We were sad to see today that one of Leytonstone’s classiest spots has announced it’s soon to be no more.
After three years (read our initial post here), stylish under-the-arches venue To Be Consumed is closing its doors at the end of March – not before they throw a few parties and tastings, of course. “And we’ll be offering up specials as we clear the shelves, so there are plenty of opportunities to stop in before we go,” says owner Nick.
So what happened? “The business is doing okay,” he says. “We’re not closing because it’s failing. We’re coming up to the end of our lease, and have decided to travel with our two daughters before eventually heading back to our hometown of Perth, Australia. After 15 years, two daughters and one pandemic, it’s just time to get back to our roots.”
You can’t say fairer than that. And to underline their commitment to E11, they’re going out with a bang. Highlights this month are Three Right Wronguns on March 12th, with Better Days FM, a night of house, techno and wine (7pm-Late, free entry). Then each week is Lucky Sip Thursdays, offering a selection of wines from the shelves for just £5 a glass. And Mexican Fried Chicken will continue their residency until the bitter end, dishing up delicious chicken, chips and slaw, alongside regular veggie options (Fridays 5-8pm).
And finally, don’t miss the biggie: A Last Hurrah takes place on March 26th. “It’ll be one helluva blow out for our big goodbye on March 26th, starting during the day and heading well into the evening,” he says. “We’re planning on DJs, food and will be attempting to drink the bar dry. So keep the date free.”
To Be Consumed @tbcwine is open Wednesday-Sunday till 9pm/10pm weekends. Unit 1, The Hitchcock Business Centre Station Approach, High Road Leytonstone