It’s all the rage with Granger & Co. Loved by many for its legendary breakfasts, and branches all over the world from Bill Granger hometown Sydney, Tokyo, Honolulu and Seoul. Bill Granger is onto a winner. The Notting Hill branch attracts around the block long queues. His third establishment in Kings Cross is easily accessible without the crazy queues.
Overlooking the King’s Boulevard, the design takes inspiration of the railways and has 86 seats. Although I have no idea why I was made to wait for a table as there were plenty free. Seating was quick, the lunchtime menu consists of sandwiches, burgers, salads, classics, grain bowls and big plates. There are influences of Korean, Japanese and Hawaiian cuisines on the menu.
As I waited for my meal, I watched staff make coffees, a small group of staff being trained in the corner. Everyone was all smiles, neighbouring tables order piled high burgers.
The Fresh Aussie £13.80 appealed the most, the wide plate is filled with a colourful garden of spinach and coriander. Sliced cherry tomatoes, and two poached eggs on the side, but the jasmine tea hot smoked salmon made the dish. It’s a chunky piece, biting into the flavourful smoked meat. You can tell the whole plate is locally sourced farm to plate fresh.
Orange juice is freshly squeezed using the sweetish ones. Service overall was great, the two-waitress checked on me constantly. If you’re after the legendary breakfasts minus the long queues head on down to Kings Cross.
1, Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG