High-quality food, with an inventive menu and a light-filled room are some of my favourite aspects of Granger & Co, the first UK outlet from the Australian Bill Granger; who is a restaurateur and author of a number of cookery books.
So what can you expect for your Sunday brunch session?
Bill Granger offers more than your average eggs royale and scrambled eggs on toast. He was inspired from his travels from Tokyo to Honolulu and the menu is infused with exotic flavours; from rich jasmine-tea smoke salmon and miso mushrooms. If you are one to eat clean, a trend that took over 2015, then the almond milk chia seed pot with mango and coconut yoghurt is calling your name.
Don’t get me wrong, I am no fan of having to queue for my food – especially if it is as long as an hour, but with Granger & Co, you come prepared to wait. It is as popular as their ricotta pancakes and, the simple decor, cushioned tables and stools along the bar makes it look even more appealing. Once you get past the queue, the room is bright, airy and spacious and offers a charm like no other.The food is impeccably presented, with a touch of refined home-cooking. Granger’s motto is ‘self-taught’ and the presentation does exactly this. It lends itself to be orchestrated by yourself in your own home.
So let’s dig in, but what’s on the menu?
Before I visited, I had been informed of the famous ‘hotcakes’, in other words, an american take on pancakes, but I decided to opt for the sweetcorn fritters, slow roasted plum tomatoes, spinach and avocado (£13.50). I attended a blogger event recently and not to my surprise, avocado was named number one for the most instagrammed photo on the internet – it really is taking the world by storm. My friend opted for the jasmine tea smoked salmon, cream cheese, dill, pea shoots, edamame and toasted rye; which I have my eye on to try next time I visit (£12.00).
Where can you find Granger & Co?
Granger & Co is situated right in the middle of the new St Pancras development in the Stanley Building. Exit Kings Cross station, both underground and overground and you are literally a stones throw away. On a beautiful day, its location lends itself to a fantastic walk along the canal and into Granary Square. Feeling a little artistic on your sunday stroll, visit some of Central St Martin’s art galleries.