Hot new London bars: October

The Drop

Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross is set to become London’s latest foodie hub when a slew of new restaurants and bars open in the development this week. Among the newbies will be three sites from the Harts Group – the restaurant group behind Barrafina, Quo Vadis and El Pastor – led by Sam and James Hart and Crispin Somerville.

In addition to a Barrafia site and a big sister to London Bridge taqueria El Pastor, the boys are opening a 55-seater underground wine bar called The Drop with its own oyster cart. Specialising in wines from around the world and modern British comfort food like pies and stews, The Drop’s cellar-style space takes inspiration from Victorian industrial architecture and plays on its former life as a stable.

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