14 September, 2022

10 best places to eat in King's Cross

King's Cross

Renting apartments in King’s Cross gives you unrivalled access to some of London’s best dining experiences. We give you a taste of our favourites. 

 

 

  1. Coal Office  

A collaboration between designer Tom Dixon and Jerusalem-born chef Assaf Granit, this restaurant offers a menu of bold, flavourful dishes from the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Discover small, in between and big plates, such as roasted aubergine and raspberries or pulled leg of lamb with crispy shallots, served alongside warm, tempting breads. Choose a spot in the beautifully designed industrial interior or on the outdoor terrace overlooking Coal Drops Yard. 

 

  1. Sushi on Jones 

Originating across the pond in New York, the King’s Cross branch of Sushi on Jones serves some of the best sushi you’ll find in London. Its counter-style set up, where you can watch the chef create your perfectly rolled morsels, creates an intimate dining experience. Try the omakase selection, a 12-piece tasting menu, including sea urchins, yellowfin tuna and wagyu beef, all washed down with the finest Japanese bourbon. 

 

  1. Parillan  

If you like dinner with a twist, give Parillan a try – where you can cook your own top quality produce on a charcoal grill. Slices of 50-day-aged rump steak or red carabinero prawns are freshly seasoned and brought to your table, where you can barbecue them to perfection. Or if self-service isn’t your thing, order the paella or patatas panaderas, and sit back with a glass of sangria while someone else does the work. Either way, the mouth-watering aromas drifting across Coal Drops Yard will make this restaurant visit a memorable one.  

Sushi on Jones serves some of the best sushi you’ll find in London

Enjoy Paella with a glass of sangria at Parillan

  1. Dishoom  

This is Indian cuisine with flair, in a setting to match. Lavishly styled to look like a train station café straight out of Bombay, this buzzing restaurant is a destination itself. Then comes the food – don’t expect your average tikka masala. Instead small plates of hot potato inside a soft homemade bun, pineapple tikka and spiced mutton are real crowd-pleasers. There are also plenty of vegetarian and vegan options to tempt even the most steadfast meat-eater.  

 

  1. Plum & Spilt Milk 

Looking for somewhere special to impress your newest client, or to have that much-needed date night? Situated at the Great Northern Hotel by St Pancras, Plum & Spilt Milk’s glamorous dining room, complete with twinkling pendant lights and cosy booths, has the wow factor. Directed by Michelin-starred chef Mark Sargeant, expect a seasonal menu of modern British cuisine such as seared trout and purple broccoli, accompanied by well-mixed cocktails. 

  

  1. Hicce 

Situated in a bright, airy loft lined on one side by pleasingly playful porthole style-windows, Hicce (pronounced ‘ee-chay’) serves modern European food characterised by bold flavour combinations. Murano-trained chef Pip Lacey’s menu delights with a series of starter ‘boards’ to whet the appetite before moving onto a sociable sharing menu. Think harissa sweetcorn and spring onion, or beef bavette with miso shiitake. For dessert, Hicce’s smooth and sweet crème caramel has been credited with reinventing the ‘70s classic. 

 

  1. Granger & Co. 

If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a lazy brunch, you won’t do much better than this cool Aussie café. This isn’t your average eggs and avo affair. Instead chef Bill Granger brings some serious breakfast game to the table, with chilli fried egg brioche or Korean-inspired ginger and soy steamed rice, greens and pickle. There is also a fruit and grain bowl selection for anyone craving something lighter. Need breakfast on the go? Click and collect and delivery is available.   

King’s Cross gives you unrivalled access to some of London’s best dining experiences. 

  1. Hoppers 

This Sri Lankan restaurant in Pancras Square, named after the bowl-shaped rice and coconut pancakes served here, is a champion in understated dining. Its menu of snack-sized but seriously moreish bites and karis (the tamil term for curry) are served alongside the signature hoppers and dosas. Try the egg hopper with hot butter squid and aubergine curry or opt for the tasting menu for just £40 per person. Then plan your next visit.  

 

  1. Barrafina  

Beautifully informal Michelin-winning tapas take centre stage at the King’s Cross branch of this mini-chain from the Hart Brothers. Exposed brickwork and a marble-topped long bar invite you to pull up a stool and tuck in to plates of cured monkfish, suckling pig empanadas and classic Spanish croquettes. All paired with a simple and no less satisfying wine list, close your eyes and be transported to southern Spain. 

 

  1. Lina Stores 

If Wes Anderson kitsch and Instagrammable interiors are your go-to, head to Lina Stores in King’s Cross – the younger brother of the original Soho deli, opened in 1944. This mint-green candy-striped diner is a sight to behold, and its pasta ain’t half bad either. Choose from Sedanini with slow cooked lamb ragu, crab linguine and 30-egg yolk tagliolini before indulging in a sharing course and finishing with its oh-so classically Italian tiramisu. 

 

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