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Britta Jaschinski
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We can only assume that the prices charged at the St Pancras Grand are for the fabulous art deco-style interior (courtesy of Martin Brudnizki) and great views of the glass and steel roof of the train station – sadly, the food (courtesy of Searcys) doesn’t match up to the surroundings.

Perhaps, on our Sunday visit, we should have opted for the roast, as many of our fellow diners did. Instead, we chose cheese and onion soufflé – perfectly cooked, brown and crispy outside, creamy and fluffy within. We should have stopped there.

Barbecued plaice was so small that it only provided a few meagre morsels of fish, and the accompanying vegetables, though fresh, lacked flavour. A dessert of apparently own-made sherbets was awful: the three scoops of pink, purple and pale yellow ice were almost entirely flavourless, though the pink one tasted vaguely (and oddly) of orange. There is a reasonable-value set meal, but ordering à la carte came in at £40 a head (including a glass of very nice pinot) – far too much for a disappointing lunch.

Venue name: St Pancras Grand
Address: Upper Concourse
Euston Road
Cross street: St Pancras International
Opening hours: Meals served 7am-10.30pm Mon-Sat; 8am-10.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: King's Cross tube/rail
Price: Main courses £9.75-£23.50. Set meal £20 2 courses, £25 3 courses

Average User Rating

2.2 / 5

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Completely lacking in atmosphere on a saturday night as it was largely empty. Food ok but nothing exceptional particularly given the prices. That said, it is a nice looking place.

nathan hargreaves

I had a 3 hour wait for a train on Saturday morning and popped in for a breakfast. Service 5 stars. Food 5 stars. Really good on all fronts, not sure if they have had a sort out from the previous reviews.


I wish I had read Time Out review before going to this very 'Grand' restaurant the service and food were very bad.I took 14 people there for an important occasion and was very disappointed at the bad service and very poor food. None of us would go there again


Had afternoon tea here on a 241 offer and was certainly not wowed by the experience. The sandwiches and cake were nice but a touch on the dry side, refills of were chargeable which I think is incredibly cheeky - although perhaps we were treated differently as we had only paid £12.50 as opposed to the full price of £25. The staff were unfriendly, disinterested and not in the slightest bit attentive. There are far better places to go to in London for afternoon tea and sometimes it's worth paying that bit extra. Would not return to this establishment.


Poor service, over priced and average food. I wanted to take my favourite Aunt for a nice lunch before she headed off on her train. We had 1.5 hours before she had to catch her train, which I thought was plenty of time for a one course meal. We both ordered the fish cakes, we waited 45 mins for the food to arrive, having had to nag beforehand. Our one fishcake with some limp looking spinach arrived, however neither of us could see or taste any fish in our FISH CAKE! Having spend £14 on each meal, we expected a lot more, quantity and quality. The service was dull, the food was duller, we will never return.


Had lunch here after attending an event and it is totally overrated and overpriced. Food quality is very poor, lukewarm steak for my partner and lukewarm liver with very overcooked bacon for me, side orders arrived 5 minutes after main meal and only after informing staff we were still waiting for sides . Asked for a jug of water and got warm tap water, no ice in jug. Service terrible, staff are snooty and act like they are doing you a favour. They do not come to your table once your food has been served and ask if everything is ok. Came out feeling I had been ripped off, would not go there again, there are much better places to eat in London for the same price as it's not cheap.