Coal Office

4.7
267 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
The Coal Office restaurant is 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 three 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
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Hours of Operation
Daily 17:30–22:00
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Phone number
020 3848 6085
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Assaf Granit
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Cross Street
Coal Office restaurant is located just off Granary Square
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Parking Details
Handyside Car Park - 231 public car parking bays at multi-storey car park in the Tapestry building, 3 Canal Reach London, N1C 4BA.Opening hours (Public): 8.00-22.00, Mon to Sun, incl. bank holidays
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Public Transit
King's Cross St Pancras station - Victoria, Circle, Hammersmith, Metropolitan, Piccadilly and Northern lines. National and international trains.Chenies Place bus 46 and 214 or Goods Way(Stop D) bus 390
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 267 People Are Saying
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DS
London
45 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were exquisite to say the least. The welcome from the manager was a lovely touch. However, the music was too loud, tables were too close and it was hard work conversing over the noise.

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MB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Coal Office is brilliant - superb food, wine, service and decor

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RB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was graet !!!
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RG
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

tables too close to cooking smells - heavy 'fried 'odour lingers. Portions way too small for cost of dishes. Waiter was rushing us throughout. Not a relaxed sociable experience. Main concern seems to be extract maximum cash from diners and turn round tables super fast. Staff indifferent. Design element over rated and nothing innovative from Tom Dixon - same old tired formula. Shame.

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ES
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was recommended by a friend and I have already recommended it to multiple people. You will 100% see me again.

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LK
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was some of the tastiest I have ever had. The plates are small but with the flavours you don't need huge amounts of food. Staff were helpful and attentive.

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GB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful evening the food was delicious!we’ll come again!

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CV
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The entire contemporary food experience was outstanding . The flavours lightness of each dish was a culinary success. The future of food with sharing plates, wonderful ingredients a pleasurable dining experience.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place so much. Food was divine, middle eastern, served beautifully. The bone marrow was the best I’ve had. Service was excellent and our waitress helped us make a great dessert choice.

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w
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food some dishes were better than others. Good place to come reasonable pricing.

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JE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where to start? My companion and I had a seat at the counter, which put us in the centre of the action. Service was excellent: knowledgeable and friendly. The food was exquisite: subtle flavours, unusual ingredients and just delicious. In his review of the place Giles Coren suggested that perhaps there were too many ingredients in each dish, I disagree, rhe balance qas perfect. To add to all of this, the ambience was the icing on the cake: the music was fab, modern with a middle-eastern vibe, and managed to achieve just the right level of volume and intensity. I shall certainly return...again and again.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I was just a bit underwhelmed with the food, considering the review I had read in one of the papers (?Fay Maschler). I had a 'pizza' starter (wonderful bread but served with mashed chickpeas), then charcoal chicken (nice enough but no wow flavour factor). I would not go back except maybe for a Peter Andre cocktail (lovely!).

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LD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down the best restaurant in London! We went there on a Monday night and the place was so vibey, even on a cold Monday. The food was outstanding. Try the octopus, chicken liver pate, tuna sashimi and polenta. Although everything was good. The sour cream ice cream was the perfect ending!
The service was fantastic and all staff and management were very friendly and made sure that we had a great evening.
I had been looking forward to visiting this restaurant and my expectations were far exceeded. We will be back soon!

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b
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My second visit here and my newest favorite restaurant in London, amazing flavors and food.

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AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal in London during my last stay. Perfect for a solo traveller : seat at the bar and you will make new friends, for sure. Outstanding food, not too expensive. I willl definitely return and recommend to all my friends !

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AC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved it. Loved the food, the wine, the service.
The music was too loud and not curated enough - there were some bits that resembled Middle East kind of music so great but some others were clubbing from the 90's that was kind of odd.
The Tahini ice-cream with biscuits is to die for.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a quick lunch there recently
Food looks great across the menu but the portion size is tiny - big plates are probably ok for healthy eating females but not men so need to order more.
The ambience is great - and the location is excellent overlooking the refurbished neighborhood.

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and perfect for the occasion
Portions are absolutely right for sharing
Service is good

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IB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Cool environment with great furnishings. Food was good, but far too much ‘coal’ flavour in the aubergine dish which we sent back. Friendly service.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was ok but overpriced for the portion we get. I have order ox cheeks for breakfast and got a piece of bread with 2 g of meat. Shakshuka verde was nice but also very small. Maybe dinner / lunch is better but would not recommend for breakfast

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HP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Punchy pricing for underwhelming food. Menu reads wonderfully but what arrived disappointed, with muted flavours and much of it turning up cold. Space is tight and feels like you are sitting in the prep kitchen.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal for my wife’a birthday

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food in a gorgeous restaurant. Really enjoyed our meal here.

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o
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful middle eastern food, attentive service with good menu explanations. The small plates were tastier then the big plates. The breads were amazing the pretzel and kubalah. Great cheesecake dessert.

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B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just loved our anniversary lunch at Coal Office. Food, service and ambience was great.

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NE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Stunning restaurant which was perfect for my other halves birthday. Delicious food, stunning cocktails and fantastic wine selection all served in a beautiful environment with gear service

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LM
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, friendly service, fun watching the kitchen and annoyingly noisy to the point of having to shout over music.

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M
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The first thing that hits you is the style. Of course. It's Tom Dixon. But what counts is the food and it doesn't disappoint. Don't miss out on the challah bread. I could have eaten my way through an entire loaf. It's delicious. We had every one of the small plates as opposed to any mains. A tasting triumph. Style and substance. Hurrah!

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SJ
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly amazing restaurant! Everything was first class. The food was outstanding!

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant delicious food. Can't wait to go back. Surpassed expectations, super tasty, lovely friendly service and great ambience. Absolute winner.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s an amazing restaurant - all the flavours work so well together and atmosphere, decor crockery etc all add to experience !

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CH
London
20 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Israeli inspired dishes! Love the chef, Assaf Ganit, behind it all!

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SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food & service

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AM
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastisch! Splendid! Hip! Amazing!

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m
London
27 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as expected after having been to their sister restaurant a few times on Wardour Street. Funny enough we bought the same collection of Tom Dixon melt lights just a couple of weeks before. Making the restaurant looking so elegant with a modern feel. Food was absolutely delicious, delicate and creative. Service was exceptional. Will return. Can't wait to try out their bar upstairs & the outdoor seating in summer.

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C
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

very enjoyable, lovely staff making a happy atmosphere. A bit on the noisy side for me but next time would request a table some distance from the buzz.

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v
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Liked the location and the view of the lights of Granary Square from our table.
The breads are amazing but the two vegetarians in our party were a little disappointed at the limited choice available for them, particularly in the "big plate" section.

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RS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exciting surprise and delicious Middle Eastern/ Israeli flavour - highly recommend the Polenta and the Lamb kebabs!

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. We had a fabulous lunch

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CS
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is inventive and interesting. Some plates work much better than others (I'd recommend the chicken liver pate and date scones) but this is a new restaurant and I imagine they will be playing with the menu.
The location is good, Granary square right behind Kings Cross and the atmosphere is a good one. We found the service to be mixed. For us it was a bit slow - but it was a date night so we didn't mind. The table next to us had every plate served in 20 minutes, so maybe was dependant on the dishes ordered.
I would recommend and would go back for the atmosphere and to try something new.

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