Plum + Spilt Milk

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"GOOD"

7 reviews

Great Northern Hotel, Pancras Road, King’s Cross , London, N1C 4TB

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020 3388 0818

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Plum & Spilt Milk

SquareMeal Review of Plum + Spilt Milk

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"GOOD"

Referencing the carmine and white livery of the Flying Scotsman’s first-class dining carriages, Plum + Spilt Milk occupies the upper floor of the swankily refurbished Great Northern Hotel. While not blessed with the grand assets of the nearby Gilbert Scott, the dining room nonetheless oozes down-to-earth class with its brown-leather banquettes and gold-rimmed tables on gleaming parquet floors. The menu, meanwhile, is a please-all selection of modern classics overseen by chef/director Mark Sargent – albeit at whopping prices. To start, the Cornish fish soup has real depth, or you could try smoked haddock under glazed hollandaise concealing a soft-poached egg. Blushing pink lamb chops with crisp sweetbreads and courgette is a sound main course, but skip the namesake dessert for a ruinously rich chocolate mousse with cherries and honeycomb. Service veers from engaged to distant, while keenly chosen wines offer better value than a train buffet car.

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Plum + Spilt Milk Location

Great Northern Hotel, Pancras Road, King’s Cross , London N1C 4TB

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020 3388 0818

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Opening times

Mon-Sat 7am-11pm (Sat 8am- ) Sun 8am-10pm

Plum + Spilt Milk's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 8.4

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Service: 8.4

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Atmosphere: 7.9

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Value: 7.9

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 4

Bronze Reviewer
10 October 2017

Although I have only been here twice, my boss comes here often. He mainly has breakfast meetings here and I have also been lucky enough to have the breakfast here. It is slightly more formal than some of the other restaurants around Kings Cross however, it is needed so it serves a purpose. There is a great range for breakfast depending on how hungry you are but I can say that the Eggs Royale are amazing! I would love to have them again soon. As a side note, the bar downstairs at the Great Northern Hotel also makes amazing cocktails and is a great venue to meet at before a long train journey.

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 2

15 July 2015

The location proves to be a haven in the midst of a mele of bustling travellers and poisonous streets outside. The conversion is a WONDERFUL legacy and the boutique Great Northern Hotel is to be praised to the heights for its sympatico restoration. Staff are a mixed crew. What appeared to be the duty manager wandered around in drainpipes and a jacket that look like it had shrunk fatally in the wash. But our african waiter was fine. Service was variable. By 2.30pm there seemed to only one young waitress in the whole dining room and getting a bill was an irritating delay in somewhere so pretentious. The fayre was not much to my taste. The fishes were tarted up with juxtapositions. Whilst I enjoyed my crab and avocado on toast and my partner raved about the devilled kidneys, the welsh rarebit I had was both dull and too much. Booze prices are HEAVY. A lovely light room and I noted a preponderance of ladies at lunchtime - a good sign. Punching above its weight at those prices and room for improvement both in service and refined cuisine.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 3

Silver Reviewer
18 November 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us (a group of 4), and I'm surprised it hasn't been reviewed more! Upstairs from a raucous GNH bar (it was a Friday night at 7pm though), we had a drink at the small cocktail bar prior to sitting down; cocktails were popular, as was the glass of NZ sauvignon blanc I ordered. Service was a bit slow to get going, but upon ordering we received fresh roast onion bread to tide us over till the starters. The spicy lamb's kidneys on toast (which I never eat at home) were a highlight, and the 2 dressed crab plates went down well. Main courses were lamb cutlets, venison, and sea trout, plus sides of cauliflower and carrots; all very fresh, well cooked or grilled, and hot (not always the case in London!). A good choice of wines at reasonable prices, plus others at decidedly unreasonable prices. A bottle of the NZ Tinpot S/Blanc at £38 and a Merlot Embleme at £25 suited the dishes well. Jugs of tap water were freely available. With 12.5% service it came out, without pudding, at £123 a couple; perhaps a little on the rich side?

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