This Northern Italian restaurant and bar takes ‘aesthetic’ to a new level.
Beware, Instagrammers of London: A new hot spot is about to take over your feeds, and for good reason. Magenta is the newest arrival in the King’s Cross dining scene, offering a Northern Italian-inspired menu, elegant cocktails, and even more elegant interiors. We don’t want to jinx it, but this one may be well on its way to rival the likes of Gloria, Circolo Popolare and Ave Mario when it comes to uber stylish Italian restaurants in London. I mean, look:
Living up to its name, the space inside the Megaro Hotel is filled with magenta furniture and accents, immediately appealing to the eye. The vivid colours complement the industrial-age structure and coal, steel, and oak-hued details of the building, and a prime view of the St Pancras Clock Tower only adds to the luxe vibe of the place. The true eye-catchers, however, are the thousands of pink and silver butterflies fluttering overhead, enchanting guests while a cinematic soundtrack immerses them in the playful atmosphere. Naturally, Magenta also has a gorgeous outdoor terrace for al fresco dining and drinking, plus private dining rooms you can rent for rather glamourous affairs.
As expected, the food is quite the show-stopper as well. Executive Head Chef Manuele Bazzoni has curated a menu of imaginative Northern Italian-inspired dishes, with highlights including their delicious charcoal flour bread, crispy cannelloni of Dorset crab, potato & truffle tortellini with mushrooms & miso broth, and fermented cauliflower steak. Elegant desserts like the pistachio cake & raspberry sorbet with mascarpone & raspberry mousse round off the meal, and go perfectly with a colourful cocktail or Italian wine selected by the in-house sommelier.
Location: 23 Euston Road, King’s Cross, St Pancras, NW1 2SD. See it on Google Maps.
Opening times: open for dinner and lunch Tuesday to Saturday from 12.30pm – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm.
More info: on their website.