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.
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.
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.