The Booking Office Bar and Restaurant - St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel

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1118 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Located inside the original station’s ticket hall, the Booking Office bar & restaurant is one of London’s most inspiring settings. Part of the diverse foodie neighbourhood King’s Cross has become known for; the Booking Office provides a modern British dining experience in a truly unique space.

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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.9
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4.3
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Nicole
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great evening at the Booking Office restaurant with lovely food and cocktails !

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sunday lunch it was the best ever

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Phoebedaisy
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Busy, buzzing restaurant on a Friday evening. Excellent service and very good food, wine and beer. Not cramped either with a very decent amount of room between us and nearby diners. Will definitely go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Beautiful building. Lively bar. Tables and seating can be odd. We could not fit our legs under the table, so we had drinks instead of staying for dinner. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, amazing food and drinks...and most important amazing staff

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PeterK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Stunning venue, great ambiance, good service and excellent food. Expensive but so worth it!

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FernH
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Having dined here before on a few occasions, we were looking forward to another treat.
The meal was mainly very good but the restaurant let itself down badly by serving a lukewarm savoury pie, which was returned to be reheated. Despite assurances from the staff that the pie would soon arrive, it was at least 20 minutes before, what can only be called an apology for a pie, was presented . One of the stated pie ingredients was mushrooms but there was a distinct lack of these. In the meantime, those of us who were happy with their mains, had finished eating.
In fairness, the manager did offer us puddings on the house.
Hopefully this was a one off, as we would like to come again.

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Freddie
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service somewhat inattentive. Coffee average quality and tepid. Poor value for money. Ambience good

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OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

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

EP
vipEddieP
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and especially fantastic server !

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Rsmith
London
8 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

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BigSleepyNeil
London
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.

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Freddie
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.

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MarkB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

very nice Sunday Roast, big portions and delicious.

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vipSasha
London
11 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!

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GinaW
London
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.

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Anon
London
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

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JohnH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good service - need more mushy peas :)

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ellesee
London
5 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!

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AndrewW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Amazing food. Could not fault anything.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great services. Great atmosphere. Perfect

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
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!

RD
RobinD
Glasgow
1 review
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.

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Julien
London
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.

CM
CareyM
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.

DB
DavidB
London
8 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.

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food ,definitely worth a visit,

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CarmenD
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!

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vipGeorgeK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food but slow service. Overall good experience.

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Verity
Berkshire
2 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.

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ElizabethJ
London
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

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat prior to a weekend in Paris

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vipGermanfoodie
London
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.

GF
vipGeoffreyF
Bath
10 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

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

AK
vipAlanK
New England
12 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

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BelindaS
London
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
3 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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
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.

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The Booking Office Bar and Restaurant - St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is rated 3.9 stars by 1118 OpenTable diners.

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