Coal Office

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

We went a year back and again a couple months ago and the food and service was amazing. Seems to have changed since. The waiter was a bit weird, bordering on rude and quite unhelpful with recommendations. The food looked amazing but wasn’t as good as previous visits. We’re u likely to go back again now and will go to The Palomar instead.

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

Cannot rate this restaurant highly enough. The food was superb (and very generous) and the service was friendly and impeccable! Try to get seats at the kitchen bar - fantastic to watch.

LL
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always! The pancakes were absolutely delicious. Will come back again.

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

Best restaurant in London by far! Atmosphere is buzzing and fun with music, great cocktails and delicious food!

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

This was my third visit. The staff are highly professional and very friendly. The food is excellent and something really different.

LP
London
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and lovely staff who made spot-on menu recommendations. I can't wait t go back. Lx

NM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was extremely tasty, but the volume of the music was so loud that we left with hoarse voices. Yet another restaurant that thinks playing music at club volume is 'cool'? I don't want to have to shout over my meal to be heard. Shame, because the food was good, but I won't be returning or recommending because of this.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!! And amazing recommend I have so much fun

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

We were sitting at the back of the restaurant so luckily were able to talk away from the loud music.

The service was excellent as was the food.

IF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super menu, lovely staff and a cool vibe. Would recommend to anyone but especially veggie’s

TC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, food was brilliant, the kitchen had a great atmosphere. We will be visiting again

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch on a Sunday and while the restaurant was busy, service was warm and helpful. The food was uniformly excellent - from the brioche-like bread to the yellowtail carpaccio to the midnight shawarma (a must-have if you like bone marrow). Restaurant interiors are stylish with interesting details. Coal Office is a really valuable addition to the Jerusalem style restaurant scene in London!

s
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we loved the food, the vibe, the employees. the music was great and the menu was full of options and everything was tasty

SU
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, one of the best meals I've ever had in London. Wonderful food with great punchy flavours and possibly the best service I've experienced in a restaurant in the city. Had a really great time at a counter table - chatting with the chef and his team in between many, many delicious plates. Get a booking if you can - it's highly recommended.

JS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Fantastic food, lively interaction with the waiters and chefs. Not the place to go if you want to talk to the people you're eating with, and definitely not if you're at the counter seating.

That being said, I would recommend for the food experience, an excellent mix of different cultures mainly middle eastern food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and wonderful friendly service.

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, tables a little cramped and bar like. Atmosphere great and service good.

AM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Total treat. Third visit and standard never drops. Truly fantastic food, incredible value, wonderfully informed staff in a gorgeous setting with impeccable design in every detail. Favourite place with either hubby or girlfriends.

d
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place. The energy and hospitality is what singles the restaurant out from the crowd. Lovely ingredients, we had a great experience.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had breakfast in the upstairs area. Good food with good service in signature Tom Dixon surroundings.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a friend birthday! They gave her a little birthday surprise. She liked it very much. Great time!!

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing environment with delicious food! I would recommend this place to everyone!

OT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clever innovative middle eastern food balanced flavors and good focus on vegetarian cuisine with enough for carnivores friendly service

TO
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar which I would recommend, you get to be part of the action and see all the chefs cooking and plating up. The music is middle eastern which creates for a great vibe!

EQ
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great and there is a really nice upbeat vibe to the restaurant. Music was too loud where we were initially sat so we got moved to the back which was much better. Some dishes were really good (the Aubergine starter and chicken livers. mm!) whilst others were only OK (the bagel starter / bone marrow / duck main). Difficult not to compare to Hicce which is just round the corner and every dish was delicious. The sample starter and aperitifs were a very nice touch and the cheesecake is one of the best I’ve ever tasted (and I am more of a chocolate dessert kind of person so this is saying a lot!). All in all, still a positive experience and would still recommend.

SF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was great, service was a bit... strange. Very inconsistent and rude.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Rude waiter, I asked if they could describe the food and got nothing. Food was also very over priced for what it was.

VV
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place, it’s a mix between a club and a restaurant. Perfect for older couples who are not into clubbing but want the ambiance. Food is outstanding a moroccan eclectic cuisine. Lamb chops and polenta are superb. Music is lively and fun, be sure that your seat is stable because you will find yourself dance sitting all night! Decoration is gorgeous designed by famous designer Tom Dixon.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Time limited table for 2 hours but for 4 people catching up , talking and eating share plates this is not enough time.
We and both tables at each side of us were basically asked to leave , there was no time to have coffee.
We felt hassled and hurried by staff and found the staff intrusive.
With ordering wine , we did not recognize any wines and the waiter told us the best wine was one certain wine ( cost 65 pounds) and couldn’t offer anything else about the other wines. He appeared disappointed when we did not order his recommendation .
One dish came with a soup base but there were no spoons and when we asked for bread , the only way they would serve bread was to order another starter and dip!
The food was good, the music was loud but we were all disappointed with the experience and will not be back.

KK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space, playful atmosphere, friendly (dancing!) staff and amazing food. One of my top places in London.

CL
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find. The gentleman who served us was really friendly and informative and really took care when noting our dietary requirements. They were very busy but kept us in the loop as to this. The food was amazing, the flavour combinations and spicing were brilliant and the breads.....heaven. Loved the design element too. I will be going back.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Second time here. First time a month ago was fabulous, second not so great. Service was very haphazard and gruff which does affect the enjoyment of your meal. Great cocktails.

V
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience!...
Highly recommend all the dishes we had...fennel, aubergine, polenta, bread but the one most outstanding was the octopus!...heavenly!...thank you!..

l
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere and delicious food and cocktails! I will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food but too rich, too many flavours in each plate, service was okay... our waiter was amazing but the “backup” was a bit too arrogant

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

Excellent!

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AT
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, designed for sharing with an amazing range of Middle Eastern flavours with touches of individuality from the chef’s - very good restaurant and really good, well trained staff who seem really bought into the experience too.

Highly recommend it.

b
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, buzzy, upbeat atmosphere, I'd definitely recommend it

DK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly and helpful service and great food. A bit cramped, a bit noisy and a bit on the expensive side. Overall though, a good meal and an enjoyable time

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