London certainly experienced an Indian summer in September thanks to sweltering temperatures that reached the mid thirties! And no venue in the city captured this more perfectly than Granary Square Brasserie.
Located in the heart of King’s Cross, this fine-dining restaurant comes fresh off the back of its recent partnership with Bombay Bramble, the mouth-watering gin made with natural infusion of blackberries and raspberries.
From the Bank Holiday weekend in August through to Sunday 4 October the botanical Indian summer-themed terrace was in full bloom as it was decorated with a series of beautifully fashioned floral pieces. To partner this colourful display was a limited edition Bombay Bramble-based cocktail menu, that featured carefully crafted concoctions for Londoners to enjoy.
The Bombay Bramble cocktails included Sambalpur Sunset rock, (£9.75) featuring Bombay Bramble, Aperol, lemon and a splash of ginger, Bombay Bramble & Soda highball, (£9.50) made from Bombay Bramble topped with Mexican Lime Soda, garnished with lime and raspberries, Indian Summer collins, (£10.25) consisting of Bombay Bramble, lemon, lime, elderflower and orange flower water drops topped with Fever Tree Mexican Lime Soda. Delhi Delight coupette, (£10.25) featuring Bombay Bramble, Crème de Mure, Maraschino liqueur, lemon and a splash pink grapefruit juice, finally Granary 75 flute, (£13.75) Bombay Bramble, Blue Curacao, elderflower, lemon and a wash of Absinthe topped with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne.
Florian Rusta, General Manager of Granary Square Brasserie, said of the partnership: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Bombay Bramble this autumn. Our talented bar team have created some wonderful cocktails for our guests to enjoy. The brasserie’s terrace is fully heated for when the temperature starts to drop and blankets are available to keep guests warm”.
If you missed the summer terrace and Bombay Bramble’s cocktails then fear not, because Granary Square Brasserie has an amazing drinks menu all year round, which extends to their food menus. If you’re here for dinner – as I was fortunate enough to be recently – then I would highly recommend the Yellowfin Tuna Carpaccio. It’s got an amazing citrus ponzu dressing, which does the fish wonders, and comes with a moreish miso mayonnaise with toasted sesame seeds, edamame, crispy shallots and mizuna. You cannot go wrong with this.
With a dedicated steak section in the heart of its all day menu, it would be rude not to opt for one (unless of course you’re vegetarian or vegan, in which case there is a dedicated menu for you). The 12oz/340g Rib-eye on the bone is a 21 day Himalayan Salt Wall dry-aged, grass-fed, UK steak. What that means is flavour – and so much of it. It’s juicy, it’s succulent, it’s all of the adjectives you can think of that would nicely describe a steak that’s been perfectly cooked for you. Beautiful with Béarnaise sauce and a side order of thick cut chips.
For more information, visit granarysquarebrasserie.com