This bright and buzzy gay-friendly restaurant in King's Cross is loved by locals for its down-to-earth atmosphere, chilled ambience and brilliant British menu. Suitable for business dining, dates and after-work drinks-and-dancing, Central Station Bar and Restaurant is a great local pub with an Islington vibe and a killer roof terrace for summertime sessions. The first-floor restaurant is light and airy and decorated with lilac banquettes and chic dove grey and white wallpaper, and star dishes at Central Station include the salmon and smoked haddock fishcakes with mango salsa, salad and rice; the summertime tagliatelle with pinenuts, Parmesan cheese and parsley; and the lamb burger served with hand-cut chips, salad and relish.
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Venue Details & Map
37 Wharfdale Road
St PancrasLondonN1 9SD
- Public transport:
- London Kings Cross, National Railway
UPDATE Jan 2015, noticeable improvement in hygiene, no longer smells like a sewer! It's still a little quiet idownstairs at weekends (approx 25 guys the night I visited. But Central Station makes for a more down to earth alternative to Soho & Vauxhall.more
Central Station is not the classiest of establishments.
I'm sure it has a very loyal, local clientèle, but I'm afraid I won't be back.
In the area with a few hours to kill, The Mrs remembers - somewhere around here is one of the oldest gay bars. Central station. Not one to miss out on a dodgy gay bar, we Yelp it and start the trek.
On the approach; our negative suspicions were proved...more
Almost a North London institution, and one of the longest established gay clubs/bars in the area, it has undergone a fairly big makeover in the last couple of years as the rest of King's Cross drags itself into its new era of regeneration. In an attempt to attract a more mixed, cosmopolitan crowd the first floor club has been closed and converted into a restaurant and beer garden, and the...more