NYC omakase speedsters Sushi on Jones and acclaimed modern British restaurant Lupins will join the lineup at the Courtyard, the upcoming King’s Cross food court attached to Mumford and Sons star Ben Lovett’s music venue Lafayette, on Goods Way.
Sushi on Jones is known for offering low-priced, 12-course omakase timed at 30 minutes to a city increasingly full of high-end sushi counters packed with high-end sushi bros; it originated at Bowery Market in Noho, 2016, and now has a site in the city’s West Village. It also tracks for a venue that will often be full of harried concert-goers, hopefully offering a sit-down, quality experience that music venues almost wholesale lack without any fears of missing the set list.
It’s joined by Pomelo, a spin-off from acclaimed modern British restaurant Lupins in Flat Iron Square — run by Venue Group, which also runs Goods Way. Apt for the space, it will play the hits: Crab thermidor croquettes will riff on menu mainstay Cornish crab thermidor, while cornmeal spring onions with chipotle mayonnaise will come north. Finally, it’s vegan fast food from Temple of Seitan, whose Camden and Hackney operations remain pilgrimage-worthy, at least by looking at the queues.
They join tortilla slingers Breddos Tacos and nominative determinists The Duck Truck in a food court called The Courtyard, adjacent to music venue Lafayette and a New Orleans-inspired bar, Sweetwater. As beloved Soho brands expand to King’s Cross and JKS Restaurants makes a big bet on Bao and Hoppers just round the corner, The Courtyard is entering an increasingly crowded field of glass and metal. Lovett will hope it can stand out beyond the footfall guaranteed by Lafayette.