When I went: 13 October 2017
Shows seen there: René Marie (supported by the Artie Zaitz Quartet)
Typical price: Variable (depending on fame of act(s))
Special points: In-house restaurant and bar; jazz history
Where to eat beforehand: Can eat at the venue itself
Ronnie Scott’s, located in Soho, is famous for its history of hosting emergent and established jazz performers. It now has a downstairs area with plenty of seating where you can order food (on some tables) and drinks (although you are encouraged to be fairly quiet and keep conversations to a minimum when the performers are onstage), as well as a bar upstairs with standing room where the performers play more in the background.
The food could be more spectacular, but the quality of the acts is very high and it is definitely worth visiting Ronnie Scott’s if you are even slightly into jazz music.