The famous Lina Stores is opening a new restaurant in King's Cross after 75 years of serving customers in Soho.
Lina Stores’ new shop will open in autumn this year featuring its iconic green and white branding, making the restaurant stand out at one of the last heritage buildings in Stable Street. Be sure to look out for the original opaline globe lights sourced from the historic deli’s early days.
Found behind Granary Square in a Victorian transit shed, diners at the new King’s Cross store will be able to watch fresh pasta being made by hand in the open counter kitchen, while sipping on an Italian cuppa or picking a pasta from the menu, such as a decadent ravioli dish with bone marrow butter.The deli and restaurant will serve up dishes made with ingredients found in your typical Italian pantry, bringing guests its authentic Italian menu of sandwiches, pastas and more. Desserts and cocktails will also leave diners feeling satisfied with tiramisu, house-made gelato and a limoncello spritz on the cards.
The much-loved delicatessen was originally established in 1944 on Brewer Street, serving cheese, meats, antipasti and other Italian essentials to Londoners and has since opened its debut 51-seat Greek Street pasta restaurant just last year.
Lina Stores' new location will combine the delicatessen and restaurant to offer guest even more of this successful brand. The Evening Standard, who were the first to break the news, confirmed that the King's Cross site will hold 100 covers.
Marina Dentamaro, who has spent a decade as manager of the Brewer Street branch, feels honoured to be part of the history and tradition of the brand. She added: “Lina Stores has always welcomed Italians seeking a taste of home, people travelling to visit from across the UK and Londoners who return again and again to stock up on quality Italian ingredients.”
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