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!
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.
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!
The scallop ceviche was fresh and zingy, though it could have done with even more lime if it was up to me!
The duck egg with new potatoes was nice, and made better by samphire, which I had never tried.before.
But the real winner was the quail! Lip smackingly good!
Of course we had to sample desserts as well…
A naughtily sweet gingerbread treacle tart with vanilla ice cream for me…
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!!
We sampled a few, starting with Pisco Sours, just as good as the ones I had in Peru last year…
But a particulary mention worthy drink is the Espresso Martini, which uses freshly brewed espresso, made on site!! We talked about it for days…
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!
Take a date or a friend for a good catch up!