24 July 2014

Grain Storeone star

1-3 Stable Street, Granary Square, London N1C 4AB

£46.00 International Islington, Barnsbury

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  • Wine: £20.00
  • Champagne: £52.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11.30pm (Thurs-Sat –12M Sun – 4.30pm)

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Following the success of his self-named Bistrot in Clerkenwell, Bruno Loubet’s second outfit occupies a cavernous brick warehouse on regenerated Granary Square. Readers love the vibe of this warm oasis (think high-spec industrial chic meets country kitchen), but Loubet’s accessibly priced food is what attracts. Vegetables and greenery reign supreme here, with animal protein given a supporting role on the menu. Expect a ‘sublime tasting journey’ with global flourishes reminiscent of Yotam Ottolenghi, as in courgette, broad bean and prawn falafels, braised cauliflower with duck hearts or a South American mishmash of corn and quinoa tamale with salsa and a fatty slab of pork belly. The kaleidoscopic flavours sometimes fail to gel, but clever cocktails from drinks maestro Tony Conigliaro and herb-infused Greco-Roman wines keep things rousing. ‘Trendy’, well-trained staff know their stuff, and the place really comes alive on warm alfresco days.

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  1. Grain Store

    1-3 Stable Street, Granary Square, London N1C 4AB
    Overall rating:
    Anita B.

    21st party


    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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  2. Grain Store

    1-3 Stable Street, Granary Square, London N1C 4AB
    Overall rating:

    Tasty grain

      Gold Reviewer  (36)
    Editor's pick

    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  3. Grain Store

    1-3 Stable Street, Granary Square, London N1C 4AB
    Overall rating:

    Good enjoyable restaurant


    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 10

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  4. Grain Store

    1-3 Stable Street, Granary Square, London N1C 4AB
    Overall rating:

    unique space and a veggie focused smash hit

      Silver Reviewer  (23)

    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  1. Grain Store is the latest restaurant from celebrated chef, Bruno Loubet. The chef has gained huge praise for his self-named restaurant at the Zetter Hotel; so I was excited to try his latest venture. What makes Grain Store a little different to other restaurants in London, is the team's dedication to sustainability and the importance of integrating environmental practices into all aspects of the running of their business. Grain Store has also recently won London's Sustainable Restaurant of the Year 2014...
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  2. Published : Monday, 3rd March 2014

    Wrap Your Lips Around This :: Grain Store

    The regeneration of Kings Cross has turned a once dubious locale into somewhere much more palatable. The derelict warehouses north of the station are now rejuvenated spaces, home to the restaurant Grain Store. The philosophy at Grain Store shines the spotlight on vegetables, demoting animal proteins to the periphery. Even though my loyalties will always remain with the latter, it would be a lie to say that the notion of butternut squash ravioli doesn’t excite me. The ravioli can be had as a starter or main, which sees perfectly-pressed pasta full of roasted vegetable. Peppered in between these playful sacks are flavour-bombs of mustard apricot, more subtle than the fruit itself. A finishing dash of pumpkin seed oil rounds off the flavour profile decidely well...
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  3. Published : Thursday, 6th February 2014

    Munch My Way :: Grain Store, Kings Cross

    Home Grain Store offers food that rather than basing the dish around the protein such as meat or fish, instead the vegetables take centre stage. The place was recently awarded the 2014 Michelin Bib Gourmand and proves that the place provides great food at great prices...
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  4. It’s not very often that a restaurant appeals to veggies, vegans and meat eaters in one equal swift hit. Bruno Loubet and the Zetter Group‘s Michael Benyan and Mark Sainsbury’s Grain Store did just that. Fed up with squeezing in meals after dark, I took the day off with a friend and we pretended to be ladies of leisure for the afternoon. The Grain Store is housed in Granary Square by the very cool dancing fountains, a short walk from Kings Cross station in a very different part of town, one which Ade and I must find time to explore more. A very welcoming front of house team led us to a table with views overlooking the ginormous open bustling kitchen where Bruno looms over all the other chefs, that man has presence – and not just because of his height. The room is vast, bright and airy, industrial yet homely with quirky touches like the old vintage pram used as a digestifs trolley...
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  5. Published : Sunday, 6th October 2013

    Quaff & Scoff :: Grain Store, Kings Cross

    Bruno Loubet’s ‘veg-first’ concept had me from hello, and once the positive reviews started rolling in, Grain Store was successfully fighting off all new pretenders for the ‘to visit – top priority’ crown. I should perhaps have been unsurprised to find that the rest of London seemed to be equally enthusiastic to visit. Getting a table proved to be something of a challenge, mainly as I find booking weeks in advance to be peculiarly traumatic – waiting in any context is a challenge for me at the best of times, and when food is involved it becomes a special kind of slow, painful torture. Thankfully, late on a weekday evening last week the ring-fence of popularity opened just enough for us to sneak a table right at the back by the loos...
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  6. Published : Monday, 30th September 2013

