The Aussie restaurateur Bill Granger, the mind behind the Granger & Co brand, has opened his latest venture in King's Cross. Granger & Co has captured the heart of the London food scene as the restaurant's name has recently become synonymous with brunch. However, I was yet to see what all the fuss what about so I decided to dine there recently. On a side note, I'll be taking a break from my food tour of the King's Cross neighbourhood as I set out to explore other areas in greater depth. Maybe Notting Hill? Maybe the East End? Who knows...I'll keep you updated.
Although the London weather was in its typical dreary state, the atmosphere at Granger & Co still managed to capture the feel of eating brunch on a warm summer day. The restaurant's simple and spacious layout created a serene and slow-paced ambience. Also, there were virtually no walls but floor-to-ceiling windows instead, which allowed the room to capture as much natural light as possible.
Ms. EQP and I shared the starter, the Korean Fried Chicken (£8.50). This was good without being particularly special; it just fulfilled the simple task of satisfying my afternoon hunger. A similar dish I tried at Bao was however a very different story.
We both had the signature Ricotta Hotcakes for our main (£11.80). These were so delicious - rich, sweet, buttery and moreish. Even just the smell and look of the dish got me salivating.
It was a rather brief experience at Granger & Co but a fun one nevertheless. I really enjoyed the simple yet exquisite comfort food as well as the peaceful ambience so I'll definitely be returning soon. Maybe next time, I'll try the Notting Hill branch to get a more authentic experience. Or is the Clerkenwell branch better? Comment below if you have a clue.
7 Pancras Square