Goods Way opens in London next week, revealing an exciting new multi-platform socialising space that brings together live music and a selection of independent food operators right in the beating heart of King’s Cross.
Doors open to the public from Wednesday 4th March.
Located to the rear of St Pancras Square and just across the bridge from Granary Square, Goods Way houses Lafayette; a new live music venue, a vibrant New Orleans inspired bar, Sweetwater, and The Courtyard playing host to five eclectic food outlets.
American alt-rock band Grouplove will headline Lafayette‘s first live show on its opening night. Blossoms and the first of a three-night residency by three-time Grammy Award winning pianist/producer Robert Glasper completes a riveting first week for the new 600 capacity space, launched by the same team behind Borough’s grassroots venue Omeara. Margaret Glaspy, Jonathan Wilson, Nerina Pallot, Jack Penate, Liz Lawrence, The Lathums, and The Districts all feature at Lafayette in its opening months.
Goods Way also plays host to The Courtyard; a carefully curated dining space housing an eclectic collection of independent food traders. New York’s hugely respected Sushi On Jones make their first foray outside of the United States and into Goods Way. Having caused much fuss in NY’s NoHo district with their clean dishes and quality of fish, Sushi On Jones are proud to provide an affordable omakase that demystifies the experience of eating and enjoying sushi.
Sushi On Jones
Joining them will be pioneering vegan fast-food favourites, Temple of Seitan. Founded by Australian natives Rebecca McGuinness and Patrick O’Shea back in 2015, Temple of Seitan is the original and very best plant-based ‘fried chicken’ outlet in London. From its initial introduction as a stall on Brick Lane to its now world-renowned Hackney based outlet, Temple of Seitan takes the convenience of the quintessential quality fast-food joint and makes it far kinder to our animal friends.
Vegan Fast Food at Temple Of Seitan
Pomelo will serve unique British tapas, and is the brainchild of top chefs Natasha Cooke and Lucy Pedder, owners of the critically acclaimed London restaurant Lupins.
As mainstays of Borough’s Flat Iron Square, Lupins is a modern British restaurant which focuses on fresh, flavoursome and seasonal ingredients and delivers some of the finest small sharing plates anywhere in the capital.
British Tapas at Pomelo
Breddos Tacos is the brainchild of Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney, two young men who couldn’t sate their fondness for the popular Mexican dish upon arrival in London from Manchester, and following a successful stint introducing their creations at Hackney’s Netil Market, opened a first restaurant on Goswell Road in Clerkenwell, soon discovering that Londoners crave quality tacos just as much as their creators do.
Breddos don’t just fixate themselves on the vibrant colours, smells and flavours of Mexico, but look right across Asia and Europe for inspiration too, carefully cultivating tastes from a pantheon of colourful cuisines to create something far beyond the humble taco.
Completing the line-up is The Duck Truck, who arrive at The Courtyard as a firm favourite in Shoreditch where their delicious duck dishes have been garnering word of mouth attention (and endless knowing queues) for several years, before deservedly picking up the 2019 award for Best Street Food from those arbiters of independent culinary know-how, Harden’s. Conceived and cultivated by Ed Farrell whilst working on a duck farm, The Duck Truck puts its energies into delivering the tastiest plates for all things duck, including the duck brioche bun, crispy duck wrap, and duck-fat frites. A focus on quality meat and a flavoursome delivery is what makes them so popular with the good people of East London.
Completing the line-up to Goods Way will be Sweetwater; a well-stocked American-style bar celebrating the round-the-clock energy and vibrancy of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta. It should become the first and last stop for both your pre and post show drinks, and a much-welcomed new meeting spot for Kings’ Cross’ myriad of creative minds, the locale as a whole, and all those just needing a welcoming, comfortable new spot to unwind. Sweetwater will also be open in the mornings to serve coffee and tea, and with its free Wi-Fi, should soon become a freelancers’ secret new home from home.
Where Are We? Goods Way is a short two-minute stroll from King’s Cross St. Pancras Train Station, and located at 11 Goods Way, King’s Cross London, N1C. It is nestled behind Pancras Square, and over the adjoining bridge from Granary Square.