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St Pancras Grand

St Pancras Grand

With the helping hand of Fay Maschler in the menu department, Searcy's have turned this flagship project into a British destination restaurant to thrill French tourists as they disembark at St Pancras as well as enticing somewhat reticent Londoners into dining at their own railway stations.

Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 4 Jasper Gerard Telegraph
Reviewed on February 18, 2009
"When The Grand opened, the menu seemed quirkily Victorian with dishes like Country Captain, an Anglo-Indian curry, but we are left with fish pies redolent of a British Rail dining car." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 5 Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on October 14, 2008
"I'm a fan of executive chef Reid's cooking – particularly in the Belvedere where he democratised the chi-chi space with sausage and mash. But there, he was usually in the kitchen. This outfit is more like mass catering and what we've got on our plates suffers as a result." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 7.5 Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on October 11, 2008
"The roast duck was lovely (such a relief to be spared a “confit” for once), and served with a generous ball of forcemeat stuffing wrapped in bacon." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Fergus O Sullivan The London Paper Estimated score
Reviewed on October 01, 2008
"Unorthodox St Pancras Grand isn’t, but with an ambience this appealing, who gives a fig? Next time I’m heading for Paris, I’ll rock up an hour early to knock back a dozen oysters first." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 6
Tracey MacLeod Independent
Reviewed on September 27, 2008
"If you were looking to kill time at the station, you'd be glad to find StPG there. But as a destination in itself? London has no shortage of great British restaurants, and while StPG might be Grand, sadly it isn't Great." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 4 Jan Moir Are You Ready to Eat Estimated score
Reviewed on September 25, 2008
"Only the dazed, confused and quite possibly lost would eat here, instead of saving their money to dine somewhere decent in Paris and beyond. And anyone arriving in the UK from Europe and having their first meal in this restaurant would only have their prejudices confirmed about British food." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 7 David Sexton This is London
Reviewed by September 10, 2008
"What it is aiming at, as even a glance at the pleasantly understated menu reveals, is thorough-going Englishness. Thus English lobster, English green salad and British charcuterie are listed, alongside slightly more cryptic formulae, such as Constance Spry salad with salad cream, and Country Captain chicken curry." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 7 Dos Hermanos Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed on September 09, 2008
"While this represents the very budget end of St Pancras Grand’s menu and the bill would certainly build up if you added sides at £3.25 a pop, the quality of what was put in front of me reassures me that it might be worth spending more money here." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 7 "Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on September 03, 2008
"The food was a bit up and down.... A fish soup was rather bland and English... Liver and bacon, however, was a triumph." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 7 Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on September 25, 2008
The result is a post-St John, Hix-like menu designed to appeal to critics, gastronomes and everyman. READ REVIEW

 

Restaurant details

Address: St Pancras Grand, St Pancras International, London, NW1 9QP

Telephone number: 020 7870 9900

Cuisine: British

• 2 AA Rosettes

Nearest station: King's Cross St Pancras

Nearest Station: King's Cross

Opening times: Daily: 7.30am-10.30pm

  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area
  • Wheelchair access

 

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