Coal Office

4.6
623 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 a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, lovely food and clever mix of design from Tom Dixon.

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

Fantastic chilled place to have a celebratory breakfast xx fab service and amazing decor x love Tom Dixon 🥂🍾

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

Amazing food and lively buzzing atmosphere. A must try.

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

Brilliant food, atmosphere, service. Highly recommended.

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

Amazing ambiance, 5star service but portions on the very small size for the price .

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

Nice place to go but sadly had a bad reaction to the bone marrow main dish. Overpriced for size of dishes, but on the plus the staff were very friendly.

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G
Manchester
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Disappointed after an excellent first meal here
The food was just inconsistent - my guest described the octopus as OK but a bit slimy and my fish was OK but nothing special. I ordered a pannacotta which came with such a large quantity of cream on top that it just didn't taste of much. Combine that with a menu which is almost designed to obfuscate (so many ingredients on it that I haven't heard) of that it takes ages to choose, slow service and a very noisy dining room and I am afraid I won't be back.

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LD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely. We did notice that some of the portions were smaller and they did not add truffle shavings to the polenta so perhaps they were cutting back. Prices were still the same so it was a little disappointing. All in all still a nice experience

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t
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We could only get an early table but there was a good atmosphere. Food ranged from fine to excellent (polenta, octopus stood out). Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. Only gripe is that after spending a lot on food and drinks we were rushed off our table. The Prince was not amused.

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DM
London
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

we were very early - 1st booking in the evening at 17 30 - so quiet when we got there but by the time we left at 18 30 it was already buzzing
We only ordered a limited meal as were on a steep timeline but all of it was excellent - the service was great and we had an enjoyable meal that didn't feel rushed
would love to go back and try some of the dishes we didn't have time for this trip

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AL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Middle eastern food served with a flourish and a twist. Upbeat ambiance, fast service, not a place to linger for a romantic meal, more for fun and socialising. Would definitely return

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MW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Superb location and friendly, efficient staff. Lunch menu a bit limited and frankly a bit weird. Also pretty expensive for what it is.

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

Amazing food, great service. One of our best experiences in London.

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PB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its a "must experience" place. From the moment you walk in you have left London and emerged in a different atmosphere and energy of a cool Mediterranean dinner club.

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SH
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, lovely flavours, we had a very helpful waitress with dark long hair this Monday evening who took us through the menu and recommended his favourites. Lovely decoration and ambiance.

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HD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Lovely location, but no outdoor service. Food was not up to me reviews online I don't think the head chef was in!

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

We are italians, passionate about food and have eaten in many starred restaurant.....but some of the dishes were just amazing.
The octo on pancake with harissa and the pistacho "cheesecake" were two of my fav dishes ever.
My boyfriend, an italian gelatiere, teuly appreciated their tahini gelato!

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ND
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hurried to leave table but aside from that excellent

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MA
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for incredible evening!!! The crew was amazing and we will be back soon

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favourite restaurant. Best food and service.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make sure you come with friends so you can try more dishes. Counter seating is great if it's just 2 of you.

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JS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great restaurant ! Set in great surroundings and a real find. All the staff were very friendly and the food was amazing , have already booked to go back

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K
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, rich tests, beautiful design, nice location

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CN
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!!! The food, the atmosphere, the staff everything was perfect! We will come back for sure

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AB
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the coal office with another couple of friends. The server, Leady ( I do hope I spelled it correctly ) was amazing. Within seconds she managed to figure out what we would like and recommend the correct dishes and a grate wine to go with it. She nailed it! The timing of the dishes was spot on ( by the whole crew ) and the evening was electric.
We loved it there and will definitely come back again, as soon as we get to London.

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SM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, friendly service, reasonably priced for the quality of food. Layout and seating is ok but you could feel like you are in a busy corridor. Would definitely go back. All the breads and dips were exceptional. The curried octopus was one of the nicest things I’ve eaten. Desserts looked good but didn’t quite reach the very high standard of the rest of the food.

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HC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food beautifully presented and the most lovely staff. Such a brilliant atmosphere created by the wonderful team.

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KK
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have literally been dreaming about the food we had and would not hesitate to return. We had such a lovely evening, everything from the drinks to the service, the food and the atmosphere was perfect - can't wait to go back!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous atmosphere, food, service. However the cod came underdone and never arrived eventually at the table. They did try to compensate with a free dessert

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ZY
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Loved the place and atmosphere, and nice service, good food. Some dishes consisting of vegetables (even just some simple sides) would be nice on the brunch menu. Even the meat dishes also were quite bread/grain based so we were glad we chose 3 mains between two of us vs. advice to take one each. Plate for the Brave dips are very spicy (and I eat very hot food) and not really needed in my view as all the things were ordered already had a lot of sauce/toppings on them or even additional served on the side and it would have been overload.

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CP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Main dishes were a little slow but the waitress brought us a few more starters while we waited.
And it was worth the wait!
Will be going back soon

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

W O N D E R F U L E X P E R I E N C E. Highly recommended. The food is fabulous. You have to try the aubergine! At the ambient the best! The service is fantastic!!

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JR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, lovely staff - the end where we were sat was out of the 'buzz' but i can forgive them as the food was wonderful. great brunch and dinner venue.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

It was so loud with the music and the background noise with poor acoustics we could barely have a conversation and the high tables and stools were not conducive to a relaxed meal

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D
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food . My friend had a birthday and they very sweetly put a candle in her dessert .
I love this restaurant it always is amazing. Can’t wait for my next visit

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OT
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really well presented and tasting food. Good value for money too!

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HB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service, food and value. Original setting. Food really fresh and beautifully presented.

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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Shakshuka should be served with more than just 1.5 slices of bread... and please add Mimosa to your brunch menu ;)

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F
London
50 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great breakfast / ill keep coming back ... thanks again

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NR
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fab experience from start to finish
We loved the sharing aspect to the menu
The dishes were original and so so tasty
We were sat at a table on the top floor with lofty venues over the yard
Decor is aco mix of utilitarian topped off with Tom Dixon signature style
We delighted in three courses and tried out a few cocktail
The bill was surprisingly palatable
And we look forward to our next visit
A great addition to the area

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