The Piano Works West End is open.
They’ve just got the keys.
It comes to you from the people behind raucously enjoyable The Piano Works Farringdon, and is similar in concept: a live band, taking requests all night long, and playing non-stop music while the audience sing, dance, drink, and generally bring the house down.
Find the almost anonymous door just off Leicester Square, you’ll wander down a staircase, and see the huge venue open up in front of you. The space is dolled up ’70s style with the stage neatly abutting the bar, while both are surrounded by plentiful booth seating. At the start of every evening, the house band will take up position, and start with the first few requests of the night. And from there, it’s non-stop.
In fact, on any given night, there’s absolutely no set list, with the band (a six-piece outfit with two pianists, a drummer, guitarist, bassist and horn) exclusively taking requests from the audience, then having the musically synced illuminated tables & lighting respond perfectly to the rhythm of the tunes.
Regarding that bar; aside from playing the classics the barkeep at The Piano Works West End will also rustle up a list of original numbers from their Autograph Collection – the Astoria Studios, for example, blends gin with Velvet Falernum, ginger & mint; while the Abbey Road Studios mixes 16yo whisky with lemon & honey.
As for the food, they’re serving up two- and three-course dinners with the likes of pulled pork and mash; shrimp tacos; smoked cauliflower and rib-eye steak, all of which you can get accompanied with two hours of bottomless prosecco for £20pp. If you’re after something lighter, there’s also bar snacks in the form of padrón peppers, hot wings, and fried mac and cheese bites with artichoke dip.
Sounds like they’ve got a hit on their hands.
NOTE: The Piano Works West End is open Monday-Saturday. You can find out more, and make a booking, at their website right HERE.
The Piano Works West End | 47 Whitcomb Street, WC2H 7DH
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