Coal Office

4.7
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1226 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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BO
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great time

OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was quite nice, but a little pricey for what you're getting. Unfortunately the beef shawarma was overcooked, and needed a little balance.

Service was amazing which is why I'm not giving 3 stars. Chairs are also a bit uncomfortable.

B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great ambience, great music. Set on the bar, really nice staff on bar and waiters. The food was good, the cost little bit high,value for money little bit low.
Great malabi! And great ravioli!

RO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 6 and had a truly wonderful experience at Coal Office. Glorious food, wonderful interior design plus genuinely friendly and helpful staff. If the type of food appeals to you, then GO, it doesn’t get much better.

KA
Berlin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant
Beautiful design
Amazing service on the counter bar by chef Nitai
I am a very challenging costumer
And appreciated the effort
We strongly recommend !!!! DK

AN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would order everything again and go every week if I could.

SA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The restaurant felt rather cramped, especially downstairs. I felt more like a cocktail bar rather than a restaurant.

The music was way too loud and we simply struggled to hear those on our table and eventually I turned the speaker off adjacent to our table.

Sadly I wouldn't return despite the good food.

R
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

This is a very lovely eating experience with exciting food so delicious that you want to eat everything. For me and my wife, as crumblies, the noise level became unbearable later in the evening, but fortunately we had finished devouring a very splendid meal.

s
London
124 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We arrived full of anticipation... write-ups and reviews had appeared good and we all loved modern, middle eastern food. What a big anticlimax, none of the dishes packed a punch, all were rather mediocre and the presentation was not good either. The small plates looked rather hurried with no definition and that also applied to the taste as there were no outstanding flavours... the dishes we had were all on one level. Where was the piquancy and the contrast? The staff were efficient and pleasant, the music overloud (if you wanted a conversation) and although the venue had a buzz the food certainly did not live up to expectations.

AC
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly and helpful, cool atmosphere.
Good music and absolutely amazing food

HF
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a little cold... And the veggies for starters weren't really good.
Other than that all was wonderful! Asaf Granit rocks!

P
London
27 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, warm service and food that makes you happy to indulge!

k
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food beautiful restaurants and friendly staff!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very disappointed dinner. The food was no tasty, cold. No imagination, no vibe. Nothing. I visit there six months ago and it was awesome, and now ... big deference . That’s what happens that you open too much restaurant around the world...

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food i had in London. Amazing service and great conversation with the chef at the kit hen counter

SM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, setting - we sat at the counter, and it was 10/10

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Music too loud- I struggled to communicate with my partner. Food was tasty.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! feel free to seat on the Bar, you can see the chef and the team in front of you.
very nice, and tasty. good vibes and high quality of service

YB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
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 on 14 February 2020
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 on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding not to be missed!

MM
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JD
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
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 on 10 February 2020
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 on 10 February 2020
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 on 10 February 2020
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 on 9 February 2020
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.