    Livelifelovecake :: Grain Store King’s Cross

    Ever since its opening last summer I’ve been itching to visit Grain Store. With a focus on fruit and veg, the menu is right up my street and the pretty photos shared by bloggers across social media has only heightened my appetite. Grain Store is located in the up-and-coming Granary Square a short walk from King’s Cross Station. In recent months the square has become a central hub for events such as the Ice Cream Festival and trendy eateries including Caravan and Shrimpys. When I arrived there appeared to be an unusual new art project which involved clothing garments hanging in trees by the colourful fountains – odd! I turned up a little late due to a hold-up on the rush hour tube but thankfully our table had been saved...
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  7. Published : Monday, 16th September 2013

    little swallow : china doll :: Grain Store, Kings Cross

    We trooped over to Grain Store for a little Tuesday eve dinner action as the sun went down (which is definitely not cool, summer, these shorter days are NOT. COOL.) There's something strange but equally interesting about having a meal that doesn't fall neatly into any particular cuisine. I'm still not 100% sure how I feel about it. It seemed like every dish we had was inspired by a different part of the globe - from Indian to Spain to Russia...
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  8. Published : Saturday, 14th September 2013

    Edesia Is Hungry - Food of the Gods :: Grain Store

    Grain Store is the all day restaurant from Bruno Loubet, part of the regeneration area behind Kings Cross. I'm more than familiar with the area, being a regular visitor to the now defunct Cross and Bagleys clubs that were there in the Nineties but now the area has changed beyond all recognition, the walk from Kings Cross taking you through a collection of building sites and over the Regents Canal to the finished Granary Square area, home to Grain Store, Caravan, Kerb and St Martins College of Art and Design.The restaurant retains its original warehouse dimensions, a large industrial space with bar and open kitchen, and was already busy when we arrived at midday. The menu is interesting, with a focus on vegetables, and the meat or fish element being mentioned last on the dish description and a large selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. There's also a cocktail menu with savoury and sweet cocktails, and some unusual herb infused and smoked wines...
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  9. The Grain Store opened its door earlier this summer with quite a bit of fanfare. It is the second restaurant of the much lauded chef, Bruno Loubet and with the Grain Store Loubet has decided to focus primarily on dishes that are centered around vegetables. We’re huge meatlovers, but do like our vegetables too and love Bruno Loubet’s cooking. So, we decided to try out the food at the Grain Store...
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  10. Published : Saturday, 3rd August 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Grain Store

    It’s a brave venture for two reasons: firstly, it’s a massive restaurant seating around 120 covers in total and secondly, it doesn’t serve burgers or brasserie dishes like most places right now. Instead, the concentration is on vegetables and meat takes a back seat. I was worried that I might struggle to enjoy the food as I’m such a carnivore but boy was I wrong!...
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  11. Grain Store is an informal place, letting in scruffy sods like myself and the Squelchie. Given the building’s heritage as a warehouse/granary, it has a suitably post-industrial look with the now pre-requisite exposed brick walls, ventilation ducts, worn-looking furniture and funky lighting. The open-view kitchen spills out into the dining room, fulfilling another restaurant design cliché...
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  12. Having caused quite a stir within the gastronomic community, I excitedly skipped into Grain Store and was greeted by a friendly set of staff, the host correctly guessed who I was as soon as he saw the buggy and whisked us to our table. It seemed we were to be the only mummy diners again. At midday, we were one of the first to park our hungry selves and our inquisitive babies at a table but it only took a matter of minutes for the lunchtime crowd of local suits to spill in and fill the large airy and echoing space...
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  13. Published : Monday, 8th July 2013

    The Hedonist :: Grain Store – Review

    Grain Store is situated in Granary Square, London’s newest city square and one of the biggest in Europe. As the centerpiece of the new King’s Cross redevelopment it is a confident and striking piece of urban planning tying in the old-the canal and huge warehouse buildings with the soon-to-be-completed office spaces that are the present day economic driver for the area. There is a powerful white sawtooth motif...
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  14. Published : Saturday, 22nd June 2013

    Agent Restauranteur :: Grain Store – London N1C

    Hurrying up King’s Boulevard towards Granary Square, a rush of adrenalin suddenly surged through me. I had managed to secure a reservation at the Grain Store – Bruno Loubet’s newest venture – through a friend the day before, who had generously invited me (and my plus one) to gatecrash his Saturday night date. A double date at one of this year’s hottest summer openings! I couldn’t believe my luck...
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Essential Details for Grain Store

  • Address: 1-3 Stable Street, Granary Square, London N1C 4AB
  • Telephone: 020 7324 4466
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11.30pm (Thurs-Sat –12M Sun – 4.30pm)

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