SquareMeal Review of
Following a residency at Angela Hartnett’s Merchants Tavern, Paul Noble, Patrick Clayton-Malone and Dominic Lake have opened this classy King’s Cross record store, listening lounge and café-bar. Spiritland’s breathtakingly brilliant analogue sound system is manna to music lovers appreciative of all genres – especially with its decks operated by the likes of Severino, Andy Weatherall, Patrick Forge, Ian Dewhirst and Jarvis Cocker. Drinks also cover most bases. Choose from three dozen wines from £25, various local and imported craft beers (with Thornbridge Chiron on tap) and £10 cocktails including Sakamoto Sorbet (Brooklyn Gin, limoncello, basil and Belsazar white vermouth) and Deez Nuts (Ron Abuelo 7 rum, smoked rosemary, toasted pecan and bitter chocolate). Sustenance starts with morning coffee and pastries or NYC-London brunch staples, followed by an all-day menu that typically offers chicken soup with matzo balls, salt beef or pesto Caprese sandwich, aubergine Parmigiana, a daily pasta dish and salads.