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

  • King's Cross vs Homelessness

    We've partnered with New Horizon, a local youth centre that supports homeless young people in London.
    For the month of October, every table will have a voluntary £1 donation placed on their bill.
    Thank you for your support!

  • '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.

  • Christmas & NYE

    We have beautiful spaces to hold your Christmas party from 10 to 100 guests!
    View our Festive Brochure or get in touch.

  • 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.

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 and flatbreads to meat and fish cooked on our wood-fired grill – not to mention our famous Sunday Roasts! 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.

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 casual (dog friendly!) Ground Floor serves everything from breakfast 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. Our First Floor Dining Room can accommodate up to 100 standing or 60 seated guests and is a beautiful space to celebrate any special occasion with a three-course lunch or dinner or a drinks & 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 standing or 190 seated 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.


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
Festive Period: Click here

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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