1 November 2012

Caravan, Kings Cross

Mark of a good restaurant? 8 hours in it & 3 meals - breakfast, lunch & dinner.

The lushest Brownie. Ever.
With a Kiwi accented menu (Sweetcorn Fritters anyone?), Caravan is quite industrial in decoration located in a converted Mill, but very comfortable nonetheless for the Kiwis, Pirates, Spaniels and brunchers flocking there.


Sweetcorn & Black Pudding Fritters. Bliss.
We rather enjoyed exploring the menus, in between talking (hubby is sure "using more words in 8 hours [than he] has, speaking with his best friend in the entire 20 years they have known each other".)

We tried the baked eggs with chorizo,


Salted beef hash,



The staff as a rule were really sweet, and a good laugh. The only downside to the day were the bathrooms - they could have had much more TLC during the day, and it's awkward having one soap bottle between 4 strangers...

Quail on creamed Sweetcorn


 
 Another view of the unctious Brownie (resist, I dare you!)


and last but not least the Butterscotch Tart (amazing, though the base was a bit hard to eat).


Winner of the day for me was the Sweetcorn and Black Pudding Fritters. Such a gorgeous combination of flavours, especially paired with the Avocado, and the Paprika Cream Fraiche.
 
The drinks – we tastes tested an endless stream of lattes which were scrumptious, Watermelon and Mint Juice which was really refreshing (I loved it but it wasn't to my friends taste), the endless table water was great and the Strawberry shake was so thick you can stand up a straw in it declared delissimo.


 
Cocktails were great – the Mojitos passed a very strict level of standard and the Pear & Apple Daquiris. Oh the Daquiris.

I swear it was light when we went into the restaurant...

 
All in all (bar the bathrooms, and lack of Spirulina smoothies), I think we can pretty decisively say that Caravan is great, supported by the very busy floor full of brunchers. It's located behind Kings Cross Station. Please don't tell anyone about it - it's too good to be too busy!

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