Head to the Booking Office at St. Pancras for extraordinary new cocktails.
There’s nothing like the hectic to-ing and fro-ing of other travellers to make one’s leisurely drink all the more relaxing. That must be why the Booking Office, the high-ceilinged, award-winning cocktail bar off the concourse of St. Pancras International, always feels like such a treat.
While commuters and Eurostar-catchers dash about outside, you can cosy down with some of the most inventive cocktails the city has to offer. (After all, there’ll always be another train a bit later.)
The venue, which is run by the crew at the adjacent (and Insta-famous) St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, has just launched its mouthwatering ‘Tails of Discovery menu – a powerful posse of 16 concoctions inspired (they say!) by ‘inspirational characters and events.’
The St. Pancras Sorbet tops clementine sorbet with champagne and vermouth, while the umami-laden Mushroom Martini uses morel stock to add a savoury oomph to a classic cocktail offering. You can find innovative takes on classic recipes, like the Koffie Negroni or the Noir Mary, or explore flavourful new inventions like the Courante Affair, featuring saffron-infused raspberries, and the Cherry Blossom Swirl, bursting with rhubarb, orange, green tea and whisky. [Try two for £25 here.]
If you end up a bit peckish, the Booking Office has got you covered on the bar snacks front – individual pizzas, scintillating salads, moreish cheeseboards and duck nuggets are a few of the irresistible small plates available to order.
Open all week long from early to late, the Booking Office is a fine place to sip something sophisticated, whether you’re stepping on a train to Paris or just catching the tube to Tooting.
Location: St. Pancras International. IT’S THE BIG TRAIN STATION YOU CAN’T MISS IT.
Opening hours: seven days a week, from 6.30am (except Sunday, from 7am) until midnight (except Thu-Sat, until 1am.)
Price: £25 for two cocktails, via Fever.