Arabica King's Cross
King’s Cross is packed full of restaurants that tend to be, well, packed out. That’s why it’s important to always have a restaurant like Arabica in your metaphorical restaurant backpocket. A Middle Eastern spot with a laidback feel, it’s perfect for kids, solo diners, or grown-ups who are just in desperate need of a baklava soft serve sandwich after work. Basically, any situation where dipping freshly baked pita bread into some hummus is going to help, Arabica has got you covered. You should also know that they have some proper knockout dishes from the charcoal grill in the open kitchen. We’re talking chicken and pistachio shish, tender lamb kofte, and herby whole fishes that should be paired with one of their crisp, zingy Portuguese wines for full factor 50 summer energy. Did we mention the baklava soft serve sandwich? Get one of those too.