Anthracite

4.6
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22 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
A brand new martini lounge has opened in the heart of King's Cross. Anthracite is a stylish cocktail bar on the first floor of Great Northern Hotel, offering a range of perfectly stirred martinis using an extensive and carefully curated selection of vodka, gin and vermouth. The drinks menu features creative Anthracite twists on martinis, alongside classic martinis, plus a selection of timeless and more unusual cocktails.

To eat, choose from luxe options prepared by adjoining restaurant Plum + Spilt Milk, including sustainable caviar blinis with creme fraiche, duck bonbons with Korean BBQ sauce, and Dorset crab & saffron arancini with basil mayonnaise.
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails, friendly barmen. Didn’t eat food but imagine it would be good. Hidden gem!

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AliK
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not much a variety on the cocktails despite being a cocktail bar.
The lighting was very dark.

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fairygemsy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I spend my life searching for places that can make the perfect gin martini. This place knocked it out of the ball park!

It was also quiet enough to hear conversation and chilled enough to feel relaxed. Lovely!

LJ
LisJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just met with friends for a drink and nibbles, not a meal. Quiet and easy to talk. Comfortable. Good service.

JP
JonathanP
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing cocktail list, great ambience, excellent service

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Re5tricted
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The drinks may be a little pricey, but you can take your time to enjoy them in the relaxing atmosphere of Anthracite.

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Simon
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to stop for a good cocktail. Relaxed atmosphere. Great service.

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AbelT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and service.. Love it

The seats, level of service and atmosphere is great

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QuickPreDinnerDrink
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, drinks and atmosphere. Our server gave great recommendations on the cocktail menu. Would recommend and return!

LC
LouiseC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a social event at anthracite bar on Friday 16th August and was absolutely delighted with the whole experience. The venue was wonderful including decor and ambience and the service by staff was excellent ; they were highly attentive, polite and knowledgable as well as friendly and approachable. As well as it being a work social night out, it also happened to be my birthday- staff were amazing to acknowledge this and made it even more special by offering chocolates plated with a birthday message.

I can't recommend it highly enough and would like to express my thanks to all staff involved in making our night so great!

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Pen36
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Very rude hostess, not a place I’d choose to spend my hard earned cash. I’m sure there are better, less pretentious places in the area.

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PKel
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service, great atmosphere, quality drinks! Good place to avoid the usual crowds and queueing

AM
AnnaM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly quiet on a Wednesday night, very good service, and light and airy feel due to large windows. Pretty comprehensive wine list, only snacks eaten but good quality. Very quiet and great for a catch up with friends when you don't want to stand and shout at each other.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service a bit slow

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Avis
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff, good choice of cocktails.
Bar snacks OK

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guv1972
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed cocktail bar with great service (Thanks Manuela!) and amazing Martinis.

JB
JonathanB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5food1service4ambience5

Excellent and atmospheric. Only one problem - too dark to read the menu!

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Blah
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had come to meet friends for cocktails who had arrived on the train from Yorkshire. Cocktails were fantastic and the ambiance amazing.

BJ
BJbuyer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Early in Anthracite's career and so the bar was quite quiet on a Sunday early evening. Cocktails were excellent as was the service. The vibe will crank up as more people get to know about Anthracite. We enjoyed the environment and will return.

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VanessaR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience5

One round of cocktails was made with the wrong spirit (tequila instead of vodka)... the Barman refused to accept the fact (without tasting the drink)... quite a heated exchange to get the drinks remade. Not ideal when you are paying a premium for the drink.

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nkim
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went there few days ago and was pleasantly surprised with this hidden gem.
It was just a bit difficult to find the hotel entrance but overall, i loved the martinis and will be going back there soon.

EM
vipEmmaM
Bedfordshire
83 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Cracking cocktails and very good martini menu.

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Anthracite is rated 4.6 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

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