King’s Cross Restaurant & Bar

020 3846 3400

We’ve teamed up with the fantastic Hospitality for Heroes, a non-profit campaign whose mission is to help #FeedTheNHS one healthy meal at a time. From now on, we will be providing over 200 daily meals to Intensive Care Units in central London hospitals. For this we need to know that we can source fresh produce from our trusted suppliers, and that’s where you can help… Every penny raised goes towards purchasing food for this brilliant cause, whilst also helping to keep the all-important spirit of hospitality alive. If you’d like to chip in, please donate here. Thank you!

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

  • Help Us #FeedTheNHS

    We've teamed up with Hospitality for Heroes to provide over 200 meals to ICUs in central London hospitals. Every penny raised goes towards purchasing food for this brilliant cause.
    To donate, please click here. Thank you!

  • Private Hire

    If you're looking for a unique location for your next event, we’d love to hear from you.
    Please contact our events team for more details. | 020 7034 5428

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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 Set Lunch Menu is available every Monday to Friday, 12pm – 4pm.

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. 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.


It is with great regret that, following Government announcements yesterday, we must inform you that we have taken the difficult decision to close our doors until further notice.
We want to assure you that we are not defeated by this, and that will re-open our doors the moment we viably can.
We cannot thank you enough for all your support up to this moment.
The Lighterman Team

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

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Please note: We are closed until further notice

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Please note: We are closed until further notice

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