The Driver

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Description

The Driver - a perfect boutique venue for events where modern elegance and timeless style are enhanced by a personalised approach and impeccable service. Balancing traditional hospitality and urban adventure, a venue that offers downtime, relaxation, fun and entertainment in a stimulating pleasure-driven environment.

Situated in the heart of Kings Cross, The Driver is a sanctuary in the middle of bustling London. Combining warmth, charm, and chic sophistication with traditional values of service and quality. Our specialty is to produce spectacular parties and outstanding corporate events in London. We deliver professional, reliable event expertise built on years of hands-on experience and boundless inventive flair.

Let us plan your perfect event

Catering for everything from small bespoke dinners through to corporate events and private hire of the whole venue including the gastro kitchen and roof top terrace - whatever the occasion may be The Driver in Kings Cross with its five uniquely designed floors has the perfect space to suit you.

Meetings and Corporate Events

Each of our three lounge bars come fully equipped with the latest AV equipment and sound systems and can be tailored to suit your individual requirements. Working with our experienced in-house events team and choosing from our range of packages will ensure your next corporate event has the equal balance of relaxation, fun and entertainment 

Wedding Receptions at The Driver

The Driver offers tailor made packages for wedding receptions of various sizes. From sit down three course meals to a quirky roof top BBQ or a multi-room experience. With all your extra entertainment, balloons, cake, photographer, flower arrangements and fun taken care of, we can guarantee it will be stress-free allowing you to enjoy your perfect day.

Special occasions

Celebrate your special occasion with us at our cool venue situated in central London. We specialise in parties, intimate dinners, mixology classes and nights out with friends. Whatever you decide we guarantee to make this birthday your best birthday.

Info

None
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross
21
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
18:00 03:00
18:00 03:00
- - Private Hire Only

Location

The Driver
2-4 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9RY

Area:
North London

Nearest station:
King's Cross St. Pancras (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.90
Pint of Real Ale £3.50
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.70
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £5.00
Cocktail £9.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £5.20
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £8.00
Bottle of House Wine £23.00
Bottle of Champagne £45.00
Jaeger Bomb £6.50

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This venue serves Gastro food.

A word from the chef:
Expect traditional British cuisine with a modern take. Try out the Char-grilled 8oz fillet of beef steak (£21.00), or maybe even Beer Battered Cod (£13.50).

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
1st Floor Bar Private Room 65 100 £250.00 holding deposit £750 £1750
2nd Floor Saloon Private Room 50 120 £250.00 holding deposit £750 £1250 - £1750
3rd Floor Penthouse Private Room 30 80 £250.00 holding deposit £750 £1250 - £1750
Roof Terrace Rooftop 30 60 £250.00 holding deposit £500 for 2 hour BBQ £500 for 2 hour BBQ
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

(51 reviews) Show all Show fewer



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The staff were great and really helped make it a great night. The room was very quirky and fun. The sound system really made it a party!!! visited The Driver on 23 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017 by
5

Had my 30th birthday at The Driver this weekend on the 1st floor. Had an amazing night! The staff were very friendly- introduced themselves to me when I arrived and the manager sorted out little issues throughout the night like I was told there would be a projector and then there wasn't so one was quickly brought to the room. Then at the end of the night I was charged for it and the manager removed from the bill. The only issue was the unisex toilets! It got abit awkward bumping into uncles and peoples boyfriends in the loo! Other than that I highly recommend this venue visited The Driver on 24 Feb 2017
26 Feb 2017 by
5

I had my 30th party and everything went so smoothly I can't thank the staff enough. Very helpful especially Alice who I was liaising with. She was great at getting back to me and was very accommodating. The 3 course meal was delicious and of a much higher standard than I expected. Although there were 20 of us, the food all came out together, all hot and with no problems. The actual space is great too. I would definitely recommend hiring this venue visited The Driver on 18 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much for being our guest! We are looking forward to have you back
24 Feb 2017 by
5

Probably an improvement in the sound could add much more value visited The Driver on 17 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you for your feedback
20 Feb 2017 by
4

Easy to organise with Alice visited The Driver on 16 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much for being our guest! We are looking forward to have you back
20 Feb 2017 by
5

