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Booking Office 1869

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£41 and over
Modern European

Opening 16th November 2021, the much-anticipated launch of Booking Office 1869 marks an exciting new addition to London's drinking and dining scene. Opening from 4pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays, days and hours will be extended later in the year as the all-day dining destination is established.

Menus have been conceived under the culinary direction of Patrick Powell with a complementary cocktail offering conceptualised by Bar Manager Jack Porter. A reimagining of the station's original, 19th century ticket hall, celebrated French designer Hugo Toro has created a Victorian-style Winter Garden, showcasing a visual dialogue with the space's extraordinary heritage.

With St Pancras International Station serving as a passport between London and the rest of Europe, the newly redesigned Booking Office 1869 fully embraces the characteristics of its location through Hugo's reinvigoration of the space, alongside the sophisticated yet understated food and cocktail menus.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Contemporary British, Dining Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Tue, Wed 16:00–00:00
    Thu–Sat 16:00–01:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 17:00–22:15

  • Phone number

    020 7841 3566

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    King's Cross

  • Cross Street

    St. Pancras International Station

  • Parking Details

    For the comfort and safety of our guests and associates, we are currently only offering self-parking services. We have limited parking available on the hotel forecourt, please contact our team for on-site parking availability. Our recommended parking facility is a 5-minute walk from the hotel within St. Pancras Station. stpancras.com/parking

  • Public Transit

    <br />Bus Station:<br /><br />Victoria Bus Station - 3.9 km<br /><br />Subway Station<br /><br />Kings Cross St Pancras - 0.2 km<br /><br />Train Station:<br /><br />Euston - 0.8 km, Kings Cross St Pancras - 0.2 km

  • Entertainment

    Especially for your entertainment we have live music on Thursday and Friday evenings from 9pm till 11pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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The reviews below were submitted before 14 September 2021, when this restaurant changed its chef. New reviews coming soon.

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Starters and mains were gorgeous, pudding was disappointing. Waiter and his knowledge was brilliant.

  2. EP

    EddieP

    Toronto

    27 reviews

    vip

    27 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and especially fantastic server !

  3. R

    Rsmith

    London

    9 reviews

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good service, menu choice is good and the ambience was just right. The short rib burgers were very tasty

  4. BS

    BigSleepyNeil

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Booked online, 1 day before was phoned and reconfirmed my booking, 45 minutes before my booking was informed the restaurant had cancelled my booking for no reason. Immediately phone the restaurant and reconfirmed/rebooked. Arrived at the restaurant and told that my booking had been cancelled. utterly hopeless. Did get a table, in the end, regretted it but the food was overpriced and disappointing.

  5. F

    Freddie

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We had a booking. It took some time to get attention. Service slow, no avocados and poached eggs available. Kedgeree very good. Very annoying habit of ringing you up to confirm booking. Why do restaurants do this? You have made the booking for a purpose.

  6. MB

    MarkB

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    very nice Sunday Roast, big portions and delicious.

  7. S

    Sasha

    London

    13 reviews

    vip

    13 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Good deal for the 2 course Sunday meal with a Sunday roast as the main course! The food was tasty and portions were generous! The venue looks a bit old fashioned and dark and lacks atmosphere... needs a modern revamp!

  8. GW

    GinaW

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    I arrived on Friday evening at 6:30 with 4 friends. Ordered our meal at 7:00. Starters arrived at 8:00, after we complained. Main course arrived at 9:00 with 2 of the 5 dishes cold. We complained to the Manager, only to be offered some chips. Shocking service and food.

