Stations in England are not known as destination for good food true outisde of London it’s Upper Crust and Mcdonalds , in London they sometimes stretch to a Pret a Manger or Paul. However St Pancras is the exception I know all too well , I commute to and from there most days of the week and I love it’s bright and airy feel.
Everyone talks about it having Europe’s longest champagne bar, and I have seen some lovely seafood platters, but it also has a massive range of food outlets and shops for those with a more limited budget including Peyton and Byrne, Gourmet Burger Kitchen ,Yo Sushi , Chopd. I could go on..
Then last month the Sourced Market launched , I thought I had died and gone to heaven. It is like a tiny fresh and dry produce market , cheese , meat counters, vegetables and salad bars including produce from Neal Yard Dairy Cheese, Brindisa meats, English Perserves, Monmouth Coffee, Pieminister Pies , Stewed pots to name just a few. Sourced have even put in some They even have meat and cheese platters you can enjoy with a glass of wine from the extensive wine selection .
St Pancras is overdoing its foodie credentials with a Foodie Fortnight which runs from the 16th -25th of September featuring demonstrations from Chefs including Oliver Peyton, Richard Corrigan , Celia Brooks Brown , Atul Kochar , Arthur Potts Dawson) and masterclasses ( cheese , sushi , game , pie making, fruit and veg, cake making and terrines) and tastings ( wine, champagne and chocolate) , tonight it was Oysters and Champage after demonstrating butchery.
A discount card is available giving 10% off most of the shops in St Pancras ( this includes Foyles bookstore)including the Sourced Market it should definitely make waiting for my train go a bit faster