Gothic Bar

Gothic Bar

Gothic Bar


Main character energy in King's Cross

Part of the Midland Grand Dining Room, this place is named after the building's Gothic Revival architecture, and you'll feel like the glamorously moody main character of a Gothic novel the minute you step through the revolving doors. It's from the same folks who brought you Booking Office 1869, so you can bet it's got some serious old-school grandeur, from gloriously high, ornately painted ceilings to gold accents and dark marble tabletops.

Bar manager and all-round legend Jack Porter has taken a cool and unusual approach to the drinks here, creating each cocktail around a different eau de vie (that's unaged fruit brandy, FYI) - just the kinda whimsical vibe we're after in a bar decked out with vintage books and towering columns.

For a taste of Gothic's signature style, you gotta try the Eau de Martini, with vodka or gin, a special vermouth blend and your choice of eau de vie (we love a personalised 'tini moment!). Like your cocktails on the maximalist side? Go for the Bloomsbury Club, an OTT pink drink with gin, raspberry syrup, white chocolate and coconut foam and raspberry eau de vie (basically what Elle Woods would drink if she lived in the Castle of Otranto). And if you're keen to explore absinthe, order a glass of the green stuff and the bartenders will show ya how to use one of their wicked vintage fountains. 

Oh, and come hungry. The quail, fried to shatteringly crisp, salty-sweet perfection, is one of our fave bar snacks in the city. And trust us, with the late licence here, you're gonna need to fuel up for all the debauchery that's about to go down...

By BarChick


St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Rd., London NW1 2AR


Monday Closed
Tuesday 5 pm–12 am
Wednesday 12 pm–1 am
Thursday 12 pm–2 am
Saturday 12 pm–2 am
Sunday 12–8 pm


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