Set in the ha-uge overhaul that is Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, this teeny thrill-ride of a bar offers far more spark than the development it calls home. If you've a penchant for strong coffee, rich Italian flavours, retro cycling memorabilia, and all things vermouth then this could be your new favourite haunt. We steadily worked our way through the vermouth menu, lingering on a sweet and savoury white Lillet and a full-bodied Antica Formula with hints of cloves and Christmas. All the while perfectly crisped duck and pork croquettes followed by a rich and buttery venison gnocchi did a grand old job of soaking up our alcoholic adventures. These guys really know what they're doing in the pastry department too with trad' French numbers like kouign amann and canelé cropping up along with sumptuous and homely desserts. You can bet your bottom lira we'll be back come summer for a charcuterie-based aperitivo on the terrace.