loti eats | the drop
If you haven’t had a nosey around Coal Drops Yard yet, then we suggest you go check it out soon. Located just next to Granary Square in King’s Cross, it’s actually a really nice new development for London with a whole bunch of great shops and of course, restaurants.
The Hart brothers have three new restaurants at Coal Drops Yard, including a new Barrafina and Casa Pastor, a sister site to El Pastor. There’s also a brand new concept, The Drop, a cute little wine bar with organic and low intervention wines and a pretty banging menu of snacks and heartier dishes.
As The Drop is all brand new, this was the one we were most excited about checking out. The space is very cute and perfect for a wine bar with exposed brick walls and low arched ceilings due to the building’s heritage as a coal store. It looks the part but on the flip side there’s nothing to soak up the sound waves, so this place is loud when full. You’ll have trouble hearing what your waiter is saying but somehow hear every word of the conversation over the other side of the room. Man we are getting OLD.
On the food front you should definitely start with the marinated black Angus, thin slices of raw beef that really do melt in the mouth. The Hedone bread with salted butter is pretty hard to say no to as well. From the small plates, our favourite dish of the night was the roasted squash with onions and sage, closely followed by the chicken liver pate and beetroot salad. Being a cold winter night we had to go for the guinea fowl and girolle mushroom pie and it hit the spot perfectly. Instead of dessert, get a plate of cheeses and a glass of red wine to finish – this is is a bleedin’ wine bar after all.
Unit 22-24, Bagley Walk Arches, Coal Drops Yard, London, N1C 4DH