Coal Drops Yard to become new London foodie hub

Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross is set to become London’s latest foodie hub when a slew of new restaurants and bars open in the development this October.

Barrafina founders Sam and Eddie Hart will open three ventures in Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross

Similar to the buzzing Bloomberg Arcade, Coal Drops Yard will feature a plethora of restaurants and bars, including three from Barrafina founders the Hart brothers.

According to Eater, the Hart’s fourth Barrafina site will have 34 covers and an outdoor terrace seating 60.

Pip Lacey will open Hicce in Coal Drops Yard

Their second venture within Coal Drops Yard will be taco joint Casa Pastor, an 80-cover big sister to the popular original El Pastor in Borough Market.

The Hart’s latest taco venture will serve churros and features an outdoor seating area with a rotisserie called Plaza Pastor.

Their last venture at the development is wine bar The Drop, a 55-cover space with its own oyster cart specialising in wines from around the world and modern British sharing plates.

Also setting up shop at Coal Drops Yard will be designer du jour Tom Dixon, who is set to open a flagship space in collaboration with Assaf Granit of The Palomar.

Dixon will use the hybrid space as both a restaurant and a showroom. Eater reports that the plates and tables the food is served on will be available to buy, along with Dixon’s signature light fixtures.

Another exciting resident will be Great British Menu winner Pip Lacey, who will open her first solo London venture, Hicce, at Coal Drops Yard with backing from her mentor Angela Hartnett.

Lacey will be working with on-trend wood-fired ovens and seasonal British ingredients, while bread will be made on site each morning.

Alain Ducasse meanwhile, will open a London outpost of his Parisian chocolate brand Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse, where he will sell single-origin bars.

Finally, Wild Honey and Arbutus founder Anthony Demetre will also be opening a venture in the yard, which will reportedly to go big on vermouth.

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