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Magenta, London, England

Magenta

4.6
4.6
284 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
A relaxed Italian Inspired fine dining destination where food, wine, life is served with flying colours
Magenta is a unique, distinctive, vibrant, cosmopolitan neighbourhood dining destination.
Standing in front of Kings Cross St Pancras, the classic carved stoned entrance and tall arch windows lead into a space that defies easy description.
A large airy volume anchored by a long theatrical bar, where an intriguing mixture of furniture from various eras is juxtaposed with urban pop art. With a reputation beyond borders, this dining destination is fast becoming a must-do on the list of every food lover.
The upscale-casual interiors are taken from a colour palette inspired by coal, concrete and steel of the industrial revolution, accented by the magenta of its by-product.
The menu serves a selection of fresh, honest, simple food and drinks that look as good as it tastes, Italian in spirit, Cosmopolitan in style.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Bar Tue–Sat 12:00–22:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 3146 0222

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Manuele Bazzoni

  • Catering

    Canape menu available for functions

  • Private party facilities

    Well suited to business lunches, team dinners or private parties, the Mauve accommodates up to 12 guests seated. The set menu options, specially designed for events, revolve around our classic Italian cuisine with a focus on quality, seasonal ingredients.

  • Private party contact

    Mariam Mugambwa: 020 3096 5495

  • Area

    King's Cross

  • Cross Street

    Euston Road

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    King's Cross/St Pancras

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 284 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North London

    Italian

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  1. JL

    JennyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a celebratory lunch after our legal ceremony and the staff were so kind and helpful from the outset. We felt so spoilt and well looked after. The food was delicious and our guests really enjoyed it. Will definitely be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed eating here food was good and definitely would recommend getting a cocktail or two . (They are amazing) Staff were very attentive and gave details on what to expect from the food which was appreciated . The only thing I’d have chosen differently would be the number of courses or sides I had with the meal as left a little hungry .
  3. RT

    RichT

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magentastique - this is the second time we have been. The food is superb, excellently prepared, beautifully presented and the staff were 100% kind considerate and attentive. Would recommend to everybody. Special thanks to our server who unfortunately was on a break when we left
  4. G

    Grimfarrow

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Firstly, just want to say that the staff at Magenta were uniformly excellent in their service, attentiveness and hospitality - bravo! As for the meal...admittedly I may have chosen the wrong items on the menu as my friends' dishes were very good, but mine were just fine. Presentation and texture were all very good, but somehow it tasted slightly bland - I felt this way about both the salt baked celeriac and the flexi chocolate ganache. However, the slow cooked pig jowl and flexi chocolate ganache with honey ice cream my friend ordered were delightful. So I would still definitely recommend this place since the quality is definitely high and the service is so wonderful - and the location is important as well, as in the King's Cross area there aren't so many truly great fine dining options. Will come back!
  5. ML

    MarkL

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A very creative menu, beautifully presented. Service was excellent throughout. Wine perhaps a touch on the expensive side. Liked the hors d'oeuves beforehand and petit fours at the end - always such a lovely touch.
  6. PK

    PresiyanaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great value for money, fresh and tasty food, beautifully presented. Staff were all lovely. Had a great evening.
  7. LO

    LizO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and stylish restaurant serving delicious and "pretty" plates. Service was professional, attentive and friendly, including noting that we were celebrating a special occasion so providing a little extra treat. Hard choices for the menu as we could have devoured all of it!! And loved the charcoal bread. Lovely night had by all.
  8. MR

    MiriR

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was somewhat disapppointed. The cocktail arrived late, the food was same room temperature throughout.
  9. JS

    JimS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, perfect service and very relaxed atmosphere. Perfect place to impress for a business lunch.
  10. AD

    AleD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Italian high quality food, very nice decoration, very complete bar.
  11. SE

    SarahE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was only surpassed by the excellent service from Michael. We were made to feel very special and the whole experience was a delight. I will definitely be back. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.
  12. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food with a very high standard of craftmanship. At the level you would expect in much more expensive and exclusive restaurants. The spaghetti alla chitarra, with sea urchin, were sublime!
  13. JM

    JanetM

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening - delicious food, impeccable service.
  14. PK

    PKfoodie

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here on a whim on a Saturday evening, just because it was highly rated and nearby. We were not disappointed! The service was superb with very attentive and knowledgeable staff on service. The food was really good quality and the choice was very good too. When it comes to value, there is no doubt that this was not a cheap place to eat. I would say that the value did reflect the quality of the food and the service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Overall good. Very promising appetisers, main dishes were good without being extraordinary, yet the desserts were simply fabulous . Very kind service yet I would have however appreciated spontaneous explanations about the dishes that were being served.
  16. TM

