Barrafina King’s Cross
Get it wrong, and you just end up with pasta.
But get it very right, and you end up with something like Barrafina – the Michelin-starred, critically lauded restaurant that’s notoriously difficult to get a seat at.
Although that just may be about to change, because brothers James and Sam Hart are opening a fourth Barrafina in King’s Cross this Autumn. The place’ll have 34 covers at the dining counter, plus another 60 on the terrace outside, making it their biggest branch yet – though they still won’t be taking reservations.
It’s part of a trio of openings they’re behind at Coal Drops Yard, a new canal-side shopping and dining quarter nestled between the cobbled streets, coal-shuttling viaducts and Victorian industrial architecture of King’s Cross. Alongside Barrafina King’s Cross, they’ll be launching a spin-off of their Borough taqueria El Pastor with pal Crispin Somerville, and a new wine bar called The Drop.
And this time they’re asking their friends and patrons to become part of the process by investing in the expansion. So for as little as £10 you can fund a slice of the new restaurant and score yourself some exclusive ‘experiential rewards’ for your trouble.
Which, here’s hoping, might even include a seat.
NOTE: Barrafina King’s Cross is set to open in Autumn 2018 in the Coal Drops Yard development. In order to be the first to hear about their crowdfunding opportunities, sign up right HERE.
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