Plum + Spilt Milk

4.3
2385 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Simple classics, beautifully cooked in an atmosphere elegant yet relaxed

The perfect place to meet, eat, work or relax in the heart of London's King's Cross St Pancras

A menu based on seasonal British ingredients cooked simply yet creatively.

Plum + Spilt Milk keeps service turning from dawn through to midnight. Floor-to-ceiling windows and hand-blown glass light bulbs warm a restaurant and dining room in a class all of its own.

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival: Summer Set Menu

    £30.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Located on the first floor of the Great Northern Hotel, in an elegant yet cosy atmosphere. Delight in beautifully cooked, locally sourced ingredients whilst enjoying the views over King's Cross & St Pancras.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2385 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
ambience
3.6
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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paulg
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent all round dining experience from start to finish. I was very impressed. Many thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely brunch before going to a matinee at the theatre. A good range of food in the menu and a lovely ambience.

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Tamara
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food1service4ambience5

We went for lunch but they only had an all day brunch which was disappointing. The food was tasty but very small portions. Not great value. But a lovely setting.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance, good food.

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Lovely
London
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love to go to the Great Northern Hotel for cocktails first. They do the best cosmopolitan in London. Afterwards we went upstairs for dinner at Plum & Split Milk. It was our first time here and were impressed. In particular the Summer set menu is really good value for money. We also ordered from the A la Carte menu and would really recommend the Cornish Squid and Eton Mess for dessert!

Overall a lovely experience and would return.
Thank you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food for really good price. Our waitress was great and the free cocktail was a lovely added extra! Perfect location and lovely decor. Will be returning!

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TobiasP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unusual scallop starter with fennel. Lamb with caponata delicious with Pinot noir

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ClaireH
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed that the a la carte menu was not available when it is advertised on the website as available.

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Rfmh
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely. Will go back. Great service and atmosphere. Loved the food

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Goose
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice for brunch. Chilled, very attentive staff. Good location, unless anything going on outside the station.

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Craig
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely birthday dinner for my friend who even got a birthday sweet treat at the end of the meal. I enjoyed all meal courses and the wines were also very good

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NaaO
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service
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Dreamchilde
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food and very friendly ambience

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SteveK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place - and not busy so good for a breakfast meeting. A bit underwhelmed by the amount of salmon on my plate for +£14... but otherwise great experience

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PeterA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Well located and excellent spot for a business lunch/dinner

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AbbyS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was far below average, extremely poor when you consider the price. I complained about my meal, the staff didn’t care. Very disappointing

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LauraN
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience.
10/10 service, perfect food, excellent coffee and will certainly return when we come back to London 😊.

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NicholasH
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have been several time to the P&SM and this time unfortunately was disappointing. Food was good but not really good as we have come to expect from the P&SM. Potentially something to do with the England Footie match that was starting while we had the reservation. Will obviously try again as it is a great venue.

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MarilynB
Hertfordshire
21 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Staff were all really friendly and helpful. It was a lovely quiet atmosphere which is what I was looking for and will be ideal for another occasion when I'm meeting friends and we want to be able to chat.

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vipMark
London
15 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What happened to your cocktail list?

Use of iPads for menu is so impersonal and doesn't fit with rest of experience.

some of serving staff's English really isn't good enough for a restaurant of this quality

PD
PhilippaD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I go here alot and the lunchtime set menu was disappointing. Simply not enough food on the plate and I went home hungry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast. A lot of bacon on the full English!

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ANGELAG
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Lovely decor and service but food a little expensive. No lunch menu at the moment.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very disappointed that a la carte menu wasn’t available at 1pm on a Sunday. Wouldn’t have booked if we had been told this

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glendac
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

So disappointing. Chips huge and Luke warm. Steak tough. Not going to return.

