After a very dismal few weeks of cold, wet weather the sun finally decided to come out and play for my date with Emma down at Grainstore, Kings Cross.
Now for those of you who have frequented London for a long time, you may remember what Kings Cross used to be like. Not the nicest of places late at night especially just behind the station. Early development in the area began back in 2007 but it wasn’t until 2011 when the University of Arts moved in that things really kicked off.
Ever since then new buildings, restaurants and bars have been popping up all over the place. One of these key areas is Granary Square which was our situation for the day. This is where Grainstore opened up a few years ago and is the perfect situation on a glorious sunny day. The restaurant is the brainchild of Bruno Loubet and The Zetter Group who already have a presence down in Farringdon.
The menu really focusses on the vegetable side of things, with meat and fish still present but not necessarily the star of the dishes. We went for their brunch menu which was extensive along with some great weekend cocktails if the mood takes you.
We both went with something a little different, me plumping for the seeded scone, vegemite whipped butter, herb fromage frais, smoked salmon and scrambled egg. It was lovely and the kick from the vegemite added some extra flavours.
Emma went for something very different but was rather tasty indeed. Yoghurt and chickpea pancake, avocado, tomato and jalopeno salsa with chorizo sausage.
It was a lovely setting sat in the courtyard watching the world go by and the happy smiles as the sun was shining. Would definitely recommend you check out Granary Square even if it is just for a stroll but there are also plenty of options if you fancy a bite to eat. Look out for my next Granary Square post, which this time will be a more Indian affair – can you guess where I went?