London restaurant and coffee bar Caravan is to open a second venue in King's Cross next month.
Owners Miles Kirby and Chris Ammermann have taken over a site in the Grade II-listed Granary Building, which dates back to 1851 and received the Mayor's Award for Planning Excellence in January.
The new restaurant, which follows the original on Exmouth Market, will feature a coffee roastery and large open kitchen as well as large bar, divided in two by wire mesh, with one side dedicated to all-day dining and the other to the coffee bar. It will cater for up to 80 diners in the restaurant as well as 40 outside on Granary Square.
The restaurant will be open from breakfast and weekend brunch through to lunch and dinner, and typical dishes will include deep-fried oyster "sixes' with lemon mayonnaise (£10); pulled pork, sweetcorn and chilli (£12.50); grated beets with smoked anchovy, pine nuts and egg (£7), and five-spice panna cotta with plum jelly (£6). Caravan's own mozzarella, made on site, will feature on a small and regularly-updated pizza selection which will also be available to take away.
Kirby commented: "The King's Cross development is creating a new landmark for London, and, true to its heritage, the Granary Building is now a hub of creativity and industry. We're very excited to have the chance to turn our site into a true working space once again, with our roastery and open kitchen integral parts of the restaurant."
Bridget Evans, from the King's Cross Central Limited Partnership, added: "We're delighted to have Caravan as our first permanent restaurant, sitting at the heart of King's Cross. Their distinctive and interesting approach is synonymous with the place we are creating here."
By Kerstin Kühn
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