Coal Office

4.6
554 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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SA
London
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, good atmosphere, attentive service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience overall - portions are on the small side but delicious

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fabulous meal. Generous portion sizes, we almost over ordered! But every dish was packed full of flavour with inventive combinations. Highly recommend!

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c
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is exquisite – food is divine, service is great and the overall atmosphere is really lively and a fab experience! I think this is one of the best restaurants in London and really recommend it!

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

Great food and great service, a bit pricey especially the wines but go for the food and you won't bedisappointed

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NH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been wanting to try this restaurant ever since I heard Tom Dixon describe the sort of place he was planning, and it definitely lived up to expectations!

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JM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent and imaginative nosh, maybe a tad expensive? Three mains, one starter, four ice creams £130, plus drinks =£200. I’d go again though

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was very beautiful and isomeric but the flavours were really random and did not feel homogeneous as a meal. There was no contrast, or freshness, all quite heavy, but it always looked pretty.
Service was friendly but you could tell they were busy.

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P
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Quite noisy in a small space. Went at 1800 there was too loud music playing & staff had no control of volume! Did move us but still noisy. Food was great.

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A
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

our first time at coal office. we are looking for venues for business lunchs and dinners so we thought to try before going to work. Great space, very friendly waiter. But having to wait more than 5 min for my friends food whilst staring at mine was not good. The restaurant was empty and not being served at the same time is a faux pas. Food was ok.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, each dish was a taste sensation, service was incredible. Location was good

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IM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty and varied food, good services and atmosphere
Expensive drinks

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SN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food
Unusual and with taste to back it up even for a vegetarian!
Little cramped with adjacent table centimetres away and staff did not know that ox cheek is not vegetarian! Surprising yet entertaining!

Would return for great flavours

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MR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very creative, colourful and tasty middle Eastern /Israeli food. A beautiful place, fantastic vibe and delightful staff

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MB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Cool place, decor nice, staff friendly although we sadly had the one miserable member of staff who had failed to explain the sharing plate concept of any of the dishes so we ordered wrong and then realised our error when we heard the adjoining table being informed.. luckily our server changed to a delightful girl who made up for the earlier guy. Food beautifully presented with vibrant flavours but we had ordered the wrong dishes.. starter of ceviche fish beautiful but my 'mid plate' of ravioli was cold and overpowered by too much yoghurt. Aubergine dish was worth the visit.
Dessert - chocolate with soured cream ice cream - disappointing but beautifully presented.
It was nice - very expensive. IF i returned would know how the concept is supposed to work .

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JN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food but they need to turn the music down. It doesn’t add anything to an already packed restaurant . Lovely staff and excellent food though-I will return.

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D
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love every visit.... food amazing And asked for a quiet table which was accommodated . Can’t wait til next time

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All was good except the sound levell.didn't like the musice

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F
London
46 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it for breakfast. Great food, aspect and staff. Favourite restaurant at kings cross right now

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stellar food (especially the octopus and the kubalah bread!), in a cool setting. Very noisy but fun atmosphere

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HE
London
34 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday meal and everyone was super lovely they even brought us a desert with a birthday candle

Can’t wait to go back - thanks Coal office!

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, flavoursome food served by nice, friendly and knowledgeable staff. And all fantastic value for for money.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just something nice about this place. Excellent taste and excellent service.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Everything so tasty. Wonderful friendly helpful service. Can’t wait to go back!

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent- we shared a number of plates all had fantastic flavour combinations. Good wine list including organic wine. Waiting staff very attentive. Sat on high table near kitchen where the music was slightly loud given all the other noise. Our only niggle was that we were told we would need to leave a 2 hour timed slot table in ten minutes when there was over 20 mins of 2 hours left and hadn't ordered dessert by then.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All excellent. I had been before at lunchtime and it was the 1st visit for the others. We all loved it!

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T
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Expensive but worth it. The service was very friendly and the place was energetic.

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PR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal night, exceeded already high expectations... loved it!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved sitting at the kitchen bar with the chefs singing, talking to us and giving us extra bits to try! What more could you want?! The perfect place to celebrate (my husbands birthday)

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K
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food! Service great knowledge of menus, super friendly and fun, eye candy table and interiors... on the pricey side but worth every penny!

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second visit and we can’t wait to go back. The Tom Dixon lights and design items add greatly to the perfect Middle Eastern food. Love the Israeli cuisine.

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K
London
22 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fabulous service, fun, buzzy - an amazing night out - loved it!!!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Environment was lively! Service impeccable.

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CO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a long lunch on Saturday. The food was fantastic and service was perfect. The staff went above and beyond to make sure my husband felt special on his birthday. Would highly recommend and will be back!

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

The food was really good but the service and ambience was amazing.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the food and the variety in tastes. Also great service and environment. We also loved the design of the space and its style.

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s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere with amazing interesting food, beautiful decor, accessories and views across the square The fresh and tasty food was both beautifully presented and well explained by the staff. Only criticism would be that we shouldn’t have had to ask for the table to be wiped down before our digestifs. Loved the hand wash and lotion in the bathroom. Will definitely go back.

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k
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and good atmosphere
Definitely go back again

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KL
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. Dishes are all really unusual and couldn’t fault them. The music was really loud and it got a bit chilly where we were sat which I was a bit worried about at first as we couldn’t hear each other talking (and we were there early so there weren’t many other people in yet?). But that aside we had a lovely evening and will certainly be back.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is beautiful, the dishes are original and the flavours are great. I was more impressed with the starters than the mains but that may be personal preference. Overall, a great experience.

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