It was my birthday, so I picked out somewhere posh for breakfast and asked Homeboy to pay. I decided upon Plum and Spilt Milk (officially spelt Plum + Spilt Milk) which is located in the heart of Kings Cross St Pancras. The restaurant is known for its brilliant British cuisine, and the menu is full of simple, classic dishes which arrive perfectly presented and expertly cooked. Situated inside the Great Northern Hotel, it’s a calm place to relax away from the hustle and bustle outside. If you’re searching for the best breakfast in Kings Cross, best restaurants in Kings Cross or places to eat near St Pancras Station do give Plum and Spilt Milk a try.
“Tranquil, first-class restaurant in the heart of King’s Cross St Pancras serving a simple British menu and brilliant breakfast all cooked to perfection,” Homegirl London
Plum and Spilt Milk Menu
The menu is the best of British and is all about seasonal and straightforward dishes cooked to perfection. It certainly is top-notch and no-nonsense grub thanks to Chef Director Mark Sargeant. Everything tasted so darn good that I’m still thinking about my food even now. It’s a great place to entertain business colleagues or for a celebratory treat. I’ll start with the breakfast menu first. If you’re starving go for the full English. Order you eggs any style which is accompanied by sausage, bacon, black pudding, tomato, mushrooms plus toast. Smaller egg dishes include Benedict, Royale or Florentine. We tried the Florentine, and it was fantastic, the hollandaise delicious and the brioche muffin was excellent. Or you can have scrambled eggs with smoked salmon or posh bacon and fried egg artisan roll. Fish fans might like the kippers or the smoked haddock kedgeree. Or you could try the Macsween’s Haggis.
Healthy options included quinoa and pumpkin seed granola and porridge with berry compote. Alternatively, you could try the low-fat morning dessert with fruit and natural yoghurt or fresh fruit with lemongrass syrup. Buckwheat crepes with coconut yoghurt, mango and agave sounded very good. We tried the crushed avocado with heritage tomatoes and chilli on granary toast plus a few sprinkles of spring onion. It was so fresh and tasty, and it did taste healthy.
Crushed Avocado with Tomatoes and Chilli
It was just as well we ate something healthy because we then decided to try the eggy brioche bread. Well, it was my birthday, after all. This was such a treat for breakfast. The brioche was covered in bananas with toasted pecans and a smothering of salted caramel sauce. Yummy.
Brioche Eggy Bread
The All-Day A La Carte menu main fish courses included Shetland mussels, Orkney scallops and Cornish mackerel. Meaty mains featured Cotswold white chicken, roasted loin of Cornish lamb, Paddock Farm Tamworth pork cutlet and loin of Balmoral Estate venison. Or you can go for prime beef – rib-eye, sirloin, fillet and they have a big beef wellington which is made for two people to share. Vegetarian options included creamed pumpkin and saffron spelt or a tart. There are four salad options, including Dorset lobster and a superfood variety. Puddings were baked Alaska (for two), iced peanut and salted caramel mousse and buttermilk pudding with blood orange and Grand Marnier. The Sunday roast offering is outstanding, so do check that out.
Plum and Spilt Milk Interiors
The restaurant is located upstairs inside the Great Northern Hotel. You’ll notice a doorway which you enter and either take the lift or walk upstairs. There is a small area where you are greeted and then to your left is the Snug Bar and straight on you’ll find the dining area. The interiors are super stylish without being over the top. A few touches to take note of are the stunning hand blown glass lamps dangling from the ceiling. You’ll see the big cluster of these in the middle of the room, which is pretty spectacular. There is a display of mirrors on one wall, which is just adorable.
The seating is very comfortable; you’ll enjoy sitting on the luxury leather banquettes which are beautifully curved. The tables are made from cracked black lava. Overall the space is elegant and sophisticated. The atmosphere is relaxed, so you can enjoy your time there while you sample the fantastic food. If you are seated by a window, you get a great view, and it seems surreal as you watch all the busy commuters rushing around outside. I loved my visit; it was the perfect place to enjoy my birthday and was a great start to the day. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. If you have a business expense account, then it’s a no-brainer. If you are staying in the hotel, you are so lucky!
Plum and Spilt Milk Information
Cuisine: British cuisine
Price: Full English breakfast £17, eggs Florentine £10, brioche egg bread £8.50, starters £8-12, fish mains £16-30, meat mains £21-31, prime beef £25.50-53.50 and puddings £8-8.75
Website: Plum and Spilt Milk
Address: Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross St Pancras Station, Pancras Road, London N1C 4TB
Near: King’s Cross St Pancras Station
Open: Check online for up to date opening times
Décor: Luxurious and stylish
Seating: Upstairs on one level
Toilets: There are only two single toilets on the restaurant level
Reservations: Yes, very advisable
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Cover picture Plum + Spilt Milk website. Thanks: To Homeboy who paid for my birthday.