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Magenta, London, England

Magenta

4.5
4.5
368 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

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve 2022

    £157.50 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in the New Year with Magenta and enjoy a 5 course dining and wine experience, curated by Executive Head Chef Manuele Bazzoni. Dine in evocative space where thousands of butterflies flutter overhead, whilst each dish is perfectly balanced to delight the senses and to take you on a journey of Italy!

What 368 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. C

    Couture38

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were meeting for dinner before he went back to France to work and wanted somewhere close to St Pancras station. We couldn't have found a more welcoming, tasteful and cool place. The service was incredible, the ambience decorative and moody, the music was lively but not too loud and the food was outstanding. As vegans we sometimes feel a bit overlooked, but definitely not here. We would visit again for sure.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We arrived to a half empty restaurant; our table wasn’t ready so we began to wait at the bar next to a coked up tourist. The slightly obnoxious house music is no doubt a draw for such types. Upon request we were shown to our table. We had been there an hour before some bread was finally brought to us. The food when it arrived was quite nice but not outstanding as it should have been for the price. If the bill had been £100 less I would give it 4 stars with a point deducted for the poor service. The place clearly fancies itself as fine dining but there is much better value and quality available in London.
  3. S

    Susans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Hostess and patron were attentive Food was on point. Really impressed with this gem of a restaurant
  4. H

    Harry

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great vibe and fantastic service at Magenta. I would certainly go back, food is good and good value for money, cocktails delicious. This is a fun place for a good night out. Staff are impeccable, well informed and charming, surroundings visually and architecturally exciting without trying too hard, excellent location opposite King's Cross Station
  5. RT

    RichT

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magenta is one of our favorite resturants. The menu is frequently changed and the chef never fails to test your taste buds. And good choice of drinks and z great bartender. Delicious evening. And excellent service and attention to detail from Michael. Welll done. No hesitation in recommending it.
  6. S

    Sarah

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you so much for a wonderful dinner. Great service and great food.
  7. ND

    NatalieD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dishes, imaginative and delicious. Nice to be able to choose any combination of dishes.
  8. v

    veran

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, attentive service
  9. A

    Alison

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab cocktails. Lovely service from Michael and his team.
  10. JM

    JoannaM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited this restaurant a couple of times now and I highly recommend it. Exceptional service and lovely food. Good selection of wine too. Although the prices might seem quite high, this restaurant serves top quality delicious dishes comparable to some fine dining places at significantly lower prices. It is certainly worth it! Beautiful deco and atmosphere. Great for a date or a spacial occasion.
  11. GA

    GaryA

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this relaxed yet sophisticated restaurant, characterized by a creative interior design and outstanding food. Our server, Jan, was really terrific and we will ask for her again the next time we visit.
  12. PT

    PatrickT

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    A bit caught of guard by the set menu only options of 45 / 55£ for 2 / 3 courses. I was allowed to order pasta for 19£ per person but then by also taking one desert I then triggered the 45£ option meaning my desert cost 26£! Fortunately I managed to negotiate this down to 15£ for the desert so all good. Still they should just do a la carte.
  13. JM

    JoannaM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful deco and ambience, lovely service. Food very creative and very well presented. There's some room for improvement in terms of taste. Very positive and enjoyable experience overall and I would certainly recommend this place, especially for a date.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was excellent on every count the food was exceptional the environment is beautiful comfortable and quiet and the service could not be faulted in any way. Lunch was £75 per head for everything (no wine) but I count this as excellent value. If you need a special meal just across from Kings Cross/St Pancras. This is a great choice. We will be back.
  15. SB

    SjaakB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprising food, friendly service, all well, recommended!
  16. G

    Gabrielle

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Unusual quirky & very tasty food ! Love it - cocktails & industrial chic space in the heart of Kingscross ! Waitresses were super - we enjoy this experience everytime !! Next time we will pop underneath to Hocus pocus the botanical cocktail bar 🌈🥂🧛🏻‍♀️
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super resto italien
  18. f

    footprint

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Expensive luke warm food
  19. MG

