Star of Kings

Nightlife King's Cross
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Owned by the same team as The Star of Bethnal Green and the newer Star at Hackney Downs, this tucked away pub north of King's Cross has plenty to offer. Regularly hosting both live music and DJ nights, the venue tends to attract a fairly cool crowd, but there's more than enough room for those who just want a drink as well. Said gigs and DJ nights take place in the venue's ample basement, which can also be hired out for private parties.

Venue name: Star of Kings
Address: 126
York Way
King's Cross
N1 0AX
Transport: Tube: King's Cross
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Laura B

Was really looking forward to trying this burger. Sadly the reality did not match up. It arrived looking a bit sorry for itself. The bun was greasy and burger was just a patty in a bun with some sauce. No salad to be seen. Patty was bland and tasteless - but also incredibly salty. It appeared to have been pre-cooked and reheated upon ordering as was burnt round the edges but not warm in the centre. (the restaurant have since assured me: "The burgers are not pre-cooked but served medium rare as explained on the menu. We would be happy to cook it more if you prefer your burger well done". However I HAD ordered it well done, and it WAS well done - but still burnt outside and cold in the middle. So explain that please? My side was Yeah! fries with sauce and onions. They came out a soggy, clumped mess and again were lukewarm at best. They were clearly rehydrated potato starch and nothing like real potato. Again, they went mostly uneaten. No one asked how the food was (perhaps they are afraid of the answer?) and service was surly. "you done with these?" Charming. I would suggest you avoid paying upwards of £11 for what is far worse than a Happy Meal - which costs less than £2.50 and is much, much better quality. Certainly not worth a visit.


The venue is a long way from the tube and up a slight hill which made it a bit difficult to get to. The venue itself is quite nice but the pizza I had was stodgy and a bit ValueRange. OK ish, avoid the 241 pizza.