Imagine for one moment a world where instead of shuffling about impatiently on the tube, trying desperately to avoid eye contact with the person opposite as you browse your phone for any kind of distraction you instead arrive relaxed ready to enjoy a fantastic meal, a few drinks and a nice chat with someone you’ve just met. Sound unlikely? Well the dudes who run the Basement Gallery have made this scenario into a charming reality by setting up a restaurant inside a disused tube train carriage.
Tom and Alex, the brains behind the project started their first supper club in Walthamstow a few years ago and it has been evolving ever since. Tom, who studied economics at Saint Andrews takes care of the admin side of things and Alex who is an accomplished chef having graduated from Le Cordon Bleu school in Paris where he was lucky enough to train with some of France’s best chefs, pours his creativity into the exciting and diverse 5 course tasting menu.The menu is a high-end brasserie style often featuring lesser known ingredients to create English classics with an Asian and Continental twist- all cooked, unbelievably, on a two-hob table top oven.
The location for this wonderfully kooky underground restaurant is a decommissioned 1967 Victoria Line carriage at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Transport Museum with single tickets starting from about £40. Whether you’re a group looking for a giggle in an intimate and quirky venue or a single person wanting to interact and make some new friends while enjoying some fantastic grub we think you’ll love this novelty experience. It is, after all, the journey not the destination that matters!
To find out more visit their website here
Book tickets at grubclub.com