There are plenty of restaurants in Kings Cross with outdoor seats, but not too many of them can say that they have a canalside view as pretty as The Lighterman. It’s a British restaurant with scenic views of the Regent’s Canal, and while there’s a shiny, minimal-looking dining room inside, The Lighterman comes into its own during decent weather with a lovely outdoor area that has plenty of seats for a group of friends to sip cocktails and eat scotch eggs and plates of Spanish ham. It’s good for an after-work meetup with a mate, or gathering some people together for a lazy session at the weekend.
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Barrafina Coal Drops Yard
Barrafina is London tapas royalty. And although we wouldn’t class their King’s Cross spot as legendary, there’s still good food to be had.
Dishoom King’s Cross
Set in an old Victorian warehouse, the King’s Cross branch is the brightest and airiest of the Dishoom restaurants.
Supawan is an understated but excellent Thai restaurant near King’s Cross. It’s a spot you’ll come back to again and again.
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Lorne is a modern British restaurant that’s the single best reason for visiting in Victoria. The wines are great, and the smoked eel dish is great.
Balans Soho Society
Balans in Soho is a classic modern brasserie with an all-day menu of burgers, pastas, and salads. It’s perfect for brunch and opens til very late.
Clipstone in Fitzrovia serves creative small plates and is a great place for anyone looking to dip their toes into fine dining.
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