granger and co kings cross, london

Granger and Co Kings Cross London

A friend was visiting London, so we decided to meet at Granger and Co Kings Cross for lunch. This eatery is by Australian restaurateur and cookery book writer, Bill Granger. Homeboy and I had previously enjoyed a fabulous breakfast at Granger’s eatery in Clerkenwell and loved the casual dining experience. If you’re looking for Kings Cross restaurants or places to eat near St Pancras International, try Granger and Co Kings Cross.

granger and co kings cross, interiors“Granger and Co offers a casual dining experience with thoughtful flavour fusion twists which you can enjoy in cool surroundings,” Homegirl London

Granger and Co Kings Cross Lunch Menu

Bill Granger has a casual approach towards cooking which is uncomplicated and very much focused on the fresh produce. You’ll find flavours and ingredients borrowed from Australia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, the Middle East and anywhere you get great food. We sampled the lunch menu, which kicks off at 12 noon. There’s a selection of sandwiches and burgers on offer. Our friend ordered the fried chicken sandwich with red-eye mayo, cabbage tamari slaw and pickled cucumber, which came in a burger bun. He ate every mouthful, so that’s a good sign. I love the way Bill layers exciting extras like the cabbage slaw with tamari, a rich soy sauce, rather than the regular slaw which doesn’t have much taste to it. He gives his dishes lovely little twists to make them delicious. The other sandwich was jasmine tea-smoked salmon with cream cheese, dill, pea shoots, edamame and toasted rye.

granger and co kings cross, chickenFried Chicken Sandwich

Homeboy went for the shrimp burger with jalapeno mayo, shaved radish salad and sesame gochujang (gochujang is a Korean red chilli condiment). He devoured this very quickly indeed and enjoyed the fusion of Mexican with Korean flavours. The other burger options were a grass-fed beef variety.

granger and co kings cross, shrimp burgerShrimp Burger

I opted for one of Bill’s classics, the sweet corn fritters with roast tomato and spinach minus the bacon which I substituted for avocado. This is a great brunch dish which I loved. Alternatively, you could try the courgette fritters instead, which is a big plate accompanied with halloumi and shredded kale salad. If you’re in that brunch mood, you can order something like tea-smoked salmon with poached eggs, avocado and cherry tomatoes or scrambled eggs with sourdough. Bill is famous for his ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, I tried these at the Clerkenwell branch, and they are terrific.

granger and co kings cross, sweetcorn cakesSweet Corn Fritters

If you’re starving opt for a big plate of yellow fish curry, chicken schnitzel or sticky chilli belly pork. Those on a healthy mission will be more than happy with the Bondi bowl containing buckwheat, quinoa, golden beetroot, courgette and more. Or the grain options like the fragrant chicken broth with brown rice, lime and coriander. Desserts wise you can try something summery like a strawberry, white chocolate pistachio pavlova. Baked goods like cakes, slices and cookies will also be available, yum!

Granger and Co Kings Cross Interiors

You’ll find the restaurant close to St Pancras International located next door to the German Gymnasium. Outside you have street tables and chairs so you can enjoy alfresco dining when the sun is shining. You can see inside thanks to the floor to ceiling windows. As you enter, the expansive bar is in front which stretches across most of one wall. I loved the dusky pink tiles on the bar counter base, which bring warmth to the place. This pale colour works well with the brass light shades. In front of the bar is a row of toffee coloured leather padded stools so you can sit there and enjoy a drink.

granger and co kings cross, bar areaRestaurant Interiors

The seating is around the windows where you have a comfy leather banquette sofa to relax on. The tables are marble, and the walls are mostly concrete with a few flashes of colour. Overall the interiors are contemporary but relaxed, effortlessly calm and serene. The staff are low key, friendly and helpful so overall it’s somewhere you can kick back and enjoy a meal with a friend.

Granger and Co Kings Cross Information

granger and co kings cross, exteriors

Restaurant Exterior

Cuisine: Global cuisine and fusion flavours
Price: Sandwiches and burgers £9.50-15, salads £9.50-15.50, brunch dishes £8.20-13.80, bowls and grains £11.50-14.25, big plates £11.80-17.50 and desserts £5-7.50
Website: Granger and Co at Kings Cross Website
Address: Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Near: St Pancras International (Eurostar), Granary Square and not far from Euston
Open: Check online for current opening times
Wi-Fi: Yes
Décor: Contemporary minimal
Seating: Outside and inside on one floor with seats for around 70
Toilets: Towards the back at the end of the bar
Reservations: No reservations

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Food and exteriors Homegirl London, Interiors courtesy of the restaurant. Thanks: Homeboy and Jatinder for dining with me.