020 3846 3400

The Lighterman

Welcome to The Lighterman, a pub, dining room and bar on Granary Square, King’s Cross, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our name is inspired by the industrial past of King’s Cross, and the Victorian Lightermen who worked on flat-bottomed barges, known as “Lighters”, on the canals and rivers of London. With three floors offering stunning views across Granary Square and the Regent’s Canal, The Lighterman is a place to relax and enjoy all day dining and drinking.

What’s On

First Floor

The first floor offers panoramic views of the square and Regent’s Canal, with a wraparound terrace that’s perfect for sunny afternoons. Our all day menu can be enjoyed here over a lazy lunch or dinner with friends alongside our extensive wine list.

Don’t have a booking? Don’t worry, we have space for walk-ins.

Ground Floor

Guests on the bustling ground floor can enjoy views of Granary Square, whilst enjoying a local ale, craft beer or glass of wine alongside some of our signature British dishes. Our all day menu features a selection of grilled meat alongside classics such as our rare breed beef burger, fish & chips and our delicious flat breads straight from the clay oven.

Don’t have a booking? Don’t worry, we have space for walk-ins.


Situated directly on the towpath of the Regent’s Canal, our canalside bar & terrace is the perfect pit-stop for a lazy weekend brunch or a traditional Sunday roast.

Private Dining

We would love to host your cocktail party, family celebration or corporate event, from 40 to 100 guests.
For more information or to make a booking, please contact our Events Manager at
events@openhouselondon.com or 020 3815 6700.

Work with Us

We are always looking for enthusiastic, fun and hardworking staff who genuinely enjoy providing customers with a great experience. We would love to hear from you if you are interested in being a part of the team.

Get in touch at jobs@openhouselondon.com.


3 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH
020 3846 3400

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Opening Times
Mon to Thu: 8am - 11:30pm
Fri: 8am - Midnight
Sat: 9am - Midnight
Sun: 9am - 10:30pm

Service Times
Weekday Breakfast: 8am - 11am
Weekend Brunch: 9am - 4pm
Sunday Roast: 12pm - 9:30pm

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