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.

What’s On

  • Christmas & New Year

    Looking for somewhere to celebrate this festive season?
    Our Festive Brochure has all the details on our set menus and opening hours.

  • 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 sustainable and biodynamic wines, as well as independently produced local craft beers.

Bookings

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

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 seasonal dishes.

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


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


The Lighterman is situated in the beautiful Granary Square, King’s Cross, adjacent to Regent’s Canal. 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 events@openhouselondon.com or 020 3815 6700.

For more details on our Christmas & NY menus and opening hours, please read our Festive Brochure.

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

020 3846 3400

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

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