Our cafe/bar opens at least an hour before each show (and is usually open throughout the daytime too), serving a selection of drinks and snacks. The local area also has a good number of nice places to eat and drink during the daytimes and into the night.
The nearest cashpoints are at the 2 local branches of Tesco (Lisson Grove & Church Street). Both branches are on the route between The Cockpit and the Tube stations. There is also a Santander on the corner of Church Street & Edgware Road.
We accept cards for all ticket purchases, and at our bar for purchases over £5. We don't do cashback though.
The Traders Inn
52 Church St, London, NW8 8EP
If you fancy a swift game of darts whilst catching up with your mates then The Traders Inn is your ideal pub. They serve a variety of pub snacks, whilst also offering traditional pub meals including pie & mash and the not so traditional pizzas. They screen big sports matches and boast a dart board and their own ladies darts team. Outside seating available, weather permitting.
Open Monday-Saturday, 11.00-23.00 and Sunday, 12.00-22.30
11 Shroton St, London, NW1 6UG
This gastro-pub has a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and serves traditional bar food from its horseshoe-shaped bar, it also hosts acoustic music throughout the week. Seating on the terrace is available, weather permitting.
Open Monday to Saturday, 12.00-23.00
91 Bell St, London, NW1 6TL
Serves traditional pub food & a wide range of drinks. Outside seating is available, weather permitting.
Open; 11 till 11 Mon - Thurs, 11 till 11:30 Fri & Sat, 12 till 10:30 Sun
The Cali Café (aka "Café Open")
39 Church Street, London, NW8 8ES
Great coffee and light snacks throughout the day, the Cali Cafe also serves cooked breakfasts as well as wide selection of fresh and well balanced sandwiches and salads. Eat in or take out. A favourite of The Cockpit staff. Closes at about 4pm.
Alfie’s Rooftop Restaurant
13-25 Church Street, London, NW8 8DT
Antiques market turned rooftop restaurant. Alfie’s Rooftop Restaurant is an oasis of calm tucked away on the top floor of Alfie’s Antique Market. It has a cosy indoor area and a large sunny terrace, so come rain or shine Alfie’s Rooftop Restaurant is the perfect venue for a hearty meal, a light snack, or just a coffee and a slice of cake. Breakfast served until midday and on Saturdays throughout the day.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-18.00
"Food on the fly" - Fast food
Church Street has a load of places offering the usual fare of chips, chicken stuff, kebabs, greasy spoons. Stroll down and you'll find any number of places to grab a quick bite. But we also recommend:
Sea Shell of Lisson Grove
49 Lisson Grove, London, NW1 1UH
The Sea Shell is the perfect place to go for a quick bite on the go or a sit down dinner with friends and family. Enjoy a fast cod and chips in their traditional takeaway or relax over a glass of wine and one of their daily specials. Whatever you decide, the Sea Shell provides fresh, tasty, high quality fish & chips, not to mention they're environmentally friendly too.
Open Monday to Friday 12.00-14.30 then 17.00-22:30, Saturday 12.00-22:30.
http://www.seashellrestaurant.co.uk - 020 7224 9000
As above. As well as good old fish 'n' chips, they also have a very smart seafood restaurant just round the side.
2-4 Gateforth Street, NE8 8EH
Just across the road from us, Lahore do a fusion of Indian, African & Oriental cuisine. Great food and atmosphere - but they don't have a booze license, so BYOB.
Open 11.00-14:30 then 18.00-23:50
020 7723 0808
99 Frampton Street, NW8 8NA - 020 7262 3834
One of the best tapas and Spanish cuisine restaurants in London. Very popular, so booking is recommended.
Open Mon-Sat, 12.00-15.00 then 19.00-00.00
San Miguel’s Tapas Bar & Restaurant
256 Edgware Road, W2 1DS
San Miguel’s is an authentic Spanish family run restaurant.
Open till late - best place for when you've missed last orders everywhere else. Also often have a highly entertaining old man with a keyboard playing lounge classics; well worth a visit for him alone.
Sports Bar & Grill
Marylebone Station, NW1 6JJ
Large restaurant & area with a wide range of drinks. Also provide sports coverage.
Further local info for visiting companies...
A particularly useful a friendly hardware store about halfway down church street on the left.
For paint, tools and specialist hardware needs. Go down Church Street to Edgware Road, turn right and cross over. It's just before the garage.
For electrical components, especially lighting. Go down Church Street to Edgware Road, turn right and cross over. It's the first shop on the parade.
There are 3 pharmacies along Church Street, the nearest being on the corner just opposite Gateforth Street. There is a late-night pharmacy on Lisson Grove on the parade of shops beyond Tesco on your way to Marylebone Station.