020 3846 3400

The Lighterman


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 dining and drinking.

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

What’s On

  • Private Hire

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

Food & Drink


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 healthy salads and spelt flour flatbreads, to aged beef burgers.

For those looking for something more substantial, enjoy beautiful marinated meat, fish and veg cooked on our wood-fired grill. Sit inside or grab a seat on the terrace with a glass of fizz or one of our seasonal cocktails. The bar offers a wide selection of seasonal and sustainable wines, as well as independently produced and local craft beers.

Bookings

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

First Floor


Our first-floor wraparound terrace offers stunning panoramic views of Granary Square and Regent’s canal, the perfect location to enjoy any meal with us. Our all-day menu can be enjoyed here, be it an early weekend breakfast, late lunch, or a romantic dinner for two. Enjoy our extensive wine and beer list with friends, as well as our delicious fusion dishes. Be sure to book with us to be guaranteed a table on the first-floor with stunning views.

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. We have a range of European inspired nibbles to take the edge off the short wait for truly delicious food. Our all-day menu features a selection of grilled meat alongside classics such as our rare breed beef burger, fish & chips and our delicious flatbreads straight from the clay oven. Enjoy any of these dishes as a late brunch, early lunch or even as a delightful evening meal.

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

Canalside Bar


Enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple alongside the beautiful Regent’s Canal and Granary Square. Our modern British menu is infused with European influences, make sure to grab some nibbles with your bubbles. This unique space is the ideal spot for good times with friends and family, the spacious terrace can be enjoyed by all, no matter what time of the day.

Private Hire


Our King’s Cross restaurant is situated in the beautiful Granary Square, adjacent to Regent’s Canal. Our capable and 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, The Lighterman 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 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.

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.

Contact


3 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH

Get in touch with us today to make a booking or inquire about a private function.

Get in touch by phone on 020 3846 3400

Or feel free to email us at reservations@thelighterman.co.uk . We look forward to hearing from you.

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

Service Times
Weekday Breakfast: 8am - 11:30am
Mon to Thur: 8am - 10.30pm
Fri: 8am - 11pm
Sat: 9am - 11pm
Weekend Breakfast: 9am - 11.30am
Sunday Roast: 12pm - 9:30pm

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