Coal Office

4.6
423 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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food and environment. The staff was a bit unorganised

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MS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good location, vibe, and service, but food was average at best.

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JB
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible service , slow and not very friendly . Food average ... style over substance. Such a shame as we live locally and could have been a go to.
Consistently average each time we visit

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

Great food. Complementary aperitif, amuse bouche and dessert a nice touch.
Only slight quibble was the over attentive staff whisking glasses and dishes away before we had finished.
First visit, will be back.

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

Amazing food !

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D
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service .
It’s very noisy but because it was an early dinner we could move to a quieter table

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

Excellent restaurant, the food is extraordinary !!! So delicious. A bit expensive but worth every penny

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

love the food, the help and the design
of the Coal Hole and attend quite often
booked to eat there with two old friends
food and everything else was great as usual
until we were offered desert and asked to
vacate in ten minutes as customers
were waiting for our table

I eat out to be with friends not just to eat
if I want to gobble and scram I go to McDonalds
If I want sophisticated food in a cool place
from hospitable people I go to the Coal Hole
If you want to dine with friends to enjoy good
food, wine, attendance and company
I suggest you check out how long you've got
you don't want to invite people to eat
with you only to see them chucked out...

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

Excellent food, ambience and service. Marked down for drinks prices... very high in comparison to food. £16 class of prosecco!?

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

LOVE this place! the atmosphere, the food and everything about it!

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

The food and ambiance are impeccable
The service was outstanding by all the staff
Especially our main staff member Ricardo felt as though he went above and beyond expectations- the best !

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

Great experience, chic and chilling. Would try other menus next time

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, food amazing & staff lovely! My only criticism was that our mains came whilst we were still eating our starters & when I said something to the waiter he didn’t listen & just put our mains down. When going to a nice, more expensive than usual, restaurant I don’t want to be rushed & in & out in 1 hour.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, love it!

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A place to experience something completely different from the other restaurants in London. Great food, great vibe. Highly recommend.

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KV
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy a unique style of Middle Eastern cuisine - beautifully presented and carefully crafted. Bright and airy, innovative and convivial; one of the best restaurants in central London. If you want to experience a different style of international contemporary dining you won’t disappointed. And you go enjoy a canal side post prandial.

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

It is I think an "instagram" restaurant and is really trying too hard.

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JB
London
48 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Location is great by the canal & clientele were workers, locals & tourists.Buzzy ambience. In bar area with stool/ table dining nearest the entrance is noisy, so if you want space & less bustle, eat in the main restaurant. Music adds to the buzz, but it was too loud - exposed ceiling & pipework plus no fabric /noise dampeners meant the music & in turn raised voices is used to overcome the noise of work clatter. I found the noise overload a bit grating to start. I certainly wouldn't take the hard of hearing here. Food - lunch menu - Starters of Kubalah& Moroccan Fennel Salad & Big Plate -Carbonised Chicken. I cant rate the salad, but my friend really enjoyed it. I loved the Kubalah bread, even though it was my friend's dish & I chose the chicken - was absolutely gorgeous, no dryness, and crisp with tender meat. Wine list-a small list, but impressed with the eclectic choice & of the regions I know well, they had picked good but less known producers. Would ve liked more choice on wines by the glass, however they had all the main varietals. Service- 2 ladies who dealt with our table were charming, careful to explain the menu & all orders were taken correctly. The only negative would be the drinks dispense took too long - located right by the bar ( 20 mins at its worst point for a G&T) I didn't think it was acceptable. I believe the wait staff put the order in quickly, so the lag came from the bar staff -maybe the main restaurant & drinkers at the bar were priority or the staff were overwhelmed that day. Food orders arrived promptly. Negative on service ironically was front of house person - clearly felt he should be somewhere else - no greeting & when we left, he pointedly didn't want to get my friend's coat & turned his back. Despite this individual, will return.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional. Incredible food, exemplarary service, so many nice little touches to make it a really special meal. Can’t wait to come back.

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Q
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Eaten here lunch and evening and both times it has been very good. Inventive delicious food. And good wine selection - I recommend the Portuguese. Will be back

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent lunch.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious there and joyful dining experience using Tom Dixon tablewares! Chief Dalia and other cooks did the dishes perfectly especially the squid!! 💯 Taste are super fine :)
Better book the table a day before 😂😂

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

Super food and friendly, efficient and knowledgable service. great place . yes, it's expensive but we tried to eat the whole menu so perhaps can get away with less next time? (or NOT...)
Highly recommended!

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dinner experiences I have had in London! Great staff, vibrant and relaxed atmosphere, perfect date spot or to go with friends, delicious food. Apart from the fact that we called ahead to warn the restaurant we were running late and no one answered (5x) and then received a call to ask why we are late everything was perfect!

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l
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food really delicious - small portions (even on the "large" dishes) and very expensive. Seemed like a 1:1 staff ratio - so many people! Yet service was still stuttery - only one of our two mains arrived - was brought the wrong bread - etc. We were given a free salad to make up for it which was nice. Space is narrow and not very relaxing and decor feels a little dated/90s industrial.

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G
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and experience - definitely go back was so delicious. Expensive but worth it

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ML
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A little expensive (service not included) and the waiters rushed us because they needed the table.
But the food was absolutely divine, the service was very professional and pleasant, and the place is lovely.
I would recommend it, and will certainly go again!

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s
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and excellent friendly service. The food is great. This is my second visit. I'll definitely be back.

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NK
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Itai and all of the staff were great!
Amazing food and amazing atmosphere as expected.
Definitely will be back next time.

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KB
London
39 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food & service though would have liked to keep our table a little longer than the allocated 90mins as we were rushed through desert with no time to finish our bottle of wine. Waitress was very apologetic about this but it did spoil the end of the evening rather.

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C
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere in a wonderful location
The food is amazing and the staff is super friendly and welcoming

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NP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect!! The food was perfect, the service, music and mood!!
I think it was one of the best restaurants I had been in my life.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always. Will definitely go back many times!

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NH
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The size of the portions were tiny. We ordered salads and they were incredibly small portions, like a side dish. My friend thought her salad was in fact my side dish... nice food but VERY small!

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! Loved it. Can’t wait to return.

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LL
8 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great and yummy every time we visit. Great atmosphere with friendly staff. Always a good meal and a fun experience. Highly recommended!

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AC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavour combinations, wonderful presentation and all an exquisite feast for the senses. friendly staff and a buzzy atmosphere make for an exciting experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service by George

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RN
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Stylish venue - half counter, half tables. As you would expect from link with Tom Dixon (shop downstairs - which includes the prep area for the restaurant). Delicious food - which we were told was Israeli inspired. And there are resonances of Ottolenghi. We loved it as so refreshingly different

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YT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

If you don't mind splashing out for a special atypical brunch, Coal Office should be considered. A curated menu and attention to detail makes the dining experience quite something.

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