From Kings Cross with Love – A Weekend Brunch at Plum & Spilt Milk

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A weekend brunch at Plum and Spilt Milk

Brunch has always been a tradition in my family; an occasion to look forward to. It’s with pleasure then that I head to Plum & Spilt Milk with my sister to revisit that tradition – and perhaps add another favourite to our playbook.

Plum & Spilt Milk is located within the Great Northern Hotel, that curves around the newly redeveloped area of Kings Cross. It serves a menu of traditional British favourites in an elegant dining room of curved leather and teak banquettes, brass embellishments and about a hundred hand blown lights.

The gorgeous Plum and Spilt Milk in Kings Cross does a really lovely weekend brunch menu

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Brunch, brunch, brunch…

It’s a beautiful space, that serves a beautiful weekend brunch.

We start with smoked haddock, creamed and served with a sprightly hollandaise & poached hen’s egg. There are also devilled lamb kidneys too that tempt us from a neighbouring table, and brioche eggy bread.

We turn to our next plates. A pair of mackerel fillets sit on a deeply savoury watercress sauce and halves of saffron braised fennel. It’s an intriguing pairing that I wasn’t at first sure would work. It’s my pleasure to note that the dish is one of the favourites from the few that we try.

Brunch review plum spilt milk blog wrap your lips around this

Brunch review plum spilt milk blog wrap your lips around this

We also have fillet steak, a thick chunk that is given a moderate char and cooked to an exact medium rare, as specified. Beef dripping chips complement the cut, along with buttered hispi cabbage. Delicious.

Fillet steak, bearnaise and buttered hispi cabbage for brunch at @plumspiltmilk

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Desserts and final thoughts

It’s been a luxuriously slow afternoon, and we’ve had some really brilliant food. Still, it seems a shame to skip dessert. With just a little space left we skip the heavy hitters – like beignets with poached plums and iced peanut and salted caramel mousse – and try instead the truffles and macarons. Whilst the latter are good, the former are excellent. Dollops of smooth, dark chocolate ganache are ensconced in a fine chocolate shell, and on top rest fine flakes of salt. They’re so good that I order two more portions to share with the rest of the family.

We went to Plum & Spilt Milk to test out a new brunch; and came away with a firm favourite. If brunch is as much of a treat to you as it is us, then you’ll love the one at P & SM!

Have you been to Plum & Spilt Milk before for brunch? What are your favourite restaurants for weekend brunch in London? We’d love to know so feel free to leave us a comment here or on Instagram :)

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Tube: Kings Cross
Address: Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross St Pancras Station, Pancras Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4TB

Thanks to Plum & Spilt Milk for having us in. The meal was complimentary, but all views are our own and as ever we aim to provide useful and honest feedback.