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BumbleBee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love the ambiance of this space and the staff are attentive and friendly. They’ve recently updated their menu, their food is still delicious, but sadly they’ve lost many of their quintessentially British dishes which is a real shame as I have always enjoyed inviting international friends here for breakfast. This still remains a fantastic brunch spot and well worth a visit.

JD
JossD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Really disappointing experience – the service staff were nice enough but the menu options were limited, the quality of the ingredients was poor, my girlfriend ordered a crab ravioli wherein the crab had gone off. I’ve had better music than this in fairly average pubs, whilst the ambience and decor is fantastic, the quality of the food just doesn’t match up. Add to this how expensive it is, I would never come here again, nor recommend it to anyone.

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vipRusty
London
84 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely evening with a good selection of food. Sole was delicious

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vipHungryrabbit
London
471 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing crab ravioli and bisque; followed by melt in the mouth pork. Absolutely delicious and a great way to prepare for a 4 hour train journey to Edinburgh!

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RichB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible, but a little over-priced for portion size.

AM
AlenM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good staff who really tried, overall really great.

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WillH1
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, attentive and speedy service,

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SaiD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and exemplary service. I had the aubergine main which was delicious!

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BlondeAF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small portions for the price, but very classy establishment. I was still hungry after my meal and two sides to be honest. The food quality was fantastic and they brought me a birthday dessert on the house with a note from the staff which was sweet!

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AndreaD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very disappointing. Not what it used to be. Thick cut chips with the steak were soggy, poor quality bread, Eton Mess very poor - tiny portion of dry meringue pieces, bit of cream and berries.

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tryanythingonce
London
44 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at Plum and Spilt milk loved the food all beautifully served presented and cooked service very good. It was rather quiet which we enjoyed very much having found it noisy pre pandemic

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ConradH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Met for breakfast with a prospective client... it was very quiet, maybe too quiet. We both opted for the granola, which was delicious.

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MadelineM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Before Covid I dined here quite regularly and would meet with clients. Being in London with friends I decided to book a table for three. The host at the door was warm and friendly, sadly, that was not the case in the dining room. The hostess was much less cordial almost irritated by our presence.

Our request for cocktails was met with a flippant response to a request for a specific drink. When we asked for a steak to be well done it was met with "Well, that's going to take 40 minutes are you prepared to wait?" We asked why it would take such a long time her response "because it's well done." I don't think I've ever been to a restaurant that has quoted that length of time for a standard steak. When I asked about the ingredients in the Spring Seasonal Herb Salad the response was "Spring Seasonal Herbs, they change every day" After staring at her because her response was incredulous "She then responded, I'll ask the chef" The entire vibe was off. One of our cocktails was sans alcohol. It became a laugh out loud experience. Other waiting staff virtually ignored us. I watched as one wiped every other table but ours. The menu was unexciting hence the steak orders. Funnily enough the steaks came quickly.

The service here leaves a lot to be desired, it's cold, unless you look a certain way, it seems. They've certainly lost my business and the friends I attended with said that they would never patronise this restaurant again. Most other restaurants are happy for the business and it shows because you can't get a booking in them, that so much of Plum + Spilt Milk was empty says a lot.

I wonder if the owner would have been happy with the cold and flippant way that we were spoken to. It didn't encourage us to spend anymore money than necessary to get a basic meal. In fact, one of my friends started looking for bookings for another restaurant. We so many restaurants struggling through this period you would have though they could have tried harder.

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JamieD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a pleasant lunch. The service was exceptional as always, however the food was not to the standard I had previously experienced. The Lamb main was tough in places and the duck starter had gone cold by the time it had arrived. Other than that the gnocchi was very nice and the trout starter was delicious.

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vipanna
London
18 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Welcoming atmosphere friendly staff and good wine & food. I would have preferred a more varied menu my friend was disappointed with the quality of the steak. However overall it was a pleasant experience and I can’t fault the wine list.

FAQs

Plum + Spilt Milk is rated 4.3 stars by 2385 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.