On a rainy day, Granary Square Brasseries exterior brightens the King’s Cross backdrop with deep green hues and sprouting lavender lining the terrace. As you enter, the interiors grandeur takes your immediate attention. It’s lowly lit atmosphere gives an instantly fashionable feel.
The walls are adorned with paintings of all kinds, the bathroom in particular occupies a number of quirky eighteenth century sketches. Chandeliers line the ceiling to match the fabulousness throughout.
It’s busy, and bustling, with nearly all seats taken. A gold mirrored wall spans the room. Opposite is a long seated bar, adorned with vibrant plants stretching from one end to the other.
The furniture is satisfyingly inconsistent throughout. The royal blue velveteen chaise longue is where we perch ourselves for the afternoon. A little hungover, we opt for a Bloody Mary to kick things off. The spicy, peppery drink is the perfect pick me up.
The tomato juice (vodka) gets to work. Before we know it a bottle of Douro Tinto arrives at the table; A full bodied red from the Portuguese hills is the perfect tipple on such a drizzly day.
The menu is rather verbose, so we consult our waiter for recommendations. As it’s the weekend, we have a choice between the brunch or lunch menus. A plus, as my guest and I find ourselves taking different paths along the foodie trail.
She opts for the Avocado & Spinach Benedict from the brunch menu and I, the Salmon & Smoked Haddock Fishcake from the lunch dishes. Both are topped with a poached egg oozing as our forks burst through the bright white, pillowy domes.
Accompanying our mains, are a plethora of greens. Tenderstem Broccoli; served with Lemon Oil and Sea Salt and a triple delight in buttery Peas, Sugar Snaps and Baby Shoots. The Truffle Parmesan Fries also feature with a side of Bernaise for dipping.
The Apple Tart dessert was an aesthetic delight, and tasted as good as it looked too. Apple slices formed the perfectly circular pastry filling, topped with a vanilla ice cream sphere. To add to the excitement, the tart is doused in Calvados Brandy and flambéd at your table.
Granary Square Brasserie is an awesome hangout. Whether its a first date, a celebration or a night out with friends, the Brasserie is great for all. Their inclusive nature falls over the Valentine’s period too. On the 14th and 15th February they’re hosting a cliché free evening in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot and Bumble. There’ll be DJs, photo booths and piñatas. Friends, colleagues and couples are all welcome.
To get in on the action, quote ‘Soul Mates’ when booking a table for three or more.
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