Lina Stores will open in King’s Cross today, marking 75 years since the Italian delicatessen first opened in Soho.
Housed within a Victorian transit shed behind Granary Square, the new location will build on its Soho success with both the deli and restaurant under one roof for the first time.
“Over the course of its 75-year history, Lina Stores has become a beacon for Italian culinary culture in London and I’m so proud to be a part of it,” comments Lina Stores Head Chef Masha Rener.
“It’s been a really exciting year opening our restaurant on Greek Street, uncovering traditional recipes found across Italy, as well as celebrating Lina’s age-old recipes and my own family’s. We’ll be adding even more to our menu in King’s Cross and I can’t wait to open our doors.”
Housed within King’s Cross’ last remaining heritage building, the 100-cover site was designed in collaboration with Red Deer architects, and combines Lina Stores’ inimitable style with the instantly recognisable Lina green and white stripes.
Diners can enjoy the theatre of the open counter kitchen while they wait for their dishes to arrive. Booths and long banquette seating will be illuminated by the glow of the same opaline globe lights which first lit the deli at Lina Stores 75 years ago.