Euston is not a part of London blessed with good restaurants. Right now it's definitely an also-ran to the other stations on its strip - St Pancras and King's Cross. But a new restaurant opening today at The Wellcome Collection on Euston Road should redress some of that balance.
Run by Benugo - the group responsible for food and drink operations at many of London's museums and galleries - the Wellcome Kitchen will feature a daily changing menu of seasonal rustic food. Breakfast includes Scrambled eggs, Severn & Wye smoked salmon (£8.50) and Flourless banana pancakes with blossom honey and Greek yoghurt (£7.50). For lunch there'll be salads and fish dishes such as Green gazpacho (£5.50) and Handpicked Dorset crab salad, avocado & smoked chilli jam (£14.50).
In the afternoon the offer will switch to sharing dishes and snacks and there'll also be an afternoon tea offering including a cream tea, a selection of cakes and what sounds like a good value full afternoon tea for £19 including scones, cakes and finger sandwiches with a pot of loose leaf tea to wash it all down with.
The wine list will feature organic, sustainable and biodynamic choices from a Italian Garganega at £19.50 to an Organic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from DeLoach winery in California for £47. If you're just after somewhere to stop for a drink the ‘Entrance Bar’ will serve coffees, soft drinks and wines.
The Wellcome Kitchen opens on Monday 30 June on the second level of the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. Opening hours will be Friday - Wednesday: 9.45am - 3pm and Thursday: 9.45am - 3pm and 5pm - 10pm.