Grain Store Restaurant & Bar @ Granary Square, Kings Cross

キングスクロス駅北側のGranary Squareにある人気カフェ&レストラン ・Caravan Kings Crossの隣にできたGrain Storeは、クラーケンウェルのZetter Hotel内のレストラン・Bistrot Bruno Loubetの成功の後、フランス人シェフ・Bruno Loubetが、ビジネスパートナーでZetter Hotel & Townhouseのオーナー、Michael BenyonとMark Sainsbury(Exmouth Marketの人気スパニッシュ/北アフリカレストラン・Moroも彼らの手になるそう)と共同で、昨年末にオープンさせた店。元穀物倉だった建物の特徴を生かした内装のこのお店、中は大変広く約140席ほどもあり、外にもテラス席が80席ある。最近のように、夏の気持ちのいい日などにはうってつけだが、屋根やパラソルがないので、日焼け対策は必須。

メニューはクリエイティブというか、料理の味や見た目をイメージするのに想像力が必要。メニューの3分の1はビーガンとベジタリアン向けで、肉や魚も使用してはいるが、野菜が圧倒的に目につく。健康的だが、お腹がぺこぺこの時には不向きかもしれない。私たちの注文した、truffle risotto(トリュフのリゾット。写真下。£10.50)はクリーミーでアルデンテ加減も抜群で美味しい。サイドディッシュのsprouting beans salad (発芽した豆のサラダ。£6.00)は、ただの豆の味だけれど、新鮮でヘルシーなのがプラスか。でも上に乗っているマッシュポテトの薄焼きが美味。

Located side by side to the popular Caravan Kings Cross on Granary Square, Grain Store is a new restaurant by French chef Bruno Loubet with his business partners, Michael Benyon and Mark Sainsbury, original backers of established Moro restaurant (Spanish/North African) on Exmouth Market and the owners of the Zetter Hotel & Townhouse in Clerkenwell, after success of Bistrot Bruno Loubet in the Zetter Hotel. Inside of the Grain Store has hip industrial decor and is massive with around 140 seatings, and there are also 80 terrace seatings – perfect for a summer day like now, though you definitely need a sunscreen cream when because there is no roof or screens over your head.

The menu is quite creative, and you need a lot of imagination to guess how the dish looks & tastes like. Although they use meat and fish as well, vegetables are  exceeded on its menu – about a third of the list is either vegan or vegetarian. Very healthy, but it may not be the best choice when you are starving. Our creamy truffle risotto (£10.50, photo below) was very good, and small sprouting beans salad (£6.00) tasted like, just sprouting beans, but fresh and healthy (of course). The potato wafer on the top of the salad was delicious, and I could eat only that without sprouting beans!

Granary Squareには、地面から直接水が出てくる噴水があり、暑い日には子供たちや犬たちが中に入って涼を取る。ウィンブルドン選手権期間中は、スクリーンで試合観戦も。

On Granary Square, fountains spurting out of the ground chill you on a hot day. There was a screen showing a tennis game during Wimbledon.

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