Review on Lina Stores King's Cross
Having successfully established their first restaurant on Greek Street in Soho, Lina Stores the iconic Italian delicatessen that celebrated its 75th birthday in 2019, marked the event with the opening of a second larger restaurant in King's Cross. Taking it's name from the original founder named Lina, the restaurant is housed in King's Cross last remaining heritage building on Stable Street, just behind Granary Square.
Set in a beautiful old brick building, it's laid out over two floors with Lina Stores signature mint green and white palette, with the retro interiors once again designed by the international Red Deer architects. The main dining room also has banquette seating in private booths decorated with overhead striped Dutch Canopies. There's counter seating overlooking the buzzy open kitchen and the airy space is illuminated with reclaimed opaline globe lights. The colourful delicatessen is where to stock up on Italian produce sourced from trusted artisanal suppliers, and you can also order food to take-away.
The King's Cross branch kicks off the day with a breakfast menu of both sweet and savoury options, while for lunch and dinner their fresh, handmade pasta take centre stage, but there's also a concise selection of meat and fish dishes. Typical offerings on the carte include the likes of tuna, cetriolini, salsa verde and tuna anchovy dressing followed by braised beef cheek in Barolo, ceps and polenta and finishing with maybe a poached pear, fig, chestnut and white chocolate.
To accompany the food there's a concise wine list, together with Italian beer and cocktails like Rosmarine, Cocchi Rosa, Villa Ascenti Gin, Orange Bitters, Rosemary and Black Olive Tonic.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.00am (.00am Sat & 10.00am Sun) through
Dinner: 11.30pm (12.00am Fri & Sat, 6.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card