SquareMeal Review of
Booking Office Bar
St Pancras Station's imaginatively converted booking office is undoubtedly now one of Europe's more glamorous, glorified station buffets – a baronial bobby dazzler on an epic scale. With a long, handsome bar fashioned from original gothic mahogany ticket booths, this comfortable lounge is as good for people-watching as it is for drinks, so alight here for heritage cocktails that hark back to the era when St Pancras was built (the mid-1800s). Boozy first-class tickets worth purchasing include various Victorian daisies, cups, cobblers and puncheons served by the mug or bowl: we’re sweet on the gin-based Chambers Club, which comes on like a hooch-heavy, tart lemon meringue pie. Choose from more than 20 wines and bubbles by the glass, with mini Wagyu burgers, salt and pepper squid, or girolle and cheese toasties – the sort of snacks we fantasise about finding on board services from St Pancras to the Midlands.
Booking Office Bar is recommended for