Where to eat at Kings Cross

Kings Cross is a beautiful historic area, rich in history and culture. It is an excellent base for travel having two railway stations; Kings Cross and St Pancras, where you can catch the Eurostar to Paris! With so many places to eat near Kings Cross station it is difficult to choose where to eat at Kings Cross but with this helpful list of our favourites you’re bound to discover something you’ll love.

Dishoom

Three words: Bacon. Naan. Roll. Put them together and you have the best breakfast you never knew you loved. Go try it for yourself at Dishoom, one of the best restaurants near Kings Cross. Housed in an old victorian railway transit room where goods used to be transported from London to Bombay you can sees echoes of the 1920’s style in the decor such as the clock in the entrance hall, a replica of the one in Bombay Central Station.  Whether you want breakfast, lunch, dinner or all three, this restaurant near Kings Cross is the perfect choice with menu favourites such as Black House Daal, Okra Fries and Spicy Lamb Chops served with a cooling yoghurt raita. Check out the Permit Room, located in the basement which was once the buildings stables. In here you will find drinks made with traditional flavours of Bombay making characteristic cocktails that you’ll yearn to taste again.

Caravan

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Grab a bite for breakfast and enjoy a great coffee in this laid-back restaurant and coffee roastery. Located in the Granary Building it’s industrial style dining room was created using the buildings history as inspiration. There is also an open kitchen, coffee take out bar with an on site coffee roastery and an outdoor terrace with a soothing fountain installation for those afternoon coffees. Small batches of bean are roasted in-house daily and are blended to bring you characteristic and unique flavour to get you through the Monday grind. Food is served all day, with a well-traveled fantastic variety of dishes which makes sharing small plates the best way to eat at this Kings Cross restaurant. However larger plates are available for the Joey Tribbiani’s amongst us but leave room for their creative and vibrant desserts.

Plum and Spilt Milk

Meet, eat, drink and relax in one of the best restaurants at King’s Cross. Plum + Spilt Milk is located in an elegantly refurbished Great Northern Hotel and get its name from old London and North Western Railway carriages. One hundred and fifty hand-blown glass lamps suspended from the ceiling set the atmosphere as sophisticated yet relaxed and Just like the dining cars of old, the restaurant serves from dawn through to midnight 7 days a week. Renowned chef Mark Sargeant has created a simple but creative menu using the finest British ingredients. A highlight is the 28-day aged prime beef, sourced from Mey Selections and grilled in a charcoal Inka oven at 500°C for a distinctive flavour. Delicious!

German Gymnasium

 

This historic building was originally the first purpose-built gym in England and has since been rejuvenated as a modern Mittel- European restaurant serving food inspired by its german heritage. Take a trip back in time under the vast laminated timber roof with the original cast iron hooks from which budding Olympians have swung as you discover their set menu making this a great choice for cheap eats. The set menu offers two courses for £25 or three for £30 featuring Käsekrainer, a smoked and grilled cheese pork sausage, Spanish grilled sea bass and a vegan pea and mint ravioli. The top floor contains a cocktail bar in which you can overlook the buzz of the Grand Café below as you sample their cocktail menu or one of their German or Austrian wines.

The Queens Head

Cozy up to the fireplace with a craft beer in this charming little Victorian gastropub near Kings Cross station. It boasts three real-ale pumps as well as craft draught beer and cider. If beer isn’t for you then explore their top shelf whisky collection to really warm you up on a rainy day. The food menu is designed to compliment the drinks and consists of an excellent charcuterie board filled with locally sourced meats and cheeses. If you catch them at the right time of the month then try their house brewed beer, Queens Head Beer, whilst listening to live music on a Thursday or Sunday.

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