Vinoteca King's Cross
London-North and Northwest London
May 11, 2018
We do love Vinoteca. The Clerkenwell original was a favourite back in the day and we’ve a wine-soaked soft spot for its Soho outpost. We love the range and breadth of the menu and the way the staff will take time to guide you to the right bottle. The King’s Cross branch, their biggest to date, is a huge gleaming space, occupying the ground floor of an office block, one of many new developments around this part of town. Big as it is it still ticks all the boxes. There are still a lot of affordable (and interesting) wines by the glass, a great and varied selection to choose from, including some which are from kegs and boxes – including a lovely Australian Moscatel. Exploring this section of the menu is a real treat. But you should definitely investigate the full wine list, as its full of gems and the price/quality ratio is often strong. The King’s Cross branch also boasts a terraced area looking out over the walkway which leads from the canal to King’s Cross St Pancras station. Snag a seat here when the sun shines and it’s (almost) like being in Europe. Food is always a little bit secondary here but they do a great line in charcuterie and cheese platters and offer a range of heartier dishes – wood pigeon, halibut, venison which are always fairly priced, including an excellent fixed price lunch deal. The King’s Cross branch also does breakfast – avo on toast, gypsy eggs, buttermilk pancakes – along with a selection of breakfast wines, because sometimes life calls for breakfast wines.
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