A beacon of Italian culinary culture in London since 1944, Soho’s oldest Italian delicatessen marks its 75th birthday with the opening of Lina Stores King’s Cross; a new outpost housed in a heritage building behind Granary Square.
With both the deli and a 100-cover restaurant under one roof, this location will be stocked with everything from salumi and cheeses to antipasti and fresh pasta; the brand’s signature green and white stripes and inimitable style and welcoming seating booths making the perfect spot to enjoy it all. Transformed in collaboration with architects Red Deer, the Victorian transit shed—King’s Cross’s last remaining heritage property—is the perfect spot from which to start a new chapter in Lina Stores’ 75 year history.
Open from breakfast until late, should one be sipping their morning espresso or tucking into a savoury plate, enjoying a pared-back lunch or carb-heavy dinner, diners at the new King’s Cross locale can enjoy the full Lina Stores experience at any time of the day.
Loyal customers can eat in or take away, those opting for the former able to enjoy the theatre of an open counter kitchen to watch dishes such as ox-tail ragu or ravioli di zucca with pumpkin ravioli, Piemonte hazelnuts, butter and sage lovingly prepared by the passionate chefs. At the aperitivo bar, diners can sip Italian vermouths, amaro and classic house-made cocktails alongside an organic wine list; sitting back and taking in the hustle and bustle of this veritable London institute.