The Book Club 1

100-106 Leonard Street , London, EC2A 4RH

  • The Book Club cafe London
  • The Book Club cafe London

SquareMeal Review of The Book Club

As a lively Shoreditch social, this Book Club goes from strength to strength. By day, The Queen of Hoxton's multi-faceted sister doubles as crash pad/proxy office/cultural space/ cafe-bar/all-day diner catering to slackers, surfers and jobbing creatives here for breakfast, hairs of the dog and an all-day menu of comfort food. Come nightfall, free thinkers and enthusiastic drinkers get oiled on craft brews, cocktails, punch jars and fair-value vino. In the basement, regular uproars often involve big-noise DJs such as Roots Manuva and Norman Jay ‘MBE’. Literary salons; poetry slams; stand-up comedy; drama and dance tuition; leftfield films; art installations; hip-hop pub quizzes; bake-offs; craft workshops; ping pong: to paraphrase Samuel Johnson, ‘if you're tired of The Book Club you're tired of life’.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Liverpool Street Station 269m

Old Street Station 394m


Address: 100-106 Leonard Street , London EC2A 4RH

Area: Moorgate Liverpool Street

Opening times

Mon-Fri 8am-12M (Thurs-Fri -2am) Sat-Sun 10am-2am (Sun -12M)

Nearby Landmarks

Liverpool Street 662m

The Brewery 709m


Telephone: 020 7684 8618


Cuisine: Bars

Private Dining: 65


Food & Drink: 6.0

Service: 6.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 9.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Grumbling Gourmet platinum reviewer 16 November 2010

Went here for a breakfast meeting with one of them trendy Shoreditch media types… definitely the place for it. Neat little brunch menu, the scrambled eggs were particularly fine! They've got a regular menu of events from poetry and philosophy to music and networking. It also appears to be quite a decent bar. Obviously it's less easy to judge that in the cold light of day…

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