RestaurantsLondonKing’s CrossN1C

survey result

Summary

£78
 ££££
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.

“Loud… buzzy… delicious” – this “original, exciting and cool” venue designed by the neighbouring Tom Dixon studio, by Granary Square, “is a full-on, in-your-face Tel Aviv sort of place”. The “superb Israeli small plates, which you are invited to share” are overseen by executive chef, Assaf Granit: “very flavoursome food with some unusual combinations”. “Tables are very close” inside, which is “noisy”, with “drum and bass in the background” and lots of chatter; “so, it’s best to go for lunch on a sunny day on the terrace and take in the views over the renovated King’s Cross area”. Top Menu Tips – “their signature polenta starter remains strong… a must. Octopus is amazing, tender and tasty. Desserts are also a high point… as is the powerful coffee!”

Summary

£83
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Amazing, and amazing fun… one of my best meals of the year and I wasn’t expecting it at all!” – this “tightly packed” space from chef Assaf Granit and the Tom Dixon studio has a “wonderful location” next to the latter’s HQ: which is adjacent to Granary Square and Coal Drops Yard. Deceptively simple in style, “it’s great to take guests here and watch their faces as they realise this isn’t just another noisy cocktail joint but a seriously good restaurant”. The menu of “Middle Eastern food with a modern twist” delivers “dish after dish of mind-blowing flavours”“original and fabulous… if in tiny portions”. “It’s tight on space, so get ready to snuggle up”, or “sit outside on a sunny day, which is the perfect way to spend a couple of hours”. “Only problem? Getting a booking!”

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”.

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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.
Alistair S
we came out agreeing there wasn’t one dis...
Reviewed 1 months, 19 days ago

"we came out agreeing there wasn’t one dish we wouldn't order again. Generous portions with enough to tickle the most jaded palate, lots of herbs, pomegranate, chilli with brilliant bread and dips. If possible sit at the chef's bar and watch the team shuffle, squeeze and dance around the narrow gangway. Only slight note would be slightly clunky glassware which might not be doing a decent short wine list any favours."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £25.00  

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£13.00 £27.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
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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