The restaurant will be situated in the Grade II-listed Granary Building, which is part of the 67-acre development between King’s Cross Station and St Pancras International. It will provide for 80-covers inside and an additional 40 outside.
"The Kings Cross development is creating a new landmark for London, and, true to its heritage, the Granary Building is now a hub of creativity and industry,” said Caravan’s co-founder Miles Kirby. “We're very excited to have the chance to turn our site into a true working space once again, with our roastery and open kitchen integral parts of the restaurant."
On the menu
Caravan Kings Cross will serve a menu of ‘food well-travelled’ food, from breakfast and weekend brunch through to lunch and dinner. The breakfast and brunch menu will include favourites from the Exmouth Market site including grilled coconut bread, strawberries and lemon curd cream cheese, priced at £7.50.
The all-day menu will include dishes such as the deep-fried oyster ‘sixes’ with lemon mayonnaise (£10). Caravan’s own mozzarella, made on site, will feature on a small and regularly-updated pizza selection which will also be available to take away.
A cocktail menu will feature drinks including a Sunshine Mary, made with yellow tomato juice and Kamm & Sons’ ginseng spirit (£7), and an espresso-infused Old Fashioned (£7), along with classic cocktails. The wine list continues the nomadic theme, with wines from across the globe available by the glass, carafe and bottle.
The coffee roastery will supply the restaurant and coffee bar with Caravan’s seasonally changing espresso blends. Single origin filter coffee will also be served from a dedicated brew bar, and coffees will be available to take away, along with a selection of baked goods, prepared daily in-house.
Bridget Evans, from the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, said: “We’re delighted to have Caravan as our first permanent restaurant, sitting at the heart of King’s Cross. Their distinctive and interesting approach is synonymous with the place we are creating here.
“The coffee roastery and workshops will bring theatre and another dimension to the space and with Caravan open from early to late, alongside Shrimpy’s in the King’s Cross Filling Station and eat.st on King’s Boulevard; King’s Cross is set to be a great food destination.”
The interior design of Caravan will reference the area’s Victorian industrial heritage, with a coffee roastery and large open kitchen to give the space the feel of a working factory environment. A large bar will provide the focal point, divided in two by wire mesh, with half of the bar dedicated to all-day dining and half to the coffee bar.