The Courtesan


Head to The Courtesan to delight in the fineries of Imperial China and indulge in their new speakeasy, now open late on the weekends, with DJ's, live music and performance on Friday and Saturday nights till 2am.

The venue is a Dim Sum restaurant and late-night cocktail bar hidden among the crux of Brixton's bustling scene, located within a few minutes walk of the underground station and over-flowing with charisma. Pop inside to encounter an intimate venue characterised by a dark, vintage decor reminiscent of a Chinese opium den.

The Courtesan pride themselves on their exquisite hand-made Dim Sum, speciality teas and unique house cocktails. The venue also features a private room with bar downstairs that is more than a match for a party, dinner, or important business meeting of any nature.

A welcoming South London haunt that exudes a real neighbourhood feel, The Courtesan is a verstatile venue offering high quality across the board.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • London - Christmas Lunch, London - Christmas Dinner, London - Private Hire
  • Dance floor
  • No Door Charge


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 18:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 2:00
Saturday 12:00 2:00
Sunday 12:00 23:00



The Courtesan, 69 - 73, Atlantic Road, SW9 8PU



Nearest Station

Brixton (Tube)

Getting there

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  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Chinese, International, Vegetarian Friendly and Asian food.

  • A word from the chef:

    A delicious, traditional style of Chinese cuisine; Dim Sum is served in steamer baskets or small plates, perfect for a tapas style feast or a few dishes to accompany their sublime cocktails.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Boudoir Private Room 15 20 - £180 £320
Venue Venue Hire 45 60 - £650 £1300

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Courtesan - London Restaurant Review

The Courtesan - London Restaurant Review

This year has been an eye opener for me in more ways that one. Hailing from North London, 2017 marked my my first ever trip to Brixton (which I now love) and I tried the wonder of dim sum for the first time. So when an opportunity arose to visit The Courtesan, a restaurant promising dim sum and bao buns…

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