From breakfast and brunch hangouts to grand dining destinations, the best restaurants near King's Cross offer all manner of options, whatever the time of day. Alternatively, check out one of the many King's Cross pubs and bars for good beer, food and live music.
King's Cross restaurants
Camino King's Cross
Get ready for some Latin vibes at Camino, a popular bar and restaurant located just moments away from King’s Cross St Pancras. Sample traditional Spanish tapas, try Spanish craft beers and hop on the dancefloor for a night you won’t forget.
Caravan King's Cross
Located on trendy Granary Square, Caravan is one of King’s Cross best-loved restaurants. Head there for a lazy weekend brunch on the outdoor terrace and watch the world go by with a fresh coffee straight out of the restaurant’s on-site roastery.
Head to Dishoom, a London favourite, for the feel of Bombay and some delicious Indian food. Kickstart your day with a bacon naan roll, one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, and wash it down with a breakfast lassi.
Discover central European cuisine at German Gymnasium. Enjoy the grand surroundings of this former - you guessed it - gymnasium, and taste dishes as varied as chicken schnitzel, smoked schinkenknacker and an afternoon tea with a German twist.
Granary Square Brasserie
Immerse yourself in the sophisticated atmosphere of the Granary Square Brasserie, part of The Ivy Collection. This picture-worthy spot serves up a mix of British and international cuisine, and the bar offers a selection of classic cocktails. Gin lovers can also sign up for the Gin School and Dinner and learn how to blend their own.
Granger and Co
Pay Granger & Co a visit for contemporary food with an Australian twist. The menu is full of healthy yet indulgent options such as shrimp burger, sticky chilli belly pork salad and yellow fish curry. The fresh juices are not to be missed.
Tuck into thin and crispy pizza at Pizza Union. This affordable joint offers a range of classics such as margherita, fiorentina and romana, all fire-baked in the purest Roman tradition.
Plum + Spilt Milk
Savour simple and well-executed British classics at Plum + Spilt Milk. Enjoy traditional dishes including guinea fowl, pork belly and beef wellington and finish your meal on a high with a pudding and wine pairing.
St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcy's
Enjoy classic British fare with a twist at St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys. Take your pick between the à la carte and the market menu, and don’t forget to enjoy a glass of bubbles at the largest champagne bar in Europe.
The Gilbert Scott
Treat yourself to a fine dining experience with a meal at The Gilbert Scott, situated in the impressive St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Run by British celebrity chef Marcus Wareing, the menu is composed of dishes made from British seasonal produce, and the extensive wine menu will delight connoisseurs.
Discover new flavours at Vinoteca, thanks to its award-winning, 200-strong wine list. The daily changing menu focuses on contemporary British and European cuisine, and uses fresh and seasonal produce. Don’t miss the Sunday roast.
King's Cross pubs and bars
Make sure to pop in to the Big Chill on Sundays for a bottomless rooftop brunch with unlimited bubbles and DJs. Alternatively, grab a drink from the extensive menu which includes beers, ciders, wines and a selection of cocktails, and relax on the roof terrace.
Grab a deck chair and snap a picture or two from Rotunda’s highly Instagrammable terrace overlooking Regent’s Canal. Relax and enjoy a drink and a bite from the menu which includes freshly caught fish and meat cuts from the restaurant’s own farm.
Enjoy the cosy atmosphere of The Fellow, a neighbourhood gastropub conveniently located just around the corner from King’s Cross station. The small plates and sharing platters are ideal for a catch up with friends and don’t forget to pair them with wines from the bar’s international selection
There are many King’s Cross bars but The Lexington is one of the best places to discover the latest bands. Grab a burger downstairs, sample one of the largest Bourbon selections in London and later head up to the first floor to dance the night away.
Tuck into some tasty pub grub at The Lighterman. The food menu includes pub classics such as fish and chips and roast, and the terrace overlooking Granary Square is the ideal place to sip on a cold beer.