Fantastic...perfect venue, great staff; truly memorable night! Thanks Alice and co xoxo visited The Driver on 17 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much for being our guest! We are looking forward to have you back
19 Feb 2017 by
5

I booked the venue via a recommendation from a friend, The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I and my guest had a great night dancing until the wee hours. Thank you all for making sure we had a great night. The venue was clean and the room I booked had an enough space to have a great time. The food was tasty and the bar was well stocked. visited The Driver on 11 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much for being our guest! We are looking forward to have you back
15 Feb 2017 by
5

Good service in the run up. Alice answered all my questions and was very helpful. Venue & ambience great. Food very good and barman who looked after us and handled all drinks / catering / clearing was really helpful and managed so well on his own! Thank you. visited The Driver on 09 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! W loved to host your party, do come back anytime
14 Feb 2017 by
5

Alice at the driver was fantastic in helping me to arrange my 30th bday party, The venue and the sound system/equipment were fantastic as were the bar stuff. Couldn't recommend enough, thanks guys! Scott :) visited The Driver on 03 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! W loved to host your party, do come back anytime
14 Feb 2017 by
5

Really a top venue for your private party. Management will do whatever they can in order to help you to achieve the best party ever on the night. Very reasonably priced and loads of equipment available on site. House PA system, DJ turn tables, Projector... Brilliant! visited The Driver on 10 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much! Please do come back to us anytime
12 Feb 2017 by
5

Fantastic party venue with very helpful staff and great service Sophia visited The Driver on 28 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much!
30 Jan 2017 by
5

Awesome night, great staff and perfect venue for a party visited The Driver on 21 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you! We are happy that you enjoyed your night
29 Jan 2017 by
5

Amazing night! The staff are helpful, attentive and lovely to deal with, the room is FAB, perfect location, a few tiny issues on the night but they were dealt with impeccably. Can't wait for our next party! visited The Driver on 21 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much
27 Jan 2017 by
4

Lovely staff, really helpful and welcoming. We had a great party thanks to everyone at The Driver! Would highly reccommend visited The Driver on 19 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much!
25 Jan 2017 by
5

Amazing venue, friendly and attentive staff and perfect ambiance! Everyone in my party agreed it was a great night at The Driver, London. Amelia visited The Driver on 13 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much for the feedback! please do come back any time
22 Jan 2017 by
5

25 of us had leaving drinks on the second floor. Booking was easy and minimum spend only £200. Access to the terrasse is cool for the smokers. Highly recommended for group bookings! Only shame was that it closed relatively early so you need to make sure when you book. visited The Driver on 13 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much, you know where to go next time:)
15 Jan 2017 by
5

Helpful staff, lovely food, nice atmosphere and 5 mins walk from Kings Cross. Would definitely go back. visited The Driver on 21 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

thank you!
10 Jan 2017 by
5

Great location, good customer service and tasty food. Not 5 stars as drinking space for 10-15 request included bar space alongside table - but understandable as it was very busy- just not perfect for us. visited The Driver on 06 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much!
08 Jan 2017 by
4

Thank you to all the team for making our Christmas party wonderful!!!! As soon as we walked in we all felt super festive, the place looked amazing, all the staff were super helpful and there for what ever we needed. Drinks were great, food was fab, atmosphere was super!! All round success for our 2016 Christmas party and we thank you all at the driver for that! Will be coming again for sure ... summer time 100% to enjoy that roof of yours! Many Thanks, Heather and the team at Capacity UK Ltd visited The Driver on 20 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

we will wait for your summer party then:)
22 Dec 2016 by
5

I hosted my Wife's birthday party on the 2nd floor this weekend and cannot rate the venue highly enough. The venue was immaculate on our arrival and the staff could not have been more helpful. I would highly recommend the Driver for private hire parties. Simon visited The Driver on 17 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much!
19 Dec 2016 by
5

Amazing night will highly recommend this venue. visited The Driver on 10 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
12 Dec 2016 by
5

Your staff was really helpful and I will definitely recommend your place to friends and family. Thank you for making sure we had a fab night visited The Driver on 09 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
12 Dec 2016 by
5

