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Connoisseur’s Guide to St. Pancras

St. Pancras
Written by Aksel Ritenis

St. PancrasSt. Pancras is not just the Key destination for the Eurostar and high-speed rail in the UK, but a truly grand retail and hospitality destination, a great place to meet, the station has been divided into four disting zones with the customer in mind. The platform level where Eurostar departs features Europe’s longest champagne bar, gastro pub and brasserie.

Champagne Bar

An important London Landmark needs a unique London feature, and on the upper level where Eurostar departs sits just that – Europe’s longest Champagne Bar. At over 90 metres no other bar comes close. The “Champagne Bar” at St. Pancras has a vast selection of champagne available by the glass, or bottle. This stunning London “Champagne Bar” offers rare vintage champagnes, along with a fantastic choice of champagne cocktails and non-alcoholic cocktails. The breakfast menu includes champagne breakfasts, whilst the all day menu has a wide selection of dishes to suit all tastes.

The Betjeman Arms – Pub & Dining room
The “Betjeman Arms” specialises in fresh, seasonal English produce and traditional British dishes. Breakfast is a speciality, where a Full English, bacon sandwich or a fresh fruit salad awaits the hungry traveller, often enjoyed in the sunny kitchen diner. Underneath the spectacular St. Pancras canopy, the terrace serves an all day menu of Brit favourites such as beer battered Fish & Chips, homemade pies and bread and butter pudding. At the bar a wide choice of ales awaits! The specially brewed Betjeman ale, a range of fine European wines and continental lagers would make a fine accompaniment to a hearty meal, enjoyed bar side or in their elegant dining room.

St.Pancras Grand
This new world class venue for fine dining is run by Searcy-restaurateurs, already accomplished in running successful top quality eateries in landmark buildings such as 30 St. Mary Axe, the Royal Opera House and the National Portrait Gallery. The food at “St. Pancras Grand” is proudly British, changing constantly in accordance with the seasons and availability of locally sourced produce. The wine list, artfully compiled to complement the food, will be solely European with premium wines by the glass and the carafe.

At street level by the UK Rail Ticket Office: favourite high street brands for travellers on the go including a selection of fashion and food retailers.

Independent and boutique retailers, set beneath the Victorian brick arches.

A daily fresh farmer’s market just inside the main entrance to the station is soon to arrive. The St. Pancras Market will offer fresh produce with a contemporary twist. Operated by a leading market operator, and it sells everything from fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, cheese and bread to eventually even fish, meat and olives.

Delivering travellers in comfort and style to the heart of their destinations, St. Pancras International offers better connections throughout the UK and is home to a faster Eurostar with journey times reduced by at least 20 minutes.

Within half an hour, you’ve checked in. Within two hours, you’re in another country. And despite them having provided this unique service for over a decade, the novelty still hasn’t worn off. So if you think London to Paris think Eurostar.

London to Paris – 2 hours 15 mins
London to Brussels – 1hr 51 mins
London to Lille – 1hr 20 mins

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