Towards the end of the summer holidays, we spent a day in London. It was a mixed bag with strange weather and slightly (very) hyperactive children; we visited the Tower for the first time, then headed to King’s Cross for lunch. Drake and Morgan is a short walk from the tube station; bright, open and airy, arranged over two floors.
We were seated in the corner of the ground floor, by the window. On a humid day, the open kitchen on this level offered no relief, which was a little uncomfortable. On the lower ground floor, where the spectacular toilets were also situated, it was much cooler, seemingly air conditioned. We chose drinks whilst perusing the food menu, my friend and I opting for cocktails from Drake and Morgan’s extensive range.
The children’s menu appeared to be a little lacking in the vegetable department (though salad was available in place of chips), not that this bothered my two! They both chose sausages, one with mash and one with chips – it would have been nice to have the option to add a side dish of beans, peas or sweetcorn, though the boy would not have touched any of these. Their kids meals cost £7.95 for a main, dessert and choice of drink, which I think is quite good value. The adult menu has many more options though, in fact it took me a while to decide what to have! I eventually settled on crab fritters to start followed by a really beautiful coconut chicken curry while my friend chose the calimari starter with the half chicken main.
Drake and Morgan at King’s Cross is a rather trendy establishment, with great attention to detail, which is reflected in the presentation of the food. I loved the tiny saucepan that held my starter’s lemon sauce!
Our mains were filling and delicious, with plenty of flavour, and the cocktails were all refreshing.
We probably shouldn’t have had dessert on top of everything else, but it seemed rude not to. I chose the Eton Mess, which was absolutely gorgeous, probably the nicest pudding I’ve had in years.
With a candy bar, afternoon tea menu, and full English breakfasts available, Drake and Morgan offers something different to the usual London restaurants, and is situated in a nice part of town with plenty to do. Spacious and with a modern feel alongside classic attention to detail, it is the ideal place to start the day with brunch, meet friends for lunch, or splash out on a celebratory dinner. I would love to go back one day.
We were provided with complimentary meals in exchange for an honest review; all words and photographs are our own.