Before the cock crows three times …

… he’ll have his head chopped off and served up on a platter as a garnish to a stupendous breakfast at the Cock Tavern, in Smithfields market.  Or so I am led to believe, anyway.  To find out the truth of the matter, this venue has been chosen for the next Breakfast Wednesday (10th September), where the usual crowd (or should that be ‘unusual crowd’?  Hmm!) will trickle in sporadically from about 7.30am until 9am-ish to enjoy the sumptuous fare provided by this well-regarded caff.

Being bang inside the biggest fresh meat market in London (apart from possibly Carwash in Shoreditch on a Saturday night) should mean that our breakfasts will be made with the very best ingredients available.  And I have heard tell of certain special dishes on the breakfast menu here that are unobtainable anywhere else.

Before I post the obligatory picture of the prospective venue, let me preface by saying that I have been assured that it is most compelling example of the maxim that one should not judge an eatery by its facade.  With that said, here it is:

Cock Tavern

For anyone unfamiliar with the way this thing works, basically it’s just a bunch of people having breakfast.  If you think you can handle that, you’re welcome to come along!  We’ll be there from 7.30am (give or take 5 mins .. it quite early, after all!) and linger around until 8.30-9.00am whereupon we heave ourselves off to our various workplaces.

The location of the Cock Tavern is here (East Poultry Avenue).  It’s actually underneath the market, so you have to go down those steps you see in the photo above.  The nearest tube stations are Farringdon, Barbican or Chancery Lane.  See you there!

One Response to “Before the cock crows three times …”

  1. PC says:

    For the record, CERN is going to be turning on the Hadron Collider at 8:30am, so if our breakfast is interrupted by the sudden cataclysmic formation of a black hole we’ll all know what’s up.