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.

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What’s On

  • Christmas & New Year

    For Christmas parties, or to book your table for Christmas Day & New Year's Eve,
    Check out our menus & opening hours here.

  • Private Hire

    If you are looking for a unique location for your next event, we’d love to hear from you. or 020 3815 6700.

Food & Drink

Our Executive Chef Diego Cardoso has created a modern British menu with European influences for breakfast, lunch, dinner & weekend brunch. With seasonal and sustainable produce at the forefront of our menus, we have a range of choices from healthy salads and spelt flour flat breads, to aged beef burgers. For those looking for something more substantial, enjoy beautiful marinated meat, fish and veg cooked on our wood-fired grill. The bar offers delicious seasonal cocktails alongside biodynamic, sustainable and affordable wines as well as independent craft beers.

First Floor Dining

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

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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.

First Floor Dining

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

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.

Canalside Bar

Situated directly on the towpath of the Regent’s Canal, it is the perfect pit-stop for a tipple or two,
a lazy lunch on the terrace or a traditional Sunday roast.
Open from 5pm Tuesday to Friday, and from midday on the weekend.

Private Hire

We would love to host your cocktail party, family celebration or corporate event, from 20 to 100 guests.
For more information or to make a booking, please contact our Events Manager
Marine on or 020 3815 6700.


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

Opening Times
Mon to Thu: 8am - 11:30pm
Fri: 8am - Midnight
Sat: 9am - Midnight
Sun: 9am - 10:30pm
For festive opening hours, click here.

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

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