Coal Drops Yard

  • Hiden Curry lab is the latest addition to King's Cross' Coal Drops Yard

    Huden Curry lab is the latest addition to King's Cross' Coal Drops Yard

    New to Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross (and takeaway only) is Hiden Curry Lab, a very dayglo yellow shop selling Japanese curry. It's taken over the space that used to be Bodega Rita's and is apparently an homage to Japan's many 'hole-in-the-wall' speciality restaurants.

    The menu is the simplest possible. There are two forms of Japanese curry and rice (and pickles), either beef or vegan, created by

  • Longboys are bringing their doughnuts to King's Cross

    Longboys are bringing their doughnuts to King's Cross

    They kicked things off at Boxpark Wembley, now long finger-doughnut sellers Longboys are opening in King's Cross. They're the latest place to open in Coal Drops Yard. 

    Longboys has two impressive pastry chefs at the helm. Graham Hornigold was Group Pastry Chef for the Hakkasan group and Heather Kaniuk was former Executive Pastry Chef at the Mandarin Oriental and the Shangri-La at The Shard. So you

  • Pidgin comes to Sons + Daughters King's Cross with their latest special

    Pidgin comes to Sons + Daughters with their latest special

    Back at work and in real need of a proper sandwich for lunch? Well, Sons + Daughters are bringing a little taste of their sibling restaurant Pidgin to King's Cross this month.

    For January, Pidgin chefs Michael Robins and Hamish Pearce present their take on a Tuna Melt. It's sustainably sourced pole-caught tuna, horseradish aioli, smoked applewood cheddar, spiced onion relish, mango chutney, iceberg lettuce and herb

  • Italian and Japanese deli Vallebona pops up in Coal Drops Yard

    vallebona coal drops yard king's cross

    Interesting foodie news for anyone near King's Cross. Wonderful foodie store Vallebona has just opened a pop-up shop down at Coal Drops Yard.

    Run by Stefano Vallebona and his wife Naoko, the company - which began life as a stall in Borough Market back in the 90s - has for a while been a major foodie destination down in Wimbledon. It supplies all manner of amazing Italian and Japanese produce, and does a roaring trade with chefs and

  • Sons + Daughters comes to King's Cross from the Pidgin duo

    Sons and Daughters comes to King's Cross from the Pidgin duo - updatedJames Ramsden and Sam Herlihy already have a winner with Pidgin and now they're opening a more casual restaurant in King's Cross. There will be plenty of sandwiches (including finger sandwiches) and soft serve. 

  • London's latest mash-up sees Morty & Bob's tie-up with Patty & Bun


    If you've been wondering (and some of you food obsessives may well have) about ways to enhance an already swoonsomely good Morty & Bob toastie, seems the King's Cross restaurateurs are ahead of you there.

    For the latest in their Melt Collaborations series, they've teamed up with Patty & Bun to create a burger and toasted sandwich mash-up. The Jose Jose Grilled Cheese takes inspiration from Patty & Bun's Jose Jose Burger.

    The limited edition

  • Test Driving Parrillan - Barrafina's summer terrace and grill at Coal Drops Yard


    Perfectly situated to catch the summer sun as it falls over Coal Drops Yard at King's Cross, this outside grill is going to be a huge hit.

  • Morty and Bob's team up with Mark Hix for a new cheese toastie at King's Cross

    Morty and Bob's team up with Mark Hix for a new cheese toastie

    Recently launched in Coal Drops Yard, Morty and Bobs are well known for their very fine cheese toasties. Now they're settled in their fancy new restaurant, they're teaming up with other chefs for the monthly Melt Collaborations. And to kick things off, they've drafted in Mark Hix.

    The new toastie from Hix and M&B features black pudding, spring onions and tangy apple sauce, grilled between thick

  • Parrillan is the DIY outside grill at Barrafina Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross

    parrillan kings cross coal drops yardBarrafina's counter dining is already a big hit in all its locations - and now they're trying something new at King's Cross. They're launching Parrillan - an outside space where you can grill your own meat, fish and vegetables. 

  • Want to know what a £13 cup of coffee tastes like? Head to Le Café Alain Ducasse


    If you're a coffee nut, then the recent opening of Le Café Alain Ducasse at Coal Drops Yard will not have passed you by. If, however, you aren't as au fait with all the latest London coffee news as you might be, then let us enlighten you.

    As the name suggests, this is the multi Michelin-starred chef's first UK opening of this particular cafe - he has another in Paris, where he also has a roastery. And while they may lure you in the door with a £2.50

  • Test Driving The Drop - the Harts Group's gem of a wine bar at Coal Drops Yard

    beefLondon's wine bar scene gets raised a notch with the arrive of the Harts Group new wine bar in King's Cross.

  • Test Driving Hicce at Coal Drops Yard - built for sharing

    prawns2Former Murano head chef Pip Lacey has gone it alone with a new restaurant overlooking Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross. We check it out. 

  • 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

  • Test Driving Casa and Plaza Pastor - outside or inside at Coal Drops Yard?

    apacheThe Harts Group bring their very popular Mexican restaurant to the impressive Coal Drops Yard area. And they've split it into two. We head to King's Cross to try it out.  

  • Test Driving Barrafina at Coal Drops Yard - a new Catalan-inspired menu is a belter

    counterIt's the fourth restaurant for the Barrafina team, taking their Spanish tapas counter dining restaurant to Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross. We pop down to see if their winning streak continues. 

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