New bar spy - Booking Office 1869

Say Hello To King's Cross' Swish New Hotel Bar And Restaurant

Published . By Anisah Audu.

Booking Office 1869


Now Open

Breathing a new lease of life into the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel's Booking Office space, this opening is looking like quite the beaut. With room for 120 hungry diners, the stunning winter garden will be filled with palm trees, grand pendant lighting and a 22-metre bar. The redesign has been led by acclaimed Parisian architect Hugo Toro, whose work spans La Scène, Perruche and GiGi de Ramatuelle in France, so we already know this'll be a snap-worthy interior. 

Whether you've come for the food or drinks, both are set to impress. Chef Patrick Powell (of Allegra and Chiltern Firehouse) has curated an all-day menu, complete with slow-roasted lamb shoulder, monkfish curries, brioche doughnuts and blackberry trifle. There's also set to be a live raw bar with market oysters and sashimi-style skewers. Seafood lovers, this one's for you.

As for the tipples, expect everything from redefined classics to signature serves. We're talking house martinis with organic beeswax and black olive; the Victoria sour which pairs pisco with spices and plum syru; and the Ol’ Signalman - a nutty blend of pecan-infused Bourbon, Cocchi Rosa, and coconut. With bar manager Jack Porter counting stints at The Stratford and The Ned under his belt, we've got high hopes for these.