  9. A

    Anon

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2020

    overall3food5service4ambience5

    Food and service was excellent. The only criticism is really that some of the tables are fundamentally flawed. Some of the square tables are too low to even sit underneath them. Me and my party couldn’t slide under the table (and I definitely am small siZed). I ate uncomfortably with my chest 350mm away from the table edge and had a aching back. Please change some of the tables and make sure customers can actually sit at the tables properly. Surely someone has reported this before me

  10. JH

    JohnH

    London

    4 reviews

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Very good service - need more mushy peas :)

  11. e

    ellesee

    London

    6 reviews

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The meal itself was perfectly okay but nothing to write home about. However, the restaurant itself was very conveniently situated and in a beautiful building. We could not fault the staff, all of whom were exceedingly helpful, polite and professional. Service was prompt but not rushed. All in all, a very pleasant place to eat, especially in a station!

  12. AW

    AndrewW

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Amazing food. Could not fault anything.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Great services. Great atmosphere. Perfect

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went there to surprise my woman for San Valentine. Got served by Lee. Amazing service from her and an Italian guy with long hair. Be back again soon!

  15. RD

    RobinD

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    The extremely load music spoiled our meal completely. What was a tolerable volume increased over the next two hours. We left after our main courses.

  16. J

    Julien

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2020

    overall3food1service2ambience4

    We had to wait much time to order, get starters, our wine and finally our mains: the only thing that came fast was the bill. Half our food was too salty (mussels) and the rest was acceptable albeit expensive.

  17. CM

    CareyM

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    No. The food is very expensive and not very special. The soup was a miniscule amount and not that hot. The bread roll was almost stale and could have been warmed but wasn't. The baby octopus was not crispy and the taramasalata was just salty, no flavour. My partner was not that impressed with her short rib croquette either. On the plus side, the service was friendly. It was drafty in there, but then it is a restored ticket hall with very high ceilings, so I suppose I should expect that.

  18. DB

    DavidB

    London

    10 reviews

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    I was there at lunchtime. My own food was good but my guest's was very pedestrian - in fact, pedestrian is the word I would use about the menu. The service though was excellent. Wine was good too. I think the venue is an acquired taste - the Victorian architecture and the high ceilings are lovely but I am not sure if they make a good place to eat. My feeling is that the Booking Office is very expensive for what is a mixed bag.

  19. TS

    ThomasS

    Manchester

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food ,definitely worth a visit,

  20. CD

    CarmenD

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is among my top favourite places in London and this time I've chosen it for my birthday. Great choice as always, amazing service offered my Emmanuelle and an amazing chocolate cake which came complimentary for this occasion. Loved it this time as well!

  21. GK

    GeorgeK

    London

    8 reviews

    vip

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food (steak and chips) and service, highly recommended.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great food but slow service. Overall good experience.

  23. V

    Verity

    Berkshire

    8 reviews

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice hotel bar atmosphere. The cappuccino is a must, small little chocolate disc on top, beautifully frothed milk and delicate shortbread to go with it.

  24. EJ

    ElizabethJ

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Just disappointed in lack of food provision - not as stated on menu - vegetarian roast was a veg pie & didn’t provide the mashed potatoes or cranberry jelly - had to ask for horseradish for roast beef !! All left us feeling slightly disappointed with the visit - will not be rushing back anytime soon

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    vip

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great evening out, no complaints whatsoever! Just make sure you have a earlier table as there was a very limited menu for us to choose from. The waiter had to take our order twice due to a lot of our original requests not being available any longer!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat prior to a weekend in Paris

  27. G

    Germanfoodie

    London

    48 reviews

    vip

    48 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a beautiful setting for a catch up with old colleagues. One of our party was arriving from the Eurostar so the location was ideal! Martinis seem to have become a sine qua non of our meetings, and The Booking Office did not disappoint. The service was charming and efficient. One of our party had the burger, which was declared delicious and two opted for the vegetarian and vegan options, of which the roasted cauliflower was beautifully presented, with great flavour and texture. it is not cheap, but then, neither are we! An architecturally impressive space for a memorable evening.

  28. T

    Tigger

    Bath

    16 reviews

    vip

    16 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2020

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    The fish for the Fish and Chips was dry and over cooked. The Risotto was cold.

