About Hoppers King's Cross
When the original Hoppers opened its doors in 2015, the intimate Soho site fast became one of the most popular and well-known restaurants in London. The Sri Lankan eatery’s popularity has endured, with the group opening a second site in St Christopher’s Place in 2017.
Now, a third location has been added to the mix with the introduction of Hoppers King’s Cross. Found in Pancras Square, which sits between St Pancras and Granary Square, the third London site for Hoppers is the biggest in its portfolio and is overseen by founders JKS restaurants, who are responsible for several London success stories including Brigadiers, Bubbledogs, Gymkhana and Lyle’s.
Inside, you can expect interiors which are inspired by the Sri Lankan coastal journey from the capital Colombo to the historical Dutch town Galle; think hand-woven fabric wall panels and cast-iron-framed glass lanterns. While the menu is mostly the same as at Hoppers other two venues in the capital, there are a few specials here which are exclusive to King’s Cross. Dishes you can try here that you won’t find elsewhere include black pepper curry leaf prawn skewers and Negombo crab kari, as well as quail kari and sprat and brinjal pahi.
When it comes to the bar, you can expect to sip on the likes of beers on tap alongside IPAs and pre-mixed cocktails, while those avoiding the booze can still join in the fun with non-alcoholic punches and coolers.
Hoppers King’s Cross is not a stand-alone venue though, as it’s housed in the same building as a new branch of Taiwanese steamed bun merchants Bao, another JKS investment. Bao resides on the ground floor, while Hoppers takes up residence on the first. The two restaurants share an alfresco dining space, with outdoor seating now a common feature of restaurants in the area – nearby German Gymnasium, The Lighterman and Granary Square Brasserie all boast terraces.