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“Worth a stop if you like a full English breakfast and a dark tavern” 4 of 5 stars
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the cock tavern
east poultry avenue, London, England (Clerkenwell)
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Ranked #11,816 of 17,052 Restaurants in London
Price range: $31 - $41
Cuisines: Steakhouse, English
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Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Clerkenwell
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“Worth a stop if you like a full English breakfast and a dark tavern”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

My husband chose this breakfast stop after seeing Anthony Bourdain's show where he visited the butcher shop and this tavern. We enjoyed going there due to the long history of the location and we wanted a traditional full English breakfast and beer after our nine-hour flight. In this regard, it certainly did not disappoint. It's a great way to sample black pudding, sausage, kidney, liver and steak all in on go. For early morning, there was a good crowd - a mix of businessmen, tourists, butchers and some who might have been left over from the night before. It isn't a posh place by any standards - the tables were a mix of leftover dishes and a sticky and greasy film and no one came by with a cloth to change it. Still, I recomend it to visitors interested in the history and a sampling of offal meats. I would go again.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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