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Jazz Night – With The Will James Trio
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The Megaro Bar would like to Proudly announce our new weekly jazz night with WILL JAMES TRIO!!

Live Jazz Soul and Blues Music!

Best Music event in town at The Megaro Hotel.

Wednesday 20th June – Will James – Joshua Walker – Laurence Brydges

Starts at 7:30 PM – Free Entry – Food and Drinks

Jimmy Cannon: Jazz at the Megaro Bar
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‘The Best of British Song with Jimmy Cannon’

Every Thursday Night: Starting October 5th

Come down to Megaro Bar and listen to one of the UK’s best singers in the intimate surroundings of our hidden gem in the heart of King’s Cross, from 8pm every Thursday night.

Jimmy Cannon is one of the finest Jazz singers in the UK and explores the repertoire of the ‘Great British Songbook’: the songs associated with British composers and singers from the golden age of songwriting, covering the jazz and folk standards you love.

The evening is in association with Drambuie, with special cocktails available at £6.00

Happy Summer at the Megaro Bar
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 Happy Summer at the Megaro Bar

The Megaro Bar is our underground oasis from the hustle of King’s Cross. Sit back and relax with our mix of cocktail classics, unusual wonders, fine wines and global spirits, all served in the ambience of the prohibition era.

In celebration of summer we’ve curated a special cocktail menu that showcases our sunshine favourites.

Tuesday: Aperol Spritz

Aperol  •  Prosecco  •  Franklin Soda

Wednesday: Cointreau Fizz

Cointreau  •  Green Tea  •  Peppermint  •  Franklin Ginger Ale


Thursday: Naked Grouse Sour

Naked Grouse  •  Lemon Juice  •  Egg White

Friday:  Tatanka by Zubrowka

Zubrowka  •  Apple Juice  • Lemon Juice

Saturday: Apple Cooler by Sailor Jerry

Sailor Jerry  •  Apple Juice  •  Ginger  •  Lemon Juice  •  Soda

We often curate special events at the Megaro Bar so please follow us on Instagram and Facebook @megarobar for all the latest happenings.

Interested in creating your own special event? Why not hire the Megaro Bar?

Please contact our events team for further details.

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Soho is such a wonderfully eclectic part of London, and one that perfectly fits the description ‘melting pot’. It has been a key cornerstone of the city’s jazz scene from the 1950s; it was way too cool for school during the Swinging 60s; and it remains at the very heart of London’s theatre scene. We’re not biased, but we believe a visit to Soho during your stay at our King’s Cross hotel is one of the ‘must-see’ activities in London.

Soho has been through countless reincarnations, and today, it’s the location of some of the most sensational eateries to be found anywhere in a city that is already famous for its huge range of restaurants. If you’re wondering where to eat in Soho, you’ll find a selection of internationally inspired eateries is so diverse that you are able to satisfy any international cuisine craving you might have, from Spanish to Chinese or Israeli. Read on for our bumper guide to Soho restaurants you need to try.

Map of Soho restaurants and bars

Map of Soho restaurants and bars


For the best tapas in town, head straight for Barrafina on Frith Street and make it snappy. You can’t book, so be prepared to queue, but you can rest assured that waiting in line is a sociable experience here, complete with drinks and nibbles.

The menu is peppered with quintessentially Catalan and Mallorcan tapas, such as crispy grilled chicken thighs and exquisite octopus. The wine showcases the very best of contemporary Spanish wine making, and can be purchased by the glass, meaning that you can try several. Oh, and did we mention they’ve got a Michelin Star? Cheers!

Barrafina website

10 Greek Street

For super fresh, super seasonal modern cuisine in a relaxed environment, the perfect choice is 10 Greek Street. Convivial and with a carefully curated menu to die for, you can dine out here with style on a budget. The kitchen produces some fabulous flavour combinations that really make an impact, such as truffles and wild mushrooms in courgette flowers, and a subtle but stupendous pea and asparagus chilled soup.

The menu is skewed towards fish, but there’s still plenty of choice for the committed carnivore. Tables are somewhat squished together, making for a thoroughly ebullient atmosphere that is perhaps more suitable for adults than families with kids. You can’t book for the evening, but lunch reservations can be made.

10 Greek Street website



For perfect Peruvian food, Ceviche on Frith Street is the obvious choice. Here you will find yourself in a little Sohonian South American outpost, overseen by some of the friendliest staff in London. Although it’s only right and natural to want to sample a little Pisco (a moreish Brandy from the region) you might want to put a rain-check on that particular adventure until after you’ve eaten, or you might not get round to food.

