The Grain Store opened its door earlier this summer with quite a bit of fanfare. It is the second restaurant of the much lauded chef, Bruno Loubet and with the Grain Store Loubet has decided to focus primarily on dishes that are centered around vegetables. We’re huge meatlovers, but do like our vegetables too and love Bruno Loubet’s cooking. So, we decided to try out the food at the Grain Store.
Located in the unlikely area of Kings Cross / St. Pancras, the Grain Store offers a much needed impulse to the dining scene of the surrounding borough. The location at the newly renovated Granary sq. offers for a picturesque dining scene. It’s a good thing that there are some other good dining alternatives starting to appear in the area (the likes of KERB, Caravan, Plum + Spilt Milk and Gilbert Scott) which will all contribute to the gentrification of Kings Cross / St. Pancras.
When we visited the Grain Store we tried the following dishes:
- Prawn falafel (9/10)
- Endive, pear, runner beans & roquefort (9/10)
- Potato and rye bread, seaweed butter, oyster and borage leaves (8/10)
- Peach, melon and salmon (9/10)
- Rabbit & potato gratin special (9/10)
- Spiced mash, mint pickled cucumber turnips broad beans and lamb belly (9/10)
- Corn & Quinoa with Pork belly (9/10)
- (we also ordered some potatoes that never arrived)
- Apple tart (7/10)
- Chocolate dessert (7.5/10)
The total bill at the Grain Store came to £110 (including service charge, water and 2 cocktails).
The food rating for the Grain Store: 9/10
The service rating for the Grain Store: 7.5/10
Overall rating for the Grain Store: 8.5/10
(The overall rating is based on personal taste, opinion of ambiance, service and price)