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The Old Truman Brewery, Ely's Yard, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QR +44 8000475778

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Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00

Street food Private Dining. Odd and great.
It's BYO booze so if you want a beer or two don't forget it.

Mark Hudson 14 March 2017
from Norwich

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Housed in a derelict train carriage on Brick Lane, Caboose is a unique location for sampling slow-cooked, smokehouse-style British meats. Seating a maximum of 12, the chefs cook in front of you to create an intimate private venue.

Changing with the seasons, the Caboose menu is a nod to the classic American barbecue, with mouth-watering burgers and slaws teaming up with rich sauces, cheeses and mash. Start with an indulgent platter of smoked and cured meats with French cheeses, before tackling one of the meat-laden mains. Paying homage to the origins of the setting, ‘The Fat Controller’ is a sumptuous blend of 10-hour pulled pork belly, smoked over fruit wood and served with barbecue sauce, pickles and smoked cheddar.

Caboose Brick Lane operates a bring-your-own-booze policy, so guests can make themselves at home in the rustically furbished wood cabin. The coffee is always fair trade, and like the meat is carefully sourced.

On one of London’s most fashionable streets, Caboose is a 5-minute walk from Shoreditch High Street Train Station.


The Old Truman Brewery, Ely's Yard, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QR

Contact +44 7437209275
Reservations +44 8000475778

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4.9 ((((( (based on 27 reviews)
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  • ((((( 14 March 2017 by Mark Hudson from Norwich

    Street food Private Dining. Odd and great.
    It's BYO booze so if you want a beer or two don't forget it.

  • ((((( 8 March 2017 by MK from London

    Great night again.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Claire Kellegher from London

    The platter was lovely, had a lovely surprise with the Mac and cheese balls.

  • ((((( 11 January 2017 by Lois Fowler from London

    We went for a special birthday lunch and it was fab. Food is generous and the BYO drinks suited us. We had so much more fun than we could have done in a restaurant, played our favourite music. Best for a group of friends who want a laugh. Great service from lovely Emily.

  • ((((( 20 December 2016 by Lisa Garner from London

    Great experience!! Had the whole cabin to ourselves - food was great and Hugo (the chef) was friendly and helpful..
    BYO meant that it was great value too!

  • ((((( 14 December 2016 by Joe Peyton from London

    It was amazing. It is always amazing! Food great, atmosphere great, staff great, music great! We'll back soon.

  • ((((( 7 December 2016 by Rajiv Doshi from London

    Caboose was great. Awesome little space and Emily and Ola took care of us. Food was great too.

  • ((((( 7 December 2016 by Sam Pinner from London

    This was my third time at Caboose and won't be my last, perfect for every lively group occasion. All I would say:
    - Wings in the starter were clearly just one notch too spicey as the team, although hungry, didn't finish them all. Would be great to be less so. Everything else delicious
    - The two staff we had were very friendly BUT in quite a reserved way. Previously when we've been it's been the charm of the chefs and the conversational attitude that has enhanced the experience. That's not to say the staff weren't extremely accommodating but when the staff have also been up for a laugh it's added that extra sparkle!

  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Kat from London

    We had a fantastic time in the cabin. They were so attentive, friendly and helpful. Food was great and it's such a fun experience for a good group of friends, would definitely book it again! Love that we could be as noisy, messy and rowdy as we wanted without worrying about bothering other tables because you get the whole place to yourself!

  • ((((( 31 October 2016 by Dawn Cardin from Croydon

    Lovely setting so small and intimate great for groups of close friends we had 9 of us and felt it was perfect. Food was amazing were great to accommodate and issues and even gave a doggy bag when a burger wasn't finished. BYOB is also a nice idea allows you to drink at your own pace and your own choice of drunk.

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