‘Plate Emoji’: Caravan

Website: http://www.caravanrestaurants.co.uk/kings-cross.html
Closest Underground Station: Kings Cross (they have other branches too)
Cuisine: International
Price Range: ££


I think everyone has that one friend who they can meet up with after months/years, but it feels like no time at all has passed since their last meeting. For me, that friend is O’Malley. We lived together for two years at university and, since then, she’s lived so far away from me that we hardly ever get to meet. It’s super sad but it makes the time we do spend together all the sweeter!

(I have to say nice things about her because I know she will be reading this… on the toilet if I predict correctly. Sorry O’Malley.)

We recently met after 12 months apart and went for dinner at Caravan in Granary Square, Kings Cross. This restaurant was chosen more for convenience than reputation but we were both pleasantly surprised with the food.

The restaurant is housed in a former Victorian grain store and the current decor perfectly compliments the building’s industrial past. The space is huge, which means that finding a table (even without a reservation) shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

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We decided to order a bunch of dishes to share. The jalapeno corn bread was a nice alternative to your usual ‘bread and butter’ starter – the lime juice and chipotle butter in particular gave everything a spicy/sour kick. The pizza was also perfect, especially with a drizzle of parmesan oil.

The only minor disappointment were the halloumi and bulgur wheat fritters. It might have been that I was just too full after the first two dishes, but I found the flavour of the fritters a little underwhelming. Having said that, O’Malley seemed to enjoy them a lot, so it’s all a case of personal preference!

We finished our evening by sharing a piece of the white chocolate and matcha cheesecake, topped with raspberry sorbet.

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Since coming back from Japan, I have been obsessed with all things matcha and the cheesecake had an almost barfi-like texture, which went really nicely with the pumpkin seed base. The sour taste of the sorbet also made the sweetness of the whole thing really ‘manageable’. This pudding gets a big thumbs up from me!

Caravan have killer breakfast and brunch menus, which I will definitely be trying out very soon 🙂

Thanks for reading,

~Plane Emoji

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