Before I waved Homeboy off on his Eurostar trip to Amsterdam we enjoyed breakfast at Drake and Morgan Kings Cross. This location is their flagship eatery and bar which is set over two floors with a terrace overlooking Pancras Square. If you’re looking for places to eat in Kings Cross, restaurants near Eurostar or breakfast near St Pancras International, try Drake and Morgan Kings Cross.
Drake and Morgan Kings Cross Breakfast Menu
We were at this restaurant to sample the breakfast menu which had something for everyone. If you’re after a small bite with a cup of coffee order crumpets (how very British!) with preserves, croissants, pain au chocolate or pain au raisins. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try the buttermilk blueberry pancakes with maple syrup. If you’re being really good you can order the granola with poached fruit and yoghurt.
The full English will set you up for the day which includes eggs, bacon, sausage, black pudding, baked beans, field mushroom and grilled tomato. Or create your own version from a selection of sides. For something simple order eggs any style on toast. Or perhaps you might want the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on sourdough. If you fancy a meaty mouthful it has to be the sirloin steak with eggs plus hollandaise. They also have eggs benedict, royal and Florentine. Homeboy went for the Florentine which was excellent (or eggcellent, ha, ha). The hollandaise sauce was delicious. The healthy egg option is the white omelette to which you can add ham, cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes or spinach.
I tried the breakfast bap which was so tasty that I keep thinking about it (even now). You get a soft and fluffy brioche bun which is toasted. This is filled with fried egg, bacon, avocado, pea shoots and a tangy chutney. I swapped the bacon for a field mushroom and it was the perfect vegetarian version. I could eat it every day. The other dish I was contemplating was the avocado on toasted rye with lemon, chilli and poached egg. If you want something smaller try the bacon or Cumberland sausage sandwich.
For breakfast you can also order a selection of smoothies which were very imaginative. The Three Bears included raw oats, chia and sesame seeds with banana and hazelnut milk. Super Green featured spinach, kale, banana and coconut water which is a great alternative if you’re not a fan of milk. Bright and Early is a blend of watermelon, strawberries, mango, mint and chia seeds. Or you can go for the juices which includes Radiant Roots with apple, carrot, ginger, celery and fennel. The coffee is a London Calling (sounds like a Clash record) blend which was very good. You can order everything from flat white to chai latte.
If you are visiting this restaurant for lunch (all day menu) you can order grilled dishes including lobster, tuna, seabass, chicken or various steaks. Alternatively, its posh burgers (beef, buttermilk chicken, crab or halloumi), fish and chips, lobster mac and cheese or coconut chicken curry. Veggie options are along the lines of butternut squash ravioli, aubergine lasagne or quinoa bowl salad.
Drake and Morgan Kings Cross Interiors
This restaurant is located next to the Google offices at Pancras Square which is close to St Pancras International. There are plenty of tables, chairs and sofas outside with heaters so you can dine alfresco throughout the year. Inside the space is vast and spread over two levels. The ground floor has a bar straight ahead and in the middle of the room you have a series of high tables with stool chairs. To the right is a relaxing lounge area with a rug, sofas, tables and shelving filled with ornaments, decorative objects and books. To the left are comfy banquettes seats and a display of the breakfast breads and pastries in the morning. The décor is light industrial with exposed air con pipes and concrete walls with cozy touches from the furry rugs draped over seats.
Head downstairs and you will find bar area which is called the Green Room Bar. Here you will find more seating. It’s a stylish space with some booth seating. This is a great place to catch up with friends and enjoy a cocktail or two from their extensive list.
Drake and Morgan Kings Cross Information
Cuisine: British, American and modern European classics
Price: Full English breakfast £9.95, steak and chips £14.95, eggs benedict / royal / Florentine £8.50, breakfast bap £8.95 and buttermilk blueberry pancakes £7.95
Website: Drake and Morgan Website
Address: 6 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG
Near: St Pancras International, not far from Euston if you want to walk
Open: Monday to Wednesday 7.30am-12am, Thursday to Friday 7.30am-1am, Saturday 10am-1am and Sunday 10am-6pm (kitchen closes at 10pm Monday to Saturday)
Décor: Light industrial, stylish
Seating: Outside and then two expansive levels with bar seats, tables, chairs, booths, etc
Reservations: It’s quite spacious so you will probably get a seat
Service Charge: 12.5% optional
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.