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Squaremeal London Hot 100 2016GRAIN STORE WILL PERMANENTLY CLOSE ON 23 AUGUST 2017, AS BRUNO LOUBET RETIRES FROM FULL-TIME COOKING

Menus that seem to list ingredients in reverse order are all part of Grain Store’s forward-thinking mantra: while meat isn’t shunned, vegetables get top billing – as in watermelon wedges on creamy brandade, and Padrón peppers or charred gem lettuce with gingerbread sauce and venison loin, both of which display Bruno Loubet’s affinity with the light, modern style. The bright, accessible warehouse space with its stripped-away ceiling, relaxed service and leafy ferns hints at chain-like restraint, but there’s no dumbing down when it comes to, say, braised snails on fluffy cornbread with pipérade, potent kimchi and minced pork pancakes, or even Tony Conigliaro’s sometimes-wild cocktails – pea shoot and absinthe sour, for example. While semi-savoury puddings such as goats’ milk pannacotta with fennel pollen and strawberries are a touch too progressive, the ‘tart of the day’ offers a reassuringly indulgent taste of Bruno’s classical skills. Keenly priced globetrotting wines and pretty outdoor seating overlooking the piazza’s bubbling fountains earn bonus points.

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Grain Store

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

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Best vegetarian-friendly and vegan-friendly restaurant for when you are eating with multi-vores

by   bronze reviewer (13)

Apr 2017

Editor's pick I have recently had to go on a quite restrictive diet for health reasons, in addition my best friend recently became a vegan. As a food-lover I have been searching for restaurants that will accommodate all types of dietary restrictions. In this respect, Grain Store comes up trumps. The food is superb, with interesting and unusual flavours and dishes that can be adapted for vegetarians and vegans, as well as gluten free options. Great wine list; good cocktails, including non-alcoholic ones;...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 10

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

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Loads of salads

by   platinum reviewer (85)

Jan 2017

We arrived to see a busy open restaurant with full-view kitchen, and lots of people with briefcases and travel bags ready for their weekend trips. The menu looks very interesting, nice combinations of ingredients, but once you receive the dishes the descriptions feel over-blown. We had some bread and butter, it was nice and crusty, it was onion bread with Butter Viking crème fraîche butter. Our starters were sprouting seeds & beans, miso aubergine, crispy citrus chicken skin, potato...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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

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Surprisingly delicious!

by   bronze reviewer (7)

Sep 2016

We sat outside on one of the warmest September evenings on record. It's a lovely spot, watching the coloured lights of the fountains in the square dancing. Which is just as well, as it took a while to get a drink! Luckily we weren't in a hurry, and we certainly didn't feel hurried! When we eventually got served, the food was absolutely delicious. A great combination of innovative, healthy ingredients, combined to mouth watering effect. It's not cheap, but good value for money,...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 3
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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

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Convivial warehouse dining

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Jul 2015

The meal started with a virgin cocktail and a glass of the house white, both of which were refreshing and good value for money. We then feasted on the hummus with raw mushrooms and the pea tartlet. The hummus was tasty but was definitely missing something, oatcakes, bread i'm not sure, a great idea but not a complete dish. The pea tartlet has been described as a cloud of cream fluffy pea and that's exactly what it was, different, interesting but true to the humble pea! For mains we devoured...

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

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

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Jun 2015

the food is excellent as long as you are in the mood for all day brunch. Girlies should love it, lots of light choices and vegetarian options, however if you weren't expecting brunch, and we weren't then you might be a bit disappointed. I would not bring my husband - he would not feel he had a proper lunch from this menu, and would probably moan all day! the waitress described pea tartlet as like eating a cloud of peas - she was 100% right - delicious and v light - perfect starter. Main...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 7

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

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Tasty grain

by   platinum reviewer (51)

Oct 2013

Editor's pick I was slightly wary about venturing into salubrious Kings Cross en familie to a birthday lunch at Bruno Loubet's newest culinary addition, ‘The Grain Store’. It was not only the location but the veggie heavy menu (not a ‘ kids menu ’ in sight) that vexed me. Thankfully my preconceived ideas were misplaced and I was enlightened to the wonders of Granary Square. This area has been given a complete industrial makeover London style, with popping fountains that move to the beat (big hit with the kids)...

