Caravan King's Cross

4.3
1947 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
HOUSED WITHIN A GRADE II LISTED VICTORIAN GRAIN STORE, CARAVAN KING’S CROSS WAS THE FIRST RESTAURANT TO OPEN WITHIN THE KING’S CROSS PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT BEHIND ST PANCRAS / KING’S CROSS STATIONS. DESIGNED WITH THE BUILDING'S HISTORY IN MIND WE HAVE CREATED A SOFT INDUSTRIAL DINING ROOM, COMBINED WITH AN OPEN KITCHEN, COFFEE TAKE OUT BAR AND ON SITE COFFEE ROASTERY. OUR OUTDOOR TERRACE SITS DIRECTLY ON GRANARY SQUARE AND IS ENHANCED BY A BEAUTIFUL FOUNTAIN INSTALLATION. SERVING OUR SIGNATURE WELL TRAVELLED BREAKFAST, BRUNCH AND ALL DAY FOOD AND DRINK MENUS AND FRESHLY ROASTED COFFEE, YOU ARE WELCOME TO DINE OR DRINK WITH US ANYTIME!

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The Kings Cross branch of Aussie coffee shop and all-day restaurant is perfect for flat whites and laid-back brunches. It’s also good for groups.

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LM
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent quality of food and drinks options. Very friendly and helpful staff - even though it was quite busy

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really loved the ambience. The dishes were very tasty. This is my fourth time.

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NC
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding food and friendly service - but the acoustics are awful - so do they have to play loud music to talk over on Monday lunchtime?!

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LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food, service and the place was very nice, and the cocktails. The music was a bit to loud to be talking in normal voice. That's my only complaint

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We booked a table at 19:45, ordered food - service was slow so our food didn’t come until 20:45, not a major issue for us as we were chatting but then at 21:15 we asked for another bottle of wine to have with the remainder of our mains (we were still eating our main course) and dessert. 5 mins after bringing the bottle of wine the waitress informed us that they wanted the table back at 21:30 so we couldn’t have dessert. They didn’t tell us either at the start nor when we ordered more wine that you only have the table for 90 mins even if you book after 19:30. It was very disappointing as I used to really like this restaurant - probably a victim of it own success, now they are popular no need to have any customer service.

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d
London
23 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always love it here. Great food, great cocktails, great atmosphere. Not the cheapest, but it's worth it.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was outstanding both in choice and quality, with the friendliest staff EVER and a lovely relaxing atmosphere that really made it a extremely pleasurable dining experience.

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza was DELICIOUS - such interesting food and great vibe

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R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent, different food in a nice industrial ambience. Not sure why the greeting staff are so miserable but at least the waiting staff are really lovely. Not a place you'd call very fast service, but the food is so special it's OK really. Just don't try and be in a hurry!

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TT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff were fabulous, as was the food and coffee

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HB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had been previously for dinner and got a few things to share, but when we saw the pizzas go past to another table decided we needed to come back another time. Pizza was amaaaazing. Nice big space, good level of noise, staff were fab.

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T
London
23 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very very friendly service THANK you. and tasty pizza

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DH
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had lovely pizza -it was very good. On the whole Caravan is great only slight downside it that the space is very noisy but it's a big and busy restaurant and I'm not sure much can be done about it.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

The location is nice and the environment quite charming but the food was very bad. We got the rice and salmon bowl. Nothing much. Just plain boiled rice and plain salmon stuck in a cold plate. And this was 14 pounds excluding the service
I think it’s now becoming trendy to serve basic food and call it cool and healthy making zero effort on making it an enjoyable meal. Next time we go for Italian pizza.

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EP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was fairly average, some items were unbalanced and tasted unnecessarily spicy.
We were very squashed on a long table and the table was very wide so it was hard to talk as the restaurant was also very loud. Felt a little like we were being rushed to leave to get more customers in. Lovely interior but not the most relaxing lunch ever.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great location, especially if you can sit outside on a sunny day, away from traffic and overlooking the fountains on the square. Well designed industrial interior as well. Service was friendly and efficient. The menu had a range of options and our party choose many small plates and bowls to sample. Overall I felt there was too much going on on some of the plates and I thought many were expensive considering the key ingredients. Good place to eat for meat eaters and non nesters alike.

