RAILS Restaurant At Great Northern Hotel


The original railway hotel dates back to 1854, but in the last decade has transformed into a modern-luxe setting against the backdrop of the hotel's Victorian grandeur. In the heart of vibrant King's Cross and neighbouring Coal Drops Yard, they offer a boutique experience with just 88 bedrooms.

Its 1st floor is home to a great modern British grill restaurant with Parisian brasserie touches across the menu to the interiors. Whether you want to splurge with a Chateaubriand for two or swing by for an express lunch of steak frites, they welcome you to discover their cosy corner on 1st floor. The Little Bar adjoining serves Frenchie cocktails, digestifs and an exhaustive wine menu. With William Morris' designs lining the walls and eclectic artwork, this is an intimate spot perfect for pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap. 

Looking for a convenient location to host their next event? They offer private events space or exclusive hire of their restaurant. Enquire at events@gnhlondon.com for menus and pricing, plus understand how their dedicated team can bring your event to life. 

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Offer Availability
RAILS' Afternoon Tea - From £35
Offers a modern classic tea from deconstructed Victoria sponge to passionfruit cheesecake. We've partnered with legacy tea brand East India Company for a range of beautiful teas. For special occasions when extra fizz is a must, choose our Nyetimber or Perrier Jouet Afternoon Tea to mark the moment. Nestled in the heart of King’s Cross, RAILS is a relaxed and stylish spot welcoming locals and London visitors throughout the week. The 1st floor restaurant sits in a grade II listed hotel so expect hints of Victorian vintage with a modern finish, while table lamps and artwork evoke moments of Parisian café chic.
Thursday 13:00 – 17:00
Friday 13:00 – 17:00
Saturday 13:00 – 17:00
Sunday 13:00 – 17:00
RAILS Set menu - From £22
Enjoy a 2 or 3 course express lunch or pre-theatre dinner starting from £22. Add a glass of our house red or white wine for £5 to your steak frites or indulge in our signature cheese trolley for dessert. Food prepared simply and brilliantly at King's Cross station. Available Monday to Friday, 12pm - 3pm, and Tuesday to Friday , 12pm - 6pm.
Monday 12:00 – 15:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 18:00
Thursday 12:00 – 18:00
Friday 12:00 – 18:00
Saturday 12:00 – 18:00


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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 7:00 23:00
Tuesday 7:00 23:00
Wednesday 7:00 23:00
Thursday 7:00 23:00
Friday 7:00 23:00
Saturday 7:00 23:00
Sunday 7:00 23:00



RAILS Restaurant At Great Northern Hotel, Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross St Pancras International Station, Pancras Road, N1C 4TB


King's Cross

Nearest Station

King's Cross St. Pancras (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Afternoon Tea, Breakfast, British, European and Vegan Friendly food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Carriage Private Room 16 40 - - -

The Carriage & Lounge on the 1st floor at Great Northern Hotel is a private event space in King's Cross. There is plenty of character to this grade II listed original railway hotel, relaxed and inviting in the comfort of modern interiors.

The Carriage can transition from daytime meetings space to baby shower with afternoon tea to private dinner. It is equipped with state-of-the-art video conferencing tech which can be hidden to provide a seamless transition to an evening cocktail party with bar included.

It is the ideal space to gather friends or colleagues from far and wide sat between two major train stations that lead to the North and West of the country, Kings Cross and St Pancras, multiple tube lines and the Eurostar.

The Lounge Private Room 16 40 - £1000 £1000

The Lounge leads directly off from The Carriage. The dark blue walls dressed in artwork and soft, plush furnishings provide a grand tone and calming atmosphere.

The space lends itself to sprawling cocktail parties or breakout discussions with the area split into Lounge 1 and 2, joined at either end.

The Mezzanine Private Room 6 8 - - -

A semi-private space so called as it is partly open to the double-height ceiling of GNH Bar & Terrace* below.

This allows for music and buzz to trickle through but in the privacy of your own room. The relaxed feel is suitable for a small drinks party or a work catch-up as the room includes a TV screen.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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