Bar + Block Steakhouse, King’s Cross London

Out Of Office Magazine visited Bar + Block in King’s Cross London to sample their steaks and was blown away by the quality of the cuts of meat and customer service

Since King’s Cross’ substantial redevelopment it’s certainly not short of great places to eat and drink. Once an industrial wasteland, it’s now a  busy setting with plenty to see and do.

One of the restaurants we’d recommend is Bar + Block Steakhouse on York Way, a short walk from King’s Cross St Pancras station.

All of the beef comes from cattle reared across the Pampas in South America and is aged for a minimum of 28 days and hand-cut, which means you can have your steak the size you like it.

We opted for a 10oz sirloin and fillet, and shared the sweet potato fries with chorizo, feta and coriander (as well as the beef dripping chunky chips which come as standard!). The chimichurri sauce on the side was a good spicy accompaniment recommended by our friendly, helpful and knowledgeable waiter.

The beef was tender and cooked to perfection (rare for the fillet, medium-rare for the sirloin), and we washed it down with a full bodied bottle of Beefsteak Malbec.

Somehow we found room for dessert. We had the sticky toffee pudding and triple chocolate brownie, which were both delicious and rich. Plus a little extra treat for my guest as the waiter found out it was his birthday and had all the staff sing!

What? A lively restaurant offering a great steakhouse experience. Don’t be fooled though, they also offer up roasts with all the trimmings on Sundays, steak and eggs for breakfast and some tasty fish dishes for lunch and dinner.

Why Choose Bar + Block? If you like steak, a combination of bold flavours and great service – go here.

Cost: ££

26-30 York Way, London, N1 9AA

020 3889 8888


Review: Karpo, King’s Cross, London

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Out Of Office Magazine reviews Karpo, a delightful restaurant in the heart of a chic regenerated King’s Cross, London 

Karpo is a charming neighbourhood restaurant in King’s Cross serving modern European cuisine with a focus on seasonal food. Don’t be afraid to visit this place often, with the menu changing regularly there’s always something new to try.

It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a series of small plates, cocktails and fantastic wines all day.

What? A lovely restaurant with attentive and friendly staff, and a diverse and ever-changing daily specials board.

Why choose Karpo? It’s located in a convenient location a stones throw from King Cross St. Pancras. The atmosphere is cosy and quiet making it perfect for meetings, plus the large tables leave plenty of room for laptops, notepads and iPads, plus plenty of food and drink.

Cost: ££

23-27 Euston Road, London NW1 2SD