Caravan King's Cross

4.3
2028 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Global, International
Housed within a Grade II listed Victorian Grain Store, Caravan King’s Cross was the first restaurant to open within the King’s Cross Partnership Development behind St Pancras/King’s Cross Station. Designed with the building’s history in mind we have created a soft industrial dining room, combined with an open kitchen and coffee take-out bar. Our outdoor terrace sits directly on Granary Square and is enhanced by a beautiful fountain installation. Serving our signature well-travelled breakfast, brunch, all day food and drink menus alongside freshly roasted coffee, you are welcome to dine or drink with us anytime!

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The Kings Cross branch of Aussie coffee shop and all-day restaurant is perfect for flat whites and laid-back brunches. It’s also good for groups.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Very good experience but waiting service was awful and had to stalk our waiter for service and even a desert menu - could have bought 2 more bottles of wine with more attentive service!

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KN
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Buzzing atmosphere. Great place. Lovely food. Perfect lunch.

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G
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service food is delicious but I do feel they have reduced the portion sizes somewhat as I’ve been several times. Great place to meet friends - a tad noisy though

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meal at Caravan, food is fantastic (but they’d run out of a few things including chips!)
Quite loud, but we managed to have a conversation. Service excellent.

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HS
London
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Wasn’t overall amazed by the experience if I’m honest. Half the items on the menu had run out and the only food left was all incredibly spicy. Some of the staff have a serious attitude problem. It took around 20 mins for our drinks to arrive. When we questioned this we had no apology from the waiter. Wouldn’t rush back, which is a shame.

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GG
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were all so attentive going above and beyond to keep us updated about our table. They brought out the cake we had made which was so kind and were really quick to offer more drinks. Was a really lovely celebratory meal and we felt extremely well looked after. The food was also delicious

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FR
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special thanks to Chef Charlie for his outstanding food, I had to come to the kitchen to thank him. Presentation, Taste, Texture - all 5*!

I will definitely be recommending this restaurant to anybody who will listen.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food great, but service was absolutely excellent.
Great attentiveness, fantastic recommendations and service with a smile moved the evening from being a good one to a great one. It makes a real difference. Shout out to Elena who led by example.

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NS
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The vegan breakfast with avocado spread was very tastefull.
Caravan King's Cross is a lovely location with friendly staff.
When we come back to London, we will definitely come back here!

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IR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

We booked a table, we then were told there was no table available and to get a drink, we were then told we couldn't have a drink until we had a table and waited half an hour. When we did order, one item that was ordered did not arrive and we were charged for it along with another item we had not ordered.

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RJ
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, good value, fun place to meet and eat:)

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L
London
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Brilliant dinner with great food. Drinks took a while but otherwise lovely.

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CM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great, as usual - the spiced cauliflower was perfect - but service was lacklustre. We ordered drinks at the bar, ordered them again when we sat, & then asked for them AGAIN when we started to receive our food, as we still hadn't had them & this was 30 minutes later. They were put in front of us with a small 'Apologies' but that was it. We waited to have our plates cleared for abut 20 minutes, so when we were asked if we wanted anything else, we said no - worried that it would take so long! Bit of a shame as we would have had more drinks, desserts & coffees if service had allowed it.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere but the food was disappointing and overpriced. When the waiting staff were available they were friendly and knowledgable but they seemed to be understaffed.

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MV
London
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Yes a little noisy but don’t mind that on a Friday night. I think the staff seemed a little overwhelmed, we didn’t sit at our booked table for 20mins, but the hostess was very polite and showed us to the bar where we could order a drink and wait for our table. So all round a good experience, plus the food was amazing.
Thanks Caravan.

