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At the back of Kings Place, Rotunda’s large canal-side terrace is a serene contrast to the bustling of offices above it. Vibrant blue banquettes frame a brightly lit, white-on-mahogany dining room while a steady kitchen takes full advantage of the owner’s farm and butcher in Northumberland for well-aged ribs of beef, flat-iron steaks and ‘rump caps’, served alongside confit Isle of Wight tomatoes, copper pots of béarnaise and bunches of watercress. Elsewhere, delicately crafted beef carpaccio comes with truffle for added flair. Snacks might yield spicy whitebait with lime mayo or ‘three onion’ bhajis with mango chutney, and there’s crisp-topped mac ’n’ cheese to share. Skip pedestrian puddings, pull up a canal-side deckchair and relax with a Waterside Garden Martini or a Champagne Negroni (if you’re feeling flush). Staff are friendly rather than flashy; ditto the wine list.

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Rotunda

Kings Place, 90 York Way ,London N1 9AG

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by   silver reviewer (21)

Aug 2015

Has the management or the chef changed recently? Originally we thought Rotunda was very good, but our last visit was a big disappointment. Delicious ingredients ruined by bad cooking. Is it so difficult to bake a beautiful lemon sole without drying it out and leaving is crisp and chewy? In two minds whether we'll make the trek to Rotunda again. Very sad!

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  • Food & Drink: 3
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 5

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Rotunda

Kings Place, 90 York Way ,London N1 9AG

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Mar 2012

Popped in a few times now for their Sunday Roast and i've yet to be let down. Yet to try anything else on the menu but if you're in the mood for a relaxed Sunday lunch next to a hidden gem of a canal then you'll enjoy this place. Waiters are friendly and knowledgeable, the live music sets a nice atmosphere and if the sun's out the waterside setting is lovely. Will venture their soon to see how they handle a busy Friday night but so far, so very good.

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 7

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Kings Place, 90 York Way ,London N1 9AG

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by   silver reviewer (29)

Apr 2009

Rotunda is a smart addition to the limited Kings Cross restaurant scene. Its smart design and outlook over the canal, coupled with the sleek bulk of the Kings Place arts centre make it an attractive destination. Service while we were there was excellent, very attentive and generous. Food had a British slant and seemed hearty on the menu but quite small when it arrived. My lamb was very good and a chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream to finish delicious. Food was well priced but wine seemed...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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Kings Place, 90 York Way ,London N1 9AG

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by   gold reviewer (44)

Mar 2009

Anyone who knows York Way will know that this is not the sort of neighbourhood that shouts “great eating”. However, the Rotunda is in a new building with interesting spaces and concert venues which could do something to change my perceptions. The restaurant itself is built facing the Canal which I believe is the same one which goes along the North side of Regent's Park, to Camden Lock and onwards. Given the urban setting, the view is attractive, as is the decor and design of the whole place. My wife...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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    I don’t know why, but my dining habits seem to be changing ever so rapidly at the moment. For as long as I can remember, my eating choices have always been high-end and mostly Michelin star-studded. These days however I seem to be dining with the underdogs – those restaurants you rarely hear about, tucked away in alleys, side streets or in city centre suburbs. London is still very much going through its foodie boom and I feel the capital is starting to lose some its passion and love for good, honest food.
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    Rotunda is a bar and restaurant located at King’s Place, Kings Cross, so named as it is semi-circular in its layout. Situated right on Regent’s Canal, Rotunda is perfectly situated for some waterside drinking and dining. In the summer months Rotunda’s outdoor terrace opens up with deck chairs and an outside gin bar. The BBQ is fired up for some hearty meaty cooking as well.

    Rotunda also has a private dining room where themed nights are held throughout the year. These are open to the public for bookings and I recently attended an Edouard Brun champagne dinner in the private dining room. This proved to be great...
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  • Cuisine: British
  • Area: King's Cross
  • Price: £44.00
  • Wine: £19.5
  • Champagne: £47.00
  • Private Dining: 30

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