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The Cock Tavern (Bar, Restaurant)

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East Poultry Avenue, Smithfield Meat Market, City of London, London, EC1A 9LH
Cuisine: Gastro
Tel: 020 7248 2918 | Transport: Farringdon | Write review

The Cock Tavern Description

The Cock Tavern, Smithfield Market started of life as a Public House in one of the corner towers of the Poultry Market. Serving the market traders their breakfasts as they finished their night shifts, The Cock Tavern was a safe haven for them to get a fry up with a refreshing pint at six in the morning. During Smithfield fire in 1958, The Cock was burned down to the ground along with the whole of the poultry market. After this tragedy it was rebuilt in a basement underneath the new poultry market, where once again it kept the traders well fed after a hard nights work. With one of our chefs working

here for over 40 years, it’s not very surprising that we’ve kept their custom to this day. She has made every dish her own, with her Devilled Kidney’s being mentioned in cookbooks the world over and with our steaks being equally as famous, there really is no better place in London for Breakfast or Lunch.

We’ve played host to many celebrities. Championship boxers including Light – Heavyweight John Conteh and Heavyweight Danny McAlinden, members of the English rugby team including Jason Leonard have come to The Cock on many occasions to get their protein fix. We are the only place where distinguished painter Lucian Freud will have meetings, actors, members of the press association, members of the Aristocracy, members of the Royal family, musicians such as Liam Gallagher, even William Hague and other MP’s have ventured down for breakfast. During the football World Cup we received phone calls from Australian radio stations asking us to give live commentary during the England fixtures; we have featured on the BBC news and on British radio. We have also been used for filming in the London area, both appearing in films such as the highly acclaimed Gangster No. 1 and also as a base camp for film crews using the surrounding area.

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