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t
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I think we were unlucky - they gave our table away even though we were there within 15mins and had responded to their text message immediately.

They found a table for us but it was at the back in the corner, not quite the same ambience as the rest of the room.

Food has great variety but just wasn't that tasty on the whole. I'd recommend you try it though, but go in with neutral expectations.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food as usual. Still too noisy for my liking, but each to their own.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent value for money. Good choice of interesting food, friendly service. A most enjoyable meal & experience. We’ll definitely return.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

8 of us went for a birthday and were very pleased with the service! The waitress we had was personable and friendly and made us all feel really welcome. The atmosphere at The Caravan is always great as was the food!

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CR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with innovative choices and serving sizes. The staff were lovely and helped us navigate the menu. Considering it's such a vast space, and it was a very busy Friday lunchtime, we found that the noise levels were fine and we could maintain a conversation (four of us) despite being on a shared table. We were also surprised what good value it was for the money. Definitely going back!

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k
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were amazing and really looked after us. When the pizza we ordered was too spicy for us and they made us another one straight away and took it off the bill.

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MR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Some really different dishes and I was happy to be a vegetarian for my visit and try some new things...

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and our server was awesome
Thanks for having us

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great venue, fabulous food and drinks menu, relaxed yet professional service. Only issue was noise level. I will be back and highly recommend it.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great value for an amazing atmosphere, venue and super good food. a great place to enjoy time with friends

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KO
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really delicios food. A consistent standard. Appreciated.

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n
London
52 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We would have loved to give Caravan a higher mark.
After all, the restaurant was buzzing and the service was good.
But, at the end of the day, it’s supposed to be a restaurant, so the food has to be ‘good’ at the very least.
It isn’t.
The cod dumplings weren’t a patch on any similarly priced Chinese restaurant and the dominant taste was chilli.
The croquettes were a poor imitation of what you’d get in a half decent tapas bar. They were pretty tasteless, apart from salt.
The pan fried sea bass was fine, but the ‘salad’ it sat on was so so spicy (chilli again) that it was virtually inedible.
And the nduja pizza had so little topping that it was effectively a plain pizza with a few bits on top.
It may be that the predominantly young crowd either don’t know or don’t care about the food Caravan serves.
The owners should make the dishes less complicated for the amateurs who are in the kitchen.
Or they should hire some decent chefs.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All lovely as always. One complaint however. Booked a table for 4 with only 3 of us able to go. My error however we were squeezed onto a table for 2 with an extra chair at the side. Rather pokey space and not enough table space for dishes for 3 people. Had to shuffle the food between plates just to manage to use the table.

Gorgeous good but needed a nicer table experience.

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was absolutely wonderful - vegetarian pizza. Service was very good. Though the room's a bit noisy and canteen-like in its ambience for an upmarket restaurant, otherwise I'd have given it 5 stars.

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GD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I have been before and enjoyed the experience both the food and the style and ambience

The disappointment this week was just the food - cold eggs and not cooked as requested.

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JT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Nice for breakfast. Overpriced and not that inspiring food for dinner!

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s
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit- chosen purely because of the location to Kings Cross station, so no idea what to expect, we arrived late due to traffic, but rang ahead and we were reassured it wasn't a problem, a lovely welcome from everyone, efficient friendly service, great food and delicious wine ( a bit more than we planned to spend on wine but we ordered without looking at the list so entirely our mistake) - really enjoyed our visit thankyou- none of us are local but all said we would visit again and definitely recommend it!

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All great as usual.

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NI
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is my go to place for meeting up with friends. Food is great, it's not expensive and the service is usually great! Great selection for vegetarians too!!

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FO
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ideale plek om je verblijf in Londen te starten met een stevig ontbijtje! Eurostar uit, Caravan in!

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d
London
58 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great choice of really innovative dishes. Lots of great ingredients used to make tasty food served in a cool setting with good service. Wine by the glass list isn't great but fine.

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DB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Other than when the bar staff forgot our order of Sepresso Martinis, the service and food were fantastic. We managed to make up for the missing cocktails.

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Not our type of restaurant. The food was not that good and it was crowded and noisy

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MF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lentils and cod dumpling started are a must.
Avoid the chicken salad for a main not special at all!

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