One of Australia’s favourite chef exports, Bill Granger, has opened his third restaurant in London, this time in the up and coming Kings Cross neighbourhood.
Inspired by its location right near Kings Cross station, the interior has a 1970’s/1980’s railway ristorante influence. Granger has also referenced postwar Italian bars in Melbourne.
The space has Bills’ signature sunny vibe with pink carpet, olive green banquettes and walls filled with bright and cheerful abstract artworks, including a few by fellow Australian Stephen Ormandy.
Part of the decoration is the 1970’s table lamps sit on the rounded pink tiled and brass bar. Guests sit on diner-style leather and brass high stools.
Granger says “For me, restaurants are about making you feel good; they should make you feel happy…I wanted to create an environment and place that you can visit any time of day, be it at 8am for a coffee and to read the newspaper, or at 7pm for a cocktail and catch up with a friend. Granger & Co is about being home from home.”
Food is also in Granger’s signature, easy and generous, Australian style. Dishes are focussed on being comforting and healthy.
The Kings Cross restaurant is much larger than his other London locations which tend to have constant lines out the front. This one has 86-seats.
A breakfast of jasmine tea smoked salmon, freekeh, sprouts, kefir goat’s yoghurt and dill pickles.
The new Granger & Co is located at 7 St Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.
Now you know where to get your Australian eggs next time you are in London.