The Big Chill House, King's Cross

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It's had a refurb and change of menu - we'll be along to check this one out soon.
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24 Sep 2012
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as a student of SOAS Im so happy that big chill is so close my campus and has a discount for students.I fell in love at the first sight.
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17 Sep 2012
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Great, new roof terrace, great music and I loved deal for beers during a reggea party!
totally recommended.
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10 Oct 2011
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A perfect pub if you like glowering bouncers, rip-off and tasteless food, being packed together like sardines, inadequate seating and music so deafening that you need some kind of semaphore system to communicate with anybody more than 18 inches away. On the plus side, the beer is overpriced, but so so. Avoid like the plague and go round the corner to the Kings Cross Social. A much, much nicer experience all round.
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15 Jul 2010
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The biggest let downs during the times I've been to this place are the bouncers that patrol and linger around inside this venue. It's their attitude that makes an impact. I've seen many instances where they've been unreasonably aggressive to others and generally inhospitable and intimidating. But aside from this fundamental problem, the roof terrace is unbearably crowded from Friday and into the weekends from as early as 6. You feel like a tin of sardines as you bend and duck around people and they do the same with you. Generally, you always feel that you're in someone's way and the bouncers stop anyone from entering when capacity is full up there. All in all, it's an uncomfortable experience and there really isn't anything chilled out about it. Like Camden Town, there's always a tension around Kings Cross and this bar fails to keep that vibe outside, much exacerbated by the bouncers. I urge others to consider other places. The Big Chill brand name promises plenty, but in actuality this is a big bar that offers nothing unique. The inside, whilst spacious, has quite a shabby feel to it. There are far better places out there where the bouncers are nicer, atmosphere is more comfortable for friends, parties or even dates, and where the venue looks sophisticated yet still trendy and stylish.

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257-259 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London, England, N1 9NL
020 7427 2540
Opening times
Monday - Thursday 8am 'til Midnight

Friday 8am ‘til 2am

Saturday 11am 'til 2am

Sunday 11am 'til Midnight

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 A taste of Shoreditch… in Kings Cross!


The Big Chill House is a large Victorian Pub in the heart of London's King's Cross. Its recent restyling has left the locals and travellers gawping through its huge windows, in complete surprise! The team behind the Big Chill brand have set to work and created a super cool space for everyone to enjoy and one where you can celebrate The Big Chill festival spirit, all year round!


Enjoy some breakfast with friends (or over business) in the expansive arts café on the ground floor, a pub lunch in the upstairs study room, a cocktail on the terrace, or why not tumble down at the weekend for a thumping night of Big Chill music.


The drinks range is broad and all the best brands are listed. Both breakfast and lunch menus use all the finest ingredients and there are always offers and discounts to grab off the website and Facebook.


The music policy is diverse, representing all aspects you'd associate with the Big Chill festival wrapped up in a forward-thinking style you'd expect from one of London's leading music venues. Each week sees a selection of block-rocking DJs hand-picked, by our programming team, for their ability to deliver nothing but good vibes on the dance floor.


Big Chill House has pretty much everything you could want... freshly roasted morning coffee, free wifi in the cafe area, cool drinks on the sunny terrace or a late night boogie on the dance floor!