Plum + Spilt Milk

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2316 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Simple classics, beautifully cooked in an atmosphere elegant yet relaxed

The perfect place to meet, eat, work or relax in the heart of London's King's Cross St Pancras

A menu based on seasonal British ingredients cooked simply yet creatively, with new dishes including Mey Selections' beef croquettes with horseradish mayonnaise; pan-fried fillet of pollock with smoked bacon, peas and baby gem and creamed beetroot spelt, beetroot crisps and goat's curd.

Plum + Spilt Milk keeps service turning from dawn through to midnight. Floor-to-ceiling windows and hand-blown glass light bulbs warm a restaurant and dining room in a class all of its own.
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JohnR
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful 18th birthday event for our daughter. It was a late afternoon event so the restaurant was rather quiet. Lovely food and happy staff. Thank you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had breakfast here on Sunday. It was a wonderfully relaxing place and the food was superb.

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Jem1
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

When you first enter the hotel it has a great atmosphere. Sadly the restaurant was completely empty , not sure why on a saturday night? While some of us enjoyed our main courses I couldn't help but feel it was not worth the high prices. The ruhbarb crumble was very disappointing as was the accompanying oat milk custards, a tiny portion and cold.
The staff were very friendly indeed though.
Also as its in a hotel there is a very mixed audience,. Some dining in track suit bottoms straight from their hotel rooms. So its not so chic as the decor suggests and pics on the website suggests in my opinion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Most of it was gluten free so plenty of choice. They even had desserts! Great service too. Definitely coming back!!!!

BG
BGSCLARET1982
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A London based friend recommended this restaurant to me, hailing it as the best Full English breakfast in town. He wasn’t wrong. Delicious.

JN
JuneN
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent and we liked everything, the food , service and ambience. We would definitely go again

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brianm
London
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I have been here before , and will go back again , the food and my wine choice were excellent but alas, this time the service was not as good as it could have been.

After having the bill delivered, and after waiting for quite some time, I had to go the service point to pay for our meal.

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Rosie
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This is a pleasant restaurant in the Great Northern Hotel. Waiters were very helpful and attentive. However, the food was disappointing - my starter of smoked mackerel strongly resembled the pre-packaged type found in supermarkets. A main course of gnocchi was acceptable but uninspiring but the deserts, Plum + Spilt Milk, was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

What a great place to meet friends who are travelling to Scotland.
Have had a few meals unexpected meals here .
One question, why is there only one bar open? The last time there we had to stand.

DB
DBella
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely but I would ask to be away from the speakers as it was loud. Good nice bit not great. Staff lovely and helpful.

JM
JohnM
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, lovely setting lost of space. Catered well with special dietary needs. Highly recomended

AL
ALMi
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely team, excellent service and a thoughtful birthday surprise.

GU
GUnit77
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve visited 5/6 times now and every time it’s been outstanding! Highly recommend

AK
AndyK
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Disappointing to have to ask for the lunch menu. “Sorry I’m always forgetting to give that”. Good location and nice layout for a confidential discussion. Food well presented albeit lacking seasoning.

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vipanna
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating birthday with an excellent meal fantastic service and delicious champagne. Sumptuous decor and pleasant surroundings Would definitely recommend to others and return ourselves.

NH
NorahH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience - from the staff to the food to the ambiance - literally perfect! We were with important clients of ours for lunch and they also loved it :D

LM
LaurieM
London
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent, although many empty tables. Good for us: not so good for you!

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Girlylunch
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch with a friend and we both ended up having roast beef - the beef was yummy and came with a huge Yorkshire pudding and really beautifully cooked vegetables. We were too full to have desert so opted for truffles and coffee.

A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon

E
Elly
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Beautiful restaurant. Nice food and lovely dining experience but the portions are quite small and expensive

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Carolred55
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is perfect to catch up with friends over a Saturday morning brunch

JT
vipJTl500
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The decor especially the lighting is beautiful, all the staff had a smile on their face, the menu was varied in it’s options for brunch and the food was great. Really great location as well. It wasn’t too busy but busy enough that it had a great buzz. Delicious Bloody Mary too.

JJ
vipJbJb
London
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere great food. Lovely place for a nice meal

MD
MichaelD
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service needs to be better and more polished

Had to call someone every time for attention

a bit sloppy

Ate the Beef Wellington which was very good

EB
EvgeniyaB
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service! Great food and ambiance for a meeting or a quite meal & catch-up!

