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Central Station

3.5
3.5
11 Reviews
£25 and under
British
This bright and buzzy gay-friendly restaurant in King's Cross is loved by locals for its down-to-earth atmosphere, chilled ambience and brilliant British menu. Suitable for business dining, dates and after-work drinks-and-dancing, Central Station Bar and Restaurant is a great local pub with an Islington vibe and a killer roof terrace for summertime sessions. The first-floor restaurant is light and airy and decorated with lilac banquettes and chic dove grey and white wallpaper, and star dishes at Central Station include the salmon and smoked haddock fishcakes with mango salsa, salad and rice; the summertime tagliatelle with pinenuts, Parmesan cheese and parsley; and the lamb burger served with hand-cut chips, salad and relish.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7278 3294
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 11 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.5
3.5 based on all time ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.2Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

11 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived on the dot of 9PM, having made our booking for that time. You would think that they were doing us a favour in serving us. The food was okay, but every other aspect of being there was embarrassing. We definitely will not be going back.

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  2. TonyA

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Me and 9 other friends went to Central station on a Thursday evening and I must say we were not disappointed. Yes the decor is not the most swanky but it is a local pub and it is nice to see it has retain his identity. It is very clean and well kept and we had our own room upstairs which was great. The staff were all charming, approachable, talkative and attentive. The food was extremely affordable and delicious. The burgers were freshly made and copious. Honestly a great place for a bite to eat and we will go back no doubt in the future.

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  3. Jolanda2

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Totally empty except for us and the staff. No steak pie available. Food took ages to arrive,we only had burgers! The burger was tough and the base of the bun was hard ad difficult to cut through. Didn't eat the top. In an area full of offices and residents there wasn't a soul there to have a drink or to eat! Initially I thought we were just early, arrived at 12.00 for lunch but it took so long for the food to arrive we left at 1.45 and no one else had come in.

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  4. CanadaGoose

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2015

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    No idea why this place is even posted on Open Table. It is a completely ordinary local pub with no atmosphere and bland food -- if you can even get it: after we had placed our order and waited 20 minutes we were told two of the things we ordered (standard pub fare) were unavailable! There are only two kinds of beer on tap. Within a few blocks are many more interesting restaurants. No reason to go out of your way for this place.

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  5. petal

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I met my boyfriend for lunch here as it was close to Kings Cross station and I had to catch a train after. The food was great, obviously home made rather than just heated up - the chips were the best we'd ever tasted and the staff were lovely and really friendly. I wanted to stay all afternoon, and there's free pool! Somewhere I would go back to.

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  6. Carole28

    London

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice pub - staff were not expecting us, but the barman was very friendly and helpful. Food and wine were great, very nice place for pre-theatre dinner.

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  7. DollyDelicious

    San Francisco

    90 reviews

    3.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived at Central Station to find that it isn't a restaurant. It's a gay-friendly pub which happens to serve food. We had reserved a table but they didn't seem to know we were coming & made us up a table next to the DJ booth, and then we had to go and order at the bar. By this point we were a little sceptical about the place but the food was lovely. I had fishcakes which were delicious & served with a lovely salad, and mash, and my friends both had burgers. One was very specific as to how she wanted her bacon cooked, but they did it to perfection. No complaints at all about the food. It was fine for the 3 of us to sit and chat and catch up but I wouldn't recommend it as a classy place for a romantic meal!

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  8. Pezza

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2013

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor service and premises were very fresh and quite dated. Food was decent

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  9. Stacey

    London

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2010

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    A colleague and I visited Central Station for a business lunch. Was incredibly good value. Place was almost empty, but we didnt feel crowded or ignored by the waiter. Very good value for money and excellent service. Would definately go again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2009

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place but the food was a little disappointing at the Central Station restaurant. Would return as the service and ambience were lovely.

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Central Station is rated 3.5 stars by 11 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Central Station

37 Wharfdale Road, King's Cross, London, N1 9SD

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Barnsbury
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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