Granary Square is a fantastic addition to the newly revamped Kings Cross with a number of shops, restaurants and bars. We visited Granary Square Brasserie, hailing from the same team as the Ivy, offering modern British brassiere inspired dishes all day.
The venue is absolutely stunning with cut-glass pendant lights, chairs and banquettes upholstered in silk and velvet and exotic kilim rugs. The main eye opener is the gorgeous bar in the centre which is perfect for a few cocktails.
Granary Square Brasserie also has a lovely large outside area (always great for the people watching) which will be delightful in the summer.
You know by now I am a cocktail lover and I was definitely impressed by the selection at Granary Square Brasserie which are reasonably priced at £8-10. We had the 1852: White rum, cherry liqueur, cold brew hibiscus, cherry syrup and Platform 9¾ :Chase Williams Seville orange gin, Crème de Bergamote, citric acid, Yumchaa blue tea and a cloud of candyfloss which changes colour! Expelliarmus as I was told! We also ended the meal with a Salted caramel espresso martini which went down a treat.
The brassiere menu
To begin we had the Truffle arancini: Fried Arborio rice balls with truffle and Parmesan which were small delicious balls of goodness and the Calamari: wasabi mayonnaise, lime and chilli which unfortunately was not as good as some I have had. I loved the look of the Mozzarella di bufala: Asparagus and edamame with
roasted pine nuts, pesto and baby basil but they had sadly run out – definitely trying that next time!
For mains we had the Sirloin 10oz with peppercorn sauce and Truffle and Parmesan chips which was so flavoursome – a great cut of meat. We also had the Chicken Milanese: Brioche crumbed chicken breast
with marinated tomato, capers and rocket and the Tenderstem broccoli, lemon oil & sea salt. The chicken milanese was huge, moist and flavoursome with the marinated tomato and parmesan.
I am more of a savoury than sweet girl until I discovered the Melting chocolate bombe with a vanilla ice cream and honeycomb centre with hot salted caramel sauce – you MUST save room for this. When the hot caramel sauce is poured over, the bombe melts (makes a great video) – the hot and cold contrast is just perfect and, for me, the honeycomb addition made it for me.
Granary Square Brasserie is absolutely worth a visit. For such a gorgeous venue, the food and cocktail are actually really rather reasonably priced, the service is great and the food is delicious.
East London Girl: Granary Square Brasserie