Granger & Co
Open from breakfast seven days a week, the all-day dining space offers somewhere inviting to relax and refuel with a meal, a coffee or a cocktail, whatever the mood or the hour, work or play.
Bill’s menu inspiration is global: from the East West amalgam that is Hawaii, sunny Sydney and Japan to the absorption of the Italian kitchen, the latter’s flavours being the focus of Bill’s latest cookbook, Bill’s Italian. Cold-pressed and freshly squeezed juices are available for the health-conscious throughout the day, as well as salads such as tea-smoked salmon, green tea noodles, samphire and daikon and coconut chicken, nashi pear, watercress and avocado pepper the tables, whilst shrimp burger with jalapeno mayo or crab, chorizo and house-made kimchee fried rice sustain after brunch. Bill’s new crisp pizzas are a revelation; potato, tofu, parmesan and ‘dancing’ bonito is his personal favourite savoury sensation and a homage to his time in Tokyo as an art student.
The restaurant decor was devised by Sydney designers Meacham Nockles McQualter who again have realised Bill’s vision. Light, spacious and elevated from the pavement, the dining room benefits from large windows which offer up views of the magnificent trees in the grounds of St James’s church. Birdhouse sculpture Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven by can be seen embracing one of the towering trunks. The church itself is one of the prominent features of Clerkenwell Green. Although the green has not had any grass for over 300 years, it is one of the better preserved village centres in what is now known as Central London.
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