RestaurantsLondonKing’s CrossN1C

survey result

Summary

£76
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Every morsel is delicious” at this well-pitched three-year-old, on the edge of the new King’s Cross dining quarter – the work of Israeli celeb chef Assaf Granit (founder of London’s Palomar and Barbary, plus equally hot venues in Israel and Paris). Fitted out by Tom Dixon (whose offices are adjacent), its “wonderful Middle Eastern flavours and lively Tel Aviv vibe” draw an appreciative crowd: “boy was it worth it – such interesting flavours and perfectly executed”.

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.
Charlotte L
Fab, fab, fab. Lovely staff (both kitchen -...
Reviewed 1 months, 23 days ago

"Fab, fab, fab. Lovely staff (both kitchen - we sat at the pass - and on the floor), great food. Stand-out Yemeni brioche, black tahini ice, grilled aubergine with tomato and raspberry, but everything was great. "

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Pip C
A real buzz in this interesting restaurant-...
Reviewed 1 months, 27 days ago

"A real buzz in this interesting restaurant- the staff were really knowledgeable and helpful and the whole experience was a pleasure. "

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Pip C
A real buzz in this interesting restaurant-...
Reviewed 1 months, 27 days ago

"A real buzz in this interesting restaurant- the staff were really knowledgeable and helpful and the whole experience was a pleasure. "

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Pip C
A real buzz in this interesting restaurant-...
Reviewed 1 months, 27 days ago

"A real buzz in this interesting restaurant- the staff were really knowledgeable and helpful and the whole experience was a pleasure. "

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julian g
This place is just amazing, and amazing fun...
Reviewed 2 months, 28 days ago

"This place is just amazing, and amazing fun - great to take guests here and watch their faces as they realise this isn't just another noisy cocktail barn but a seriously good restaurant. I've never had a bad dish here. Just tell them how much you want to eat, let them pick the food and join the crowd. Only problem? Getting a booking."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.00 £29.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £6.50
Service 12.50%
2 Bagley Walk, London, N1C 4PQ
Opening hours
Monday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm

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