RestaurantsLondonKing's CrossN1C

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Eating outside overlooking the square is extremely pleasant” at this “large brasserie”, which is particularly well-located in the new developments north of King’s Cross; and wins praise for its “great buzzy atmosphere”. But it suffers from the Ivy Collection’s habitual weakness of “disappointing and unimaginative food – all the classics not done that well”.

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£49
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “beautiful venue” near King’s Cross with “lovely outside tables” is part of Richard Caring’s Ivy Collection and comes with similar pros and cons. It’s “lively and buzzy”, and a handy location makes it “a fun place to meet friends”, but it takes flak for “slow and unprofessional” service and food that’s “the usual brasserie fare, but doesn’t feel like it’s cooked with love” and “isn’t worth the price”.

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£48
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A superb, airy restaurant – comfortable and relaxed” – is the general view on this three-year-old from Richard Caring’s Ivy Collection group, which occupies “a beautiful setting” in revamped King’s Cross. There is a more downbeat alternative, though, suggesting it’s “rather trading on its name” with its “functional” menu of “bistro favourites”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very flashy decor” – and (it is claimed) ‘the largest al fresco dining terrace in north London’ – help entice diners to this “busy and buzzy” King’s Cross yearling from Richard Caring’s Ivy Collection, and sharing all the ‘affordable glam’ design ethos of the group. Everyone finds it an agreeably “lively place” but beyond that views are sharply divided: and whereas fans report “good quality brasserie food at all times of day”, critics dismiss “ordinary” food and “uninterested service” that’s “not up to their pretentions” or the “ambitious prices”.

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Granary Square Brasserie Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Granary Square Brasserie Restaurant in N1C, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Granary Square Brasserie restaurant.
David B
Lovely setting, average and rather over-pri...
Reviewed 7 months, 10 days ago

"Lovely setting, average and rather over-priced food, untrained lackluster service"

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Will W
top service from a particularly good waiter...
Reviewed 7 months, 17 days ago

"top service from a particularly good waiter"

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Lawrence P
Outstanding restaurant with a varied menu, ...
Reviewed 9 months, 20 days ago

"Outstanding restaurant with a varied menu, food that is well-prepared, and attentive service."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £17.95 £22.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£5.20 £25.50 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £4.25
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AB
Opening hours
Monday8:30 am‑12 am
Tuesday8:30 am‑12 am
Wednesday8:30 am‑12 am
Thursday8:30 am‑12 am
Friday8:30 am‑12 am
Saturday8:30 am‑12 am
Sunday8:30 am‑12 am

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