It’s been ten years since the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and the Booking Office bar and restaurant opened, so it’s getting an overhaul and re-opening as Booking Office 1869 this autumn. The 120-cover space is getting a bold new look thanks to the additions of eight-metre tall palm trees, huge pendant lights made from brass leaves and a 22-metre long bar. Patrick Powell from Allegra is being brought in to oversee the food, and as well as a raw bar, he’s created dishes like fried chicken with yoghurt & lime, barbecued carrots with braised grains & yoghurt, monkfish & potato curry with spinach, slow-roasted lamb shoulder with chermoula spices, brioche doughnut with caramelised apple & burnt cinnamon cream, and blackberry trifle.
If you just want to pop in for drinks there’ll be a lot to choose from the new cocktail menu, which takes inspo from Victorian era materials used throughout the original ticket office, and features serves like the House Martini (Hepple Gin, dry vermouth organic beeswax & black olive), the Clear Margarita (house blend of agave, citrus & salt), the Victoria Sour (Barsol Pisco, long pepper spice & plum syrup) and the Ol’ Signalman (pecan nut-infused bourbon, Cocchi Rosa & coconut bitters). And with a closing time of 12am on weeknights and 1am on Fridays and Saturdays, it’s the perfect place for a late night tipple in King’s Cross.
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Opens October 2021
Euston Road, London NW1 2AR