Karpo, Kings Cross St. Pancras
Named after the Greek goddess of ‘fruits of the earth’, Karpo is a restaurant, bar, bakery and meeting place. Dishes range from a combo of smoked eel and horseradish cream on home-baked bread to ozone-fresh brill with samphire or a big sirloin steak from the wood-fired oven with bone marrow and roast shallots. Crunchy pink-peppercorn meringue is there for desserts. Other features are an open kithchen, a spacious and relaxed dining area, seats at the polished concrete bar, terrific views from private meeting room and a bar in the basement with games and books.