Booking Office Bar and Restaurant

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London

Booking Office Bar and Restaurant
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Impeccable cocktails and truffle and parmesan chips; what could be better while waiting for a train?

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Address: Euston Road
King's Cross
London
NW1 2AR
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Bars
Region:King's Cross
Nearest Station:King's Cross St. Pancras
Telephone:
About: Booking Office Bar
Reviving the tradition of the station café that can draw the crowds, the Booking Office's cathedral-like drama, 29m-long bar and fresh English fare are conversation-stoppers at any time of day. A striking setting for a business breakfast, snack or classic English dining from an all day menu the Booking Office lists an array of punches and mixed drinks recreated from lost recipes from the Victorian era, as well as a range of bespoke and seasonal cocktails

Live Music & Late Bar
The Booking Office Bar has live music on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays. Open until 3am on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays.

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London's Most Opulent Buildings
It took over ten years to restore the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel including it's famous Booking Office Bar & Restaurant back to its original Victorian splendour, as envisioned by architect George Gilbert Scott. The exterior is pure gothic fairytale, while inside it’s all high ceilings, grand staircases anddrooping chandeliers; some of the suites even have views over the station forecourt. The more luxurious rooms are upwards of £1000 per night, but you can also take a tour of the hotel for just £20.




"Impeccable cocktails and truffle and parmesan chips; what could be better while waiting for a train?"

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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If you thought train station ticket offices were all crying children, excruciating queues and broken machines… you’d be right. But then The Booking Office at St. Pancras isn’t your average place to pick up tickets. In fact, it’s got nothing to do with tickets, just food, and cocktails - very special cocktails.

These days, when you head to mainland Europe via St. Pancras aboard the Eurostar, the trip really does begin at the station. Why? Because it’s an architectural wonder...

The Booking Office is only one of a number of places to stop off before embarking on your journey, but it’s high vaulted ceilings, low-slung armchairs and casual opulence make it one of the ultimates. So swanky is this place that you can check your luggage in while you stop off for a gin sling. We take a seat on the concourse side of the venue, the side more bar than restaurant. Treated to impeccable table service we order drinks. First the Victorian Manhattan, which is a merry combination of sweet vermouth, Curacao, lemon, bourbon and bitters. Next up we sip the shorter, cockle warming Burnt Brandy. This warm cocktail consists of brandy, port, Benedictine and absinthe and packs a punch that’s bound to lay you out until Ashford at least.

While the dishes on the restaurant menu live up to both the Booking Office’s grand interior and it’s cocktails, we stick to the bar snacks – we’ve got a train to catch after all. Ordering the whitebait and truffle chips with grated Parmesan is the right move. The fine layer of cheese and truffle on the triple cooked chips is worthy of launching any trip out into the depths of the Channel.

If the thought of great vermouth cocktails and truffle chips before a journey doesn’t do it for you then just consider the building. The Champagne bar on the concourse might be one of the longest around but for historical comfort and sophistication the view of the vaulted ceilings and cathedral like looks of the Booking Office will do it for you every time.



T.A.O reviewed Booking Office Bar and Restaurant on Fri 20 Sep 2013


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User Rating: 8 / 10
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T.A.O
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Member since: May 2011
Posts: 10
Leaving from St. Pancras and returning back to the station makes trips to Paris even better. The station's architecture is incredible - and nothing changes inside the Booking Office bar.

We had cocktails and chips with truffle oil before we headed off to Paris a few weeks ago - the experience was so good we could have stayed. Er, ok, maybe not that good, but good. It feels opulent and encourages that holiday feeling - I'd only go there if I was heading away though.

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