Cabaret at Café de Paris

Café de ParisThe highlight of Lisa’s birthday weekend was dinner and cabaret at the fabulous Café de Paris

When the taxi eventually got through the theatre traffic, we hopped out onto the pavement to find that the entrance to Café de Paris is very understated – not quite what we expected, but once we were inside we found it quite the opposite 🙂

An intimate venue, we were on a table at the front with a great view of the stage and the stairs.

Dinner at Café de ParisDinner was three courses and very enjoyable… salmon to start for both of us, chicken for Siobhan and lamb for Lisa for the main course, and we both had the cheesecake for dessert, but Lisa’s had a fireworky-sparkler thing in the top! All washed down with a bottle of prosecco 🙂

While other guests finished their meals, we had a very talented lady entertain us with card tricks… with Lisa as the glamorous, though somewhat cynical, assistant 😉

Then for the show!

Our host for the evening was Des O’Connor (really?!) – you guessed it, not the ‘real’ one! He kept the crowd loud with comedy and songs and introduced us to some great acts, including the Folly Mixtures, Bettsie Bon Bon, Felipe Reyes, Anna the Hulagan and Velma Celli… there was also burlesque from one of the Folly Mixtures (gorgeous in red) and a guy in silver pants – we’ve forgotten your names, so sorry!

Cabaret acts at Café de Paris

After the show the tables are cleared and Café de Paris becomes a nightclub… we danced for a bit and drank a French Martini, but the more modern the tunes became the closer to the door we got (and the cocktail menu at the hotel was more appealing to us!).

At Café de Paris!

We both wore Vivien of Holloway dresses and hair flowers by Shazam, Siobhan’s shoes were Miss L Fire ‘Simone’ and Lisa’s were from Dorothy Perkins, our bags were from Snapdragon in Oakham and Amazon.

More photos from our night at Café de Paris can be found on our Facebook page 🙂

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