King’s Cross Restaurant & Bar

020 3846 3400

Delivery now available every Monday to Friday, 12pm – 6pm, click here to order.

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 Lighterman at home

    You can now order The Lighterman food and drink straight to your door.
    Monday to Friday, 12pm - 6pm
    Order takeaway here.

  • London Cocktail Week

    Elderflower & Rosé Spritz £6 | No-groni Mocktail £4
    Available all October to anyone with a LCW wristband.
    Tickets available here.

  • Thank you

    This October, a voluntary £1 donation will be placed on your bill in aid of
    New Horizon Youth Centre, a local charity supporting homeless young people.
    Thank you for your support!

  • Health & Safety

    To ensure the safety and comfort of our guests and team, we have made some necessary changes
    based on the latest government guidelines, industry bodies and our safety consultants.
    Please read our Health & Safety Policy.

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Food & Drink

We’ve created a modern British menu with European influences for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and Sunday roasts. With seasonal and sustainable produce at the forefront of our menus, we have a range of choices from seasonal salads and flatbreads to meat and fish cooked on our wood-fired grill – not to mention our infamous Sunday roasts! The bar offers a wide selection of sustainable and 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.

Delivery now available every Monday to Friday, 12pm – 6pm, click here to order.

Our Spaces

The Lighterman offers three floors of all-day drinking and dining, with one-of-a-kind terraces overlooking Granary Square and Regent’s Canal. Opening onto the square, the Ground Floor (dog friendly!) serves everything from a casual lunch through to evening cocktails, whilst the First Floor Dining Room offers a more formal space for dining and drinking. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer panoramic views across King’s Cross and for those wanting to get a better look of the surrounding area, the wraparound terrace has extensive seating which guests can enjoy year-round. Located on the tranquil Regent’s Canal, the Canalside Bar & Terrace is an idyllic waterside spot for casual drinks and dining.

Private Hire

The Lighterman has a range of versatile dining areas that can be booked for meetings, events and private celebrations. The First Floor is a beautiful space to celebrate any special occasion with a three course lunch or dinner or a drinks and canapés reception. Guests can also enjoy the wraparound terrace which overlooks the hustle and bustle of Granary Square and Regent’s Canal.

The Canalside Bar & Terrace is also available for private hire. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or cocktails & canapés, this stylish waterside location sets the scene for an unforgettable event. Alternatively, an indoor section of the Canalside Bar can be booked for more intimate gatherings. We also offer Exclusive Venue Hire for larger celebrations, up to 350 guests.

For enquiries, please call 020 7034 5428 or fill in the form below.

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.


Delivery now available every Monday to Friday, 12pm – 6pm, click here to order.

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

Opening Times
Mon to Fri: 12pm - 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am - 10pm

Service Times
Mon to Fri: 12pm - 8:30pm
Sat & Sun: 10am - 8:30pm (brunch until 4pm)
Sunday Roast: 12pm - 8:30pm

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