Bruno Loubet confirms details of second London restaurant Grain Store

Bruno Loubet confirms details of second London restaurant Grain Store

Bruno Loubet has confirmed details of his second London site Grain Store, a vegetable-focused restaurant in the heart of the new King's Cross Central development.

Occupying a large corner site of Granary Square, the 120-seat restaurant will also accommodate alfresco seating for up to 80 overlooking Regent's Canal.

Grain Store will have an eclectic menu influenced by Loubet's travels and dedication to his vegetable patch and while many dishes will have a meat or fish element, vegetables will be given equal billing, if not the starring role.

Fermented, sprouting, pickled and smoked ingredients will feature alongside fresh and seasonal produce, with sample dishes including sprouting beans and seeds, miso dressing, crispy citrus chicken skin; chilled Lobster Bloody Mary; and spiced candied tomatoes with goat's milk panna cotta.

Small plates will be priced from £3 to £10.50; large plates will be £10 to £22; and desserts will range from £3.50 to £6.

Commenting on his new opening, Loubet said: "This is the restaurant I have dreamt of opening for years, and the time feels right now.

"I love meat and could not give it up entirely, but the endless opportunities that focusing on vegetables will allow me - the colours, flavours, and textures - are so exciting."

Mixologist Tony Conigliaro is responsible for the drinks list in the 40-capacity bar. He and Loubet have collaborated on their respective menus to match savoury cocktails with specific dishes. Conigliaro has also been inspired by the Greco-Roman approach to wine, experimenting with the introduction of herbs and spices to flavour them.

The interior, created by the acclaimed Russell Sage, is designed around the idea of the ‘exploded' kitchen, with exposed brick walls, large wooden tables, and white, unmatched chairs.

It aims to blur the line between kitchen and dining room, with elements of the cooking process "spilling over to the table".

The new opening on 10 June comes three years after the former Michelin-starred chef opened Bistrot Bruno Loubet in the Zetter hotel, Clerkenwell.

It also coincides with the publication of Mange Tout: Bistro Cooking with a Modern Twist, Loubet's first cookbook since 1995.

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