London's Greatest Live Music Restaurants

On Wednes­day 11th May, Bois­dale of Canary Wharf in asso­ci­a­tion with Small Lux­u­ry Hotels of The World pre­sent­ed a spec­tac­u­lar per­for­mance cel­e­brat­ing the clas­sic jazz music of the boo­gie-woo­gie era. The illus­tri­ous Mr. Jools Hol­land, Bois­dale Patron of Music, Britain’s leg­endary com­pos­er, tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter and all-round musi­cian per­son­al­ly host­ed the evening, per­form­ing and intro­duc­ing his hand­picked line up of inter­na­tion­al­ly revered musi­cians. Tak­ing place at Bois­dale of Canary Wharf’s restau­rant and music venue, the evening was a feast for the eyes, ears and the palate with guests treat­ed to a show from, amongst oth­ers, the finest boo­gie-woo­gie mas­ter in the world Axel Zwin­gen­berg­er, Swiss pianist extra­or­di­naire Lady­va and the esteemed Neville Dick­ie, who is known as the pianist of choice for The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and Chuck Berry. Dick­ie is Britain’s great­est Stride pianist, a genre recog­nised as the trick­i­est of the entire jazz piano styling to per­form. Whilst the artists accom­pa­nied Jools on stage, guests enjoyed a menu of pop­u­lar Bois­dale clas­sics, such as the mul­ti­ple award win­ning Dunkeld Scot­tish Oak Smoked salmon from the Scot­tish high­lands, wild veni­son from Scotland’s Tweed val­ley, mini roast Black­face hag­gis for starters before pro­ceed­ing to main course options of Aberdeen­shire beef, Cor­nish cod, or a veg­e­tar­i­an pota­to & parme­san gnoc­chi with Wye val­ley aspara­gus. Desserts includ­ed Val­rhona choco­late & peanut mar­quise, rhubarb, hazel­nut & apple crum­ble, crème caramel, or cave aged Ken­tish Win­terdale shaw warm Eccles cake. The event host­ed in asso­ci­a­tion with Small Lux­u­ry Hotels of the World has been described by Jools Hol­land as more spe­cial than Mozart and more fun than ice cream”.