Devouring hot food on the tube is a no-no — that is, unless you're at Supperclub Tube.
Since 2018, some 5000 gastronomic tube nerds have clambered aboard a refurbished 1967 Victoria line carriage parked up in Walthamstow, perched bums on moquette, and tucked into a slap up meal.
Following a shaky pandemic period — in which some of us wondered if we'd ever get on a train again, let alone eat on one — we're pleased to say that Supperclub Tube is back.
In service three nights a week (Thurs-Sat), the stationary vintage carriage is based at Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum (well worth a visit in its own right), dishing up a six-course menu of Latin American cuisine, as created by Colombian head chef Beatriz Maldonado Carreño.
Dishes on the menu include envuelto y esquites (sweetcorn dumpling with a smoky salad); ceviche ecuatoriano (hake and prawns cured in lime and chilli), rump of beef and roast chicken with cassava chips and balsamic glazed plantains; and Napoleon de lulo y amaretto (layers of amaretto cream and pastry).
Certainly beats shovelling a Big Mac into your face while fellow commuters watch on in horror.
Speaking of which, you won't be eating off your lap — the Supperclub Tube experience includes white linen tablecloths, fine silverware, dimmed lights, and atmospheric music. As far as we know there won't be a driver mumbling something inaudible over the speaker system every two minutes, either.
Supperclub Tube, Walthamstow, Thursday-Saturday. Tickets start at £49 per head. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available on request.