Caravan King's Cross
What Insiders Are Saying
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.
Had a bad experience here last night - which is a shame as I've always had a good time at the Bankside Caravan.
We got there 30mins early and had a drink at the bar - 45 mins later and we were still not seated. Told our table wasn't ready despite the place being half empty and people walking in without a reservation and being seated straight away (we were 2 people so not a big group issue). Made a bit of a fuss and they seated us at one of the empty tables - however staff attitude was rude and dismissive.
After ordering the food arrived within 2 minutes and the whole experience was over within 30 mins. We sat finishing our bottle of wine when the manager came over and asked if we could move to another table as she now needed this one for someone else (again the place was half empty). We chose to leave instead - overall we were sat for less than 45 mins.
Won't be going back...
Really enjoyed it here. Very tasty food and friendly staff although very busy so did have to wait some time for service. A lively place. Suitable for groups and catch ups but not really for a first date.
Dreadful service, staff need to smile more and bring correct food
Fantastic food and service, always a nice spot to catch up with friends over a leisurely dinner.
I love Caravan but the acoustics are terrible. It makes the experience a bit stressful
Great staff, great food, great place to be!
Although tasty, the food arrived not cold but not hot,not even that warm. As it arrived fast I assume it was prepared and awaiting dispatch....... could have been so much better.
Enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the staff were wonderful!
Went here for breakfast- the food was great, albeit a little overpriced for what it was. The service was very poor, the waitress frowned at us while we ordered our food and really looked like she did not want to be there. We walked past her on our way out and not even a "goodbye" or "thanks" was uttered.
Delicious food, quick & friendly service, great atmosphere. One of my favourite restaurants in London.
Never lets me down for a gorgeous breakfast.
The food is delicious and staff very helpful & friendly - music nice but really loud
Very good food, friendly service, bit pricey but worth it....
Great place to meet friends lovely food good atmosphere. Have to book ahead though so need to plan your visit. Wait staff very personable however they did forget one of our plates, once we highlighted it they were very quick to put it right.
The service was good and the staff helpful, but it took a further half an hour to get a table even with a booking. The place also closes relatively early, so waiting until 9.40 for a 9pm booking had us on last drinks fairly soon.
I have nothing bad to say about our dinner experience at the Caravan.
We went on a Friday evening and they were extremely busy (make sure to make a reservarion). Regardless of that though- all the staff was friendly, attentive and very welcoming.
The food was delicious and was brought out on time with no delays and the cocktails were delicious. Some snippets pictured below.
The cherry on the icing though was that we had an ‘OpenTable’ voucher that could be used towards our meal (according to OpenTable). When presenting it to our server she brought her manager because she had never seen one. The manager who was a lovely and friendly lady said she had not seen one either so she would have to call someone higher up and asked if we could wait for a few moments while she looks into it. After 5mins she comes back saying that she cant get ahold of anyone but she will honour the voucher regardless and will take it up with opentable directly. That to me spoke millions as many would be quick to dismiss it. So if anyone from management reads this then thank you for everything- you went above and beyond.
Excellent pre-concert supper. Such a good choice of vegetarian/vegan dishes. Will definitely be back.
Really nice meal with a group. Most of us had pizza, which was delicious. Excellent and attentive staff. Good atmosphere. Only complaint was that it was quite dark where we were sat.
Consistently good. Accommodating. Delicious food as always
Go every couple of months with a friend and always find it excellent both in value and quality of food - staff always friendly and accommodating- thoroughly recommend
Only thing I'd like to mention is that the music was a bit too loud. I often had trouble hearing my friend and communicating effectively. Otherwise, everything was great.
Great atmosphere, lovely food- especially veggie options.
Very floppy pizza needed to be cooked longer. Ambience good & others foods very good
Too noisy. Unnecessarily loud music on top of
All the noise making it a stress trying to catch up.
Hard to get attention of waiting staff at brunch this morning
Great - third time for us, always delivers
It was perfect choice to take guests from Japan who were still bit tired, because it was easy to control quantity and variation. we were very satisfied.
Great vibe in this restaurant in the heat of an area that has undergone serious renovation in recent years. a menu that is very well suited to groups and sharing... Good quality food, attentive service, but a bit noisy.
Fantastic food, great service, great atmosphere. Bit too loud so conversation was tricky, and as everyone is shouting (because it's so loud!). But the quality of the food was fantastic.
This is my second time eating here and yet again the food was delicious! So much flavour. The service is great too and the general atmosphere is lovely.
I used to love this place for a quiet intimate meal with friends. Now it is a loud and manic shouty grab before table is booked. Forget Saturday night apres Paris. Go somewhere else
Average food on a busy Friday night in Kings X. One of our party was late arriving due to working on call at hospital. She felt rushed due to pressure of being told several times “we need the table back by x time”. An order of fries was also forgotten. Coal office nearby is better.
Always enjoy the food at Caravan but the noise level on this visit was just unbelievable. I am afraid it affected my enjoyment of the meal. Just TOO NOISY
Really cool vibe, we had a table for 2 on the edges of the room it was quite loud so would not recommend for someone hard of hearing but great location and super tasty pizza.
Very interesting and varied food, most of which worked. Pleasant and efficient staff particularly as it always seems to be very busy. Lighting is so poor it is virtually impossible to read the menu or the bill.
Great food and lovely staff. Pretty noisy so can be difficult to have a conversation.
I love this place. Food is always delicious and the staff is very welcoming and accommodating. Great place for lunch and dinner. Great value for good quality food, that is always well-presented.
Great atmosphere and amazingly creative and tasty small plates for lunch.
Great place for a bite to eat with relaxed and buzzy atmosphere. Service is friendly and food is delicious 😁
Great place but bad experience on this occasion. Drink orders were taken but then informed they weren't available (after a slightly longer than expected wait). Our second choice drinks were then knocked over by the waitress, right into my colleague's lap, staining her top with turmeric. Apology wasn't good enough and only the drink was struck from the bill. I have been here before and will return as the food is great and I love the atmosphere, just a series of unfortunate events on this occasion and a service that was unusually below par.
Great meeting place, lovely relaxed feel! Very good food and service.