Coal Office

4.7
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1208 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 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To best one in London. Great food, Great service and Great location to travel in the area

KM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We didnt realise that the breakfast menu wasn’t available at the weekend. Food was excellent quality.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very accommodating staff.
Delicious food!
Great atmosphere, and Tom Dixon designs everywhere! What more could you want!

YB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food we really loved it!
The place is clean, great service!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

our son and partner gave us the meal as a gift and it lived up to occasion. We had a memorable meal, food with food that was well thought out with depth of flavour. It is noisy place, but at lunchtime it's busy happy chatter and, sitting at a table, conversation was manageable. Good venue, lovely situation.

KB
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the fourth time I have visited The Coal Office. We were a party of 6 for my 70th birthday. One of the waitresses remembered me from previous visits. A nice personal touch. My guests had not been before and were very impressed. I can’t speak too highly of this restaurant in all aspects.

TH
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding not to be missed!

MM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational food, great service. Can’t wait to go again!

JD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing people, amazing time. Will definitely be going back!!!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Reminded me of the best places in TLV. Would definitely recommend and go there again. Make sure to make a reservation in advance; its getting filled very quickly!

IS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is very Interesting, tasty and well prepared. It looks attractive too. Some dishes are overpriced. Service was efficient but I was extremely disappointed to hear that the waiter asked our American friend who was paying whether she wanted to leave something for the waiter when service had been added to the bill. Fortunately I noticed.
Also, the waiter told us we had the table for 2 hours and implied we would be told to leave if we didn’t have dessert and drinks. In short, food good but I would t go back.

SL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fantastic. We knew we were in for a treat the minute we were seated and our drinks arrived- Delicious and creatively mixed . The food was equally mind blowing- we loved the octopus and polenta the most! And gorgeous Tom Dixon interior! A special Thankyou to Andreas our waiter who was so wonderful and friendly. He really hit the mark between professional and casual. We felt instantly relaxed!

EN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were here for a business meeting so preferred not to share, but it would have been much better if we had because each dish was amazing, I those of us from the same team really wanted to try out everything!

The waiter was extremely attentive and helpful. I had asked for a quiet spot because we wanted to talk, and at first, it was fine. As the restaurant filled up it got a little hard to hear each other but that's due to the layout rather than anything the staff did. The music was enlivening but not too loud, so just right.

I definitely want to go back with friends and try out a lot more of the food without any business etiquette! Definitely recommend this for a fun social occasion.

MF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful design. The service was superb. The only thing that wasn't perfect for me, was the loud music. We've asked to sit in more quiet area and received quick and satisfying reply.

SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious from beginning to end!
Beautifully presented.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deco and in such a beautiful area of town near the canal. The Israeli dishes were special and very yummy. We ordered second of one of their pine nuts and praline puff pastry. A great variety of dishes with awesome flavours. I am definitely going back to try the other dishes another time.

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant and food were amazing. Service was very friendly and helpful.

RM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Coal Office has imaginative menu - suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Tasty dishes with good ingredients, prepared with imaginative approaches. It is on the pricey side - ~£50pp. The only small niggle was that bread was not supplied as standard and was not on the menu until asked.

HB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food!
Excellent service!
Fabulous location
Good music
We will back !

M
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is perfect for sharing which adds to the fun of the evening.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food and attentive staff a really lovely experience

JM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Yummy food, would be helpful to have vegetarian/vegan/gf signs next to dishes so easier to read the menu.
Great atmosphere and amazing table set up
Will go again.

CT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, super fun atmosphere and very friendly staff! Highly recommended!

F
London
24 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I and some friends had dinner at the Coal Office last Friday evening. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday.
The food was fantastic, the ambience great and the staff were amazing. We had a fantastic time.
I can’t think of anything we would have changed.
I will definitely be going back and highly recommend it.

NM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food - four of us shared three small and two large dishes. Exceptional flavours. Service was helpful and attentive. I’d like to come back and sit on a bar stool watching the cooks prepare meals.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great place, great food

f
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. It was a little noisy but I think that’s just down to the popularity and the restaurant trying to maximise the space with as many tables as possible. I’ve been here a couple of times now, and it hits the spot every time. I would thoroughly recommend!

c
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exemplary service & superb food - sadly the restaurant is a bit cramped & noisy. Nonetheless it has a great atmosphere & with the unusual slant on dishes it is a great place to go

FF
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Coal Office is my “go to” spot in London. The food is exceptional, the vibe authentically Tel Avivi, and the service great. Can’t recommend it enough!

d
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely experience our waiter/ host was superb his name I believe was alanantis ( spelt very poorly apologised )
Food good but I think room
For improvement
The complimentary appetiser was lovely but no explanation as y what it was and should in my opinion be served with a small amount of flat bread or similar
Very attentive staff will come again

LO
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!
Perfect service, perfect vibes and perfect place. We absolutely will come back soon! :)

SR
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food which is totally different to anything else we have ever tried

S
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lively atmosphere, went for lunch and the food was fantastic, great veg options as well. Desserts are good but not amazing. Friendly waitress and staff, besides the one lady at the front of desk, bit moody. I will be going again as we loved the food! Your mouth will have an explosion of flavor.

BB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our bride-to-be friend out for a surprise pre-wedding brunch and could not have chosen a better place to celebrate. The waiting staff were friendly and attentive (but not overly so), the food was incredible - some of the best Israeli food I’ve eaten (I’m half Israeli) and impeccably presented, the ambiance was spot on. All in all I can’t fault Coal Office for anything. A wonderful dining experience and definitely somewhere I plan to revisit soon. Thank you for making her special day even more special.

PP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

100% recomendable,

Cenamos 4 amigos, no recibieron en la puerta y nos pudieron esperar unos minutos para la mesa. Tenían bastante gente y tardaron unos 10-15 minutos en sentarnos.
Nuestra camarera, un chica italiana nos recomiendo diferentes platos y la verdad que todos eran riquísimos. La única pega que puedo poner son lo cokteles que no los encontramos a nivel del la comida. De hecho pedimos 4 y los hemos dejado enteros.

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SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Coal Office is tastefully done and not short on flavour. Food and drinks are amazing. The music is upbeat, to the point of fault. Was hard to keep a conversation going. Wonderful music though. I would go there for a friendly hangout rather than an intimate night.

DR
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fun place to eat. Lovely staff, very good food, good drinks and quite loud but manageable music! (we're in our 60's and it was fine)
It was a birthday celebration and not having much experience with Middle Eastern style food, we allowed our waitress to choose for us with a basic guidance from us 4. This may have been a mistake as we ended up spending quite a lot of money. Not a complaint at all, just what happened.

R
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mostly lovely food and nice extras but still ultimately overpriced.

D
Kent
12 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely, lively atmosphere; very friendly and attentive staff; really interesting food. We sat at the counter so had the added bonus of watching the food being prepared - fascinating! We really enjoyed the experience of trying genuine middle eastern flavours just a stone's throw from Kings Cross.

o
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place!!!
after eating in other restaurants in london- that was best- by far!!!
We had a great lady chef- she spoiled us , and seating on the counter was fantastic.
each of the plates was an experience , and all the food was exceptional.
its very noisy!
but lots of fun!
huge applause to Asaf Granit and his team!