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|Address:||Great Northern Hotel, Pancras Road, King’s Cross, London N1C 4TB|
|Tel:||020 3388 0818|
|Price: £46.00||Wine: £19.00||Champagne: £45.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 7am-11pm (Sat 8am- ) Sun 8am-10pm|
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Initially I chose this restaurant for Father's Day because of its association with Mark Sargeant and I always like to try somewhere new for my husband on his special day! We arrived about half an hour earlier than my daughter and had a drink downstairs where the staff were very friendly and efficient and we were entertained by a very good pianist. The drinks were transferred to our restaurant bill and we made our way upstairs to the delightful dining room. The decor was gorgeous and the lighting was amazing. Our only complaint was that the air conditioning was a little fierce but after our cocktails this was somehow forgotten.
The menu covered all the bases and for starters two of us had the ham hock and goose liver terrine which was very tasty and well presented and my smoked haddock soufflé was absolutely sublime.
For mains we had the lamb shank hotpot – unctuous lamb in gorgeous gravy served in the ubiquitous Le Cresuet style mini casserole dish; chicken breast, spring greens, onion petals with plum & bacon jam – which was a lovely dish with plenty of flavour and texture and a perfectly cooked rib eye steak. The sides of dauphinoise potato and buttered spinach were hardly needed but all eaten because they were so delicious.
Only two deserts were ordered a bread and butter pudding and a Saint Clements tart – both of which were divine.
We had a nice Ribera Del Duero which was a good accompaniment and significantly less expensive than many other restaurants. The atmosphere was very laid back and perfect for a Sunday but we will definitely be back to try dinner service and during the week for a business lunch – in fact I have already made a reservation!