The atmosphere inside the newly refurbished restaurant was lovely; the dark wooden panelling and low, but not too low, lighting gave it a very cosy yet sophisticated feel, there was a nice buzz from the customers waiting in anticipation for the band to start, and of course the inviting smell of food!
The band were positioned in a corner of the restaurant, at floor level, which made their performance seem very intimate despite the fact that I was seated at the opposite end of the bar. The music itself was wonderful; The Robin Harris band led by Robin Harris and featuring charming vocals from Tiffany Schellenberg, they transported us across the channel via their soulful renditions of Brel, Piaf and Gainsbourg, I had to glance out of the window on to Brushfield Street to remind myself I was still in London!
So if you’re looking for a little Monday night escapism I would highly recommend that you take a trip to the English Restaurant’s Jazz Night. It’s a great venue with an atmosphere perfect for enjoying great food, delicious wine and quality music.
Box Office Manager
See The Robin Harris Jazz Band perform every Monday from 7.30pm @
The English Restaurant,
50/52 Brushfield Street
London E1 6AG
Listen to the band online at http://robinharris.info/?page_id=115