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.

Don’t have a booking? Don’t worry, we have space for walk-ins.
Please note, we will be closed for the evening on Monday 28th January from 4pm.

What’s On

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 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.


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

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 location to enjoy any meal with us, be it a weekend breakfast, late lunch, or a romantic dinner for two. You can also alfresco dining on the wraparound terrace which overlooks Granary Square & the Regent’s Canal. The first floor is also available for exclusive hire and can accommodate up to 100 guests. With panoramic views across King’s Cross, this is a beautiful space to celebrate any special occasion. Email us or call us on 020 3815 6700.

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 flatbreads straight from the clay oven.

Canalside Bar

Located on the towpath of the tranquil Regent’s Canal, the Canalside Bar & Terrace is open every evening and all-day at the weekends. Sit inside or grab a seat on the terrace with a glass of wine or one of our seasonal cocktails. With stunning waterfront views, this unique space is an ideal spot for drinking and dining with friends and family.

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, London, N1C 4BH

020 3846 3400

We look forward to hearing from you!

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

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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