RestaurantsLondonKing’s CrossN1C

survey result

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Shame it’s impossible to get a table”, at Assaf Granit’s “happening” (“loud and busy”) Israeli yearling – “possibly now the best restaurant in the new King’s Cross quarter”, and one of the smash hits of the year. With its “amazing location” – a “very cool”, Victorian ex-industrial building, with “funky Tom Dixon decor” (“his designer stuff strewn everywhere”) and an “enticing terrace” – it has “an easy casual vibe”, boosted by “such happy service”. For newbies, “the menu takes a little explanation” and delivers “zingy, appetising, rich” small plates which amaze many diners, although they can also seem “to be trying too hard” and “portions aren’t massive”. Top Tip – “the bread is outstanding”.

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Shame it’s impossible to get a table”, at Assaf Granit’s “happening” (“loud and busy”) Israeli newcomer – “possibly now the best restaurant in the new King’s Cross quarter”, and one of the smash hits of the year. With its “amazing location” – a “very cool”, Victorian ex-industrial building, with “funky Tom Dixon decor” (“his designer stuff strewn everywhere”) and an “enticing terrace” – it has “an easy casual vibe”, boosted by “such happy service”. For newbies, “the menu takes a little explanation” and delivers “zingy, appetising, rich” small plates which amaze many diners, although they can also seem “to be trying too hard” and “portions aren’t massive”. Top Tip – “the bread is outstanding”.

Summary

Assaf Granit, chef and co-owner of The Palomar and The Barbary, is behind this early autumn 2018 Mediterranean/Middle Eastern-inspired opening in a big, Victorian, ex-industrial brick pile by the canal in King’s Cross: a 160-cover space split over three floors, with a rooftop terrace and al fresco dining area, complete with panoramic views over Granary Square. Designer Tom Dixon, whose practice is nearby, is also involved creating, for example, tableware which is for sale.

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Coal Office Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Coal Office Restaurant in N1C, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Coal Office restaurant.
Steven B
A lunch squeezed in between the lockdowns! ...
Reviewed 7 months, 17 days ago

"A lunch squeezed in between the lockdowns! Such a treat. The food here is different from the usual restaurant fare imaginative and well executed too, Starters of a polenta come in a chefs copper dish and is quite runny yet tasting of the promised cheese tuffles etc Main course of octopus was tasty and tender while the sea bass (often a really dull fish) was amazing crispy and fresh . Only 3 desserts to choose from but all are great. Decent wine by the glass. Gripes? Ambiance is low rate as it is not special - the now usual exposed pipes and plain tables. Chairs are better than average."

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Victoria J
After such an abstemious lockdown we were r...
Reviewed 7 months, 19 days ago

"After such an abstemious lockdown we were ready to push the boat out. so we both had three courses and boy was it worth it. Such interesting flavours and perfectly executed. The Octopus - the most expensive dish on the menu - was soft yet delicious with an amazing sauce of truffles. Desserts were large and outstanding even though there as only a choice of three. I wish we had had the one we didn't try as well - I bet it would have been good too!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£5.00 £17.00 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
2 Bagley Walk, London, N1C 4PQ
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Sunday5:30 pm‑11 pm

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