The Booking office

Posted on December 20, 2011 by Toothpicker There have been 0 comments

I have wanted to try the Booking Office for quite a while, partly because I wanted to check out its interior and architecture. Finally, I went there for brunch on Sunday and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I thought the setting is stunning, it makes you almost feel like you are inside a cathedral! I just love the ambience and was impressed by the attentive and friendly service.

However, I was even more impressed by the drinks menu esp. when I saw the variety of 'old-fashioned' punches! My hot Billy Dawson Punch contained lemon peel, demerara sugar, rum, cognac, porter, nutmeg and was served with berries which was delicious and ideal on a wintry afternoon. These days, it's rare to see traditional punches being served, so it's wonderful to see their revival in 2011!

The all day menu is inspired by many traditional British classics like steak and kidney pie, fish and chips and Lancaster hot pot. I ordered a smoked mackerel pate to start, which was tasty and 'fishy' (in a good way). The mushroom and leek wellington main, a vegetarian version of the traditional beef wellington, was unusual but also well-executed.

Outside at the St Pancras International, I was particularly intrigued by the Lego Christmas tree... I have always loved Lego and to see this tree simply put a smile on my face! Now I just wish I could have a smaller version at home...


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