Locals have been following the welcome increase in decent places to eat in Kings Cross and now it seems that the restaurant critics have got there too. Jay Rayner in the Observer put the boot into Camino, which has had mixed reviews over in the I Love Kings Cross Facebook group restaurants discussion, though doesn’t need to do much to improve really. Fay Maschler reveiwed the excellent Pho and Acorn House and Konstam at the Prince Albert are already well known for excellent organic and local produce. The food at the Cross Kings is surprisingly good at low prices and Royal Thai on the Caledonian Road is superb at the price. Now Charles Campion’s restaurant guide has rounded the best. In the Evening Standard (London Lite) he said:
"In the decade or so that I have been writing restaurant guides I have never seen a rough area come up so far and so fast. King’s Cross has transformed itself and is on the way to becoming another Islington. I had to rejig the book and add an entire section to accommodate the great new restaurants.
"From being a low-rent district with poor facilities and a shady reputation, the redevelopment of the station has meant a host of new restaurants."
Not sure that this is entirely right nor that we want to be the new Islington but it is good to see the word spreading. Has anyone tried Snazz Sichuan on Chalton St? Sounds absolutely great. There is still some way to go before Incredible Edibles is taken over by Rick Stein, but book now, before the hordes arrive mine’s a saveloy and chips with curry sauce……..