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Plum + Spilt Milk at Great Northern Hotel to rebrand as Rails Restaurant & Little Bar

Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel in King’s Cross, is set to reopen its restaurant this month under a new name following a total rebrand and redesign of the concept and offering. Formerly Plum + Spit Milk, the restaurant will now be called RAILS, with a separate bar area (previously The Snug) to be known as Little Bar.

With the name a nod to its location just moments from King’s Cross station, RAILS is an 80-cover restaurant and grill that will serve up a menu of modern British cuisine with subtle French accents, acknowledging its proximity to the Eurostar.

Showcasing the finest produce and quality ingredients, signature new starters include roasted beetroot with tahini yoghurt, pomegranate and lamb lettuce, and baked St Marcelin with truffle honey. Alongside a well thought out choice of mains, including seared Cornish cod with buttered leek, apple and thyme dressing and Moules frites, the grill section of the menu provides a selection of standout choices. Varying cuts of steak will be on offer, dependant on what is available from the butcher that day, from flat iron to rib eye, as well as a showstopping sharing chateaubriand, and fish of the day. Allowing guests to create their perfect plate, a considered choices of indulgent sauces and sides will also be available.

Desserts are French inspired too, with tarte tatin, ile flottante and chocolate fondant, alongside, a cheese trolley for added theatricality, featuring British and French choices from La Fromagerie.

When it comes to breakfast, guests will find all the classics on the menu, from a full English and avocado on sourdough toast, to a continental platter with a selection of cheese and charcuterie, as well as overnight oats, porridge, pancake stacks and a loaded vegan bowl of yoghurt, granola and fresh fruit.

The interiors are bright, airy and flooded with natural daylight thanks to large floor to ceiling windows and mirrors adorning the walls, whilst wooden panelling, plentiful foliage, pendant lights and thick velvet curtains warm the space.

The cosy Little Bar, found next to RAILS, will specialise in classic French cocktails reimagined with a twist. Michel’s Sour is a mix of Michel Couvreur Whiskey, lemon and red wine, whilst The Morning Routine is made with Grey Goose Vodka, Grand Marnier and Pampelle. A 95-strong wine list features a mix of old and new world wines with 50% of bins from France, whilst an extensive selection of aperitifs and digestifs further lend to the French aesthetic. Also available will be a range of craft beers, ales and soft drinks.

Kelechi Kay, Food & Beverage Manager at Great Northern Hotel comments:

“We’re all incredibly excited to introduce RAILS Restaurant & Little Bar to the world. Our proximity to King’s Cross station means we have a truly cosmopolitan and international audience, and we wanted to create something that had a unique sense of identity but also widespread appeal. We have focused on quality and provenance, as well as creating an accessible offering, and I’m confident it will be well received by both new and returning guests.”

RAILS will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with afternoon tea and brunch introduced later this year, transforming RAILS Restaurant into an all-day dining destination.

RAILS Restaurant & Little Bar

Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross St Pancras Station,

Pancras Road, London, N1C 4TB

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