The Lighterman

020 3846 3400

Welcome to The Lighterman, a pub, dining room and bar on Granary Square, King’s Cross.
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 drinking and dining.

What’s On

  • 'The Hollow Man'

    An exhibition of 17 paintings by award-winning contemporary artist Felipe Chavez.
    3rd September - 3rd December
    All works are available for sale. Click here for more details.

  • Lighterman Lates

    We're now open until 1am on the last Friday of every month.
    We can't think of a better way to celebrate pay day!

  • Exclusive Hire

    Our First Floor Dining Room is available for exclusive hire, up to 100 guests.
    Please contact or 020 3815 6700.

  • Private Hire

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


We’ve created a modern British menu with European influences for breakfast, lunch & dinner. With seasonal and sustainable produce at the forefront of our menus, we have a range of choices from seasonal salads & flatbreads to meat & fish cooked on our wood-fired grill. The bar offers a wide selection of sustainable & biodynamic wines, as well as independently produced local craft beers. Sit inside or grab a seat on the terrace with a glass of fizz or one of our seasonal cocktails. Reservations and walk-ins welcome!

Book a Table

Private Hire

Our enthusiastic staff would love to host your cocktail party, family celebration or corporate event up to 100 guests. Be it casual or formal, work conference or networking, we can host all your event needs for any occasion at any time of the day. For more information or to make a booking, please contact our Events Manager on or 020 3815 6700.

First Floor

Our First Floor Dining Room is the perfect space to enjoy any meal with us, be it a lazy group lunch, business meeting or a romantic dinner for two. You can also enjoy the ultimate alfresco dining experience on our wraparound terrace which overlooks the hustle and bustle of Granary Square and Regent’s Canal. Please contact to reserve a table.

The First Floor can also be booked for a private party, up to 100 standing or 60 seated. With panoramic views across King’s Cross, this is a beautiful space to celebrate any special occasion with a three-course meal or drinks & canapés reception. To enquire, please contact or 020 3815 6700.

Ground Floor

Guests on the bustling ground floor can enjoy views of Granary Square and Regent’s Canal with a refreshing 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 and fish, as well as pub classics such as our rare breed beef burger, fish & chips and delicious flatbreads straight from the clay oven. | 020 3846 3400

Canalside Bar

Located on the tranquil Regent’s Canal, the Canalside Bar & Terrace offers seasonal cocktails, wines, premium ales and beers alongside a selection of snacks from our Bar Menu. With stunning waterfront views, this is an ideal spot for pub lunches and after-work drinks. For private hire enquiries, please contact or 020 3815 6700.

The CSB is open from 4.30pm on Monday to Thursday, from 12pm on Friday and from 10am on Saturday & Sunday.

Work with Us

We are always looking for enthusiastic, fun and hardworking staff who genuinely enjoy providing customers with a great experience. If you have restaurant experience, either behind a bar, on the floor, or in the kitchen then we would love to hear from you. If you have limited to no experience but have a passion for good food, good service and customer satisfaction then we would love to hear from you if you are interested in joining our ever growing team.


3 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4BH
020 3846 3400

The Lighterman is no longer accepting cash as a method of payment. We accept all major credit/debit cards.

Opening Times
Mon to Thur: 9am - 11:30pm
Fri & Sat: 9am - Midnight
Sun: 9am - 10:30pm
Last Friday of the month: 9am - 1am

Service Times
Weekday Breakfast: 9am - 11am
Mon to Thur: 9am - 10.30pm
Fri & Sat: 9am - 11pm
Weekend Breakfast: 9am - 11am
Sunday Roast: 12pm - 9:30pm

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