Best Restaurants In King's Cross

King's Cross isn't just a station to hop off or on at, it actually happens to be one of the most up-and-coming areas in London. Why? That's pretty easy to answer. From the luxury restaurants and retail stores in Coal Drops Yard, all the way down to industrial Granary Square buildings overlooking the gorgeous canal, it's got quite the hubbub about it. So where to eat when you're close by? We bring you the best restaurants King’s Cross London has to offer, from burger stops to elegant Indian diners.

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Last updated on 9th May 2024




The Cross

On the hunt for King's Cross restaurants with Italian fare on the menu? Located on Wharfdale Road, The Cross is a stunning shout for those after scrumptious Mediterranean small plates. Tuck into everything from seabass ceviche and crispy squid to beef fillet and truffle risotto here, with a cracking range of cocktails up for grabs too. Afterward, head to the rooftop terrace for beautiful city views, or to the basement club for Ibiza beats.

RAILS Restaurant At Great Northern Hotel

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After King's Cross restaurants for lunch? Dating back to 1854 but boasting modern interiors, Rails Restaurant at the Great Northern Hotel not only has Parisian chic in store at its first floor eatery, but also a stunning, adjoining bar for French cocktails, digestifs and wine. As for food, the menu perfectly pairs food from Britain and across the Channel, including steak frites, grilled lobster in garlic butter or a lemony pea and shallot ravioli. They even offer a cracking afternoon tea here too.

Hoppers King's Cross

Wondering about the best restaurants near King's Cross St Pancras? Hoppers is situated next to the canal, a tropical eatery with a leafy roof terrace, inspired by the much-travelled coastal journey from Colombo to the Dutch town of Galle. These guys are championing family-style feasting, with an extensive choice of Sri Lankan dishes like jackfruit cutlets, lamb shank buriani and hot butter squid, with £1 on every bill going towards children's charity Feeding The Future.

Camino King’s Cross

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Inspired by a life-altering trip to Spain in the 1980s, Camino King's Cross is a stunning tapas restaurant and aperitivo bar that's got you covered for that Mediterranean feel right in the heart of North London. Think juicy Galician fillet steaks, suckling pig, and mushroom and butter bean mojo verde, all washed down by everything from cava to cocktails. You can even begin with a visit to their Aperitivo bar and finish up with a boogie to live DJ sets.

St Pancras by Searcys Brasserie and Champagne Bar

Not only is this stunning restaurant home to Europe's longest champagne bar, but it's also in the International station, boasting live jazz sessions on Sundays and Champagne masterclass dinners. Alight after that long and arduous commute to soak up all kinds of tasty treats alongside lashings of whisky, cocktails, ample wines and quality bottles of fizz. As for the food, you can expect sophisticated bites such as gin-cured salmon gravadlax, slow-cooked pork belly or chickpea and peanut burgers.

Drake and Morgan at King's Cross

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A prime destination for business lunches, a haven for after work drinks and a dreamy date night spot, this plush eatery has it all. With two bars, a restaurant, a deli, a lounge, a handsome dining room and private kitchen pods alongside a quaint terrace, you won't be short of space. They cater for all occasions too, with a menu that ranges from charcuterie boards to wild mushroom risotto or a selection of grilled meat and fish dishes.

The Lighterman

Situated in the plush Granary Square in King's Cross, this light and airy restaurant is spread across two floors, decorated with lush greenery and simple wooden furnishings. There's a tasty menu of light bites and minimalist British dishes - think buffalo mozzarella flatbreads, saltmarsh lamb cutlets and Shetland cod with a chorizo crust, while the slick design will leave you wanting to stick around long after you've finished eating. 

Honest Burgers King's Cross

After King's Cross station restaurants? Located just moments away on Pentonville Road, this north London branch of Honest Burgers is a great choice if you're after the juiciest burgers around, paired with their signature rosemary salted fries. Think beef, relish and bacon or go for veggie fritters with chipotle mayo. Either way, make sure to save room for lip-smacking wings and a cocktail or two.

