Discover the Joie de Vivre at Balthazar
Ahoy, sailor! This summer, we’ve dropped anchor in Covent Garden and have dressed to impress with a ‘Joie de Vivre’ takeover on our terrace and in our dining room. We are set to celebrate the dazzling cabaret culture of bohemian Paris and the French spirit of joie de vivre – a love of life that goes hand-in-hand with good company, great food, and wonderful entertainment. Pull up a chair and come on in…Le Weekend!
During the day, you’ll find our pop-up summer bar out on the terrace. Bathed in the summer sun, with the scent of seasonal flowers filling the air, it’s an idyllic spot to enjoy the best brunch in town alongside a French cocktail (or two).
Created in partnership with our wonderful friends at Grey Goose vodka, our stunning new drinks menu includes sure-fire favourites, from the party-starting espresso hit of the Mocha Highball, to the refreshing Saint Clement, where lime juice and lemon tonic balance the big flavours of Grey Goose vodka and Cointreau.
Weekend visitors will enjoy live music, setting the scene with a seafaring theme. Our exclusive in-house band will be dressed to the nines – with a strong nautical streak to their style. You’ll be at the heart of the action for several sets of incredible French jazz from the beginning of brunch til the end of lunch.
Live Music on Saturday's and Sunday's, 11am - 2pm.
From Thursdays through to Sundays, as the sun falls, the second act begins. Our decadent cabaret brings you a glamorous story of seduction as your host introduces dancers decked out in haute-couture sailor chic. They’ll leave you breathless and amazed at the colourful characters they encounter on shore leave.
The entertainment continues through the night with live music and world-class DJs spinning the very best in jazz, disco and French electronica. So, whether you’re dining on French brasserie classics, sharing a decadent Plateaux de Fruits de Mer, or simply raising a glass to the good life with one of our incredible cocktail creations, you’ll do it with a wonderful soundtrack, full of joie de vivre!
Performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday's, 8pm - 11pm.
Naturally, the pavement drinking of gay Paree forms a large part of the fabulous event, with a pop-up bar on le terrasse sponsored by Grey Goose and St. Germain. Bedecked in seasonal florals, the short but sweet menu is serving summer flavours and French classics, including the likes of St Germain Spritz, Negroski, Mocha Highball, Saint Clement and Le Piquant. Indeed, le menu wouldn’t look out of place in the underground drinking dens of Montmarte. Santé!View Menu