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The 9 Best King's Cross Pubs And Bars, London

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Updated: 27 June 2018
The area around King’s Cross station has undergone a massive redevelopment over the last few years, and is now home to the Guardian newspaper, Facebook, Google and others. The streets are now full of awesome bars, restaurants and pubs, serving up everything from rooftop views to award-winning cocktails and great food. Here is a list of our favourite King’s Cross bars and pubs you have to visit.

The Big Chill House

Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
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Outside of the Big Chill House
Discover a rooftop terrace in King's Cross | © Ewan Munro / Flickr
Deceptively small, the Big Chill House spreads out the pub love over several floors and a cool roof terrace (complete with street food huts) and is only minutes from Kings Cross station. Pop in for craft beers and boutique gins, DJs at the weekend (it has a 3am license) and plenty of well made pub grub.
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Mon - Thu:
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat:
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sun:
11:00 am - 12:00 am

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Casual, Quirky

Caravan

Restaurant, Healthy, European, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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Discover the new King's Cross
Discover the new King's Cross | © diamond geezer / Flickr
Looking for a bar that does brunch? Look no further. Caravan kicked off in Kings Cross (and now has successful branches all over London), and its sharing tables and commitment to healthy dishes has seen it coin a whole copycat aesthetic across town. Order up rhubarb bellini in this old granary warehouse or sit outside and take in how much the area’s changed.
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Mon - Fri:
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat:
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sun:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Relaxed, Stylish

Vinoteca

Wine Bar, European, Tapas, $$$
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Courtesy of Vinoteca
Courtesy of Vinoteca
At the heart of the new Kings Cross development sits this homage to wine. Vinoteca is a huge industrial style space, with a daily changing food menu that leans heavily on modern British fare. There are 200 wines to choose from – and lots are available by the glass. They also do a decent Sunday roast for a leisurely afternoon.
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Mon - Fri:
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Open Kitchen, Modern

VOC

Cocktail Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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The outside of VOC King's Cross
Hideaway in King's Cross | © Ewan Munro / Flickr
King’s Cross has got fancy over the last few years and VOC fits into the higher end of the regeneration, concocting delicious cocktails from world class mixologists. The bar’s been lauded as one of the best 50 in the world and it’s certainly stylish. Pull up a stool at the bar and be prepared to be impressed.
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Mon - Thu:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat:
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Romantic

St Pancras Champagne Bar

Wine Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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The Champange Bar at St Pancras
Stop for bubbles | © Henry Lawford / Flickr
What’s better than setting off on holiday with a bottle of bubbly. The open plan, first floor Champagne Bar in St Pancras has long been a meeting point for friends and lovers, but even if you’re not jumping on the Eurostar it’s a fab place to meet for a glamorous drink and to take in the bustle of London.
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Mon - Sat:
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Stylish

Simmons

Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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The outside of Simmons
Don't walk past it | © Art Crimes / Flickr
Call into Simmons for a decent cocktail, as it’s only a minute’s walk from King’s Cross station. With happy hours and a weekend license until 3am, there’s no excuse not to pop into this cool little retro find. Plus this year the bar goes all disco fantastic with a light up dancefloor.
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Mon - Wed:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu:
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat:
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sun:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Romantic, Secret

Harrison

Gastropub, Restaurant with Rooms, Pub Grub, Vegetarian, $$$
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The outside of Harrison
Step in for good times | © Ewan Munro / Flickr
It wasn’t so long ago that King’s Cross was a wasteland when it came to decent bars and pubs but now it has fab neighbourhood spots like Harrison, a proper modern local. From regular folk and Irish music nights to the few hotel rooms it has upstairs, this is an easygoing spot for pints, pub grub and unpretentious good times.
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Mon - Fri:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Casual

Bar Pepito - (Camino)

Bar, Restaurant, Bodega, Spanish, $$$
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Bar Pepito Bar Pepito is a vibrant taste of Spain that brings sunshine to a cloudy London. Sitting across the courtyard from its sister restaurant Camino, the small space calls for an intimate and traditional Andalusian bodega perfect for after-work drinks. The specialised sherry bar is at the forefront of the sherry revolution, with an extensive variety of speciality Jerez sherries with a modern twist and a delicious tapas menu that will leave you wanting more. Bar Pepito, 3 Varnishers Yard, Kings Cross, London N1 9DF, UK, + 020 7841 7331 A rainwater pond at Camley Street Natural Park | © Pterre/Wikicommons
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Mon - Fri:
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat:
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Meal service:

Dinner, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Stylish

The Fellow

Pub, British, $$$
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The Fellow Roof terrace
© The Fellow
The Fellow Kings Cross pub The Fellow has had a big refurb and now serves craft brews from local London breweries and cocktails. With its new look comes a heated roof terrace with lots of seating, string lights and lovely soft cushions to curl up on. The Fellow, York Way, London N1 9AA, 020 7833 4395For more Al fresco drinking options visit our article on the top rooftop bars in London

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Sun - Wed:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat:
10:00 am - 12:00 am

Meal service:

Dinner, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Traditional