The Racketeer 1

105 King’s Cross Road , London, WC1X 9LR

The Racketeer London King's Cross restaurant bar

SquareMeal Review of The Racketeer

In Victorian times, gentlefolk often fell prey to pickpockets whose accomplices would distract victims by causing a racket in the street – hence the name for the latest reboot of this 1840s boozer (formerly The Carpenters Arms). Original wine-gum tone wall tiles and the well-worn Victorian gothic bar (lit by globe pendants) produce an agreeably down-at-heel Dickensian vibe. The place is now more cocktail bar than pub: somewhere to dip, not too deeply, into your own pocket for well-executed revenant rinses Boulevardier, Matador, and Army & Navy (a Beefeater gin and almond syrup Sour). Sample too the dark warmth of Black Spice, a peppery pick-me-up of Rittenhouse 100 rye whiskey and dry sherry. Charcuterie and cheese platters help alleviate hunger pangs; accompany them with draught craft ales from Siren and Purity, or punchy Spanish house red. An on-site bottle shop adds to the appeal, as does the weeny walled garden.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Kings Cross Thameslink Station 100m

King's Cross Tube Station 536m

Address

Address: 105 King’s Cross Road , London WC1X 9LR

Area: King's Cross

Opening times

Mon-Sat 4pm-1am (Fri-Sat 12N- )

Nearby Landmarks

Regent Square Park & Garden 437m

Courtyard Theatre 522m

Details

Telephone: 07921 751103

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Cuisine: Bars

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