Star of Kings

Bars and pubs, Pubs King's Cross
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Star of Kings

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.


Venue name: Star of Kings
Address: 126 York Way
N1 0AX
Transport: Tube: King's Cross
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  • Stand-up Monday April 24 2017
  • Edinburgh Fringe preview Thursday May 18 2017

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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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!

Dan P

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.

Normski A

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.

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.