There are restaurants we like. And then there are restaurants that make us want to bulk order megaphones and walk the streets of London guiding unsuspecting hungry people towards some Jaffna lamb chops. Hoppers in King’s Cross is the latter. We’re big fans of their original spot in Soho and although they’ve brought their signature egg hoppers, bone marrow varuval, and lamb shank buriani with them to St Pancras Square you’ll find plenty of new things on the menu. Including the World’s Buffest Prawns, that from here on out we’ll refer to as BBQ Zeus - and yes, we will be starting a fan club entitled Crustacean Nation, thanks for asking. Outside of their excellent dosas, hoppers, and Sri Lankan bites, you’ll definitely want to get involved in the chickpea and cashew kari and realistically, as many dishes as you can fit on your table.
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Caravan King’s Cross
The Kings Cross branch of Aussie coffee shop and all-day restaurant is perfect for flat whites and laid-back brunches. It’s also good for groups.
Isla At The Standard
Isla at the Standard is an all-day restaurant on the ground floor of the Standard hotel making very standard food.
Beer + Burger
Beer and Burger at King’s Cross is a great spot for an inexpensive cheeseburger, some deep fried jalapenos and your choice of 20 beers on tap.
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Hoppers is an excellent Soho restaurant serving Sri Lankan food that will blow your mind. The waits can be lengthy, but it’s worth it.
Kolamba is a Sri Lankan restaurant in Soho that serves a mixture of deliciously spiced and so-so sharing plates.
If you live anywhere near Victoria Park, Pavilion Cafe should be a weekend staple for coffee and pancakes. It’s fantastic during the summer.
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