first time in its history that there were no hen parties but of course there were other celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries.

For starters, we went for the smoked chicken and papaya on blini. This comes with beetroot & shallot dressing and sweet potato confetti. The other starter was the cured salmon carpaccio with palm hearts, caper berry and rock salt. The salmon is no different to what you have in hundreds of other restaurants, light and refreshing but the smoked chicken and papaya was amazing. Surprisingly light and full of flavour.

Smoked chicken and papaya on blini

Cured salmon carpaccio with palm hearts, caper berry and rock salt

Between meals, we were treated to a magician plying her trade with card tricks and misdirection.  One guy on our table thought he had it worked out but the magician had him sussed and got nowhere. We forget her name but she was at the Edinburgh Film Festival, not that narrows it down much.

Magician with her really bright red hair
For the mains, we got the prime rib-eye steak with hand cooked chips and garlic butter. The other was grilled chicken breast which comes with courgettes, potato fondant, girolle mushrooms and parsley. Both were well cooked and well received.  Especially as one of us was drinking a lot and needed to soak up the booze!

Grilled chicken breast, courgettes, potato fondant, girolle mushrooms and parsley

Rib-eye steak with hand cooked chips and garlic butter

We thought we were only eligible for two courses so to have dessert was a bonus. We opted for fresh fruit salad and warm chocolate brownie.

Fresh fruit salad

Warm chocolate brownie

We do recommend coming here even if it's not just for the food. The entertainment is fantastic and worth the entry fee alone.

Cafe de Paris
3 Coventry Street

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Monday, 17 April 2017

Cafe de Paris | West End Night Club
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The short description describes it as a theatrical 1920's nightclub, with opulent decor and VIP guests. Hosts comedy, burlesque and cabaret. That it most certainly is!

We booked via Goupon, which included a two course dinner and a Kir Royale, and we were treated to nearly two hours of entertainment ranging from amazing circus performers, comedy bands and burlesque. This was all tied together by an amazing MC Rueben Kaye who has an abundant of flair and picked on the guests quite a lot. The MC was the "Queen of Australia" and used it to his advantage to raise a lot of laughs. Warning though, if you're easily offended by rude and sexual jokes then this isn't the place for you. 

Cafe de Paris

MC Rueben Kaye

This is the sort of place that attracts Hen Parties and we had two in that night. One was a respectable 20 somethings crowd and the other was a rowdy 'less than intelligent' 30 something essex chavs. One had to be told to keep quiet numerous times by the staff. There were plenty of birthdays and a few anniversaries as well and each celebration was treated to a dessert with a sparkler to mark the occasion.

For starters, I had the Pork Rillettes and it was no more than a canape. A bit of pate on two very small pieces of toasted bread. Mrs Mayochup had Salmon Tartare and that was lovely. Definitely had food envy!

Pork Rillettes

Salmon Tartare

Main courses arrived and I ordered the Prime Ribeye Steak with Peppercorn Sauce. I was a bit nervous in how it would turn out as I was never asked how I would like the steak cooked but thankfully, it came medium rare which is how I like it. Mrs Mayochup had the Moroccan Spiced Rump of Lamb and that was also very nice. 

Prime Ribeye Steak

Moroccan Spiced Rump of Lamb

I would recommend Cafe de Paris as an evening out or for something to celebrate as the food is good but the real money is on the entertainment which runs from 8pm to 10pm. You can stay and dance away in the nightclub afterwards if you so wish however, the drinks are rather expensive. You give you and idea, you're looking at £6 per bottle of beer and £14 per cocktail but given it's location and 'exclusivity' in Central London, it comes as no surprise.

There is only one criticism I can give it that you share your table with other guests. I don't mind that so much as it is similar with Wagamama's however, the amount of people they cram on the table makes it a little uncomfortable. In total, there was 16 of us on a round table. To give us a little more room I would suggest no more than 12.

Search for it on Groupon and treat yourselves. It will be a night you won't forget.

Score: 8/10

Cafe De Paris Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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