The reasons this place isn't getting 5 stars is because the heating lamps at our original table were broken, and we weren't informed of this when we were seated at an "outside" table. It also took nearly 15 minutes for us to even get our drink orders in, and by that time, we were ready to order our food.
My partner and I split the trio of pasta, getting the wild boar meat sauce, the lasagna, and the spaghetti with meatballs. The first two were amazing! The last one, was a bit of a let down. You'd think, at an Italian eatery, that they couldn't mess up spaghetti with meatballs, but it wasn't as good as it should've been... or as you'd think, rather. Our friend had the venison ravioli which she said was amazing. Prices for drinks weren't too bad either, just wish they were better labeled. There was nothing that said anything about the types of beer that they had, it wasn't until I was told by the waitress that I even knew that Peroni WAS Italian beer. Oh well, it was still good.
Took nearly another 20 minutes for us to be noticed after the meal to pay. Prices weren't too horrible, and the atmosphere was nice. When we pointed out that the heating lamps were off, and they said they were broken, we were offered another table that had working lamps. So they get a 4 out of 5.
After getting to St Pancras, I had an hour to kill before my train was
to leave, so I thought i would have a quick dinner with my sisters. I decided to dine at Carluccios as it was perfectly situated for my needs- I needed something easy, quick and cheap. It was also located just outside the elevator on the second floor, so I had no trouble finding my way to the train platforms afterwards.
After entering the restaurant, I was greeted by very friendly waiters,
who catered to my needs throughout the meal (they were very speedy) As I didn't have time on my side, I opted for the buffalo mozzerella salad, which came with only a slight delay, and was delicious. My younger sisters, both being 15 but looking slightly
younger, got away with the children's menu for £5.95( what a coup!) and had the lasagne and the ravioli - both I tried, and were equally good. In the children's meal deal they also got a soft drink and a lovely
little pot of ice cream each, it was very good value.
Normally fund this a good chain for tasty Italian food. However, the branch at St Pancreas was a real disappointment. Dry almost burnt lasagne is unforgivable - very slack standards indeed.
0/10 with so much choice at the station avoid at all costs!!
I had a Bruschetta starter that was bland and uninspired. My wife's pate was good though. My main course was awful. I'd forgotten what spam tasted like until I ordered the "Italian Sausage" at this place. I got 3 thin slices of round spam-like stuff. Horrible. My Wife's pasta was pretty good. After paying our 60 pound check I went downstairs to the grocery to find something to eat.
This is such a good restaurant, and you'd think being in a major international train station it would be heaving but it's always been really quiet! It's great, a not cheap but it's quality you're getting. And not just quality of food, the service is amazing too. I was guided easily through the menu and it was like having my own personal restuant-shopper! The staff member I had was really good, and helped with explaining what all the fresh food out was. There was such a good shop too, I just had to buy some presents! What a great experience, I strongly recommend it.
The food's great too, did I mention?
I had to meet an American client for a quick bight between meetings at St. Pancras - and the choice at the moment is underwhelming. The friendly staff did their best to accomodate us in the time we had and our starters of arincini with a roasted pepper sauce were superb. One was cheese with the melted cheese oozing through the rice and the other stuffed with ragu. My main course of lamb stew was much more disappointing. The meat was cooked well enough but the sauce felt a little watered down and underseasoned.
We've enjoyed quick meals before at other branches of Carluccio's however and we will be back.
After flying in from Texas I had a three hour wait at St Pancras and found the perfect spot. They were not serving lunch for 25 more minutes but let me camp out a table 'outside' with a glass of tap water and a good book whilst I waited. I had the set lunch for under £10 for two courses. The choices were varied and the food was very good. I had to send the ravioli back as it was under cooked. The waiter tried to convince me this was a cultural difference and it was just that I was unused to al dente. I politely pointed out that al dente does not translate to mostly raw, very chewy. Were it not for that slight glitch I would perhaps have added another star. An al dente one.
We ate here on our last night in London because it was close to our hotel. I'm glad we did! I had the chicken Marsala and it was cooked perfectly. Great flavor on the outside and really juicy on the inside. Our servers were a little spazy, funny at sometimes, others kind of annoying. Altogether good though! Go before their summer menu ends :)
A really underwhelming restaurant. I've been to other Carluccio's before and really enjoyed them, but this one is really poor. On today's visit the already short menu was shortened further by several dishes being off the menu. Service was slow and rude, even though they weren't busy. And the quality of the food was a real disappointment. My pasta con funghi made me ill all afternoon and the mushroom soup my friend had was full of fatty lumps of meat. Worst of all, we had to pay a lot. I know how much a plate of pasta and mushrooms cooked in butter should cost, and it's certainly not £7.50. There are much better places to eat in St Pancras, this place is best avoided.
Service with a smile, and i didn't even have to beg for it. Carluccio's is fantastic!! First one i went to was a couple of months ago, at Heathrow Terminal 5. Was leaving London for sunnier weather and went in for a couple of goodbye drinks with friends Suffice it to say i have them on speed dial for every and any occassion.
The food came very quickly, and was scrumptious, they even genuinely seemed to care if everything was to our liking.
good food, affordable prices, nice ambience. not too good to be true, just the Carluccio way.
How do they do it? All Carluccio's are FAB! Staff are charming, the food represents great value for money and it all seems to be cooked with love and enthusiasm despite the fact that this is, let's face it, a chain!
My 12 yr old son and I LOVE the shop and always come back loaded up with goodies(cioccolata fiorentina,great coffee etc). Fave items on the menu are arancini( son) and pasta giardinierapenne in a delish courgette sauce with deep-fried spinach balls. Yum-scrum.
£8.50 for six ravioli in butter. Once they get around to giving me the rest of my lunch, I'll get around to giving you the rest of my review.
sitting in the "outside" tables was great with the heaters keeping me toasty. The waitstaff was fantastic brining the 8 year old guest I had spagetti bolognese, even though it wasn't on the menu. Very convenient for me as I live at St Pancras and a pretty good value for decent Italian food in the cool atmosphere of St Pancras station with people bustling about to catch the Eurostar or other trains. The house wine was fine and the pasta, while not outstanding was still really good.
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