Everything that's opening at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross

Everything that's opening at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross

Coal Drops Yard is a huge undertaking at King's Cross - completely revitalising a large part of the area. The revamp looks quite astonishing and, of course, it brings with is a lot of new restaurants cafes and more (as well as some ace shopping opportunities). 

The Yard has now opened - although some restaurants will open later - but here's everything you need to know about the food at Coal Drops Yard - as well as links to everything we know about the restaurants...


Now open


  • Undoubtedly one of the big new openings, there's a new Barrafina from Hart Bros - with a new Catalan-influenced menu. As ever with a new Barrafina, there are lots of new dishes on the menu so there's plenty different on offer. Perfect counter dining.
  • From the same people as Barrafina, there's Mexican food with both Plaza AND Casa PastorCasa Pastor offers something that's closer to El Pastor - tacos, tostadas and sharing plates, while Plaza is in a heated courtyard, adding some damned fine rotisserie chicken and live music.
  • Rounding it out from Hart Bros, they have a new wine bar called The Drop, tucked into a corner of coal drops yard, in a space that almost seems like a wine cellar. Expect some wonders from the small kitchen too. 
  • Wild Honey's Anthony Demetre has opened an all-day Spanish/Italian spot Vermuteria Bar & Café. Head there for coffee in the morning and drink all the vermouth in the evening. 
  • On the outskirts of the Yard is the Coal Office, which opened a couple of months earlier. And we have a Test Drive of that right here.
  • And if you need high-end chocolate after all that - pop into Alain Ducasse's Le Chocolat.
  • Upstairs at Wolf + Badger is Hicce - the first solo venture by Pip Lacey (ex Head Chef of Murano). Here's our Test Drive.
  • Search out Bodega Rita's - from the folks behind the much-missed Rita's in Hackney.
  • And the latest to open is Morty and Bob's who'll be bringing us toasted cheesy goodness.


Coming up

  • There's one remaining place to open. Le Chocolat from Alain Ducasse will have Le Cafe next door - will Ducasse do afternoon tea here? We hope so.

Looking for more info? Read all our stories about Coal Drops Yard here

Coal Drops Yard photo by Luke Hayes


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