Caravan King's Cross to Open in London

The second outpost of Caravan opens in a former 19th-century grain shop

King's Cross

Following Miles Kirby’s and Chris Ammermann’s first venture Caravan Exmouth Market, the duo is opening a second site, Caravan King's Cross in the Granary Building in King’s Cross Aug. 13.

The latest opening is part of the revitalization of King's Cross, which has included the revamping of 20 historic buildings on 67 acres that opened in September 2011. The project includes new homes, office space, and retail space, including Shrimpy’s in the King’s Cross Filling Station and on King’s Boulevard.

The cavernous Caravan King's Cross has a factory feel to it, which fits with the area’s industrial and Victorian heritage. Designed by Rebecca Richwhite, the 80-seat Caravan King's Cross has a large open kitchen, a coffee roaster, an outdoor terrace that seats 40, and a large, split bar divided by wire mesh.

Mixologists pour cocktails like the Sunshine Mary, made with yellow tomato juice and Kamm & Sons’ ginseng spirit, and an espresso-infused Old Fashioned. A range of wines and prosecco on tap are also available.

The globe-trotting menu includes breakfast and brunch options from the Exmouth Market location like grilled coconut bread with strawberries and lemon curd cream cheese; baked eggs with tomato and pepper ragout, Greek yogurt, and chorizo; and new items like Parmesan grits with wild mushrooms and wild boar sausage.

The lunch and dinner menu includes dishes such as deep-fried oyster "sixes" with lemon mayonnaise; pulled pork with sweet corn and chile; grated beets with smoked anchovies, pine nuts, and egg; and five-spice panna cotta with plum jelly.

The coffee roastery features seasonal espresso blends and baked goods for dining in or takeaway. Caravan King's Cross will also offer coffee-making and roasting workshops.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.