Review: The Drop

Review: The Drop

By Triggerfish

Last week Triggerfish's Designer Katy, and Senior Account Executive Aaron spent an evening exploring Coal Drops Yard, the new development in Kings Cross designed by architects at Heatherwick Studio. Afterwards they went for dinner at The Drop - a wine bar and restaurant focusing on provenance and personality. Read on for their review...

If you’re yet to visit Coal Drop’s Yard then we suggest you get there quick. As the new kid on London’s cultural, culinary and commerce scene, it’s the place to be, and for good reason. Carefully curated brands and dining destinations come together under Heatherwick’s ‘kissing rooftops’ where a fantastic light installation is suspended, illuminating the yard.


Review: The Drop

We went to check out The Drop having heard about their carefully chosen list of wines and loosely British bistro dishes, cheeses, meats and oysters. A low key neighbourhood eatery, The Drop was unfussy and totally tasty. Walk-ins only, we found a snug corner tucked away at the end of the bar and made ourselves at home while watching the chefs work their magic in the open kitchen. We ordered a bottle of the Portuguese red, Indigena 2015, and a bowl of truffle crisps which we nibbled on while we mulled over the menu.

Review: The Drop

The drop rarebit was an appetising snack and went perfectly with our wine, we then had a mixed trio of smaller and slightly larger plates; roast squash with onions, pumpkin seeds and sage; charred broccoli, kale, smoked aubergine and pine nuts; and braised lamb shoulder, minted mash, crispy kale. Just like the wine, each dish was rich, full of flavour, hearty but the perfect portion size for two not to over indulge, just the tonic for a cold January evening.

We finished with the pear and frangipane tart which was served with custard cream, and a flourless chocolate cake with hazelnut, salted caramel and a chocolate ganache. Both paired with a swift night-cap, Marolo Chinato and the Fernet Francisco Ruibarbo NV, equally distinctive digestifs which ended our flavoursome evening on just the right note.

In all, a lovely evening was had. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, paired with casual service and food which was unpretentious yet expertly balanced. A great place for either a quiet bite or a more substantial meal and a perfect way to warm up after an exploration of the wider yard.

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