Courtesan is set to be the newest destination venue in Brixton after its extensive refurbishment relaunch this September. A Dim Sum restaurant, tea room, cocktail bar and night live entertainment space its certainly worth a visit. Introducing a new food menu, and an all-female produced drinks list, Courtesan will serve innovative cocktails and modern Dim Sum.
With an atmosphere inspired by the legendary courtesans of Ancient China, the venue weaves ancient and vintage aesthetics. Expect jade velvet booths and large silk lanterns throughout the bar and restaurant. A patterned staircase leads downstairs to the late night venue. This is a space designed to confuse the senses with mirror installations and optical illusion art.
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The all-female chef team at Courtesan honour the regal origins of Dim Sum while at the same time produce a contemporary and inventive menu. The distinctive menu at Courtesan will feature Dim Sum as well as an ever-changing list of specials.
The Courtesan bar boasts the world’s first true ‘female’ wine and spirit list, supplying beverages produced or grown exclusively by women. Cocktails are heady and exotic, and draw from Asian ingredients.
In addition to its impressive food and drink offering, Courtesan will be introducing a late-night entertainment programme. With a variety of both residencies and one-off performances, the venue will be presenting a wide array of shows throughout the week. As well as exclusive late-night ‘Courtesan Lates’ shows on Friday and Saturdays. In fitting with the venue’s unique aesthetic, the intimate, atmospheric bar will host burlesque and cabaret acts, live jazz music, DJs as well as West End performers.
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