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Requested be closed with reason - Gone away: Permanently closed according to WhatPub.

Meathouse London, Kings Cross, N1

182 Pentonville Road
N1 9LA
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Roger Button left this review about Le Bistro De La Gare

This place currently seems to change its name on a weekly basis. It was originally a car repair workshop before its Gooner loving owner decided to turn it into a pub. As Shaws, it was a plastic, contrived and rather unspectacular pub and home to hordes of NatWest employees from the twin towers next door. It also regularly played host to a certain frequently saturated former Arsenal & England centre half of dubious driving ability. When NatWest moved out in the late 90’s, the bar unsurprisingly closed its doors for a few years before re-emerging in 2006 as the Kings Crown Bar and Restaurant followed by a further name change to the Long Hope Bar and Restaurant. The bottom line is that no matter what funky name it decides to call itself, it doesn’t seem to work. The last time I was here the place was a soulless hollow shell with little character. The interior wasn’t too much different from how I remembered apart from the rear section that has been knocked about a bit. The brickwork behind the bar remains as do the arched windows but the general furnishings are a lot more severe and the painted concrete floor is just crying out for something a bit softer. Some of the seating is far too low for the tables and the mix of sofas and chrome stools are a bit of a clash. Multiple Screens relay bland music TV and presumably sports when the occasion arises. The beer selection is standard at best with the usual run of lagers, Bombardier and London Pride which at £3 a pint is a bit excessive and may go part of the way in explaining why the place has been empty on both my recent visits. Don’t be too fooled by the restaurant part of the title. The food is pretty basic cheap pub grub. I get the impression that this place is being geared up to cater for the new student accommodation in the old NatWest buildings next door at which time this place will be swamped with grant laden students.

Addendum 2010 - Since I wrote this, the place has undergone a further name change to the Bistro La Gare and seems to be more wine / cocktail orientated. I didn’t go in and probably never will again.

On 8th December 2007 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by john mcgraw
London Kings Cross, 0.39 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Meathouse London, N1
1st Feb 2020, 19:00
Request to mark pub as closed by Rex Rattus approved
1st Feb 2020, 17:05
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Rex Rattus, with included notes: Gone away: Permanently closed according to WhatPub.

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 September 2015 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 September 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 13 September 2015 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 13 September 2015 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 September 2015 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 September 2015 by Tris C
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