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The Midland Grand Dining Room to open in King’s Cross in April 2023

Image Credit: Sam Harris

Illustrations courtesy of Hugo Toro

Restaurateur and hotelier Harry Handelsman (Chiltern Firehouse, Allegra, Booking Office 1869) will open The Midland Grand Dining Room in April 2023, in collaboration with critically-acclaimed chef Patrick Powell (who will continue to oversee Allegra) and globally-renowned interior designer Hugo Toro. Sitting alongside the sympathetically restored restaurant will be an impressive stand-alone bar – Gothic Bar – as well as a private dining room, Chef’s Table experience and an expansive outdoor terrace. This opening will be the culmination of Handelsman’s decades-long regeneration of King’s Cross which he spearheaded upon the acquisition and subsequent redevelopment of St Pancras Chambers (now St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel) in 2002, with the successful recalibration of the area demonstrating his city-wide place-making abilities.

The new restaurant is named after Midland Grand Hotel, the Gothic Revival 19th century hotel which originally occupied the building and the Dining & Coffee Room which operated in the same space upon the hotel’s opening in 1873.  Until its closure in the early 20th century, the room was renowned for its French haute cuisine and internationally-inspired design features. Between 2011 and 2021, the space was known as The Gilbert Scott, which was operated by celebrated Michelin-starred British chef Marcus Wareing. Handelsman, Powell and Toro will pay tribute to the building’s heyday, via both a design and menu which will have firm French influences, honouring the reputation of the area as a gateway to Paris and Europe whilst also becoming a culinary destination within the creative hub which is King’s Cross.

The Midland Grand Dining Room will open in April 2023. Further details will be released on the Gothic Bar in due course. 

Image Credit: Sam Harris

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