Coal Office

4.6
729 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
The Coal Office restaurant is a collaboration between renowned Chef Assaf Granit of The Palomar and The Barbary and British designer Tom Dixon.
Offering All Day Dining, with 360-degree views over Granary Square and newly regenerated parts of London; the 160 cover restaurant has a roof top 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.
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London
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and highly recommended

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London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is delicious. Try the Kubalah, this brioche bread is awesome.
The whole menu is a bit pricey.

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F
London
97 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again a delicious meal at The Coal Office. The food is really wonderful and the service is excellent. It isn’t cheap, which is why it has to be for a special occasion - but totally worth it!

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Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I made you aware it was a 30th birthday and our menu said happy birthday to two other people, not including that person. This couldn’t have felt good to the person.

The service overall was good but lacked personality. That would be my only improvement to a great restaurant.

The food was beautiful, I would return to try the other dishes in a heartbeat.

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d
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is vibrant and energetic. Joyous kitchen staff - lovely to see them enjoying their work - and waitrons. All ion all, a fabulous evening out.

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UD
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The main dish was nice but not wow like would expect.
The desert was real disappointment...we had the Milfe and could hardly tase the cream....it was more of paste with sugar on top and some strawberries around...like I said disappointment

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AN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

While the atmosphere and decor was very nice, the food itself was bland and boring. Perhaps it's just preference of taste but I would not revisit this restaurant.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was unfortunately patchy - we weren’t advised on the style of the menu or guided on portion sizes. Tasty interesting food and lovely setting but over-priced!

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful welcome, service food and wine. There was nothing to fault and so much to praise. The atmosphere and service warm you up for the main event, the food. Very tasty, many new flavours for me and beautifully presented. Put all this in Tom Dixon design and I thought I was in heaven...

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YD
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, atmosphere, real good and value food

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Not professional to be kept waiting 20minutes for a 9:15pm reservation!!

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

food: edible, but no more than the sum of the ingredients. pretentiously incomprehensible menu.
decor: triumphant.
service: charmless... bordering on hostile.
overall: go to ottolenghi instead.

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l
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, unique and delicious food and a comfortable, inspired setting, what more could you want?

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and service. The kind of place where it is preferable to sit at the bar with than a table.

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London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The service was a bit abrupt - our waiter was a little arrogant a bit more smiling and less of the arrogance wound have been appreciated

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F
London
64 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My first visit it this restaurant.
I liked the food very much. We shared a few starter plates, all delicious .
We had lunch on terrace therefore it was t noisy but I M told it is easy noisy indoors .
Would recommend and go back.
Very friendly staff.

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London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was delicious but it was very quiet!!

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L
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Mostly fantastic food, delivered by very friendly and knowledgeable stuff. Nice atmosphere. Interior a bit OTT.

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W
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is hard to get a reservation at Coal Office but now I know why. Lovely ambience and fabulous food I will definitely go again.

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j
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service

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London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We have been to the restaurant a few times and in the past it has always been an outstanding experience. Unfortunately, this time the quality of the steak was very poor. We let the waiter know who was supposed to talk to the chef. We didn’t get any reaction at all. What a shame. We will not come back.

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e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

What went wrong:
One waiter spilled water which was fine, we didn't even notice until the shouted expletive
Ordered a beer that never came
Ordered a salmon dish only to be given king-fish and told that the menu was different to what you get - ?!?!?!
Kebab came but was raw in the middle
Given the bill for another table
Given the right bill but still had the phantom beer on it
Those high seats are also not relaxing

What went right:
The chef came out and was apologetic about the food and sent some complimentary dishes and a new kebab dish - all of the food is very very tasty but it's let down by all of the above

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IR
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food ...great service!
The waiter was very kind, He recommend to us Of all the great dishes.

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s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place to have dinner. The food is interesting and the service is fantastic.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed every minute, great atmosphere and food. Very recommend

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot speak of this restaurant more highly. The food is exceptional and the quality of service is of the highest standard, friendly. welcoming, relaxed but attentive without feeling like eyes are on you constantly. It was our first visit but it won’t be our last. The manager was amazing and his passion is clearly infectious, as the staff follow his lead and all clearly love what they do. Thank you for the experience, it was second to none on all levels.

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SS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I would definitely go again and try some of the other dishes - my only gripe was the door lady was going to put us on a bar type table - I told her I’d prefer to sit on a normal lower table - whereupon she said that’s fine today but You have to specifically request a lower table next time - hmmm - surely as the customer I sit where I want to sit

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O
London
60 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was such a nice evening, staff very receptive, food off the chart.. The flavours very complex for such little dishes

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HB
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We realy enjoyed the stay in your restaurant. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. But the timeslot is to short! We could not order desert because there was no time left. Maybe next time when we come to London!

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Best food in London

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DI
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was interesting and of good quality. The atmosphere was ok but nothing outstanding. Staff were very friendly and we received great service.

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RP
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply incredible unique tastes. Great ambience friendly service and sharing dishes.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was super tasty and delicious. We LOVED our waiter, Ricardo as it was clear he was enjoying his evening also. The service was FAB! I have another reservation in a few weeks and cant wait to go with friends! Thank You Coal office x

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W
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food offering in a nice location. Some very nice friendly staff who tried hard to make your experience memorable.

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London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and good vibe. I wish we had a table not next to the kitchen: hard to have a conversation with the chefs constantly shouting and aggressively using the bell whenever dishes were ready

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FS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very nice food but the acoustics were challenging and the service was a bit intrusive. We felt rushed. Wine list aggressively priced.

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KB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Coal Office is a fantastic venue for a Summer lunch. We had a table outside so we could enjoy the sunshine along with the amazing food! Each dish was spectacular; we particularly enjoyed the rich and buttery truffle polenta and the delicious carbonised chicken! Service was relaxed and friendly and there was a great atmosphere, even at lunchtime. We can't wait to come back for dinner!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant experience I’ve had in a long long time. Straight in the door the waiter was charming, friendly and knowledgeable. Food amazing -staff to a person could answer questions easily -will certainly be back

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VS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Coal Office is one the best restaurants I have visited the last months. Great food, great atmosphere and restaurant design. Lovely staff and fast service.

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London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food, service chaotic and inexperienced.

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