Representing a golden age of travel, glamour and sophistication, dining aboard the iconic 1920s first-class Pullman train, The Golden Arrow was once about the experience as much as reaching the destination. Today, The Golden Arrow Restaurant & Bar in King’s Cross celebrates this glittering nostalgia whilst bringing it into the modern era with contemporary décor, fine cuisine and covetable cocktails.
Situated in the vibrant Pullman London St Pancras hotel, The Golden Arrow’s sleek and stylish decor is instantly striking with clean lines and luxurious fabrics. Statement lighting, quirky bowler hat lamp shades and bright pops of colour ensure this is a destination that stands out from the crowd. Slip into the soft grey leather banquettes for a leisurely meal, watch the chefs work their magic from the theatre-style kitchen or pull up a pew for post-work tipples at the polished bar. Set in the heart of King’s Cross, with both King’s Cross St Pancras and Euston stations only 3 minute walk away, it’s the perfect destination for a spot of lunch, cocktail or dinner before hoping on a train.
With a menu skillfully created by executive chef Mike Penn, the feel-good cuisine bursts with flavour and vibrant ingredients. Mike personally travels the length and breadth of the country, visiting small farms to ensure dishes are made using only the freshest British produce. Things get off to a good start with dishes such as Cornish mackerel confit with lemon sherbet dressing; Rosary goat’s cheese with caramelised figs; and Gloucestershire Old Spot ham hock and leek terrine. Dishes cooked on the Josper grill dominate the mains and include salt marsh lamb rump with mashed potato; corn-fed chicken breast with coconut, chilli and coriander sauce; 28-day aged côte de boeuf; pan-fried sea bass with leek compote; and grilled tiger prawns and Scottish scallops.
Must-try desserts include salted caramel chocolate tart and warm pecan, walnut and blueberry tart with pistachio ice cream, or delve into the cheese board served with a selection of chutneys and quince jam. Those looking for a lighter bite can choose from the bar menu filled with familiar favourites such as gourmet sandwiches, seasonal salads and soups.
The Golden Arrow is the perfect restaurant for the business executive to dine clients or the business traveller to relax and unwind after a tong day. The waiting staff are extremely attentive and made us feel very welcome. The menu has something for everyone and the Josper Grill keeps meat juicy and succulent. Having an Enomatic machine to serve fine wines is the crown jewel of the restaurant and makes this an ideal destination to wow potential customers and business partners.
Here is a selection of some of our favourite dishes on the menu.
Whiskey is the drink of choice here. An impressive display showcases a collection of over 200 rare and sought-after bottles, sure to satisfy even the most ardent connoisseur. From experts to the downright curious, The Golden Arrow regularly hosts a series of Whiskey Master Club events led by the whiskey sommelier, perfect for those looking to sample the goods of Scotland’s famous distilleries, taste the wares of the ever-growing producers of Japan, discover the rare and sought-after whiskies of France or enjoy the sweet and spicy notes of American bourbon.
With skilled mixologists at your beck-and-call to mix and muddle well-balanced concoctions, the classic cocktail list will hit the spot. Try the Cucumber Martini – a cool mix of Tanqueray gin, apple and cucumber or the Premium Caramel Mojito – a sweet blend of Ketel One vodka, Malibu, peach liqueur, strawberry purée, orange and pineapple juice.
Meanwhile grape lovers will adore The Golden Arrow’s extensive and well-sourced Vinoteca library, with an in-house sommelier on hand to perfectly pair fine wine with dishes. An impressive selection of wines are available by both the bottle and glass thanks to the restaurant’s enomatic wine dispenser. Guests can easily put credit on a Vinoteca card to give as a gift or to choose from a selection of wines throughout the meal.
The Golden Arrow Restaurant & Bar
Pullman London St Pancras, 100-110 Euston Road, London NW1 2AJ
T: 020 7666 9080