Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Brunch at Caravan King's Cross

I thought it might be a good idea for me to start blogging again, especially as I seem to go through fluctuating stages of wanting to blog a lot and not wanting to at all. I've had the Blogger app on my phone for way too long and not really bothered to use it. Plus, my hour long bus journey to and from work - I refuse to pay for a zone 1 to 3 travelcard - and lack of ebooks to read on my Kindle means I have a lot of spare time (there are only so many update tweets I can read per minute and Instagram photos I can look at)!

What better way to start up again than with food? If any of you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed my slight addiction to food, where I document London's lively new food scene.


One of the most recent restaurants I visited is Caravan King's Cross which is located in Granary Square, one of London's newest urban spaces. The square is situated just behind King's Cross St. Pancras International Station overlooking Regent's Canal, with an impressive synchronising water fountain outside the Granary Building. After its recent transformation it is now the go-to-place for foodies, with the resident street food vendors, Eat.St, recent ice-cream festival, and now, new spaces for the ultimate dining experiences.

I went for brunch in Caravan Kings Cross on a Sunday morning so the place was super busy, with mostly cool mums and dads and their small children. But, don't let that put you off! The restaurant itself has to be one of the coolest dining spaces I have seen in London: it is all raw metals and woodwork, with a cool-unfinished modern feel, and open kitchen with a blackboard of daily specials.

The main reason I chose to visit this restaurant is because of the Chicken and Waffle brunch option, but alas, it was not meant to be. After looking through the menu about ten times trying to find the chicken and waffles I saw on the online menu, the manager (I think) informed me they had to take it off the menu as it was not working well. I was disappointed but appreciated their honesty, if it tasted like shit there is no point serving it! My second choice was the Salt Beef Bubble topped with two poached eggs sitting on a bed of spinach and drizzled with hollandaise sauce. So, so delicious. Priced at £9, it isn't the cheapest brunch you will ever get, but sometimes it is necessary to just treat yourself! My friends ordered the Raclette and spinach French toast, bacon, watercress and the 'Hang Town fry' which was fried oyster, bacon and potato omelette. Obviously, between my friends and I it is obligatory to sample everyone's food! The other dishes also gets my thumbs up, the hang town fry moreso than the raclette dish...come on...oysters and potato omelette? EPIC. We also ordered a side of avocado sprinkled with chilli flakes and grilled chorizo just to sample the side dishes, and once again, impressive.


I just need to visit Caravan King's Cross for dinner now, really want to try the fried chicken, watermelon, pomegranate and chilli dish! Has anyone else visited the restaurant, for brunch or dinner? Which menu is better? 

Visit Caravan King's Cross at:
Granary Building
1 Granary Square
N1C 4AA

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