The 7 Best Restaurants in King’s Cross

28th November 2023 Joe Graham Accommodation Basics, London Life

Explore the best restaurants in King’s Cross, where the food scene is as vibrant as the trains passing through. This London hub offers a diverse range of delectable delights. From trendy spots to timeless classics, there is a place to eat for all tastes.

Steeped in history with its industrial heritage, King’s Cross is a fascinating location. Sit back with a bite to eat as you admire how this London neighbourhood has transformed over the years. Whether you’re looking for a quirky warehouse setting or a cosy cafe, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from.

To help navigate you on your culinary adventure is a resident of Urbanest King’s Cross student accommodation, Lisa Herms. All the way from Florida, USA, Lisa studied International Health Policy (Health Economics) Masters course at the London School of Economics. Lisa says,

“What I love most about London are the people, the shopping, the history, the atmosphere!”

Continue reading to discover the tastiest King’s Cross restaurants…`

1. Dishoom

First on our list is Dishroom. Located on Stable Street, this vintage restaurant is a delicious Indian eatery. Lisa describes this place as,

“The best “Indian” food I have ever tasted. The atmosphere and set-up is quite exceptional, modeled after the traditional old Irani cafes of Bombay, serving food and drinks from morning to late at night. There’s a nice bar downstairs, serving excellent unique cocktails. I recommend going with several people and ordering a little bit of everything from the menu. The food comes out as it’s ready, and by the end of the dinner you’ll have a table full of little dishes (more or less empty) and a full stomach.”

Indian street food dishes

“There’s great variety, spice levels to suit everybody’s taste, and the made-to-order Naan bread is to die for. It does turn out to be a little pricy, if you order a bunch of separate little dishes, but there will most likely be leftovers, and it’s a great way to share a meal with a group of friends. There’s also a unique breakfast menu, with award-winning bacon Naan.”

Address: 5 Stable Street, N1C 4AB


2. Notes Coffee

Nestled in the heart of Pancras Square, you will find this vegan-friendly cafe, Notes Coffee.

Lucy summarises this coffee shop in just a few words,

“The atmosphere of the cafe is lovely, there are snacks and pastries served as well, and the location is perfect – close to both Urbanest and King’s Cross Station, yet without the feel of being right in the middle of a bustling centre.”

Address: One Pancras Square, N1C 4AG


3. Caravan

If you’re looking for a warm and welcoming ambience, you won’t want to miss Caravan. This popular dining space opened in 2012 and has Industrial features to reflect its past,

“Walking to Granary Square, it’s hard to miss Caravan, probably one of the most well-known Kings Cross restaurants in the area. The food is very good and “well-travelled”, the coffee is excellent, and the atmosphere of an old grain store is quite unique and very typical for this area. While it’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I definitely recommend going for breakfast or brunch on the weekends, and I’ve often heard people refer to it as an “all-day brunch place”.

Man having conversation at brunch in King's Cross

Lucy continues to say, “In the summertime, it’s also nice for a late evening snack and a glass of wine in their outside seating area. It is also not the cheapest place to eat, but consistently ranked as one of the top restaurants, and worth a visit. Again, a wonderful place to visit with friends and to share several smaller plates.”

Address: 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA


4. Grain Store

Next to Caravan, discover the award-winning Grain Store. Serving fresh produce, this restaurant in King’s Cross offers a flavourful menu.

Lucy says Grain Store is “another spacious and typical industrial-chic place, with a heavy emphasis – though not exclusively – on vegetarian dishes. Again, though it’s open all day, I recommend it as a brunch/breakfast destination. When the weather is nice out, there is plenty of outdoor seating as well, overlooking Granary Square, which has a unique feel to it day and night.”

Address: 1-3 Stable Street, N1C 4AB


5. Vinoteka

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, or just appreciate good food and good drink, this is definitely the place to go. There is a relaxed breakfast and brunch with unique – and wine/grape-inspired – dishes but also more traditional foods as well. Bread is baked fresh daily and the selection of excellent cured meats is imported directly from Spain.

Friends having wine at place to drink in King's Cross

Amongst the 285+ wines on their list, even the wine layman is bound to find something to his liking here. Most definitely a great place to visit, to sit back, relax after a long day or week, and enjoy one or two glasses.

Address: One Pancras Square, N1C 4AG


6. The Midland Grand Dining Room

If you’re looking for a spectacular setting, look no further than The Midland Grand Dining Room. Inspired by Gothic architecture, the interior features high-patterned ceilings and sultry tones throughout. The menu offers a selection of traditional French cuisine, as well as hearty roast dinners.

Address: St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, London, NW1 2AR


7. Barrafina Restaurant

For authentic Catalonian dishes, head to Barrafina. This relaxed King’s Cross restaurant is situated on the top floor of Coal Drops Yard and offers tall windows for great views. With a selection of delicious tapas to choose from, this modern eatery is ideal for seafood lovers.

Spanish tapas

Address: 27 Coal Drops Yard, London N1C 4AB


Student Lucy concludes this blog post,

“Urbanest King’s Cross really is at an amazing location. Yes, you do need to walk about 10 minutes to get anywhere, but once you’ve done that, everything is at your disposal! Within only a relatively short walk (which you also get used to pretty quickly), you have access to all the major Kings Cross restaurants, and fast-food and cafe chains London has to offer.”

Make the most of your time in King’s Cross with these delightful bars and restaurants. Whether you’re visiting a friend at their London accommodation or living away from home, you will be spoilt for choice with these options.


Joe Graham

Joe Graham

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