What can you tell us about Double Standard?
It's one of three restaurants that have opened at The Standard hotel in King's Cross. This is one of the openings which has Adam Rawson in charge of the menu. We've already covered his Isla restaurant, and this is the more casual Double Standard.
What makes Double Standard different from Isla?
It's in its own section at the side of the hotel - much more of a standalone restaurant than Isla. It's very much styled as The Standard's pub, and it really does have that feel (albeit a slightly swanky pub). In that respect, it makes it a very handy addition to the area, helped further by the large terrace outside the back of the hotel.
And what's on the menu?
It's a much more casual affair than Isla - more snacking plates, and quick bites. But it does have a secret weapon in the form of Adam Rawson's burger. The winner of a few Slider Decider burger awards, he's certainly one to watch when it comes to burgers.
Here's what we had on the night:
And now about vegetarians?
There are a few things on the menus for vegetarians. They include the "big pretzel" with mustard and Parmesan (£6), mac and cheese with black truffle (£12) and a grilled cheese sandwich with tamarind HP (£9). Plus there's this:
There's a small choice of desserts on the menu - as well as an ice cream snickerdoodle, there's...
How about drinks?
it's a pub, so yes - you may well just be dropping in here for booze. To that effect, there's a selection of beers n draught - from your basic Heineken through to Brooklyn Summer Ale - all around £6 a pint. As for wines, there's a short list - the house wine starts at £26 a bottle - it's generally priced a little lower than Isla. Cocktails are between £8 and £12 - kicking off with a Gherkin Martini if that takes your fancy.
Double Standard is a very handy place to have in King's Cross - it's a decent upmarket pub just minuted from the station. Adam Rawson's burger certainly makes it worth a visit and while the rest of the food is decent, we'd like to see them pushing the boundaries just a little bit more, for such a trendy hotel. It's early days yet, so let's see how the menu evolves.
Hot Dinners ate as guests of Double Standard. Prices are correct at the time of writing.
More about The Standard Hotel London
Where is it? 10 Argyle Street, London WC1H 8EG
Interior shots by David Cleveland
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