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

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

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Good enjoyable restaurant

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Sep 2013

I had read a lot of positive reviews & wasn't disappointed. Whilst a big space, the layout & position of the bar & kitchen spilt the room so it doesn't feel cavernous. Service was excellent, friendly helpful & efficient. The menu is refreshingly different & the food was gorgeous. The yeast & cashew dip & falafel with prawns started a sublime tasting journey; braised cauliflower with duck hearts & lamb belly with spiced mash followed by white chocolate rice Krispy & chocolate mousse a fitting finale....

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

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unique space and a veggie focused smash hit

by   gold reviewer (32)

Sep 2013

In many respects a game-changing restaurant. Half warehouse, half country kitchen with a terrific amount going on (steel girders, brick walls, hanging lights, racks of wine alongside racks of copper pans, the kitchen at the heart, competing with the bar to be the subject of your gaze). It all makes for an excellent vibe. Staff are delightfully welcoming and so well trained you feel well looked after from the moment you arrive (a glass of water is put in front of you as you sit down). The menu is...

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

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    Emma Rose Tully :: Review: Grain Store | Daydreamer

    Last weekends adventures are another example of why I love London. I’ve lived here almost 3 years now and I’m still discovering new places all the time. Having recently reviewed Caravan, I returned to Granary Square in King’s Cross, this time to sample brunch at the Grain Store.

    Whilst meat and fish do feature on the menu, vegetables take centre stage at the Grain Store which opened it’s doors in June 2013 to rave reviews. The chaps behind all the awards are Chef Bruno Loubet and The Zetter Group’s Michael Benyan and Mark Sainsbury...
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    Located in one of the most exciting quarters in London, The Grain Store certainly is an exciting restaurant.

    As diners walk through The Grain Store they are met with a vast dining space seems to go on for miles. This enormous space, once a warehouse, is now composed of white-painted wood, whitewashed brick walls quirky furnishings. This makes it brightly light and lightly coloured and despite it being a cavernous space, there is an artful and creative mood to it too.


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    As much as I love London's prolific food scene, the sheer number of options for a simple meal can be painfully overwhelming. Take brunch, everywhere does brunch, and everywhere serves the same pancakes, fry-ups and porridge. So when convenience and cost are taken out as factors, how does one choose? Restaurants must make themselves stand out with something different, some imagination, something that makes your eyes light up in anticipation --- and with Grain Store, its brunch menu was just a beautiful list of exciting and original dishes.
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    As much as I love London's prolific food scene, the sheer number of options for a simple meal can be painfully overwhelming. Take brunch, everywhere does brunch, and everywhere serves the same pancakes, fry-ups and porridge. So when convenience and cost are taken out as factors, how does one choose? Restaurants must make themselves stand out with something different, some imagination, something that makes your eyes light up in anticipation --- and with Grain Store, its brunch menu was just a beautiful list of exciting and original dishes...
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    COVERS & CAPERS :: Grain Store | Stable Street | COVERS & CAPERS

    But at Grain Store – the restaurant Loubet co-owns with Michael Benyon and Mark Sainsbury of the Zetter Group – the menu is inspired by the Frenchman’s love for stuff pulled out of the ground. And that’s no problem, not any more. I’ve grown to love vegetables when they’re not being forced down my neck by an insistent parent. Although there’s something disturbing about reading ‘fermented cabbages, ash baked turnips & celeriac, persimmon & chipotle ketchup and venison steak’ on a London menu that seems to revive your mother’s distant voice, that one where she’s singing “here comes the aeroplane!”...
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    Fatty Mountain :: Grain Store

    Grain Store is a vegetarian friendly restaurant, although it isn’t a vegetarian restaurant as they serve meat too. Their theme is healthy eating, and eating green. The chef also the owner of Bistrot Bruno Loubet, Bruno Loubet has a passion for vegetables, creating simple yet colourful vegetarian dishes.
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Bruno Loubet

There have been two phases to Bordeaux-born chef Bruno Loubet’s UK career, with a period in Australia in the middle. In the 80s and 90s, he went from La Tante Claire to Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and The Four Seasons, before opening Bistro Bruno (1993) and L’Odéon (1995). Loubet returned from Oz in 2010 to launch Bistrot Bruno Loubet at the Zetter Hotel, and his vegetable-focused Grain Store followed in 2013.

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The semi private corner room looks out onto Granary Square.  It seats up to 26 seated guests and  is ideal for breakfast briefings, private dining & meetings.  This space is available for standing receptions hosting up to 40 guests.

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