Awesome venue - we had the Saloon Bar hired for a Private event for 100 people and the bar staff / food / arrangements were incredible - would definitely do it all again visited The Driver on 09 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
12 Dec 2016 by
5

I had a great night to celebrate my birthday! The staff were very friendly and the bar has a great atmosphere! visited The Driver on 09 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
11 Dec 2016 by
5

I had my leaving drinks at The Driver in the private room on the third floor and a great time was had by all. The room itself is full of character and was candle lit when we arrived, the staff were friendly and helpful, both during the booking process and on the night itself. The platters were delicious and the venue really contributed to the success of the evening. Many thanks, Alice & team! visited The Driver on 30 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
02 Dec 2016 by
5

One of the best steaks I have ever had. visited The Driver on 29 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

:) you should definitely come back then to try the new speciality on the menu
01 Dec 2016 by
4

Staff was really friendly and food was great will definitely be coming back!! visited The Driver on 29 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
01 Dec 2016 by
5

We had a thoroughly brilliant time at The Driver - we shared to top bar with one other party, but it was just perfect for the 21 of us. The bar food and platters were also great. Easy to find too - had many compliments on finding such a nice place - we were well looked after , both before the evening and during. Would definitely recommend and look to return. visited The Driver on 23 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much!
25 Nov 2016 by
5

Great staff, room and service - highly recommend for any event visited The Driver on 16 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much!
18 Nov 2016 by
5

Had a wonderful birthday at The Driver! Thank you to the team that helped on the night - you were amazing!! Will definitely hold another party there! visited The Driver on 12 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much! looking forward to have you back
14 Nov 2016 by
5

Great venue, great location, great staff: great night! visited The Driver on 05 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

Great! Thank you so much come back to us
07 Nov 2016 by
5

Alice was super helpful in preparation of our event and all the bar staff were charming, friendly and hard-working visited The Driver on 02 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! Come back to us anytime
05 Nov 2016 by
5

I had a great birthday night at The Driver and would highly recommend this venue for any celebration. I really liked how the team wanted to meet me before they allowed me to reserve, it felt like they were more invested in me and making sure they understood my requirements for the evening. On the night we were really looked after, everything was so easy for me and my guests and the owner was always popping in to say hi and check all was well. I really had a great night, hanks so much to all the staff for bing so friendly and helpful! Sinead visited The Driver on 22 Oct 2016

Reply from The Driver

Amazing! Thank you so much! come back to us anytime
25 Oct 2016 by
5

Had a fantastic night, the staff at the driver are amazing, so helpful and pollite. They made my wife's 30th party run very smoothly. visited The Driver on 22 Oct 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you vey much!
25 Oct 2016 by
5

Amazing! Staff sooo friendly and hospitable. Management ensured my event went as smoothly as possible. Would most definitely recommend to friends (in fact one is hoping to have her party with you mid November!) Thank you! visited The Driver on 22 Oct 2016

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much!
24 Oct 2016 by
5

Nice area reserved upstairs for us, food was decent. Staff nice Negatives - shared loos boys and girls - no thanks Bit off the beaten track And one barman automatically added service charge on when I ordered £15 worth of food AT THE BAR (ie I'd have paid the service charge if it was waiter service!) I asked him to remove it which he did. So check your bill after every transaction and also I'm a big wine drinker and I know the taste - the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc tasted weird and for £30 a bottle, I would suggest getting an alternative NZ WHITE WINE for much cheaper But clean, nice vibe, and once you find the place, it's a decent night out visited The Driver on 14 Oct 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thanks for the feedback! really appreciated
16 Oct 2016 by
4

I had booked tables for 14 people for my partner's 40th. I was a disappointed when we arrived as this hadn't been organised properly prior to our arrival and we had to sit on tables in 2 different areas, albeit on the same floor. The whole point of booking for that night was so that we would all be able to sit together. The bar itself has a great atmosphere. I would recommend people specify that they want to all be sat together to avoid any disappointment, especially if it is a special occasion.
11 Oct 2016 by
3
1 person people found this helpful

Perfectly managed. Dozens of guests coming and going, with food and drink not only as requested but coping with frequent whimsical changes of mind. I could not have asked more

Reply from The Driver

We are so happy that you had a great night, we were pleased you chose us for your special event.
08 Aug 2016 by
5

We went to a private party here on the third floor and it was fab. We had the whole room which was a great size and own bar. Only one server so did take a while to get a drink.

