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Ray's Jazz Cafe

113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, England
+44 20 7437 5660
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average0%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
27 Dec 2016
“Great jazz retail outlet”
11 Feb 2015
“Ruined”
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113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, England
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This department within Foyles has been around for many years & as most jazz fans will know it stocks a great selection of new & second hand cds from the 1920's through to current day. Well worth a browse.

Thank Diana166
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Used to be an atmospheric and buzzing venue with good fresh food, unfortunately the new cafe has less atmosphere than a chain, hard chairs, bright lights, a bit like a hospital cafe. The tea could have been hotter and the cakes were stale. Such a...More

1  Thank KAW687
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

This is where I come when I want to work - the background noise is just at the right level and you have plenty of space to spread out if you get a table. I would not recommend it to meet someone - although the...More

Thank David_Londo
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Just brilliant. Both food and atmosphere. A real oasis located in one of the world's best bookshops. What more could one ask for? Hopefully it can all be transferred successfully to Foyle's new shop when they move next door In June.

1  Thank nandv
Reviewed 10 December 2013

If you want atmosphere with low level lighting in a place that feels rustic housed within an otherwise non-rustic bookstore (but I love you Foyles!), this is it. What a find... I wasn't going to bother because I had it in my head it would...More

Thank SeagreenTangerine
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Had to go to Foyles bookstore. As one of us took way more time than the rest of us, we of course gravitated to the cafe. There were many bottled drinks that were interesting and the teas were good. The scone with clotted creme was...More

Thank LStravels0407
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I visited the cafe to meet up with my sister. The staff were helpful and really friendly and made me feel at ease entering such a busy and noisey enviroment. People stay for hours on one coffee and people come in in groups and take...More

Thank carlitas
Reviewed 3 July 2013

I love this cafe. Located in the Foyel's Bookstore, it has very cozy atmosphere, tasty soups, sandwiches and cakes, welcoming hosts. My laptop and I are frequent guest every time I'm in London :D

Thank Elena Z
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We called in here as we were looking for somewhere to have a coffee and I'm always able to waste time looking around books. This little cafe was a great surprise and I'm really glad that we found it. The lunches, cakes and coffee were...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Ray's Jazz Cafe is without doubt my favorite cafe in the West End of London. It's not just because the coffee is strong and inexpensive and the food wholesome and creative, it's the atmosphere. I've met friends in there, had the odd business meeting, sat...More

Thank jonsun w
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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
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compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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  • Address: 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7437 5660
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