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...
- 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 Pastor. Casa 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.
- The latest to open is Bodega Rita's - from the folks behind the much-missed Rita's in Hackney.
- There will be toasted cheesy goodness from Morty and Bob's.
- And 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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