    ManuelG

    Leicestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, everything was amazing. Excellent service and a special thanks to the manager "Dominik", who created a wine experience with the dishes to celebrate our anniversary.
  20. AJ

    AshlyJ

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    Great service but awful food. They are trying to making to fancy but the food tasted awful. When mentioned this, they have us £7 discount to a £170 bill
  21. MH

    MatthewH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good location, convenient for national and international rail travel. Great food, attentive service, nice ambiance
  22. JD

    JamesD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Dishes are well prepared, presented and tasty. Small rich portions. Quite pricy at just under £75 per head without alcohol for 3 courses.
  23. N

    Nalisdd

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Average food. Bit expensive. Nothing interesting or pleasant about the atmosphere. Staff were ok but will certainly not go back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time and it won’t be the last. Great food a d very friendly and attentive service - well worth a visit
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and very attentive service.
  26. SG

    ShaneG

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    After reading all the reviews this place looked perfect for an anniversary date, the food was presented well and tasted ok. The service was ok. What was annoying is It was nothing special, but from reading the reviews and looking at the photos I did expect special. I had high expectations. The downward spotlights and lighting was a bit stark, the padded velvet walls, and artificial plastic wooden finish just didn’t feel in keeping with what the restaurant is attempting to achieve. The meal for two people with a bottle of champagne was £211. The whole experience was pleasant and acceptable. I cannot give a bad review.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Turned business into pleasure, as always. Always made to feel special.
  28. SJ

    SimiJohnson

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly impressed with the whole experience. For a change, our server looking after us read the short notes I added when booking the table re dietary requirements and one guest being pregnant and made a huge effort to accommodate. Lovely place, great food and service. Would recommend. Thank you.
  29. S

    Siani

    Shropshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent meal with interesting options Not cheap but we thoroughly enjoyed every course, with a dessert to die for at the end!
  30. JT

    JackieT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous cocktails to start with followed by a lovely amuse bouche and charcoal bread that was full of flavour. The wild sea bass tartare was exceptional, my pasta dish was fresh and delicate and the main of John Dory with a scallop mousse in the courgette flower was divine. Service was professional and friendly with knowledgeable wine pairings. Everything was beautifully presented. Highly recommend!
  31. a

    alex

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, excellent everything... one of the best meals I've had in a long time. The occasion was a business dinner with clients and they were also impressed. Fine dining at a very good price point. Excellent wine list too.
  32. LB

    LineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful staff, delicious food, great service.
  33. S

    Sigga

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and the food was a work of art.
  34. CM

    CamiloM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good costumer service the food was a little bit late between course but exceptional to come back
  35. s

    shellyk

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was an amazing evening. Gave our corporate meal the fun vibe I was after. Great service and excellent good. Thank you !
  36. ND

    NanduD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very different quality food. Everything from start to finish was excellent. Found bit pricey. But I recommend Magenta restaurant for different level cuisine. Thank you staff we had lovely enjoyable evening.
  37. SC

    SwissCo

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Some touches of real class and excellence in the dishes. However we found the accompanying sauces a little on the sweet side for our preferences. But others may find them more agreeable. The pappardelle and lobster ravioli were both excellent as secondi courses and the lamb as the main was superb. A good choice for a date night, some privacy with a good ambience.
  38. NL

    NicholasL

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed lunch at Magenta. The food was innovative and tasty, well accompanied by a decent house red! An oasis from the chaos of Kings-X
  39. DK

    DaveK

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, regardless of price-point and, to be honest, if they'd charged 50% more for what we'd eaten, i wouldn't have batted an eyelid. The location is very convenient, if not the most salubrious in town (the wrong side of the Euston Road from Kings Cross station) - but as soon as we walked through the door, that didn't matter. Excellent food, excellent service, quiet, and great value - i will be returning!
  40. j

    johannal

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jan our waitress was amazing and our food was gorgeous. Thank you Magenta. We will be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Magenta is rated 4.5 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Magenta

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

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Euston Road

  • Neighborhood

    King's Cross

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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