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A Caboose is the last carriage on a train, a rolling cabin where the railway workers of yesteryear used to eat, sleep, play cards and hang out. After seeing a derelict Caboose we decided this would make an excellent space to serve our food, which itself has made its own slow, smoky journey. In the spring of 2013 we set about building our own Caboose from the ground up. We rolled into Brick Lane 3 months later and have been here ever since.

Our menu is about pairing slow smoked meat with fresh flavour combinations that we feel complement this age-old way of cooking. British food for us means a sensibility for flavour balance and an openness towards global cuisine. We care deeply about the provenance of our meat and the welfare of the animals, as such all our meat is always ethically sourced, free range, and locally sourced wherever possible.

Our coffee is all roasted in-house and is always FAIR TRADE. We use a 66% Brazillian Santos & 33% Costa Rica Hacienda Aquiares blend. Our pork is from Dingley Dell Farm & our beef is imported from the U.S. and certified USDA.

We are a café, a restaurant, a street kitchen,
a supper club & occasional disco...

We are a British Smokehouse.James, James & Gandalf

Bookings

HERE'S HOW IT ALL WORKS:

Our favourite thing about the Caboose are our BYOB private parties.

We serve a special 3-course fixed menu to those hiring the Caboose. The cabin can seat a maximum of 13 people (12 for ease, 13 for squeeze!) and will be exclusively yours for 3 hours. Hire includes your private chef & host.

You can find the current sample menu here. (We DO cater for vegetarians!) Once the booking is placed, we send over the fixed menu at the time to your party organiser. You make any choices for your main tell us about any dietary requirements and send it back over, simple as that!

WHAT'S THE DAMAGE?

The cost is £35 per person and it's BYOB. We put an ice chest out for you to put your drinks in so you can help yourselves. For those drinking alcohol on the night, we charge a nominal £5 corkage fee per person drinking. Once everyone's settled we batten down the hatches & the place is yours for the evening while we cook in front of you.

Be sure to let us know if it's a party or other special occasion you're having and we'll try to decorate for you free of charge!

We have a wireless soundsystem which means all you need is any bluetooth device and you can control the music in the cabin. As far as music policy.. anything goes, believe us we've heard it all!

Want to book? Click the big shiny "BOOK THE CABIN" button below!

TOP TIP: CAN'T FIND THE DATE OR TIME YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

Send James an email at the email address below and he might be able to move things around and find space for your group!

bookings@wearecaboose.com

Events

The Caboose team has catered for between 100-450 guests for numerous events. We are able to use our own kitchen and transport food over to you, or use your kitchen, although as we smoke all our food for 10-12 hours unless you have a smoker the first option might work best. We are also able to tow the Caboose to weddings, festivals & other events should you so wish. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch:

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Opening Hours

(Reservation required)

Lunch Hire
1-4pm

Dinner Hire
8-11pm
ELY'S YARD CAR PARK
DRAY WALK (OFF HANBURY ST),
SHOREDITCH, LONDON
E16QR