LA
LAURAW
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Disappointment is the way I would describe this evening.
Our expectations were very high after the amazing Valentine's experience we had last year. Food portions seemed on the small side. Presentation was lacking. A sharing Valentine's dessert we expected a bit more than a few shortbreads and sponges chucked on a plate for a dessert.
The management expertise has changed too. Sad to say after all these years we will not be visiting again.

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Scotty
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fancied a visit just a shame I didn’t go sooner. Fabulous place, I’ll definitely be going back!!

BM
vipBasilM
Cambridge
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waitress not really interested. Poorly dressed with scruffy jeans. Did not give us the impression they they enjoyed their job. Poor experience.

LJ
LJDiner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

My American guest had the mackerel starter. It was an embarrassment. Pieces of smoked mackerel on a small mound of salad. A 5 year old could have prepared it. Maybe I missed something. The main courses were better but overpriced. I won’t be going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

It was ok. The waiter spilled water all over our table and we had to ask her to clean it up and bring us new napkins. The beef wellington was great.

MC
MarjC
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Hidden gem situated between Kings Cross and St Pancras station.
The upper lounge and main restaurant have a lovely ambiance. Shame it suffers from the same problem as other hotel restaurants being over-priced. Worth a visit if you are on a company expense account.

SF
SaraF
London
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food excellent but cold. Service excellent. Ambience good.

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vipGoldie
London
171 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

My boyfriend booked this as part of a Christmas gift to me and I’m afraid to say it was a very disappointing experience. The table we were initially sat at was a very awkward shape for 2 people to eat at, and we asked to move to a different table. After ordering a pre-dinner cocktail each and wine for the meal, we were told that ingredients for one of the cocktails was not available so another had to be chosen. The wine then appeared before the starter or either of the cocktails. We finished both our starters (my broccoli soup was very tasty) before the cocktails even arrived. After the starter plates were cleared, I explained that I had dropped the remaining piece of bread on the floor, which was greeted with a nod and it being left on the table (no offer of more bread). Mains were perfectly serviceable, without being noteworthy. We eschewed dessert, ordered the bill and then waited to pay. After 15 minutes and waving down a server, we finally paid a bill of £120+. For a restaurant that was barely a third full at 7pm on a Saturday night, this was a very disappointing evening

MT
vipMattT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The vegetarian breakfast is poor, it feels more like its the meat one with just the meat taken off, no potato, no veggie sausage or anything and why does vegetarian mean spicy beans?

It just looks like half a plate that you couldn't be bothered with

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food. Disappointing service.

SP
StewartP
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a very special birthday, staff were great. The only thing that could be better was the noise levels. It was difficult to hear each other!

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50something
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely place to meet, enjoy some great food and cocktails.
The restaurant is beautiful, comfortable with a great buzz and atmosphere.
Food is a little more traditional than some of the other restaurants locally.
The whole area around Kings Cross is such a great area to visit.

MH
MarkHabben
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I’ve rarely been more dissapointed. What has happened to our once favourite restaurant? The service was shocking, staff on their mobile phones, at no point throughout the meal were we ever asked how our food was, no one pours your wine (I don’t really care but they always used to). Crab starter was dry and the 10oz rib eye was minuscule.
I complained about my steak, nothing was done about it. I asked if Mark Sargeant was still involved with the plumb and spilt milk but the waitress just said “who”
We have eaten here a lot, usually opting for the beef wellington. I will never go back. I was genuinely shocked at how poor this once leading restaurant was. It said a lot that it was half empty on a Friday night. Never again

KG
KarenG
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious gnocchi I have ever had, and believe me, I‘ve had a few!
Impeccable service, friendly and efficient. We were so much in a hurry and the waitress was so cool about it. Really something else!

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RobertoV
London
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING, strongly recommend
Nice service, nice cocktail s and amazing dessert

MD
vipMDEUK
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Plum + Spilt Milk is a lovely restaurant carved out of the old Great Northern Hotel at King’s Cross station in London. The environment is chic, with large, comfortable seats and a high quality decor, but it still feels modern, light and contemporary.

The food was great and the service polite and efficient; perfect for a business meal or special treat!

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