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Description

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.

What's on

To see all upcoming events view the full event calendar.


Burlesque at Courtesan ◊ Eliza DeLite ◊ 20th Jan

Burlesque at Courtesan ◊ Eliza DeLite ◊ 20th Jan

Saturday 20 January 2018

Weekly Burlesque at Courtesan featuring divine creatures from London's burlesque and cabaret scene. Best enjoyed with a...

Courtesan Lates with DJ Ruby Quick

Courtesan Lates with DJ Ruby Quick

Friday 26 January 2018

Enjoy late night cocktails & dim sum with live DJ set by Ruby Quick.Yorkshire-born DJ and artist Ruby Quick, is the...

Burlesque at Courtesan ◊ Lolo Brow ◊ Jan 27th

Burlesque at Courtesan ◊ Lolo Brow ◊ Jan 27th

Saturday 27 January 2018

Weekly Burlesque at Courtesan featuring divine creatures from London's burlesque and cabaret scene. Best enjoyed with a...

Burlesque at Courtesan ◊ Eliza DeLite ◊ 3rd February

Burlesque at Courtesan ◊ Eliza DeLite ◊ 3rd February

Saturday 3 February 2018

Weekly Burlesque at Courtesan featuring divine creatures from London's burlesque and cabaret scene. Best enjoyed with a...

Burlesque at Courtesan ◊ Demi Noir ◊ Feb 10th

Burlesque at Courtesan ◊ Demi Noir ◊ Feb 10th

Saturday 10 February 2018

Weekly Burlesque at Courtesan featuring divine creatures from London's burlesque and cabaret scene. Best enjoyed with a...

Courtesan Lates with DJ Jeanie Crystal

Courtesan Lates with DJ Jeanie Crystal

Friday 16 February 2018

Enjoy late night cocktails & dimsum with live DJ set by Jeanie Crystal. FREE ENTRYJEANIE CRYSTAL:Jeanie started her...

Courtesan Lates with DJ Jeanie Crystal

Courtesan Lates with DJ Jeanie Crystal

Friday 23 February 2018

Enjoy late night cocktails & dimsum with live DJ set by Jeanie Crystal. FREE ENTRYJEANIE CRYSTAL:Jeanie started her...

Info

No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Brixton
18 (Families Welcome)
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
12:00 23:00
18:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 02:00
12:00 02:00
12:00 23:00

Location

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

Area:
South London

Nearest station:
Brixton (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.40
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.40
Cocktail £8.90
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.20
Bottle of House Wine £19.00
Bottle of Champagne £32.90

Menus

Food Menu Download
Menu Download


This venue serves Asian/Oriental, International and Vegetarian Friendly 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.

Our Review

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...

Read our full The Courtesan - London Restaurant Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Boudoir Private Room 15 20 £180 £320
Venue Venue Hire 45 60 £250 Deposit £650 £1300
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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What a delightful restaurant! Having dim sum for dinner is a treat, and pairing it with one of their cocktails feels quite naughty. The decor is lovely, as was the attentive service. Will definitely be back. Visited The Courtesan on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
5

Fantastic venue, lovely decor and vibe. The cocktails are delicious, as are the staff. Really recommend the burlesque. Visited The Courtesan on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
5

The food is exquisite, the service friendly attentive and truly really cool bunch of people, the restaurant lovely, music cool and atmosphere the best. This is the second time I have been here, the first time for my friend a d wehad a brilliant time Visited The Courtesan on 2018-01-12
by on January 14th, 2018
5

Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was incredible. Visited The Courtesan on 2018-01-12
by on January 13th, 2018
5

food was good but service very understaffed and slow...one person to deal with the meet & greet / man the bar / taking food& drinks orders / delivering food / cleaning tables for next seating.... Visited The Courtesan on 2018-01-07
by on January 8th, 2018
3

It's always a great experience eating at Courtesan, food is delicious and light, service is good and the place and atmosphere is top, l particularly like the background music they play, you must try to know! highly recommend this place! Visited The Courtesan on 2018-01-06
by on January 7th, 2018
5

We had a great evening here - the service was fantastic, all the food was delicious and we even had some entertainment which was unexpected but a nice surprise. Would definitely recommend and will be back. Visited The Courtesan on 2018-01-06
by on January 7th, 2018
5

Very nice food athmosfere and very kind staff! Visited The Courtesan on 2018-01-02
by on January 3rd, 2018
4

Great food and cocktails. Will definitely be returning. Visited The Courtesan on 2017-12-29
by on December 30th, 2017
5

Lovely food, really friendly attentive service, amazing cocktails. Thank you for a wonderful evening. Visited The Courtesan on 2017-12-15
by on December 18th, 2017
5

I stumbled on this place by chance last weekend and had the most magical night! We almost walked past it, but followed the music and found a little speakeasy den inside! We ended up staying till the wee hours chatting to the lovely owner. Amazing cocktails and vibe - great music too!
by on May 3rd, 2017
5

Nice decor but not as good a food as China town which is cheaper too. It was also empty so no atmosphere. Pleasant staff though and the food was ok if a little salty/sweet. Visited The Courtesan on 2017-04-11
by on April 13th, 2017
3

Best dim sum I have ever had. Stunning decor. Visited The Courtesan on 2017-03-02
by on March 3rd, 2017
5

brilliant place for dinner! service is excellent! will be back!
by on January 26th, 2017
5

Great service, delicious food and spot on cocktails! Loved it- would definitely recommend it and will be back! Visited The Courtesan on 2017-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2017
5

Food was good but the service was bad!! The waiter failed to crack a smile. We had to ask for service a number of times, and when he did serve us he was rude! When we asked to take the service charge off it did not go down well. Visited The Courtesan on 2016-10-27
by on October 28th, 2016
2

Expensive for what it is, food is average, interior is cool but the restaurant was not busy so it lacked atmosphere, the staff were not attentive and were very cold. The cocktails only have one shot of alcohol in them and are £10! The whisky sour sour was so sour it was undrinkable. Will not be returning. There are much better places in Brixton than this, this is one of the worst restaurants i've been to in Brixton.
by on April 18th, 2016
1

Absolutely amazing food and interiors, don't let the shabbyness of the outside fool you. The cocktails were affordable (about £8 roughly) and the dim sum has to be some of the best in London. Definitely recommend the Belly Laughs and Flying Cow dishes for newbies, you'll be blown away!
by on October 20th, 2015
5
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love love love love love, the interiors are so pretty, but i agree with the below, can be hard to find. the drinks are incredible and well worth trying to find x
by on January 6th, 2015
5
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Looks crap from the outside but glad I went in. Super cool and a great way to escape the over flowing restaurants in the market down the road. As it is SO hidden can lack atmosphere sometimes as not always busy but great dim sum and really good drinks
by on May 9th, 2014
4

Really cool and totally not what you'd expect from the outside. I only went for the cocktails but deff going back for the food it looked and smelt amaze!
by on July 23rd, 2013
4
1 person(s) found this helpful

Amazing dim sum.. much better than many places i've tried in Chinatown.. the decor is really cool too and the tea cocktails are lethal!
by on June 17th, 2013
4
1 person(s) found this helpful

not what you expect from the outside - like an opium den inside and the food is yummy!
by on May 20th, 2013
4
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