One of London’s most beautiful train stations, St Pancras, is celebrating its 150th birthday in serious style. Using a selection of long-forgotten Victorian cooking techniques, the team at Searcys St. Pancras Brasserie have been prepping the feast to end all feasts. Brining, pickling and salting their way through London-inspired ingredients, expect a three-course dinner including smoked eel with horseradish cream and pickled apple, followed by suckling pig with jowl bonbon, pressed turnip and sage. How’s that for a roast with a difference? Victorian-era or not, the dessert will have you yearning for simpler saccharine delights: Lady’s fingers soaked in milk and dark rum with berry jam and meringue. Like that dream school dinner dish, with a naughty adult twist. Each course comes with a glass of English sparkling wine (Searcys also doubles up as a champagne bar, so they know their bubbles) so really, there’s no grander way to toast our wrought grande dame. If next Wednesday’s dinner doesn’t quite match the contents of your wallet, keep in mind that all celebration dishes are available a-la-carte. Queen of Puddings before you catch a train up north? Well, don’t mind if we do.
By Megan Carnegie