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Star of Kings

Bars and pubs, Pubs King’s Cross
4 out of 5 stars
(12user reviews)
Star of Kings pub, press 2016

Time Out says

Tucked up by the canal in King's Cross, this pub belongs to the Star family who also run the Star of Bethnal Green, the Star by Hackney Downs, Jackdaw and Star, and the more recent Leyton Star. On any given night you can find music, comedy and a pub quiz here in either their back room on the ground floor or basement. Food is currently provided by Yeah Burger.



Address: 126 York Way
N1 0AX
Transport: Tube: King's Cross
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Users say (12)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
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We hired a room here for two of our friends 40th Birthdays. It was the perfect venue as the sound system is great and we were able to DJ ourselves. Friendly staff, reasonably priced for the area - only downside was it closes at 1am which seemed a bit early for a central bar. Will definitely revisit on a Saturday day/evening to enjoy the upstairs more.   

Safari Food and Co is hosted by The Star of Kings on Sundays for a South African twist style roast. I went with my family to try the roast as I heard it was the best roast in the world. They weren't lying. The exceptionally cooked meat- a choice of beercan chicken, beef, pork or a delicious veggie option, is accompanied by fresh kale, carrots, home made yokes and cauliflower cheese. We also tried a sensational desert made by Sweet Dreams that was a healthy vegan and gluten free crumble with home made ice cream. I definitely recommend coming down to the Star of Kings on Sunday!! This pub also has beautiful and friendly staff :)


I've been to this bar three different times for Rockaoke, and each time my friends and I had a blast. The layout is pretty great in that there are two different areas, each with their own bar, which makes it pretty easy to get a drink, even when it's packed in there. The service is quick and the food and drink menu is big enough for a bar of this size; it's got a great location to boot (about 10 minutes' walk from Kings Cross station). The food is really delicious, too, though since I've been there they may have changed it.

Each time I've gone I made a booking to ensure I had a table space - I recommend doing this if you can (I'm not a fan of standing around trying to balance drinks and food in each hand while chatting and trying to avoid bumping other people).


My friend is a big burger fan and I follow yeahburger on instagram who have a kitchen at the Star of Kings so off we went on a Friday night without booking! So yes we had to stand to eat our burger but it's doesn't take anything away from my experience.

Firstly the best burger I have had at least this year, the beef was lovely and I went for the Yeah! Burger and at £8 you really can't complain. It had its own unique sauce, cheese and salad in a delightfully soft brioche style bun.

We ordered a couple of portions of fries which again were perfectly crispy and not too greasy.

The drink selection is great for a craft lager fan, the bar man was extremely helpful and offered us tastes without even asking.

The bar does offers during the week, I will be sure to return especially for another burger!

I hired the basement bar for a birthday party in October. Fantastic venue and friendly staff created a great atmosphere. All my guests loved the place. I would recommend it to anyone.

A great place to eat, hangout with friends, drink fine locally sourced beers, listen to great music and generally have a great time. The decor is also superb and feels like home.


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.

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