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.
The German Gymnasium
German Gymnasium in Kings Cross is one of the most impressive settings for a restaurant in London and great for any occasion.
Granger & Co. King’s Cross
Like the others, the King’s Cross location of Granger & Co has healthy-ish salads, sandwiches, and small plates perfect for breakfast and lunch.
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Esters in Stoke Newington makes some of the best and most unconventional breakfasts and brunches in London.
Kitty Fisher’s is a great restaurant in Mayfair serving hedonistic plates of simple, rich, and delicious British food.
Flor is a tiny restaurant, wine bar, and bakery serving some outstanding small plates in Borough Market.
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