Lina Stores King’s Cross
Last Updated: 24th June 2019
After 75 years in the business, Soho’s iconic Italian deli finally opened its first restaurant last year.
And till now, it’s been feeling cannelloni.
So the news that Lina Stores is opening a second eatery in King’s Cross is very timely indeed. They’ll be cutting the ribbon on the place in Autumn, just off Granary Square with Dishoom King’s Cross and Spiritland for neighbours.
Set in a revamped Victorian transit shed, it’s a beautiful old building not unlike the one housing German Gymnasium round the corner, with huge arched windows, skylights and a little al fresco seating. While their Soho eatery is a cosy, intimate spot with counter dining and a few tables tucked into their candlelit cellar, Lina Stores King’s Cross will be twice as big, with room for 100 diners. Decked out in their trademark striped hues of white and mint green, the interiors will be a suitably retro affair, with sunken booths, banquette seating, and vintage opaline lighting calling back to the launch of the original deli all those years ago.
On the menu, you’ll find their classic fresh pasta dishes, including a couple of newbies like osso bucco ravioli with bone marrow butter. The mains, however, will be scaled up from the Soho branch, like the ‘overnight beef cheeks’ (which sound like a terrifying thing to wake up to, but are actually a delicious dish of beef slow-braised in Barolo red wine). There’ll also be a dessert trolley wending its way around the restaurant, loaded with tiramisù, cannoli, rum baba, torta Genoese and more.
They’ll also be bringing the deli side of things under the same roof for the first time, meaning you can dine on all that fresh pasta, before stocking up on the stuff to take home.
Looks like there’s a lot of good things in Store.
NOTE: Lina Stores King’s Cross is due to open this Autumn. We’ll add more details as we hear them, but for now you can sign up for soft launch alerts on their website HERE.
Lina Stores King’s Cross | 21 Stable Street, N1C 4DR
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