Foodie Hotspots in Kings Cross St Pancras
Staying at our Mabledon Court Hotel (London Kings Cross St Pancras)? Our team love a good meal out so have put together a list of our current favourites in the area. Kings Cross is known as a Foodie Hotspot and there really is something for everyone.
Most of these places have terraces or covered outside spaces so they are able to welcome you safely so long as you adhere to the rule of 6. Do book early though to avoid disappointment!
Restaurants and Cafes
Hicce is the first stand-alone venture from Pip Lacey, former head chef at Michelin-starred Murano and winner of the 2017 Great British Menu. Located above the new Wolf and Badger store at Coal Drops Yard, the menu takes inspiration from Lacey’s travels, offering modern European cuisine with Japanese and Scandinavian influences. Expect delicious yakitori style hot sticks, home-made rye bread, accompanied by cured meats, seasonal cheeses and fresh pickles from the sharing-style menu.
Barrafina Kings Cross
Also located in Coal Drops Yard, Barrafina brings Michellin Starred tapas to Kings Cross with the largest Barrafina to date. Experience traditional Iberian options such as arroz negro, cuttlefish or Pyrenean lamb chops. There is also a specials menu which changes daily.
German Gymnasium Grand Cafe
Located right next to Kings Cross station, German Gymnasium Grand Café is housed within London’s first public gym – which used to be exclusively for London’s German community. Today the restaurant nods to this heritage by serving several classic Mittel European dishes alongside its more mainstream offerings.
Arabica Kitchens Kings Cross
Located behind Coal Drops Yard and Granary Square, Arabica Kitchens offers a Middle Eastern-inspired feast – serving both mezzes and larger grills inspired by kitchens across Beirut, Tel Aviv and Istanbul. Think fluffy flatbreads, hummus and a lot of pomegranate and pistachio!
Dishoom Kings Cross
Although Dishoom is tucked away around the side of Granary Square, you can often see the queue snaking around the square – if you haven’t booked, be sure to get there with plenty of time before you start getting hangry! Famous for its chai, Dishoom takes its inspiration from the Irani Cafes of Bombay and serves Indian and fusion street food throughout the day – with its naan rolls a go-to for breakfast and brunch and its ruby chicken or black dhal being the most popular choices for later in the day.
Famous for its mint green décor, Lina stores serves fresh pasta, stuffed artichokes, and some of the best olive-dotted focaccia outside of Italy. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Lina Stores offers a thoroughly Italian affair whenever that craving hits.
The Parcel Yard
Located inside the station, The Parcel Yard serves 3 meals a day and is a great place to stop for a longer meal if you don’t want to venture too far while you wait for your train. They also serve Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan and Gluten-Free Options.
Overlooking Granary square, the restaurant name was inspired by the Victorian lighterman who worked on flat-bottom barges back in the day. They serve a hearty seasonal menu with the likes Norfolk lamb shoulder, autumn green & baby turnip hotpot and baked celeriac with capers and chanterelles.
If you’re looking for a laid back and relaxed atmosphere (and some great coffee!), Caravan is the place to go. With ‘well-travelled’ food such as the sourdough pizzas, grain bowls and burnt stem broccoli all firm favourites, Caravan is one of the most popular cafes in the area. The outdoor seating is also partially covered and there are heaters dotted around the terrace which is a big bonus at the moment!
Returning every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this autumn, Canopy Marked it located next to Coal Drops Yard. Serving artisan foods including farm-fresh produce, savouries, desserts, cheeses and drinks, you’ll have a range of options to choose from.
Contributed by Sharon Fernando