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£77
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its gracious styling, this handsome brasserie (with a neighbouring Champagne bar overlooking the Eurostar tracks) is extremely comfortable and its location – and all-day service from early morning onwards – certainly means “it’s a very convenient place for folk from around the country to meet up”. But while it is tipped for business, breakfast and afternoon tea, it’s hard to give it a ringing endorsement: to some diners, it feels like “everything is average, apart from the price…”

Summary

£77
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Better than anything the Gare du Nord can offer (although perhaps that’s not saying much!)” – this “beautiful” operation overlooking the Eurostar tracks comprises a “comfortable and well-spaced”, large interior with a stylish concourse bar (Europe’s longest, apparently) whose seating runs along the platforms from on high (the latter closing in summer 2022 for a major upgrade and a new focus on its extensive Champagne range of bottles and magnums). The brasserie fare (served seven days a week from breakfast) is sometimes criticised for being “unimaginative”, but one or two reports felt it had “stepped up a gear” this year, with recommendations as a business or romantic rendezvous; or for its luxurious afternoon tea. It’s certainly “convenient” (and, in the bar, “you can’t beat it for a view of the trains”).

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£75
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Afternoon tea (“try Champagne as well as tea!”) is a highlight at this stylishly appointed brasserie inside St Pancras Station, whose popular exterior bar overlooks the Eurostar tracks. The food doesn’t always impress everyone (“like a trip back to the days of British Rail catering”) but most reports this year were uniformly favourable.

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£59
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“If one arrives early for the train to Paris”, this “beautiful, grand space in an historic setting” is, say fans, “not a bad place to while away the time”. But a large majority of reporters agree, “it could and should be better”“I was hoping for the sort of vibe experienced at Grand Central Station in New York but it didn’t have the same panache” and “the food can be a let-down for the price”.

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Upper Concourse, London, NW1 2QP

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Searcys St Pancras Grand Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Searcys St Pancras Grand Restaurant in NW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Searcys St Pancras Grand restaurant.
David B
Beautiful space, nice atmosphere, convenien...
Reviewed 3 months, 23 days ago

"Beautiful space, nice atmosphere, convenient for meeting people and good for business, but the food, while nice enough, is nothing very special for the price"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £25.00 £29.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£14.30 £38.50 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £3.50
Service 12.50%
Upper Concourse, London, NW1 2QP
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Opening hours
Monday8 am‑9 pm
Tuesday8 am‑9 pm
Wednesday8 am‑9 pm
Thursday8 am‑9 pm
Friday8 am‑9 pm
Saturday8 am‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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