Caravan, Kings Cross

If you haven’t been to Caravan yet, the restaurant in the brand spanking new University of Arts London campus at Kings Cross, I urge you to go!

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Firstly, because the new campus is a pretty awesome feat of architecture, integrating the old Grade II listed Granary building with new university facilities. I know because I work for BAM Construction, the people who built it!!! And a fine job they did too.

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Secondly, the food. The menu is split into small plates and mains. We shared 3 small plates, which was plenty for 2 hungry ladies and utterly delicious!

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The scallop ceviche was fresh and zingy, though it could have done with even more lime if it was up to me!

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The duck egg with new potatoes was nice, and made better by samphire, which I had never tried.before.

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But the real winner was the quail! Lip smackingly good!

Of course we had to sample desserts as well…

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A naughtily sweet gingerbread treacle tart with vanilla ice cream for me…

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An exciting salted shortbread and butterscotch pot for Carole… And there was a lot more I’d love to sample on the menu!!!

Thirdly, the cocktails. Served in short, small glasses, they packed a punch. I was glad! Finally a drink you can hold AND taste, without an iceberg worth of ice in it!!

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We sampled a few, starting with Pisco Sours, just as good as the ones I had in Peru last year…

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But a particulary mention worthy drink is the Espresso Martini, which uses freshly brewed espresso, made on site!! We talked about it for days…

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Finally go for the atmosphere! Nice mixed crowd, down to earth yet eager waiters, and a warm decor which integrates well into this Grade II listed building!

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Take a date or a friend for a good catch up!

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