    TomM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good food with excellent presentation - the food looked great. Service was outstanding. Friendly, efficient and helpful without being overbearing. Very good restaurant.
  17. S

    Simon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Service was awful - they kept rushing us with every course, taking the plate before we'd finished. We were only 2 people, we weren't taking our time at all, and the restaurant was only half full. It just felt rude and unnecessary
  18. PH

    PeterH

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A proper welcome into a good space (if a little unprepossessing outside--don't be put off!). Service was delightful and friendly, but a bit chaotic and a little slow. The food was very good and well presented (all 4 of us made different choices) with a good, but not too wide selection. The wine was also good, if rather expensive, but that's London dining. Would certainly return.
  19. ND

    NickD

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Still early days for this restaurant and hopefully both service and food quality will improve.
  20. DS

    DavidS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent value lunch. We will return.
  21. G

    Gannet

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Service was superb. Loved the antipasti and primi especially. Would like to come back again.
  22. B

    Bart

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    excellent meal (particularly the charcoal sourdough), great service.
  23. d

    dawnd

    Hertfordshire

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food and service. Not the cheapest but well worth the cost. We had a great evening.
  24. S

    Selective

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Really quite good food (but not outstanding) let down by conspicuously poor service. Service was not attentive - and often slow. Waiter felt the need to explain what the courses were, which was strange. I would probably head over to the other parts of King's Cross, where the competition is strong. Perhaps that was why we could get a reservation at Magenta at relatively short notice?
  25. JB

    JBG78

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've eaten here few times now and every time it's been excellent. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the cocktails are divine and food is excellent. If you're in the KX area definitely give Magenta a go, I will be going back time and again!
  26. L

    Landccope

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, lovely atmosphere, Great cocktails & attentive service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely staff, imaginative menu!
  28. AB

    AaronB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the service was excellent.
  29. DC

    DavidClews

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Outstanding Italian opposite St Pancras Michael led the under stated service very well
  30. c

    cflondon

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Nicely decorated venue. Ok food.
  31. s

    subhasp

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely place, good service nice selection of dishes. The pasta was super, the meat was very very rare , tough to chew, could have been trimmed better. It was suppose to be medium rare. Good cocktails and wine selections.
  32. S

    Steveng

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly and attentive service and interesting decor. Really good night out.
  33. LL

    LostinLondon

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The staff were great, v helpful, attentive and friendly. The food however……TINY amounts and at a considerable cost. The quality was ok but I’ve paid MUCH less and had better. It’s a shame because the staff were lovely……A review in brief would be ‘ good food but boy do you pay for it!’ Be aware
  34. B

    Benjamin

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Modern industrial vibe, which manages to make splashes of horrible magenta look really good. The food quality and chef’s inventiveness are top-notch and well worth the usual London fine dining price tag. Also worth spending a few extra minutes to explore the wine list which contains a few unusual but sumptuous options.
  35. JP

    JoeP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing, so good we have already booked to go back next week.
  36. B

    Beto

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The host accommodated our request for a quiet table without any fanfare. The mix and match course selection and related pricing is very clever and facilitates sharing. Presentation and quality of all the items ordered was excellent. The pre and post meal treats and a special touch.
  37. D

    Donna

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Really Great service. Creative menu options. Good value for the quality.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was noisy because of a bunch of young muscle men bragging and browling at another table. The waiter seemed tired of his life but service was ok. Food was good but quite expensive.
  39. JD

    JosieD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    good value for great food. And very handy for Kings Cross station just across the road.
  40. JD

    JeffD

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time at Magenya. GM Jorge selected a different wine for rash of our 8 dishes. Perfect. We will definitely return Jeff Davis Omaha

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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Magenta is rated 4.6 stars by 284 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Magenta

23 Euston Road King's Cross London, England NW1 2SD

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Euston Road

  • Area

    King's Cross

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Bar Tue–Sat 12:00–22:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    King's Cross/St Pancras

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Manuele Bazzoni

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3146 0222

  • Catering

    Canape menu available for functions

  • Private party facilities

    Well suited to business lunches, team dinners or private parties, the Mauve accommodates up to 12 guests seated. The set menu options, specially designed for events, revolve around our classic Italian cuisine with a focus on quality, seasonal ingredients.

  • Private party contact

    Mariam Mugambwa: 020 3096 5495

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