Privee has very discreet signage, we actually walked past it and then had to turn around and head back. Luckily a waiter was coming out just as we walked past, who confirmed we were in the right place.
We headed down to the basement club, which is pretty warm, dress lightly or you may end up hot and bothered even before the burlesque starts!
We got there for 8pm and the show starts at 9, so we could eat first. There is a set cabaret menu (£30) with two choices per course.
You get some dips, salted popcorn and toasted flatbread to start. The dip was good but sadly the flatbread tasted a little stale.
We both chose the beef salad with pomegranate molassess for starters. The beef was nice and tender but I found the dressing on the salad to be quite sharp, I’d prefer it if they put it in a pot on the side so you could add as much or little as you want.
We also both chose the salmon with pasta for our main. This was actually surprisingly good, I have been to venues that do dinner and a show and the food can sometimes play second fiddle to the show. My salmon was perfectly cooked and there were different creamy sauces to accompany the fish and the pasta, they hadn’t just used the same one for both. However there was a bit of a snafu surrounding our main course, first they brought out dessert right after our starters then after explaining that we hadn’t got our mains they brought chicken when J had ordered salmon. This happened twice, we sent back 2 chickens! Finally after we spoke to Emmanuel, the manager, they brought the correct dish. By this point I’d basically eaten mine as it was going cold.
Then the show started, beware people sitting close to the stage you are going to get involved! The burlesque wasn’t quite my cup of tea but ladies, if you’re feeling bad about your wobbly bits, this will definitely make you feel better, Because whilst the ladies in the show are undeniably attractive they have them too. It makes you realise just how rarely you see normal women’s bodies as opposed to airbrushed perfection in the magazines. I also really liked the MC who was very funny and did great magic tricks.
We finished up with a champagne cocktail and dessert, baklava and an apple pie.
Privee is an interesting night out, maybe one to consider for your next date night if you want to do something different, you’ll certainly have lots to talk about after!