Breakfast at Plum + Spilt Milk (London, UK)

Cup of filtered coffee and reading The Guardian

I had breakfast with the popular travel blogger, Julie of A Lady in London, at Plum + Spilt Milk. This restaurant is located in the upscale boutique Great Northern Hotel in King’s Cross, overseen by Chef Mark Sargeant.

This hotel restaurant is swanky with its dark navy blue walls, dark wood, and curving cream colored leather booth seats mixed with striking pendant light fixtures. The restaurant’s name comes from a nickname given to the original LNWR dining car, painted in the railway’s traditional livery colors.

I arrived a bit earlier than Julie, I took some time to catch up with what’s going on with the rest of the world reading a copy of the day’s The Guardian and drinking a very solid cup of filtered coffee (£4).

Our spread for breakfast
Cappuccino and latte for me and Julie of A Lady in London

When Julie arrived, we exchanged greetings and eventually ordered our breakfast. We had our lovely cups of cappuccino and latte (£4.50 each).

Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon

I had the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon (£14) served with a side of granary (multi-grain) toast. Soft scrambled eggs (the orange-yellow hue is rarely seen in the States that I’m quite envious of the Brits having) and the silky smoked salmon works with the toast. Nothing extraordinary but it was well done dish.

We did split a side of fruit salad (£5; seen at the header of this post) that was refreshing with the use of lemongrass syrup to sweeten and enliven the sweet berries and orange segments.

Eggs Benedict Florentine

Julie had the eggs Benedict Florentine (£10) that was well executed but nothing too surprising.

This restaurant is a good place to have a meal since it’s a beautiful dining space and convenient for this up and coming neighborhood. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the food is good.

To view more photos of the visit, please CLICK HERE for my photo set or click through my gallery below:

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Plum + Spilt Milk

Inside the Great Northern Hotel
King’s Cross Station
Pancras Road, London N1C 4TB
Telephone: 020 3388 0818


I shoot, eat, and drink. My full time job is a hospital administrator. Moonlighting as a freelance photographer and food and travel writer.

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