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When looking to eat out in London in 2022 look no further than Kings Cross! The Coal Drops Yard area has fast become a food destination, densely populated with outstanding, award-winning restaurants catering to a broad range of international flavours. Mouth-watering food markets such as the Thailand Showcase pop-up on a weekly basis amidst the bars, restaurants and boutiques, promising delectable treats for all.
Here are our top 5 restaurants in Kings Cross:
This critically acclaimed Catalan-inspired restaurant is the biggest Barrafina to date. Most people sit at the bar and watch the chefs as they make the food, but you can elect for a traditional sit-down at one of the tables if you prefer a more intimate dining experience.
Unit 22-24 Bagley Walk Arches, Coal Drops Yard N1C 4AB
Casa and Plaza Pastor
Casa pastor is the largest of the El Pastor group of Taquerias dotted around London. Specialising in Mexico-city inspired foods - quesadillas, tostadas, beers, and Mezcal, the founders previously spent a decade running the El Colmillo night club in Mexico, so the relaxed party vibes are high. We recommend the Margaritas and Short rim tacos made in house with heritage Mexican corn - deliciosa!
Coal Drops Yard N1C 4DQ
Coal Office Restaurant
Describing itself as 'a food and design playground' designed by Tom Dixon, the Coal Office Restaurant spans three floors of exquisite interior design. The restaurant presents a menu based on traditional middle-eastern and mediterranean cuisines, offering three different types of breads, small plates and big plates including delicacies like Wild Hake, Yemeni pancakes, pulled leg of lamb, bone marrow and Israeli couscous. We recommend the Worker's Lunch Set menu for £25.
2 Bagley Walk N1C 4PQ
A bit of a curve ball as this is more bar than restaurant (and cafe by day), but the food is really tasty and the ambience unusual in it's club-like appeal. The venue is centred around a love of music - and the music listening experience, which is apt for Kings cross, once home to the iconic Bagley's night club (which you can read more about here.)
Heavy velvet curtains, the largest sound system in the UK, massive tunes, and a party atmosphere create a unique evening experience. The main bar looks through a glass wall onto a fully operational radio production suite, and the interiors are inspired by Japanese vinyl music rooms - comfortable and relaxed, for us eternally youthful adults who are now of the age that we want to enjoy tasty food whilst we keep our youthful spirits alive.
Enjoy the small plates and sides on offer, such as grilled chorizo, crispy potato with smoked chilli and garlic aioli, focaccia with rosemary, and slab crisps with hot sauce. Perfect compliments to the fantastic cocktail menu.
The Spiritland team also have Happy Face Pizza on nearby Handyside Street, if retro-chic authentic wood-fired pizza is more your fancy.
Located above our lovely neighbours Wolf and Badger, in Coal Drops Yard - Hicce (pronounced "ee-chay" and meaning 'of the moment') is a Modern, British eatery specialising in smoked and wood-fired dishes, this time paired with fermented foods. Think kimchi, cheeses, miso potatoes, mackerel and apple, fennel etc...the aubergine caviar's on our hit-list!
Founded by two hip, snow-boarding, ex graphic-design clubbing types, the restaurant is all about sharing - sharing plates, sharing wines, sharing good times - 'of the moment' indeed.
Unit 102, Hicce x Wolf and Badger, Stable Street, London N1C 4DQ
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