Karpo, a restaurant owned by the Megaro Hotel and housed within a muraled King's Cross building which "looks like a self-consciously hip Dutch youth hostel" (Jay Rayner), shares its name with the Greek Goddess of fruits of the earth. The aim at this all-day brasserie is to serve great, honest food with an abundance of flavours in a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. The source sustainable produce where possible and change the menus regularly to reflect availability and seasonality. Typical dishes include Southern-fried quail with celeriac slaw - "the sort of dish description I defy anyone to pass up", Fay Maschler - and shrimp and grits - a dish recommended by the Evening Standard's restaurant critic. It's all cooked by American-born chef Daniel Taylor, who has cooked with Rowley Leigh and Jeremy Lee, and served at refectory-style tables and benches overlooked by a living wall. One duff note in an otherwise enjoyable meal had by Jay Rayner was the desserts; the horrendously burnt and bitter tarte tatin "made us pull the sort of face toddlers confect just before bursting into tears".
LondonTown.com - Karpo Location Map
Further articles featuring Karpo on LondonTown.com
With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.
Hotels near Karpo
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from £149 37% off
Euston Road, NW1 | 2 minutes from Karpo
A triumph of neo-Gothic splendour, the red brick Grade I listed hotel has been painstakingly restored by architect Geoff Mann who worked with English Heritage to ... More
Also in Euston Road
Our recommendations in the same street as Karpo
What's On Today
Beano Annual 75th Anniversary Exhibition At St Pancras
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2015
St Pancras International Station 2 minutes walk from Karpo
Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2015
British Library 3 minutes walk from Karpo
Exploring the enduring influence that the gothic genre has had on literature, film, fashion, music and art, Terror and Wonder: ...More
Richard Serra: Backdoor Pipeline, Ramble, Dead Load, London Cross
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2015
Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 5 minutes walk from Karpo
Four large works by the San Francisco-born minimalist sculptor....More
Hotels near Karpo
From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star hotels see our deals for Karpo hotels, including Pullman London St Pancras from 81% off.