British cuisine restaurant Morty and Bob’s have opened its new site at the new cultural hub, Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross.
The team made the decision to relocate to King’s Cross following the success of its first restaurant in east London.
Named after owner Charlie Phillips’ two grandpas, Morty and Bob’s is a sunrise to sunset restaurant where coffee in the morning turns to Espresso Martinis in the evening. With seasonality and local produce at its heart, restaurant specialises in “elevating the humble cheese toastie into a joyous, gourmet experience”.
The open plan space, just off Granary Square is modern with rustic touches. Much like the Hackney outpost, industrial brick walls, low lighting and potted plants provide the decor, while the central bar is a hive of activity, seating a handful of drinkers and diners.
As well as sticking to their brunch classics, the team have also upgraded their evening offering, with small plates and bar snacks as well as serving crafted cocktails, wines and beers.
The restaurant’s morning menu includes: wild mushrooms on toast with rocket, hazelnut pesto and spiced fried egg; avocado, smoked streaky bacon, fried egg and mushroom ketchup stuffed into a brioche bun; and avocado, chilli and lime on sourdough with kale crisps and radish.
Describing themselves as “hot sandwich mavericks” the team set out to turn their cheese toasties into an “edible art form”. Each made with doorstop thick bread and stuffed with layers of “molten, oozy cheese”, the British favourite is available with mixed onions; roast mushrooms and truffle; or nduja salami.
Coffee is sourced from AllPress coffee, with the beans roasted down the road in Dalston. Plant-based milks are available for the vegan crowd along with cold pressed juices.
For evening diners, the restaurant-cum-bar’s snacks include: parmesan truffle fries; burrata; avocado and chill soldiers; and Marcona almonds. For more substantial plates, guests can choose from a number of options like the chicken bun with pickled cucumber and aioli; minute rib eye steak, house hash brown and fried egg; and kale, buckwheat, avocado and roast squash bowl with tahini dressing and zaatar.
The dessert menu features: warm brownie with ice cream; Affogato; and upside down berry cheesecake.
The new site has also evolved into a destination drinking den where guests can sample a number of alcoholic drinks. The London Suppliers bar offers guests a varied list of beers brewed in the capital featuring Two Tribes, a neighbouring brewery located on Caledonian Road, and the Camden Town Brewery.
Cocktail include: Espresso Martini with Black Cow Vodka, made from Whey from Dorset Milk: Long Acre Iced Tea, a twist on the classic Long Island Iced tea, made from the full range of East London Liquor Company (Gin, Rum and Vodka); and Old Street Rum Fashioned, made with Demerera Sugar Rum from British Guyana and bottled in Hackney at East London Liquor Company.
The team has selected wines that showcase the best of British grapes, like the Champagne-esque Cottonworth Classic Cuvee from Hampshire along with New Hall Pinot Gris, a slightly sweet white wine from Essex.
Hailed a “grown up” version of the east London site, Morty and Bob’s is open from 9am to 11pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 11pm on Saturdays and 10am to 8pm on Sundays.