Parrillan | A New Grill Restaurant From Barrafina
If Barrafina – arguably London’s most preeminent all-bar seated Spanish and Catalan tapas fine dining restaurants – were ever going to take the plunge and bring an entirely new style of eatery into their family…
…now’s their ‘cue.
Because they’ve just announced that Parrillan – a kind of do-it-yourself grill restaurant – will be opening on top of the railway arches housing Barrafina King’s Cross this May.
A 100 seater, partially covered roof terrace overlooking the newly unveiled Coal Drops Yard, it’ll be a completely different dining experience to Barrafina, in that –
1) You’ll have a table. And chairs. And,
2) You’ll be doing all the cooking.
“Hang on”, we hear you chime, “isn’t the skilled culinary nous of executive chef Angel Zapata Martin precisely what you’d go to Barrafina for?”. And yes, you’d be right. But you’ll be in equally safe hands here – he and the team will be preparing delicately seasoned cuts of meat, fish and veg to be delivered to your table, ready for you to sling onto your own personal grill (or parrilla) in its centre. So far, they’re set to include 50 day-aged rump steak; hand-dived scallops; artichokes and Barrafina’s classic milk-fed lamb’s kidneys. All you have to do is sear them to your own personal taste, soak up any available sun rays, and stay hydrated with a gin and tonic or four.
There’ll also be para picar bites to start, like salmorejo (a little like gazpacho), escalivada with roasted aubergines and peppers, Presa Iberica ham and a DIY pan con tomate – as well as plenty of cheese, desserts, and a roster of fine sherries and wines by the glass.
Just don’t enjoy them too much, or you’ll end up in someone’s grill.
NOTE: Parrillan will open on 10th May, with reservations opening on 1st May by phone only on 0207 018 3339. We’ll be back with the full scoop when they open, but in the meantime you can keep an eye on things at their website HERE.
Parrillan | Coal Drops Yard, Bagley Walk, N1C 4AB
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