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Coal Office, Kings Cross

Coal Office, Kings Cross

Coal Office has launched a new Jerusalem Sunday roast — and we reckon it’s one of the best value lunch menus in London RN. 

The Victorian building is situated in Kings Cross, along the canal, with views over buzzy Granary Square and Coal Drops Yard. It’s a collaboration with designer Tom Dixon, so as you can imagine, it’s a pretty gorgeous spot. From the lighting, to the glassware, you’ll leave feeling more than a bit inspired when it comes to your home decor. 

Building on the restaurant’s Middle Eastern-inspired family-style sharing plates, Michelin-starred Israeli chef Assaf Granit and head chef Dan Pelles have created a special feast to round off your week. 

Priced at £30 a head, it begins with a selection of small plates to share. Handmade “kubalah” — a gloriously soft brioche — is served alongside bowls of labneh and tahini, topped with grated tomato and schug (a vibrant splodge of chilli, garlic and coriander). There’s also a zingy, thinly sliced fennel salad, and a rocket salad, layered with more labneh, parsley, pita croutons, almonds and grapes. 

The main event continues the sharing theme, with a beautiful piece of coffee-braised brisket, served alongside lightly charred harissa carrots and salted new potatoes with smoked butter. Heaven! However, it’s worth noting there’s no meat-free option available right now. That said, veggies can order from the a la carte menu which is served alongside. 

Coal Office Dessert

Dessert will set you back an additional five pounds — think hazelnut, buckwheat, milk chocolate and feuillantine — and even better, you can opt for bottomless wine and beer for an extra £25 a head (or for £50 they’ll throw in cocktails and sparkling wine too).

Bottomless booze can be so naff, but rest assured the house wine is superb. Both Israeli, the rich, floral white is an interesting blend of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, semillon, viognier and muscat, while the red (shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit sirah) is full of black pepper, cherry and plum — and absolutely perfect with the slow-cooked beef. 

It’s worth levelling up to try free-flowing pet net, or a cocktail — most of which are inventive twists on the classics. The Eden Old Fashioned is a combination of Jameson Black Barrel and Irish whisky, infused with dried mulberries, honey, sherry and spritzed with apple “perfume” at the table — divine. The non-alc Green Revival was just as impressive with cloudy apple juice, camomile cordial and grape and apricot soda. 

We love it when we can whole-heartedly recommend a place, and how wonderful that you can still enjoy an interesting, flavoursome meal, with a fun atmosphere, and be pleased by the bill. 

Coal Office, we salute you! 


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