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Bar and Block Kings Cross

Kings Cross has had a facelift over the last few years. The area looks so much more upmarket and has seen a number of great restaurants open. In December 2016 the Kings Cross branch of Bar and Block officially opened their doors to meat loving foodies. There are various cuts on offer including fillet, ribeye, sirloin and on the butchers block you will find their cut of the day where you can try something a little different.  The steaks are from British breeds of cattle reared across the Pampas in South America. Steaks are hand-cut on site from beef that has been dry aged for a minimum of 28 days.  You can have your steak as big as you want, you simply need to ask.  They start at 8oz and a steak this size I was told when combined with a house salad weighed in at just 600 kcal!  The classic cuts are served with your choice of house salad or beef dripping triple cooked chunky chips.
This trendy steak restaurant does also have vegetarian options on offer should you prefer including Tandoori Cauliflower Salad, a selection of items in the grazing plate section of the menu and also a Halloumi and Courgette Burger which sounds really tasty.  There is also a great range of desserts that are suitable which all sound yummy.  I was told that they will also try to cater for vegans where they can.
The aim is to provide high quality steaks at affordable prices and they really do achieve this.  The restaurant decor is modern and the seating is comfortable.  They even have  a chefs table near the kitchen.  At the front was a bar area and in the back was the restaurant.  It is clearly popular with local workers and residents as we saw a variety of clientele there during the course of the evening from families, to groups of friends to people others in suits.
Staff are friendly and guests are warmly greeted and shown to tables quickly.  The menu was varied – it’s not just steaks available.
From Monday to Thursday 5-7pm you can get half price cocktails which I must admit is very tempting as is Fizz Fridays where a bottle of Prosecco is £18 all day.
On arriving at the table we were presented with beef flavoured popcorn to nibble on whilst we decided on what to order.

Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum blended with mango, fresh lime and sugar.

Mango Daiquiri – an exotic twist to the more common strawberry which is very popular. You can tell the alcohol is there but it’s not excessively strong. This smooth mango cocktail with a delicious tangyness from the lime is easy to drink, very refreshing and tastes great.

Starters

Mains

The first dish was from the butchers block:

Chargrilled 10oz Picanha

Deliciously tender 10oz picanha topped with chimichurri and served with beef dripping chunky chips and a salad wedge topped with blue cheese and crispy oak smoked dry cured streaky bacon.

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This Post Has 46 Comments

  1. This looks like a really good restaurant. Kings Cross has certainly changed a lot hasn’t it – it used to be a bit scary to be there at night! I love the look of those cocktails!

    1. The cocktails there are gorgeous, worth trying even if you don’t go for a meal. I’d get the squid to nibble on with drinks x

  2. Wow this place looks fab. Love the look of the Cherry bakewell mocktail and those desserts look yummy x

    1. They were all great. The desserts are gorgeous.

  3. The food looks good but those cocktails look even better I want the popcorn one but as I’m always the driver the cherry Bakewell kicktail would be my drink x

    1. That’s a great drink. You also have the option to make that alcoholic by adding amaretto should you prefer.

  4. Thanks for the review – will definitely keep this place in mind the next time I’m up in Kings Cross. The area has had such a facelift in recent years.

    1. It’s a great area to visit now with some lovely restaurants.

  5. I love the look of squid, always my stater of choice. Sounds like a fab experience, I’ll have to visit when I’m in the area.

    1. The squid was great. Crispy and tasty x

  6. The cocktails and food selection looks really delish, the scallops has caught my eye. Will check out te bar when we head to Kings Cross next.

    1. The food was great and those cocktails are really yummy!

  7. A popcorn Martini sounds amazing! What a great flavour. We like the new look of Kings Cross too!

  8. Oh wow I have never heard of this place before but the food looks excellent and happy friendly staff as well – going to keep this in mind next time I am in London

    Laura x

    1. You’ll like it Laura. The food is good and it’s easy to get too.

  9. I would try any of these! What a great place, I must remember it next time I’m in the area.

    1. I hope you get to visit Jenny 🙂

  10. Glad to hear they cater for vegans, most places are catching on that vegans are a growing portion of the population. It’s looks like a good place to go and try.

    1. They sure are growing in number so it’s good that they do have options for them.

  11. Oh, my goodness! This place looks amazing. Sticky toffee pudding is my favourite thing ever, so I’d know what I’d be having for pud if I go there 😀

    1. The dessert was yummy. I’m not surprised that’s your favourite.

  12. Oh my goodness, my partner would love this place! I wouldn’t mind trying that Halloumi and Courgette Burger too

    1. The burger does sound yummy. I’m tempted to try that too!

  13. I have not been to Kings Cross in such a long time, it was always a lovely place to visit and this restaurant looks absolutely amazing.

    1. It was a great restaurant. I think you would love it there.

  14. I haven’t been to Kings Cross – this looks an awesome place to eat. The food looks and sounds absolutely delicious. Kaz

  15. I love strawberry daiquiri but a mango one – that I would love to try!! This place looks awesome

    1. The daiquiri was lovely!!!!

  16. Ooh yum, this all sounds amazing. The Tandoori Cauliflower Salad would be top of my list, closely followed by the churros!!

    1. The churros were really good!

  17. wow and its vegan friendly too ! thats so good , dishes and cocktails look so tasty too

  18. Scallops and chorizo always taste so good together! The tandoori cauliflower sounds amazing too.

    1. I loved the scallops, the combo works incredibly well.

  19. Loving the look of those cocktails, and that steak! Yum! I’ll definitely check this out!

    1. They were lovely!!! I would definitely go for drink as well as for a meal.

  20. This place looks great!! How amazing are the cocktails and the chocolate churros look delicious x

  21. This all looks amazing. The halloumi and courgette burger sounds amazing, and the desserts are to die for. With the addition of fabulous cocktails, this looks like a great place to dine.

    1. I really want to try that burger!!!!

  22. Kings Cross looks amazing at the moment and this restaurant looks incredible!

  23. This all looks so tasty and so central too – I love anything that’s in walking distance of Kings Cross station. I had no idea beef flavoured popcorn even existed though…!

    1. Same here. It wasn’t bad either.

  24. Popcorn cocktails?! Yes please, sounds amazing. Good to hear they have other options on the menu too 🙂

    1. They have a range of options which helps.

  25. Ah there’s a bar and block in Birmingham and keep meaning to go-so thanks for this!

    1. Enjoy Jenna. Make sure you try the cocktails x

  26. Wow it all looks delicious! I love churros and these look especially good!

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