Thursday, May 26, 2011

Recent arrivals

Here are some places that have opened and closed in King’s Cross in the last few months.

Reinforcing its position as the place to go for Asian restaurants, King’s Cross Road has seen the arrival of:

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  • Sen Viet, a Vietnamese restaurant that brings currently fashionable Banh Mi (Vietnamese baguettes) to the area.
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  • Shibuya - a Japanese restaurant in the old pub that was previously occupied by Konstam at the Prince Albert (which sadly closed last year).

Just up the road, Swintons wine bar is under new management and now serves Malaysian food. These places join existing Asian neighbours Itadaki Zen, Taste of Asia and Thai Aubergine.

Meanwhile, the Caledonian Road - which has already become a focus for cute and quirky places - has recently welcomed:

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  • Vx from the Secret Society of Vegans and also
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  • VOC (across the yard from Camino) which has replaced Cellar N1 and will sell you punches inspired by the 17th Century Dutch East India Company with names like Bergamot Grog and Dog’s Nose.

Down in the bowels of King’s Cross St Pancras tube station, Café and Tapas is a recent addition to a chain of cafes that arrived from Spain last year.

On the hotel front, the magnificent and much written about

Finally, as reported already, KFC have left the area.

  1. Kati

    Friday, May 27, 2011 - 13:46:04

    I’m going to go try the punches - they sound glorious.