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Lunch At Lina Stores Kings Cross London N1C

I recently indulged in a delightful lunch at Lina Stores, Kings Cross, London N1C. Years ago, my office was near the original Lina Stores delicatessen on Brewer Street in Soho (named after the lady from Genoa who opened her store in 1944). I fondly remember purchasing fresh pasta and sauces for my evening gatherings. Feeling nostalgic, I was looking forward to dining at their Kings Cross establishment and wasn’t disappointed. Lina Stores is a must-visit for anyone seeking Italian restaurants in Kings Cross, especially fresh pasta or a memorable lunch in N1C.

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“Fresh pasta made daily just as it was back in 1944 using just four ingredients is the recipe for success at Lina Stores,” Homegirl London.

Lina Stores Italian Menu

Start your meal with delectable antipasti options. The Sea Salt and Rosemary Focaccia will transport you straight to the Italian coast. Another excellent pick is the toasted Sourdough Bruschetta with a medley of Anchovies, Capers, Rocket and Lemon. Seafood lovers will revel in the Grilled Prawns accompanied by Datterni Tomatoes, Garlic and Lemon. An inner debate led me to choose the Fried Ricotta and Herb Gundi Fritte over the Buffalo Burrata. I have no regrets there, mainly because the creamy cheese paired with the Chilli Sauce was a winning combination.

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Handmade daily, the pasta here is a tribute to a tradition Lina Stores has upheld since 1944. With ingredients as essential as Flour, Water, Eggs and Olive Oil, the magic lies in the simplicity and handcrafting. From the vegetarian options, the Spaghetti alla Chitarra stood out for me. It was a beautiful amalgamation of Amalfi Lemon, Pink Peppercorn and Grana Padano, easily one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever tasted. The other tempting choices included Ricotta, Pea and Mint Triangoli, Burrata Ravioli and a luxurious Tagliolini with Black Truffle.

lina stores kings cross spaghetti alla chitarra

For those who prefer non-vegetarian pasta, the menu features dishes like Casarecce with Prawns, Linguine Crab flavoured with Amalfi Lemon and a spicy kick from Chilli, and the savoury Pappardelle with Lamb Sausage. Not to forget, the Chicken Ravioli paired perfectly with Agrodolce Sauce.

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A visit to an Italian restaurant is incomplete without indulging in its Desserts. Lina Stores does not disappoint. With classics like Sorbet, Gelato and Affogato, there’s something for every palate. Their Sicilian Cannoli, Tiramisu, Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel and Strawberry Vanilla Choux Bun are the perfect endnotes to a delightful meal. I settled on the Tiramisu; it was rich and creamy. I’d love to return to Lina Stores soon to eat it again!

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When I received the bill, it seemed very reasonable for the three-course meal I had just eaten, the total with service charge was £23.07. I didn’t have any drinks, just the complimentary water. If you want an alcoholic beverage, you’ll enjoy the selection, including Limoncello Spritz, Lina Stores Negroni and an excellent collection of Italian wines.

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Helpful Information About Lina Stores Kings Cross

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To find out more, visit the Lina Stores website. Their address is 20 Stable Street, Kings Cross, London N1C 4DR, a short walk from Kings Cross Station. They occupy a heritage building just behind Granary Square with outside seating so you can enjoy alfresco dining. You’ll find a delicatessen selling freshly made Pasta, Salads, Sandwiches and Cakes. Thanks to its fresh mint signature brand colour and retro-style seating, the restaurant is gorgeous. A bar and an open kitchen occupy an open dining space. With a friendly vibe, it’s perfect for family gatherings, lunching with friends or date nights.

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Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience. I recommend you do further research as restaurant standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the restaurant is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.