The Gothic Bar has opened alongside The Midland Grand Dining Room as part of the latest phase of the regeneration of Kings Cross, London.
The new venues, part of the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel site, once again see London hotelier and restaurateur Harry Handelsman and Irish chef Patrick Powell collaborate.
The Gothic Bar, named in reference to the building’s Gothic Revival style, is billed as a destination in itself, with the design from French architect Hugo Toro featuring peacock-print velvet banquettes and an ornate painted ceiling.
Located in the original entrance to the Victorian hotel, the Gothic Bar’s cocktail programme has been created by Jack Porter, who was behind the drinks at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel’s Booking Office 1869, Mezzanine at The Stratford and Library Bar at The Ned.
The drinks list has a classical lilt, while there are focuses on Eau De Vie and absinthe, pairing with its sister restaurant’s French food.
Highlights of the cocktail menu include the Eau de Martini (with guests given the choice of their own Eau De Vie) and the seasonally-changing Grand Royale (champagne, strawberry trilogy, absinthe).
Powell’s bar food menu features a number of classic bar snacks including The Grand cheeseburger au poivre as well as salt & pepper fried quail and a wild mushroom & truffle croque madame.
Opening from 12pm daily, with weekend hours extending to 2am, the bar has “curated late programming which includes readings, salons and live music”.