On another spin through King’s Cross station, I paused to pick up a quick bite for the train. Today’s choice was Kiosk, a little counter near one of the entrances, which promised hot sandwiches and Monmouth coffee so sounded quite promising.
I opted for their regular salt beef sandwich, which came with mustard and pickles on caraway rye bread, and a single espresso. The bill came to £7.75.
First I sipped the espresso which was pretty good. Monmouth is a London roastery of great repute. In Edinburgh you can try their wares at Printworks and Anfora.
Although the sandwich was piping hot, I decided to leave it until I was aboard before sampling it. It still retained good warmth when I was safely ensconced in my seat.
The salt beef was served in handsome looking chunks. It packed good flavour but was just a little lacking in oomph. It was badly let down by very underwhelming bread.
So overall, the Kiosk will do you a pretty hearty sandwich but has some room for improvement. Still, it’s a big upgrade on the fare available in many other railway stations, including all of the ones I’ve visited in Scotland, so it’s definitely one worth trying next time you’re passing.