Parrillan Borough Yards is a sister restaurant to Parrillan Kings Cross, which is a sister restaurant to Barrafina, which is one of the best restaurants in the city.
So, in short, it’s relatively good.
The space itself is in the shiny new Borough Yards development, where it’s taking dominion over a rustically inviting indoor dining room with a sizeable open kitchen, and a 40-person outdoor terrace & a sofa-strewn lounge area, liberally strewn with heaters & blankets, all clasped by a gigantic brick railway arch. It’s all quite lovely, and the food is absolutely fantastic, but you don’t need to take our word for it…
…because from now until the end of November, Nudge Members are getting a secret, three-course set menu to try it out as a light lunch, or an early supper (bookings can be made until 6pm). Visit with a guest as you can expect a trio of starters, a pair of mains, a couple of sides, and a dessert including everything from cured Iberican pork loin and grilled squid to scorched Catalonian sausages, roasted peppers, and chocolate breads. The usual price would be £99 for two, however you’re getting it for 30% off the usual price ie. just £70.
See the full menu, and find out how to book in the Members’ Box at the top of this page.
If you’re here for a later dinner, then the menu is the same inside or out with dishes including king scallops, squid with pickled fennel, veal shanks, lamb sweetbreads with spring garlic, and more. Buuut if you’re sitting outside, you can – as with the venue’s North London sibling – get your own little personal grill (or parrilla) for DIY scorching of various cuts of pork. It’s sort of like a BBQ, only with all the not-fun stuff stripped away.
And for dessert? You can get a burnt chocolate volcan (which they’ll burn themselves to save you the trouble), and a very handsome Piña Catalana, which involves crema Catalana served inside an entire pineapple. To share.
If you care to head along the corridor to the toilets, and just keep walking past them, you’ll quickly find yourself in the new Barrafina Borough Yards, and if you keep walking through that you’ll end up in Bar Daskal, the team’s brand new Spanish wine and cocktail bar. Meaning that you can have a few alfresco light bites, then dinner, and cocktails all at three different venues, all within the same spot.
Sounds like it’s arrived right on ‘cue…
NOTE: Nudge Members are getting an exclusive, three-course set menu for £70 instead of £99 (30% off) until the end of November. To see the full menu and find out how to book, just head to the Members’ Box at the top of this page.
OTHER NOTE: Parrillan Borough Yards is open Tuesday to Sunday. You can find out more at their website right here, or make a booking here.
Parrillan Borough Yards | 4 Dirty Lane, SE1 9PA
While you’re there… you can take a gander around Borough Market
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