Drake & Morgan plans ninth open-plan grill

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Drake & Morgan has confirmed that it will open its ninth site — a new bar and grill concept in King’s Cross — in late September.

The site will be the group’s biggest yet at 14,500-square-foot, spread across two floors and comprising two bars and a restaurant, deli and lounge, private dining room and a series of bookable kitchen ‘pods’ as well as an outdoor terrace.

The all-day destination will be open seven days a week for breakfast through to dinner and Sunday brunch.

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The food menu will be overseen by newly-appointed head chef Dave Green, formerly of Dean Street Townhouse, under the direction of group executive chef Robert Mitchell. It will be divided into meat, fish and vegetables ‘off the grill’ together with a dedicated deli section offering charcuterie and cheese.

Jillian MacLean, managing director, said: “Over the last few years we’ve watched King’s Cross regenerate and turn into a diverse foodie hub and are extremely excited to have chosen it as the location for the ninth bar and restaurant.

“The site we’ve selected is perfectly placed with great passing trade and the Google offices directly above us. Drake & Morgan at King’s Cross will be everything that our regular customers have come to love about our brand but with bold new touches introduced across all aspects of the operation from the new menus to the interiors and unique experiential element.”

With the site carved up into smaller spaces, each with their own identity and separated via reeded glass screens, stand-out features include an emerald-green staircase connecting the two floors, an island bar punctuated by swivel stools, and an open-plan kitchen with sit-at dining where the grill is the focal point.

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