Your New Catch Up Spot: Bar + Block, King’s Cross

As we shuffled along the pavement attempting to weave between tourists and commuters to York Way in King’s Cross we remembered how dirty and well, real this part of London felt just a decade ago. But between the latest Five Guys, Kerb Street Market and, of course, Dishoom ; this part of London has transitioned from old man pub to foodie destination and we’re here to  check out one of the new additions; Bar + Block.

Super close to the station, we immediately felt that the Parisian striped awnings were there to welcome in weary Eurostar travellers and, in fact, being attached to a super modern Premier Inn – this would be absolute heaven if your train to the City of Love was delayed or you’d just arrived back with a bump!

Now you probably clocked the casual name drop, yes Bar + Block is cosied next to Premier Inn and this restaurant is actually part of the Whitbread family but do not let this put you off. Coming from a great value chain, Bar + Block provides killer cocktails (not to mention a generous happy hour) and a wide choice of steaks, sides and crazy good desserts that make dining out with friends a riotous experience with none of the usual steak snobbery and you can even book a booth!

We kicked off with bruschetta and raspberry chicken wings (very subtle hint of fruit and very more-ish) and tucked into the Brisket special and a more traditional sirloin steak with samphire. Pub food this was not!

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Even though we were happily stuffed we had to do you dear readers a solid and review desserts, didn’t we? Cue a fantastic chocolate fondue and ‘freakshake’ style churros sundae….with an espresso martini. Considering we were visiting on a Monday night, this kicked off the week perfectly!

For a great value meal, cocktails and a super easy location, we can see this becoming the perfect friend catch up spot. They also do, our favourite, steak and eggs for breakfast….see you there?

 You can find Bar + Block at 26-30 York WayLondon N1 9AA

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