In a nutshell: Barrafina's DIY outside grill
Summing it all up: Barrafina's counter dining is already a big hit in all its locations - and now they're trying something new at King's Cross. They're launching Parrillan - an outside space where you can grill your own meat, fish and vegetables.
25/3/19 - updated with full opening details.
Coal Drops Yard is already home to some top restaurants, and one of its top draws, Barrafina, still has something to come. We've already taken the main restaurant for a Test Drive - but, much like Plaza Pastor as an extension to Casa Pastor downstairs (also by the Harts Group and more of that here) there's a little more to come. They're expanding outside for something of a departure - Parrillan.
The new space is all about grilling - and it's also DIY. Everyone will get your own bespoke mini charcoal grill (the "parrillas" of the title) and you can cook meat, fish and vegetables at the table yourselves.
Before you get to the DIY grilling - you'll be able to practice your skills with DIY Pan con Tomate (£4.50) which, yes, means you can put together your own creation with toasted sourdough, rubbing it with garlic and adding Arbequina olive oil and seasoned chopped tomatoes. There will also be (ready-made) Salmorejo (£5), Escalivada (£8.50), Cantabrian AA anchovies (£12), Presa Iberica (£12) and Barrafina favourite - Banderillas (£2.50).
Ready for that grill will be 50-day aged Rump steak (£18), Middlewhite Pork chop (£16), Diver Caught Scallops (£7), Carabiniero (£15), Milk Fed Lamb’s Kidneys (£10), Artichokes (£8) and Vegetable Parrelada (£12). And there will also be brochetas including Butifarra & Scallop (£4) and Castañeta (£5) (rare Iberian pork sweetbreads from Maldonado) and regular specials too.
Alongside all that will be Patatas (£5) and Fried red peppers (£7) and a selection of salsas. There will be just two desserts, ice cream and Mel I Mato tart (£7.50), made with fresh artisanal cheese called ‘mató’ from Fonteta, Girona.
Unlike Barrafina, Parrillan will take reservations (as well as walk-ins) and it will be part-covered for those rainy days.
More about Parrillan
Where is it? Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, London N1C 4AB
When does it open? 10 May 2019
How to book: Call 0207 0183339 from 1 May 2019.
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