As the brunch lover that I am, I’m always on the look out for good brunch spots in London. So I was very happy to hear that the new Vinoteca Kings Cross offers a brunch menu (and also a brunch wine menu). The restaurant is the fifth and largest member of the Vinoteca family and it’s located on King’s Boulevard, just in between King’s Cross and St Pancras stations.
The new Vinoteca Kings Cross looks a bit different from the other restaurants of the group (Farringdon, Soho, Marylebone, Chiswick). This one is housed in a brand new, modern development. It’s a large restaurant, with tall windows instead of walls and lounge-style outdoor seating. A few details like the wooden stools and leather chairs add a touch of warmth to the otherwise cold and clean interiors.
The customers at Vinoteca Kings Cross range from travellers with trolleys, sneaking a quick meal in before catching a train; groups of girlfriends on a brunch date; mummies with prams; couples and families. It wasn’t fully booked when we visited on a Sunday at noon, but the restaurant manager told us it was usually busier so it’s best to book a table online before you go.
We were there a couple of weeks ago, it was a warm and sunny day so we decided to make the most of it (the weather has been a bit crazy here lately) by cycling to Kings Cross from our home in south London. That’s an hour ride, so by the time we got to Vinoteca Kings Cross I was very hungry and ready to tuck into some breakfast eggs!
We both ordered the Gypsy Eggs: tomatoes, peppers, smoked paprika, eggs, San Daniele ham and sourdough toast. As my husband is vegetarian, he had the dish without ham.
The brunch menu comes with a selection of brunch wines, from which we chose the Pink Moscato 2014, from Innocent Bystander (Yarra Valley, Australia). The pink moscato is poured from a tap, something Vinoteca introduced a few years ago as it’s more cost-effective than using bottles.
It was sweet and fizzy, a perfect match for the Buttermilk Pancakes with raspberry, ricotta cheese and golden syrup which my husband ordered later.
I also wanted to tame my sweet tooth, so I ordered a dish from the dessert menu: Semifreddo with salted caramel and praline.
The cortado coffee at Vinoteca Kings Cross was the perfect way to end my meal.
Vinoteca Kings Cross is not only a restaurant but also a wine shop, offering a wide range of wines and knowledgeable staff to recommend the best bottles for your tastes and needs.
For me the opening of Vinoteca Kings Cross is great news, as there’s always a need for good food spots near the train station. This restaurant will attract a varied crowd and I think it has all the cards to satisfy everyone with a beautiful space, good service, lovely dishes and great wine!
Disclaimer: I was a guest at Vinoteca Kings Cross. All opinions are my own.