Ideally located on Caledonian Road, just a short walk from Kings Cross St Pancras Station, Rex Cross is the intimate Italian restaurant with some real personality, with the name coming from a combination of the Latin word ‘rex’ meaning king, and the English word ‘cross’. The glamorous interiors bring a combination of rich dark greens, pastel pinks and wooden accents throughout, with a collection of artwork lining the walls giving the overall look a bit of edge.,
Rex Cross takes both its food and cocktails very seriously, with one wall showcasing the vast selection of spirits available behind the bar. Start your visit with an aperitif of Aperol Spritz or some chilled prosecco, before popping open a bottle of Italian red with dinner, and rounding off with an espresso martini.
To eat, you can expect plenty of Italian favourites gracing the menu including antipasti such as bruschetta with fresh tomatoes, mains like mushroom risotto that’s deeply rich from parmesan and butter, and some much loved carbonara to satisfy your pasta cravings. For those who are after something a little more familiar, you can also choose to tuck into the likes of steak and chips or burger and chips. The desserts follow a similar theme, with classics like tiramisu and ice cream (perfect for pouring over a shot of espresso if you’re an affogato fan).
When the weather suits, there’s outside seating available to dine al fresco and soak up the sun, whilst during the winter it offers a cosy space to escape from the hustle and bustle of North London. This neighbourhood haunt lends itself as a great spot for both a casual midweek meal to catch up with friends, as well as an intimate date night location for when you want to create something special.