In terms of interesting retail, food and drink opportunities, Euston is the distinctly poor relation of nearby St Pancras and King’s Cross. Fuller’s open-plan pub, bar and diner The Signal Box, on the station’s mezzanine-level, helps redress the imbalance.
The decor speaks of bucolic escapes far north of Watford Junction: rustic timber cladding and shrubbery sit alongside banquette booth seating inspired by train carriages from back when a 2nd class return to the Lake District cost less than a first-class pint today. Dark Star Hophead is one of many keg and cask beers served at a snazzy L-shaped bar with high stools where Bellinis and spritzes are also just the ticket.
Bar snacks include harissa prawn brochettes or spinach samosa. All-day breakfast and classic sandwiches with chips are easy options. Mains of venison casserole, smoked haddock and salmon fishcakes with sauce gribiche and watercress salad, and a vegan green lentil curry followed by vintage ale sticky toffee pudding beat standard buffet car fare any day. It’s well worth filling up here if you have a long journey ahead – Glasgow Central is 350 hungry miles away.