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SP
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great night with friends relaxed atmosphere

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WW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Usually love Caravan, but this time, though I booked ahead, we struggled to be sat at a good table - and watched plenty of other walk ins sit on bigger tables with less people. We were sat on a 2 person table with 2 chairs and a small stool, then when we saw a 4 person table open up we were told it was ‘reserved for 6 people’. We sat back down, only to watch a couple and their pram who were walk ins after us sit there. Was a bit annoying because I went through the trouble of booking, but it didn’t help me at all on the day, as I was treated like we were a hassle when asked to sit at a proper table with space for 3 plates.
We then waited just under an hour to receive our drink order (45 mins went by before it was even taken) - staff seemed preoccupied and annoyed when asked something (especially the woman running the floor outside).
Slight shame as we were celebrating, but we came, ate and left when we could.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Too noisy to talk

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really buzzy place great atmosphere

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J
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and good atmosphere. There was a mix up with our drinks but the staff were very apologetic and removed them from the bill.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch meeting, fab food, great service......

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was great as it’s always been. The place however is really showing serious wear and tear- literally! The upholstery on the seating was threadbare and actually totally ripped!!! About time Caravan did a little restoration.

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I have been to Caravan many times and usually it is very reliable, but unfortunately I was disappointed on this occasion - the service was slow, the food was lukewarm, dry and didn't look particularly appetising. I don't think I will be rushing back any time soon.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Far too noisy, and poor service. Plates were cleared - no coffee, no dessert and almost impossible to find somebody to get the bill.

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BE
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Delicious food. Pathetic service. Forgot starter. Didn't bring drinks till after the food was served.

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L
London
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food here is really nice. Maybe slightly overpriced but appropriate given the location. My only gripe would be the dish I ordered was a much smaller portion than the last time I went.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Delicious food. I wanted everything on the menu! Service a little slow at times and quite a noisy venue

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Coxy and charming place . Great food and super ambiance. Loves it !

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LN
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Unusual flavours. Fresh and different.
Love it!
But PLEASE TURN DOWN the music!

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service in great location and venue in London. Unusual dishes with great flavour! Recommend the jalapeño corn bread and the London Halloumi!

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Y
London
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Need more variety of food especially chicken
Understaffed!

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DB
London
34 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely to sit outside in the sunshine

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D
London
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really delicious food. Lovely staff and service was good overall. I was disappointed that the smoothie/milk drinks weren’t available in the evening. There is no point giving a menu to someone and then not providing the goods. I’d definitely return again!

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Had a bad experience here last night - which is a shame as I've always had a good time at the Bankside Caravan.

We got there 30mins early and had a drink at the bar - 45 mins later and we were still not seated. Told our table wasn't ready despite the place being half empty and people walking in without a reservation and being seated straight away (we were 2 people so not a big group issue). Made a bit of a fuss and they seated us at one of the empty tables - however staff attitude was rude and dismissive.

After ordering the food arrived within 2 minutes and the whole experience was over within 30 mins. We sat finishing our bottle of wine when the manager came over and asked if we could move to another table as she now needed this one for someone else (again the place was half empty). We chose to leave instead - overall we were sat for less than 45 mins.

Won't be going back...

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N
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent small plates and great flavour profile for each dish!

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ST
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food is amazing and a really interesting menu. Very cool venue - tables are quite cramped though, we had floor staff leaning over our food whilst speaking to other tables.
Unfortunately the service was really sub-par, highly impersonal and took ages to get anyone’s attention in a not especially busy restaurant. Most notably when our food was brought over, the server put the plates down whilst speaking to a customer at the next table and then immediately went to their table to finish the conversation without any acknowledgement of us. No one then checked back on the food.
Would definitely visit again for the quality of food and drink regardless.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food and location. Absolutely loving it

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EF
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Non existent service.
When waiting on the next table the waiter actually prevented me from being able to reach my own food by obscuring our table for a long time
The dishes were very hit and miss.
We loved two of the small plates but everything else we hardly touched as they were poor frankly . The chopped chicken salad had hardly any chicken-it looked good on arrival but it was mostly shredded carrot (80% carrot) the tofu had a strange slimey watery consistency
When clearing the waiter never asked why we had left so much
It took a very long time to get anyones attention in order to pay the bill.

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C
London
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed it here. Very tasty food and friendly staff although very busy so did have to wait some time for service. A lively place. Suitable for groups and catch ups but not really for a first date.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Dreadful service, staff need to smile more and bring correct food

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