The Coal Office – Modern Restaurant by Tom Dixon

This modern restaurant is a creative partnership between Tom Dixon and Israeli restaurateur Assaf Granit. The building was revitalised by DRS Architects and David Morley Architects, but many of the building’s original features were retained following Dixon’s acquisition.

 

The Coal Office - Modern Restaurant by Tom Dixon

The Coal Office - Modern Restaurant by Tom Dixon

 

Dixon employs his signature industrial stamp throughout the ground floor dining room up to the rooftop bar and alfresco space. His luxury lighting collection is exposed all over this modern restaurant: his popular ‘Melt’ pendant lamps instantly greet guests in the first dining area, hovering above ‘Fat’ bar stools which line the bar and high dining tables.

 

The Coal Office - Modern Restaurant by Tom Dixon
The Coal Office - Modern Restaurant by Tom Dixon
The Coal Office - Modern Restaurant by Tom Dixon

In the second dining room, the seating is set at a lower dining level. Meandering through the curving space, marble tabletops in a variety of shades present Tom Dixon-designed tableware.

 

The Coal Office - Modern Restaurant by Tom Dixon

The Coal Office - Modern Restaurant by Tom Dixon

 

The food is served from an open kitchen. Starter highlights include Grandma Lea’s Chiga, bringing together bulgar, pomegranate and bell pepper caramel, as well as surefire hit Machneyuda Polenta, which has transferred straight from Granit’s Jerusalem contemporary restaurant of the same name, and is served in a small copper pan and supplemented by asparagus, mushrooms, parmesan and grated black truffle.

 

The Coal Office - Modern Restaurant by Tom Dixon

The Coal Office - Modern Restaurant by Tom Dixon

The Coal Office - Modern Restaurant by Tom Dixon

 

“Coal Office’s concept is distinct; born from a direct connection to the kitchen. A complete collaboration between design and cooking; this is an active and engaged experience beyond just eating. Chef Assaf Granit’s idea was to deconstruct the kitchen, with cooking and prepping across three floors, and with everybody involved in cooking – from waiters to guests themselves. The result? A dining playground which is a half kitchen, half dining. Each guest to Coal Office is witness to an entirely different experience – seeing it from their own unique angle or vista” remarks Tom.

Then head upstairs to take full advantage of the outdoor terrace of this modern restaurant, which provides an outstanding view of the developing Kings Cross neighbourhood from Wilkinson Eyre’s Gasholders to Heatherwick Studio’s Coal Drops Yard.

The Coal Office - Modern Restaurant by Tom Dixon

The Coal Office - Modern Restaurant by Tom Dixon

“Our ambition is to create sharper flavours and surroundings. It’s rough and raw, but in a polished way. Our instinct was anchored by a single thought; to offer an active and engaged experience beyond just eating” explains Granit.

INFORMATION ADDRESS

2 Bagley Walk

 

TELEPHONE

44.20 3848 6085

 

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