  29. AK

    AlanK

    New England

    13 reviews

    13 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Very slow service Food slow to come to table Fish of the day very overcooked with strange accompaniment

  30. BS

    BelindaS

    London

    3 reviews

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal and special effort made when it was realised that it was birthday celebration for 2 of our group (complimentary happy birthday desserts with candles). Bit pricey but expected for that location and setting. Thank you Booking Office!

  31. W

    Woody

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Delicious food in a relaxed environment. We both ordered steak medium rare-1 sirloin 1 ribeye-both were cooked over-medium well but as service was slow we didn’t have time to send back (took 1hour between sitting and main course arriving-be aware if you are catching a train) Very good quality meat so still very tender despite overcooking Unfortunately didn’t have time for desert/coffee as didn’t have sufficient-took 2 hours for 2 courses However this wouldn’t put be off going back in another occasion

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Food was indifferent and tables so low that it is impossible to get one’s knees underneath.

  33. l

    letseat

    London

    23 reviews

    23 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Absolutely gorgeous place. Great wine list, great service. One of my favourite places.

  34. S

    Stepper

    London

    5 reviews

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great food and ambience at the Booking Office. Live singer was good and not too loud either so you could still chat comfortably. The menu has been recently revised and probably not as good a choice as before especially for dessert. Quality of food though was very nice.

  35. SH

    SteveH

    London

    7 reviews

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as always. Love this building.

  36. M

    Mogman

    London

    175 reviews

    vip

    175 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great venue and service

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    vip

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2020

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    This restaurant has nice ambience but is NOT suitable for vegetarians at all. They have ONE dish on the menu for each course that is vegetarian and they refuse to make anything else when asked.

  38. L

    Londonrusguide

    London

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We found a long hair in the food, very disgusting! no one offered a compensation, just apologies. Never be back again.

  39. RB

    RachelB

    Stuttgart Area

    7 reviews

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2020

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    You can't fault the service and ambiance of The Booking Office. It is beautiful there. But they could try a bit better with their food. For what you pay, it's pretty disappointing. The Shaved Porchetta is basically unappetizing lunch meat. The whole table tried it, and none of us liked it. Really, I can't imagine why someone though the Shaved Porchetta was a good idea- it is truly awful. The crab cake is a substantial dish but isn't anything special. Two members of our party ordered the Scallop Ceviche- someone should let the chef know what ceviche is because what they were served was NOT ceviche. A lovely, if incredibly small, scallop dish, but not ceviche. The Tuna Tartare was nice, and the oysters we ordered were lovely. We all also enjoyed our cocktails- Espresso Midnight is particularly good. Our server was so polite and helpful. He even removed the Shaved Porchetta from our bill. I would perhaps come back for one drink or two, but I don't recommend eating a meal here.

  40. SD

    SianD

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    The service and welcome was poor - the venue was not very busy but there seemed to be a reluctance to take us to our table and serve us I think because they were completing breakfast. However the place was very quiet and service was slow

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Google Map for Booking Office 1869

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Euston Road London, NW1 2AR

  • Cross Street

    St. Pancras International Station

  • Area

    King's Cross

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Tue, Wed 16:00–00:00
    Thu–Sat 16:00–01:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 17:00–22:15

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Contemporary British, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    For the comfort and safety of our guests and associates, we are currently only offering self-parking services. We have limited parking available on the hotel forecourt, please contact our team for on-site parking availability. Our recommended parking facility is a 5-minute walk from the hotel within St. Pancras Station. stpancras.com/parking

  • Public Transit

    <br />Bus Station:<br /><br />Victoria Bus Station - 3.9 km<br /><br />Subway Station<br /><br />Kings Cross St Pancras - 0.2 km<br /><br />Train Station:<br /><br />Euston - 0.8 km, Kings Cross St Pancras - 0.2 km

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Especially for your entertainment we have live music on Thursday and Friday evenings from 9pm till 11pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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