Review on Karpo
Affiliated to the boutique Megaro Hotel, Karpo is a modern neighbourhood brasserie situated across the road from King's Cross Station, easily identifiable by the highly coloured graffiti style mural that covers the building. Inside the restaurant has an equally funky décor with contemporary street artwork, refectory tables and concrete benches with internal heating, together with a living wall of plants growing up towards the light, as well as polished slices of tree trunk. Taking its name from the Greek goddess of the fruits of the earth, the all day venue kicks off early with breakfast before moving on to lunch and dinner, with an excellent brunch available at weekends.
Chef Kimmo Makkonen who has done stints in restaurants such as Orrey, Aubergine and The Greenhouse is in charge of the open kitchen and he was also part of the original team that developed the concept for Karpo. The main menu kicks off at midday with starters in the shape of seared Scottish scallops with chorizo and cauliflower or smoked venison carpaccio, celeriac and peas. Main courses feature an excellent selection of steaks cooked on the Josper grill or there's roast line caught cod, butternut squash, grilled courgette, red Thai curry. When it comes to desserts you might see a traditional Bramley apple crumble served with homemade vanilla ice cream or strawberry cheesecake and white chocolate.
The basement Megaro Bar is a perfect destination for after work drinks, featuring a wine menu with plenty of options by the glass, together with well-crafted cocktails.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 11.00am Mon-Fri (8.00am - 12.00pm Sat & Sun) (12.00 - 3.00pm Sat & Sun Brunch)
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 10.00pm Mon-Fri (5.00 - 10.00pm Sat) (5.00 - 9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express