Caravan King's Cross

4.3
1918 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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n
London
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
57 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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great place... just a lil bit noisy though!

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S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great informal dining experience, with quirky and tasty food. Good service and a great vibe about the place.

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b
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service team really good and friendly - fitted three of us in for a table booked for two without any huffing and puffing. Kitchen slow on uptake. Lunch with a new menu being released the day we were there. Took almost 50 minutes from being seated to getting our first dishes (starters). Corn bread was doughy in middle though tasty. Labhne was over worked and dry. The sea-bass ceviche was a daft price for what it is. The meatballs were ok. The halloumi was a good meaty dish. Interesting mix, but more misses than hits on the new menu.

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CM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Excellent for sharing. We tried several dishes; all equally amazing. Will definitely return.

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H
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and boujee place to go to

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Nuremberg
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed eating here! Food and service is great!

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My favourite place to go and have recommended this place to many of my friends. Will be back soon.

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening. Good choice of vegetarian options. Friendly staff. I found the booming bass out of the speakers a bit loud.

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TR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was superb but service cold and calculating. It was all about getting our food out so that we could leave in time for the next seating.

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K
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, tasty and combines old standards with modern flavours.

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LH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Busy, exciting venue with great food. Good for veggies and meat eaters alike. Highly recommend.

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JD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious food, amazing, exciting flavours. £60 for lunch for 4 with non alcoholic drinks.

Seemed a little understaffed, was tricky to get attention although when we did, all the staff were lovely.

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J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This used to be a favourite restaurant. This visit was the worst restaurant experience I have ever had. The table was not ready, the service was really terrible, nobody could be bothered, the food was very poor, thrown together and sometimes actually horrible, and the disappointment was huge. I could not recommend this restaurant to anybody. It used to be great, buzzy, and delicious, it's now expensive, unfriendly and awful. Shame!

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D
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Incredible food and atmosphere. I recommend trying the confit duck and the spiced cauliflower

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JF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Pleasant enough restaurant, industrial style however we had to ask for the music to be turned down as we were shouting at each other over the table and it was only 6pm. They did turn it down but it was still a tad on the loud side.

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b
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Cod dish was really tasty and satisfying. Followed by orange almond cake, really good. The noise level was high and difficult until peak lunchtime was over. We were greeted with 2 glasses of apple juice which we thought were a gift until a waitress came to take them back! But by then we'd already consumed half, so a difficult conversation was had. Eventually it was agreed that they would be on the house

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SW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a regular diner at Granary Square branch and have enjoyed the experience every time. It is a vast cavern of a space and noisy so wouldn’t recommend as a romantic venue but if you don’t mind the chatter of other diners I’d say definitely try

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BA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Loved the food and the atmosphere. Staff were excellent and would happily go back.

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JJ
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Caravan was an ideal place for lunch. We chose the small plates and a salad bowl and all were very tasty. I especially liked the broken lamb meatballs. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is large and the music quite loud but there is a good atmosphere. Would definitely go there again.

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RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love it here, such good food and really friendly great service.

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n
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and cocktails. really interesting flavours. great value too.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first visit to Caravan and we enjoyed every minute. Food was creative, atmosphere was buzzy and fun. Service was good, although there was a mix up with our desserts, which I felt it should have been reflected in the bill. We will definitely return, and recommend the venue to our friends

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y
London
27 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a catch-up with a group of 6 friends at Caravan. The food was yummy, but portion sizes are a bit small - definitely room for dessert! I've been here loads of times, and would definitely recommend!

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent lunch, good service and very convenient location.

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EG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super quick and attentive service. Interesting food that was really tasty. We had a number of small plates which were delicious. The beans and lentils were pretty hot and spicy, a minor criticism as quite overpowering Loved the desserts. Looking forward to going again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Winner winner chicken dinner. Love this place.

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l
London
105 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lively, busy atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff. Good range of dishes available. Would recommend ordering a selection of small plates and treating them like tapas.

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