Kings Cross may not be the swinging hotspot it once was – years of gentrification and the growth of the station have put paid to the *ahem* charms of the past – but that isn’t to say that there aren’t a few gems left in the area. Megaro Bar on Euston Road harks back to those days: they’re part film set, part bordello, full cocktail bar, and they are fast growing a reputation around London for superlative mixed drinks, a sophisticated ambience and a secluded environment to wile a night away.
Heard such good things about this place and the cocktails, but was very disappointed with the outcome of our evening. Order a couple of drinks but was then told there was no more of the ingredient to make the drink.
Kings Cross was once the byword for down-at-heel glamour, a devil-may-care attitude, come-what-may drinking and other three-word-combinations in central London, but the steady expansion of the train station and the general “think of the children”-ness of the public have lead to a significant change in recent years atmosphere along Euston Road. Flying the flag for the old days is Megaro Bar, a cocktail bar snuggled beneath the Hotel Megaro on the corner of Belgrave Street.
Their decor is suitably dark and decadent, with cineaste stylings and a preponderance of velvet, as well as corners in which you and your new found friends can find each other. Their cocktail list aids the process, with film-themed versions of high-proof favourites, so you can test the Megaro Bar staff on their knowledge of the finer points of Tom Cruise’s performance in Cocktail. Book ahead for to ensure a seat on Euston Road, at the top table of Kings Cross in London.