King’s Cross has come a long way in the last couple-three decades, from a low-rent central London district rife with prostitution and poor quality drugs to an important, vibrant cultural and transportation hub. Besides the eponymous King’s Cross station, whose fatal fire of the late 80s saw the decommissioning of London’s wooden escalators, the adjacent St Pancras International railway station has been the terminus of the Eurostar trains to France and Belgium since 2007, and the vast British Library is just next door. With all this socially-appropriate hustle and bustle going on, it’s not surprising that normal people have returned in droves, many of them looking for a King’s Cross restaurant, bar, bistro or café – many of them very much worth a visit.
You jumped on the Eurostar in France and you’re underneath the Channel when you realise that the beef tartare you had a few hours ago is long digested and no longer sustaining you or your bright business ideas. However, London is no longer the cesspool of pig’s trotters and pickled eels of old! A bustling gastronomic metropolis just minutes away now, and with the Quandoo App on your smartphone, you look up King’s Cross restaurants. Selecting Turkish cuisine from the list of restaurants in King’s Cross, boom, you’ve found a cosy place with availability at 5:30pm. With a click, you’ve booked, received your confirmation email, and now you just have to use the built in map to navigate your way to hummus heaven.