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KARPO RESTAURANT LONDON REVIEW
THE INDEPENDENT KINGS CROSS BRASSERIE
I needed to impress the knickers of my date on Saturday night so when I got told to book a table for two in Kings Cross, I hit the web to find somewhere cheap, but unique looking.
I noticed that Karpo had tree stump tables, propped with legs of stainless steel. It looked to have character so I made the call. When my date and I arrived we got put on the one table that wasn't grafted from tree stumps.
I wanted to kick up a stink with the waitress but didn't have the balls. To swing the needle back we got placed by an incredible wall of plants.
I'd love to tell you what was going on in that beautiful vine of vegetation, but sadly I'm not much of a plant fan. I include Robert Plant in that statement too. Have you heard his last solo record?
We ordered the house red and my vegetarian date opted for the Herb crusted fillet of cod. I wanted to grab a side of triple cooked chips but when the waitress revealed that they were cooked in animal fat, we settled on the jersey royals.
When I saw the table next to me tucking into their triple cooked chips on their tree stump table, a tiny tear fell from my cheek and seasoned my rather modest sized Roast Monkfish tail.
I excused myself and embarked on a search for the commode. After a few wrong turns, a trip up and down in a service elevator and even a brief tour of the conference room, I found it. And let me tell you the toilet was worth the wait.
I was entranced by the sheen of the dark red porcelain tiles that ran up and around the room. There were two different wall mounted lotions by the sink. Briefly I toyed with the idea of getting undressed and giving myself a complete once over with the moisturizer, but I had already lost five minutes finding the place, and I feared my date would be ordering the cheese platter for desert instead of the cheesecake.
In the end we shared a homemade plum yoghurt which was simply outstanding. I shelled out 80 sheets (tenner tip) and we hightailed it out of there.
I wasn't in anyway satiated, but at least I had left room for more wine at the various bars we frequented after. I recommend this place for desert, good service and impeccable toilets.