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Magenta, London, England

Magenta

4.6
4.6
334 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


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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

What 334 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. CM

    CamiloM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    shellyk

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    NanduD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  4. SC

    SwissCo

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. j

    johannal

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

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

    LudovicR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Top restaurant, excellent venue for a business meal
  9. CS

    ChrisS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Magenta for the first time on a visit to London. It is an excellent restaurant which only opened in the last 18 months. The area around Kings Cross used to be quite run down but is undergoing huge regeneration and now is an up and coming place to be Our waitress, Francesca, was delightful and very attentive. She was from Calabria in Italy. After a glass of Prosecco with an amuse bouche and delicious charcoal sourdough, we had the Lobster and sea trout raviolo, blood peach, and monks beard as a starter. Delicious! This was followed by Roasted lamb Loin, crispy belly, Isle of Wight tomatoes and anchovies again outstanding. We followed this with Limoncello baba with lemon curd, chantilly & lemon verbena ice cream. Wow amazing! . We had a carafe of Rose with the main course and espresso to finish. The espresso was accompanied with a tiny coffee cornetto and bite size lemon tart. It was a really excellent meal with. first class service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great food and service. Well deserved Michelin listing. Well done.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amicable, food was delicious, the staff made great recommendations!!! Definitely will be going back
  12. TD

    TobyD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience, well worth thee money. We were sat at our table and were told all about Magenta and how they like to put a spin on some classic Italian cuisine. We were not disappointed by the suggestions made by our waiter
  13. PV

    PaulV

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Nice food, good service, high price, so limited value for money
  14. R

    Rose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, lovely staff, excellent service!!
  15. L

    markL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Needed a restaurant close to Kings Cross for a business lunch. Magenta was perfect, the staff were attentive, knowledgeable and very efficient. The food was excellent, I had the lobster and sea trout ravioli followed by roasted lamb loin - perfectly pink, great fusion of flavours. All washed down with a glass of delicious house red. Will be going back for dinner and to try some of the finer wines. Highly recommend this relatively new restaurant.
  16. TR

    TimR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This is not a cheap restaurant but we thought it good value. We booked early so it was a little lacking in atmosphere when we arrived. However this improved as the place filled up. Everything was as you would expect of a restaurant of this quality but we thought the service and attention to detail worthy of special mention.
  17. C

    Caitlin

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food & service in a beautiful setting. We were there on a Friday night at 8pm and it wasn't that busy so I hope more people discover this gem soon!
  18. BA

    BrianA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a charming place serving excellent food. The manager was very helpful and pointed us in the right direction for both food & wine choices. Not cheap but for the quality of the food well worth the £175 we spent on three courses plus a bottle of wine. If we stay in that part of London again it is somewhere I would definitely visit again. With regards to the atmosphere, it was quiet when we went in at 19:30 but was starting to get busy by the time we left around 21:00
  19. CL

    CL84

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional. Great food, service, staff, value for money. Wonderful experience end to end.
  20. M

    Molly

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Just a shame it was so quiet as the service was fabulous and food great. Would def recommend - maybe an evening reservation rather than lunch?
  21. FB

    FloorB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely place, lovely atmosphere, food really good. Great service.
  22. MG

    MisterG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful restaurant for a special occasion. The restaurant area is quirky and modern, the staff were attentive and very helpful, running through food and wine choices, if required, and the food was just stunning. Probably the best I've had anywhere. All dishes were fresh and innovative, simply taste sensations.
  23. BS

    BethS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Really quite disappointed having read the reviews. Food - looked very nice, flavours good but can’t quite put my finger on why it just didn’t live up to my expectations. Wine - we did the pairings and had to ask for our second pairing as our meals were brought out without the wine. No real description of the wines given other than “this is a gavi”. Service - very mixed. Waited 15 mins for bill so had to go up and pay - were given out last drinks for free which was a nice touch. Some waiters were forgetting names of the food, different waiter each course so no consistency. Ambience - the pink is an interesting choice. Looks all a bit naff ! Was about £200 bill for 2 people (3 x courses with pairings, 2 x cocktails)
  24. ER

    ElaineR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food -Tasted great- Looked fantastic - Will definitely go again
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Turkey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Birthday occasion
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Just overpriced and not that special, restaurant feels tacky and was semi empty (no surprise considering the prices) but there was £20 per person cancellation so once you have booked there’s basically no way out without this extortionate fee.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service and beautiful food.
  28. MR

    MatthewR

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We really liked the charming and enthusiastic staff as well as the food - inventive (and delicious) variants on classic Italian dishes. The decor inside is fantastic, the 'terrace' a little narrow with a view onto a rather charmless street but still perfectly pleasant. Provided you find the right exit, it couldn't be closer to a Tube station!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Gorgeous service, food was beautiful bu
  30. SS

    StephenS

    Hong Kong

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    3 courses menu portion look optimal for dinner - sesame ice cream is a +ve surprise - lamb loin cooked and served well
  31. SG

    StuartG

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a must go to restraunt, easy location to St Pancrass and kings Cross, dont miss it, you will regret it
  32. m

    mcoops

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I’d been Magenta previously and it was excellent, so felt confident to book this for our anniversary. Unfortunately the experience fell a long way short of my last visit. The service was incredibly slow, albeit this seemed to emanate from the kitchen rather than the serving team. In addition, the menu had changed entirely, and most of the dishes were pretty bland. To be fair they took drinks off our bill, but I won’t be going back.
  33. j

    jennie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Staff were very polite and efficient. , decor was nice enough, a little tacky perhaps and it feels churlish to complain that the air on was on too high, but it was and spoiled the ambiance a little, didn’t feel cosy at all. The food was just about okay, we all agreed our pasta dish was excellent but the other courses were pretty tasteless and I had to return my desert. Not a great experience and we won’t be going back.
  34. MD

    MarcDellow

    London

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Brilliant, haven't been to a restaurant so good for a long time. The food was fantastic and the service was better than perfect. Highly highly recommended food and service was beyond your expectations. I can see this place being awareded a Michelin star.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Good interior & food but overpriced
  36. DG

    DanielG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What an incredible surprise... I don't dine around Kings Cross very often, but found some great reviews. It's northern italian and Michelin-star quality in presentation, flavour, style. Better for 'foodies' rather than picky eaters.... there are four choices for each of of starter, primi, and main. The wine list is expectedly italian, reasonably broad, but not extensive... markups of 2.5-3x are about what you (sadly) expect in London. The dining room is actually quite attractive, the bar welcoming and a bit venetian in style, and the 'magenta' colour of chairs something I got used to in short order! Service was very friendly, but not Michelin-level in professionalism. You could dine here dressed smartly or casual without worry. Thoroughly enjoyable and will go out of my way to return.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great experience for a business dinner. Cocktails and wine lost is great and the food is tasty and very modern in presentation.
  38. JC

    JamesC

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have eaten here a few times as it is consistently excellent. But last night's visit has prompted me to write my first ever OpenTable review. We were there for my eldest daughter's 20th birthday. She likes good food, but cannot eat anything very firm due to a medical condition that affects her oesophagus (along with a lot more). For that reason I always take a blender when we eat out. Last night, I forgot the blade. When I asked if the kitchen could blend the main course, they (rather than mix everything together, which I would have done) blended each separate element - including different parts of the lamb - into a separate puree and presented it on a plate looking like a work of art. This enabled her to enjoy the fabulous flavours as much as the rest of us. Thank you.
  39. KT

    KristinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, great way to celebrate my graduation.
  40. NC

    NickC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb, a real find and so close to St. P and Kings X.

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 4.6 stars by 334 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

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
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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