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Coal Office

4.7
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1357 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
The Coal Office restaurant is a collaboration between renowned Chef Assaf Granit of The Palomar and The Barbary and British designer Tom Dixon.
Offering 360-degree views over Granary Square and newly regenerated parts of London; the 120 cover restaurant has a rooftop terrace, outside dining area and an open kitchen layout throughout two floors. Going beyond a typical restaurant offering, Coal Office is a place where you can experience fresh, creative food in a variety of beautifully designed and atmospheric spaces, where the provenance is explained, the tableware is available to buy, and the recipes are shared.

To showcase the best of our hospitality the atmosphere at Coal Office is lively with highly energetic music throughout our whole dining room.
Please kindly note our restaurant has combination of low and high seating. Should you have special request i.e. pram, wheelchair these requirements will be prioritised.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1357 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Limsch
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had again, an amazing dinner. The food was so delicious, the tastes are wonderful. The presentation of the food on the plates is beautiful. The service is excellent! The waiter kept on filling out glasses with water. Highly recommended.

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TVildali
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience amazing foods
Taste

And cocktails are excellent

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vipplanetpaula
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening/night at the Coal Office - on being led upstairs you are immediately transported to a smart buzzy Mediterranean restaurant with the super-cool Kings Cross/Granary Square backdrop. Recommend going for later dining option on the weekend, but go early to enjoy a cocktail or two on the terrace. Food was, as always, outstanding, and service was personal, not stuffy, and fun! Our group LOVED the upbeat house music, we want the soundtrack! Can't wait to go back, won't wait so long this time. Fabulous evening!

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TomasBalogh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Probably one of the best restaurants. Great experience, outstanding food,the flavours were unreal.

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Luke
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great location, cool building and wonderful food. Highly reccommended!

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SaschaJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Service was varied but had an enjoyable meal and I'd definitely go again.

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NehaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food and accommodating staff. Perfect for our anniversary.

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Michael
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I had hear good things about Cold Office, and was therefore underwhelmed by my experience.

The food was fair, but nothing special. The polenta tasted bland, whilst my kebab was too filling. The paper tablecloth replacements were also frustrating.

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OmerC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

As someone who is very familiar with the cuisine, I was a bit disappointed, especially when this menu comes from someone like Asaf Granit.
I had the very same Kubaneh in 'Palomar' and was similarly disappointed. the original flavour is just not there and this is literally an oily brioche.
The grilled aubergine is great as well as the pork belly however not better than any other same level Israeli/middle eastern restaurant. You can even find better for less. the bottom line is that the big flavours that you'll find in the middle easy are completely toned down. The dinner menu was a bit boring, to be fair, I was expecting more for the prices they quote.
Location and ambience are wonderful with a great soundtrack which rocks the super cool 'Yemen Blue'.

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HazelT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening and well looked after by staff, especially Paul the waiter.

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KeDa
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant; great ambience in attractive outdoor space; fabulous menu and excellent service.

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TheZohan
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Coal Office is now my favourite restaurant in London. I took my wife for our Anniversary and loved everything about it! From the Fizzy Bubblech to Tahini Ice Cream - and everything in between. Service was excellent and informative (even with facemasks on) and the music / vibe was great! Loved it. Coming back ASAP!

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SimonD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, staff all very friendly and attentive as required.

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JessieD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious beautiful food, fantastic atmosphere and amazing service. I particularly recommend the chicken main plate, and don't miss out on the brioche-style breads to start. Winner

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ZarahM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most gorgeous food! Delicious tastes and great ambience/set up even in light of Covid. We ordered 3-4 courses and felt they came a little too quickly. Would have been nice to draw out and feel a little more relaxed but overall an excellent experience.

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GavinK
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service and so impressive to see staff fully respecting social distancing and hygiene which was important to my group.

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Rkbdt
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious - great flavours, and not dishes you have every day. They actually gave us some extra courses, which was a lovely surprise!

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JamesB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The staff were delightful and attentive, the food was spot on and delicious.

Well worth the late table

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vipBecca
London
25 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This was our second visit to The Coal Office and sadly it was not even close to being as good as our first. I appreciate we are in strange times but being served by waiters with huge black masks and gloves was a bit strange and also difficult to hear anything they said. There was very little atmosphere in the restaurant and the music was so loud you actually could not hear the person opposite you. We had to ask four times for our drinks and our starters arrived before they did. My feeling is that it would have been better not to reopen if they cannot give such a good service as normal.

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vipFionam
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dimmer at coal Office. Lovely little snacks and petit fours which were comp.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, service, people, ambiance, food and wine. Loved it!

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hana
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staffs are very friendly and the portion of the meal was just right. Home made Kimuchi was especially good.

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NinaC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Love this restaurant. Amazing food and service! Highly recommend.

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SamanthaG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great combination of flavours with some dishes.

Very expensive for what it is, had just as delicious high end middle eastern cuisine in London that has better value for money.

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FifiH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to be able to eat upstairs at Coal Office! The food is delicious, although I was not crazy about my salmon which had a strange pickle with it, but no complaints about the quality. It was all exciting, innovative, delicious food. The pretzel was the best I have ever tasted. All in all a great lunch.

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Sonia31
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, menu is very diverse and beautiful. Great experience !

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GillyY
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service never disappoint. Exceptional.

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zahra
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favourite restaurants in London! The food and friendly, knowledgable staff are always a joy!

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AnaA
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Reduced menu but good to see the speciality dishes are still there. I wish they would bring back the de-constructed cheese cake!

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SaraP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Whilst the food was amazing, the service wasnt exactly up to it. The service crew wasnt attentive at all and they clearly had a hard time keeping up with an half empty room. Further, we spent a substantial amount of money and still we were not allowed to properly enjoy the last course as we were rushed to leave the table "on time". Overall, I would recommend for the food (the octopus was my absolute favourite) but not for the service.

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JeremyL
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the ambience relaxing and our server Erica very attentive, pleasant and helpful. Overall an excellent experience to be repeated.

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AlastairD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a beautiful setting and excellent and safe service in a time of covid. Highly recommend - belly pork dish and carpaccio of kohl Rabi dish were particularly fantastic

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JulietO
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Staff made us feel very welcome.

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S123
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. So good to be back. Impressed to see the team working so hard for their clients.

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Anonymous123
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Slow service From the waiters
Nice food
Nice atmosphere

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Gemlondon
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice view when sitting outside. Food was average. Pork belly wasn’t cooked through enough. Nice staff and nice service

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AranS
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and experience. Quite pricey but I’d say worth it.

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vipBobbybobbob
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Awesome food, friendly staff, great decor. Top 3 restaurant in London easily. Will be going back many times socially and for business. Already recommended to many friends.

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Becky
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Coal office
The octopus is sublime
The only disappointment is the desserts . They always sound good but are very average . It would be great if they did traditional malabi or halva

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Coal Office is rated 4.7 stars by 1357 OpenTable diners.

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