BAO King’s Cross

If you happen to be in the King's Cross area, then BAO is a great restaurant to pop to - inspired by Western-style cafes in Asia. Whether you're hanging with friends or heading here for a date night, this venue dishes up delicious buns, rice bowls and snacks, alongside coffee and bubble tea. They've even got an exclusive private room upstairs, with its very own mini bar and a TV screen.

Rotunda

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One of King's Cross' finest eateries, Rotunda is a drinking and dining destination you won't want to miss out on. As well as classy cocktails and a menu of delicious seasonal dishes like pulled brisket burgers, crispy basil gnocchi and sharing cuts of chateaubriand, it also offers stunning outdoor terrace with views across the Regent's Canal. As for the interiors, expect bold orange seating and hanging golden lights to compliment the dark wooden flooring.

Spagnoletti

After an Italian restaurant in King's Cross? Then you'll want to check out Spagnoletti, with a top-tier menu created by Head Chef and Pasta Master Girolamo de Gennaro. This place has quirky, industrial chic interiors, creating that feel of a cool 'pasta lab'. But that's not all, as you can munch through the range of fresh treats made on site, alongside fish or steak mains and signature tiramisu.

Barrafina King's Cross

Barrafina is a top choice of Coal Drops Yard restaurants that's sure to hit the spot, created by the renowned Harts Group. This award-winning Spanish destination is delving out a variety of feasting-style menus that have been specially designed to share, bringing a taste of regional dishes to your meal. Think gambas rojas, patatas bravas and dry-aged sirloin, while surrounded by exposed brick walls and natural light from their large windows which overlook the bustling streets below.

Vinoteca King's Cross

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Offering all-day dining under high ceilings, alfresco seating and a varied selection of top-quality wine from across the globe, Vinoteca is one of the best restaurant bars in the area. Head here for after work drinking sessions, chilled out date nights or a laid-back indulgent evening of exploring the menu, which features everything from ricotta and broad bean gnocchi to roasted Scottish trout with marinated courgette.

German Gymnasium

Who knew that a former gym could be turned into such a gorgeous Grand Café? There's modern European staples; from mettwurst and schupfnudlen to veal schnitzel, as well as delicious drinks at this contemporary Grade II listed space - which spans across two floors and offers a different menu in each section. As for the interiors, expect high ceilings and golden touches alongside a striking central bar.

Lina Stores King's Cross

Right at the back of Kings Cross' trendy Coal Drops Yard you'll find Lina Stores, a marvelous Italian restaurant slinging out silky strands of pasta. The interiors are elegant, with low-hanging golden orbs and their signature duck egg-coloured seats that match the plates. Perch by the open kitchen or pull up a chair in the dining room and indulge on dishes such as pumpkin ravioli sprinkled with Piemonte hazelnuts, butter and sage after nibbling on the moreish house focaccia.

Coal Office

Coal Office is a gorgeous rooftop restaurant that looks out over Coal Drops Yard. This venue is a collaboration between chef Assaf Granit and furniture designer Tom Dixon, flaunting a sunny outdoor terrace and exposed Victorian brickwork, with elegant silver furnishings inside. As for the menu? Expect authentic Middle Eastern dishes like hot smoked trout with beetroot, asparagus polenta and seabass carpaccio, paired with a refreshing cocktail or two.

Caravan King's Cross

Offering a selection of delicious looking dishes and sharing platters, Caravan is a top pick when it comes to coffee, cocktails and delicious food such as steamed cod dumplings and halloumi grain bowls. Keeping the nomadic style that proved popular at that original site in Exmouth Market, they've even got their very own pizza oven for sizzling slices topped with caramelised onions, anchovies and more.

Dishoom King's Cross

A staple of London's foodie scene that's definitely worth the hype, this branch of the acclaimed chain is a buzzing destination for incredible Indian food and glamorous interiors, inspired by traditional Irani cafes that were once a staple in Bombay. Their menu is to-die-for, featuring grilled malai mushrooms, spicy lamb chops and masala prawns. Make sure you book in advance though, because tables here don't stay free for long.