Comfort Food for when the FTSE looks Iffy 

  The fun and kooky Breakfast Club opens for business under the shadow of Crossrail

Putting aside the rather fun bar at the back for another time, the Breakfast Club has opened a kooky and exceedingly reasonably priced outpost in the land of glass and bankers. The interior is a zany blend of American diner and Northern working club but works well as a backdrop to enormous disco balls (the one hanging out the front was custom made and arrived in two parts) and a well put together menu.

Crossrail has been keen to fill the arches under its new terminus with unusual and independent businesses and bars. The empty shell gave the Breakfast Club vast scope to create a comfortable but cool interior and open an outpost for the bars banking cocktail fans.

The food is solid, comforting and hits all the right spots. Takeaway is available downstairs and the range of club sandwiches, all-day pancakes and tacos is well presented. Cocktails are good and very reasonable £8 and a small but serviceable selection of red and white wine can be ordered by the glass, bottle or litre carafe for between £19 and £22.

Upstairs in the Northern working club themed area there is a stage and the Breakfast Club plans to have weekly live music and a DJ playing a gamut of music from northern soul to 1990s R’n’B. It also plans to get a number of retro bands including the Venga Boys and 5 performing over the coming months.

If you’re hitting the festival scene this summer, remember the Breakfast Club will have its mobile food trailers at all the major gigs over the next few months. riddle_stop 2

Enquiries: Breakfast Club, 5 Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf /

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