About Lina Stores - King's Cross
A welcome addition to Granary Square’s thriving foodie scene, Lina Stores is set to bring its iconic green and white branding to one of the last heritage buildings in Stable Street. Having just celebrated 75 years in the West End, this new outpost combines the best of both worlds, bringing together the deli and the restaurant into an all-under-one-roof hybrid shop.
Set within a historic Victorian transit shed, this new location will be the brand’s largest yet, with seating for 100 on banquettes and stools at the aperitivo bar beneath the opaline globe lights – a nice homage to the original 1944 Brewer Street deli. There’s also an outdoor terrace for use during the summer months. Diners can expect the antipasti and pasta dishes made fresh each day that Lina Stores is famous for, alongside the deli’s specialities such as sandwiches, cured meats and cheeses.
For something a little heartier, there are plenty of traditional Italian dishes and age-old family recipes on the menu, brought to life in the open counter kitchen. Try the duck egg yolk tagliolini finished with freshly shaved truffle and parmesan or the osso bucco ravioli made with decadent bone marrow butter. The menu also includes a secondi section of main meals, a highlight of which is the overnight beef cheeks in Barolo. For non-meat-eaters, there’s also a selection of vegetarian dishes, seafood, and fish of the day.
And don’t forget to pick something off the dessert trolley, such as crostata di frutta, cannoli, tiramisu, cakes like the Genoese or Caprese, and a variety of homemade gelato. Unsurprisingly, the wine list favours major Italian wines and the cocktail list features greats like the limoncello spritz and Italicus sour.