Coal Office

4.8
1864 reviews
£26 to £40
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 360-degree views over Granary Square and newly regenerated parts of London, the 100 cover restaurant has a rooftop 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.

To showcase the best of our hospitality the atmosphere at Coal Office is lively with highly energetic music throughout both dining rooms.
Please kindly note our restaurant has combination of low and high seating. Should you have special request i.e. pram, wheelchair these requirements will be prioritised.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1864 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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AlejandraJ
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first time at the restaurant and as usual everything was perfect!

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Anon
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with great flavour combinations. Very attentive and professional staff. Terrace slightly cramped but a great location.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Paul was great, thank you, look forward to returning

SD
vipSuzannD
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and experience. Food excellent….

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was out-standing, the team were incredibly friendly and attentive and made the entire experience fantastic and matched the delicious food.

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DomG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great food, fabulous attentive service... almost too attentive at times! The real problem was the two seater table positioning by the kitchen. Kitchen staff playing crappy 80-90s music through a cheap hifi really loudly. It spoiled an otherwise fabulous birthday lunch for my son and I.

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BiranitK
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my third time there.
Amazing food!!! Love the atmosphere ,

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vipnicholas1
London
26 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both food and service were excellent. A bit too noisy though due to acoustics of the room and loud music.

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ShivaniP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Momma daughter date night ❤️ the food was incredible, service amazing and gorgeous overall. Can’t wait to be back, thank you!

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Reginarose
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food excellent. Service was very attentive. However the overall experience was ruined by the high level of music which made it difficult to have a conversation. Management addressed this but rather reluctantly despite tables around us making the same complaint. Unfortunately I would not return.

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JoyceL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I have been big fans of chef Assaf Granit from when we discovered Palomar. Food is always consistently excellent at all his restaurants but of the 3, we really like the ambience at Coal Office best due to the larger space and good light. Of course, the colloboration with Tom Dixon and to see his lighting and bread basket and other pieces complementing the food well is an added bonus. The kubalah bread with its soft buttery melt-in-your-mouth texture is a must-have. The small plates we had were the Machneyuda polenta special and the Josperized aubergine (beautifully presented) and both were very good. The big plates of the sea bream Yerushalmi and the lamb and beef shikshukit were exceptional with a wonderful balance of flavours. Finally, the Fisstuk's House dessert combination of pistachios with rose diplomate and topped with kadaifi pastry is not to be missed. Special mention must be made of our lovely waiter Sajan who was very attentive, helpful and pleasant. Coal Office remains one of our must-visit restaurants whenever we visit London.

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vipCliffordM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch at The Coal Office. Shared aubergine, octopus. Stonebass ceviche and hummus. All beautifully presented and very very tasty.

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vipAmes
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food and super attentive service, will absolutely return.

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JonC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food all recommended by our wonderful server

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SBGAUG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant couldn’t do enough for us

It was my husband birthday and they provided a dessert on the house with a candle

Book to go it is a treat ! Food service and ambulance are amazing

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LeoraB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Amazing food and cocktails and great atmosphere. Wonderful service and fantastic playlist.

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HayaO
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic well prepared and beautifully presented middle eastern food. Friendly but non intrusive service. Comfortable seating. Great choice of food for meat lovers vegetarian and fish lovers. Amazing freshly baked breads the octopus dish surpassed all expectations. We loved it!

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Mimi
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch experience. The food was just fabulous. I highly recommend the truffle polenta, the jesperised aubergine and the festive chicken. The drinks menu is extensive, we had Prosecco and Israeli Syrah which were very good but next time I would certainly try one of their signature cocktails. And I was also impressed with a long list of digestives on the menu, including the likes of Amaro Montenegro.
The service was impeccable. The waiting staff knows the menu well, and we even got a cooking tip of how they managed to make octopus so tender.
Can’t wait to go back!

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AnneJ
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful to return to a favourite restaurant after so long. Lunched with friends one of whom had not experienced the tasty and creative cuisine of the Coal Office
She loved it. Hope to visit again soon.

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DorindaO
Singapore
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All felt very rushed as plates can quickly, as tapas do, but this felt manic as plates were delivered and described WAY to quickly. I also felt that the portion size, especially for the ‘large’ plates, were too small. Delicious, all.

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Monika
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, interesting menu, great location

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Bisc
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab waitress (from Italy) - all staff
excellent. Just a great meal

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pault
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wonderful food and service, you just get to eat complex and delightful flavours that complement each other that you don’t get anywhere else.
a joy of location, food and really top class service.
make sure to have the polenta truffle mushroom and asparagus, everything us good, but that one is phenomenal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb food and impeccable service

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vipASAMF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, atmosphere was outstanding! Would highly recommend to everyone.

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KarinaG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibes, food and super fun and friendly staff …. Best restaurant in the area for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Thank you to the entire coal office team. Food was fabulous and service was very friendly.

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Martin
London
25 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Don't think I'd go back. Service was pleasant but slow (very busy restaurant). Took ages to get first drinks and they got three parts of the order and / or requests wrong. Lovely setting, though

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ZoharH
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had really fun time ! As an Israeli it was fun to come over and have food that reminds you of home !
For me some of the food lacked spices and taste but the experience was really good and the stuff is amazing!

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NicNicEatEat
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially booked a table for 4 but emailed and asked if they could accommodate 8 and they responded promptly that they could. We had a lovely round table and was provided with a complimentary aperitif. The staff were attentive and friendly. The food and atmosphere were top quality as expected. A pleasure to dine there and would recommend and do so again.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding food, service and setting. love it. we'll be back

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HannahH
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend to the Coal Office for his birthday and i couldn't recommend this place enough!
The food was delicious, in fact the best food i've had in London - the chef's are extremely talented. The staff were so warm, welcoming and friendly and really made our experience so special. A special thanks to our waitress who was wonderful! To say they went above and beyond is an understatement, we are so extremely grateful for the wonderful night we had - thank you!!
The whole atmosphere of the place is amazing, we were sat opposite the open kitchen so you can watch the cooking take place and the Chef's are all very friendly and chat to you - the Head Chef was exceptional! The ambiance of the place is also perfect, lively and energetic with great music without being too loud.
I would highly recommend this restaurant, it's an absolute must visit! We can't wait to go back! :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and vibe! Highly recommend

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Shaz
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely table outside & food was delicious. Will definitely be returning.

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Neets
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, lovely service, not rushed out which we appreciated. Great Israeli white wine. Perfect.

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JanineH
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Israeli fare, loads of flavour, vegetables done right, slow braised brisket was melt in the mouth, and the Dalton rose was a delightful drop.

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DianeB
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took a friend who had never been there before, it was my 3rd time. She absolutely loved it! Can highly recommend the Octopus dish! Can’t wait to go back!

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rainbowdonut
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 2 friends and I just had dinner with you and had such a wonderful experience. Not only was the food delicious but the service was truly exceptional. We were attended to by 2 lovely wait staff (one with the best winged eyeliner I have ever seen 👀) who really spoilt us with little treats and some delicious olive oil cake at the end of our meal. Such a joy to have a chat with them during our meal. Thank you very much!

Cannot wait to come back again!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A MUST in London, fantastic food and service.

FAQs

Coal Office is rated 4.8 stars by 1864 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.