020 3846 3400

The Lighterman

12.30pm, Tuesday 22 May: We are delighted to inform you that from this Thursday, 24th May, at 4pm, The Lighterman doors will be open. The bar will be serving all of your favourite summer drinks alongside delicious snacks, light bites & burgers from our BBQ, every afternoon from midday. Thank you for all your support & patience, and we look forward to fully reopening soon with our new summer menu.

We will confirm further details in due course.

Alternatively, please visit our sister venue Percy & Founders, just a short journey away to Oxford Circus. A beautiful and modern dining experience in the heart of Fitzrovia in Pearson Square. For bookings email us at reservations@percyandfounders.co.uk

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What’s On

  • Private Hire

    Our fantastic canalside restaurant serves a modern take on British food with a European twist. Set in the heart of Kings Cross and overlooking Granary square and Regent's Canal, our location is the perfect venue for a formal function or private birthday party.

    We also host other events that make require booking in advance, such as charity events and informal conference & networking events. Be sure to sign up to stay informed about the events we host to grab your tickets early.

    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. Our infusion of European flavours and ingredients ensures a delightful environment, stimulating both smell and taste.

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


Be sure to book to grab a table in our fabulous upstairs terrace.
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 brunch, 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 tantalising 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 the time of day.

Private Hire

Our Kings Cross restaurant is situated in the beautiful Granary Square are of Kings Cross, 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 service 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.


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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