Great Northern hotel to reopen in London after 12 yrs

Originally designed by architect Lewis Cubitt in 1854, the Great Northern Hotel in London’s King’s Cross is to re-open next month as a five-star luxury property following an intensive £40m renovation.

One of the former great Victorian railway hotels, the Grade II-listed property closed in 2011 to make way for the Channel Tunnel rail link and improvements to King’s Cross Station and St Pancras International.

It now boasts 91-bedrooms, and feature a 90-seat restaurant, Plum + Spilt Milk, serving classic British and European dishes such as twice baked smoked haddock soufflé, spring lamb hot pot with minted pea and broad bean salad, tarte tatin and lemon meringue pie. It will also have two outlets with direct access onto the new western concourse of King’s Cross Station: the GNH bar and the Kiosk, serving hot roasted, pulled-pork sandwiches. Owner of the hotel Jeremy Robson, of asset management company Ram intends to roll out the Kiosk concept to other locations throughout London with a high footfall, including other railway stations.

Director of the hotel is Marie Rodini and the head chef is Ray Patterson. Room rates start at £250.