Do try the scrumptious namesake of the restaurant, the Don Ceviche (meaty seabass liberally douched in leche de tigre). Dining here is such a cheerful experience that you’ll leave feeling as high as Machu Picchu!

Ceviche website

Koya Bar

If Japanese food is your thing, you will be in seventh heaven at Koya Bar on Frith Street. Small but perfectly formed, it’s easy to imagine you are actually in an udon-ya, so authentic is the experience.

It’s open for breakfast, should you fancy some classic Japanese morning goodies including pickles, miso soup and grilled fish, or a beautifully fragrant broth with overtones of classic English fry up. Small plates are served all day, and this is a great place to stop in for a quick and nutritious snack before you continue to explore.

Koya Bar website


Yotam Ottolenghi is the brains behind the wonderful NOPI on Warwick Street, surely one of the best restaurants in Soho. In a similar vein to his super-successful string of cafes, this is a slightly more grown-up setting for seasoned foodies, and the awesome Middle-East/Mediterranean/Asian influenced menu is vegetarian friendly.

You can opt for generously sized sharing plates or stick to the more traditional starter/main combo, washed down with a glass of something from the excellent wine list. Bookings are taken, but be aware that there is a strict two hour per table policy.

For veggie friendly dining options close to home, check out our round up of the best vegetarian restaurants in King’s Cross.

NOPI website

Pizza Pilgrims

Having built up a loyal fan base for its quirky three-wheeled food, Pizza Pilgrims opened the door of its first permanent home on Dean Street in 2013. With a feel of a traditional old style trattoria straight from the streets of Rome, dining here is a family friendly affair with a delightfully retro feel, complete with Italian movie posters from the 1960s, table football and wine by the carafe.

The pizzas are authentically and deliciously Neapolitan, and you can choose from a wide range of classic and contemporary toppings plus desserts straight from Mamma’s kitchen. You can’t book but get there early and you shouldn’t have to wait long for a little slice of Italian heaven.

For a local option for super tasty pizzas, our neighbour Caravan is excellent. You can read more about it in our ultimate guide to King’s Cross restaurants.

Pizza Pilgrims website

Social Eating House

Jason Atherton is a name synonymous with great cooking, and you won’t be disappointed at his exemplary restaurant, Social Eating House. This is an eatery that doesn’t take itself too seriously, despite the well-deserved reputation of its chef/patron.

The relaxed yet high-end atmosphere perfectly complements the range of incredibly flavourful, traditional-with-a-twist dishes on offer here. Inventive and always fresh, your palate is bound to be intrigued by the CLT (crab replacing the bacon) or a slice of sumptuous honey cake accompanied by ice cream made from goat’s curd, what else?

For an alternative banging blow-out dinner, try the Gilbert Scott nestled in St. Pancras station. We cover it in more detail in our guide to 4 fantastic King’s lunch venues.

Social Eating House website


Tasty Taiwanese street food has been given a make-over at one of the food critic’s favourite restaurants near Soho, Bao on Lexington Street. And, as those lucky enough to partake of the deliciously genuine food on offer often exclaim, ‘Bao WOW!’ This is a restaurant with a star that is most certainly in the ascendant, and it attracts a steady stream of hipsters looking for a new and innovative taste sensation.

A ‘Bao’ is a traditional Taiwanese steamed bun, and here you can buy them packed full of different fillings, both sweet and savoury. There are plenty of vegetarian options, and a variety of small eats (xiao chi) that pack a real punch. Bao is diminutive and doesn’t accept bookings, and its popularity is such that a (short) wait for a table is almost inevitable.

Bao website

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For a warm Israeli welcome, step into the Palomar on Rupert Street and find yourself enveloped in a fantastically warm and friendly family orientated restaurant. Modern Israeli dishes are the order of the day here, the music is loud and the staff plentiful, so you never have to wait long for anything.

The eclectic (non-kosher) menu is absolutely stuffed with dishes, many of which have a distinctly North African feel. Tapas style offerings sit alongside a plethora of meat dishes, seafood and wonderful yeast bread dipped in plenty of tahini and yoghurt, to name just a few. Undoubtedly, here you will receive one of the warmest welcomes in Soho, if not London as a whole.

Palomar website