The Drop | King’s Cross Wine Bar
The Barrafina team are opening a wine bar.
And the details have finally dropped.
It’s called The Drop, in honour of both the eponymous wine measurement and the area it’s planting roots in, Coal Drops Yard. This crumbling patch of King’s Cross was once a sorting area for deliveries of coal from the North; now it’s getting a makeover (à la Granary Square) to include industrial-chic public squares, independent boutiques, and a load of new bars and restaurants.
Making its home in the trio of archways that’ll also house the upcoming Barrafina King’s Cross and a north London outpost of sibling eatery, El Pastor, The Drop will draw heavily on the Victorian industrial architecture. Set in a cellar-style space underground, they’re going to make it ‘twinkly’ and intimate, with terracotta flooring and original features from its previous life as a stable. But they’ll also be making the most of Barrafina’s cobbled terrace upstairs, with a dedicated oyster cart there to serve the al fresco tables.
On the menu, you’ll find a carefully picked wine list, curated with the help of Above Sea Level’s Aimee Hartley. There’s set to be a bit of everything, from well-known bottles to the more unusual, with a vague slant towards smaller producers and low-intervention vineyards. And when it comes to bar snacks, they’ll be making the kitchen work with only two hobs and an oven – so expect
pot noodles and beans on toast homey food like pies, salads and stews to go with your wine.
Which is great if you want to go on the goulash.
NOTE: The Drop is set to open with Coal Drops Yard in late October. We’ll be back with the full scoop when it does, but you can keep an eye on their twitter in the meantime.
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