Reply from The Driver

We are glad that you had a great night. Apologies for the barman down we had a last minute staff sickness but we hope that you will come back/
31 Jul 2016 by
5

As lovely as the pub was, we made a reservation for 14 for food two months in advance, only to turn up and they hadn't booked us a table for food, only for drinks. Such a disappointment as we had to go and find another place to eat, which for 14 people, wasn't easy. Abi visited The Driver on 29 Jul 2016
31 Jul 2016 by
1

Can't thank everyone enough for helping to make my brothers party go off with a bang on Saturday 9th July. Just wanted to mention a few names that helped to make our event run so smoothly Samantha & previously Steff who organised the booking & details with us. Sam, Thomas, Richard & Doni for looking after our every need on the night. This is our 4th event at the driver & I can't recommend it enough, than to say I would come back again & will always recommend it to friends & family. Many thanks. Rachel Sinnott Rachel visited The Driver on 09 Jul 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you for your lovely review Rachel, we are so glad that you guys had the best time and that you come and party with us again soon.
12 Jul 2016 by
5

40th Birthday Party of mine. Great staff, great venue, everything was excellent. I cannot speak highly enough of them. Thank you for helping make it a great night. Chris Sleet

Reply from The Driver

Thanks Chris, we are glad that you had a great night. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
06 Jul 2016 by
5

I booked the Driver for my 50th birthday bash, and i couldn't of been happier. The room was great (we had the 1st floor) the decor was quirky but it was cool and it worked. The staff were great, very willing to help and quickly sorted the few little niggles we had....and the food! oh the food, we had a good mix of the sharing platters and it was fabulous, my guests kept on coming over and telling me how good the food was. So I would thoroughly recommend this venue to anyone.

Reply from The Driver

We are so happy that you had a great time and that everyone loved the food! Come back and eat in the restaurant anytime!
05 Jul 2016 by
5

We held a quiz night at the Driver in June for 40 people. The room on the 2nd floor was the perfect size for our gathering and the tables were nicely laid out when we arrived. The preparation had gone smoothly with regular contact from the events manager. Food arrived promptly and was of good quality. We had a dedicated bartender for the whole night. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we will certainly be returning! katariinaj visited The Driver on 17 Jun 2016

Reply from The Driver

Great to hear your feedback very much appreciated. We re glad that everything went so well for you and that you all had fun. We look forward to having you back soon!
19 Jun 2016 by
4

Excellent venue, the staff were very helpful and we really appreciated the seating all together. However when we arrived a staff member asked about restrictions on the tab - we said no shots and no doubles... but they then proceeded to allow both! That was really aggravating as it meant we ate through more of our budget, and now wouldn't be able to visit a second time! The way food was provided was also a bit strange, as we ordered the same items for the four tables, but they seemed to arrive at random times, and sometimes all four portions were provided to a single table on a single platter... made things unnecessarily complicated. We basically had to be our own waiters, moving food around to different tables. Great venue and selection of food and drinks, but the execution needs work!

Reply from The Driver

I am very sorry to hear about your experience. I shall be taking it up with management and I really hope it doesn't deter you from revisiting.
23 May 2016 by
3

We had the BEST night on Saturday. Staff were very helpful and super accommodating. Am booking another event there asap! I'd give it 6 stars out of 5 if I could. And sorry about all the confetti guys ;)

Reply from The Driver

We are glad that you had a great time! Thanks for the stars
16 May 2016 by
5

I booked the second floor for a dancing party. Making plans and changing plans was easy to do with the team at the driver. They were friendly and professional. A great venue, tasty food, awesome sound system and friendly staff was all my friends and I needed to have a fabulous night.
03 May 2016 by
5

Booked for two for dinner on a Thursday evening. Glad we did as the pub was packed but the staff quickly cleared our table for us. Food was good and service was great. There was a slight issue with our order but the waitress dealt with it exceptionally well. Would definitely return. njkplym visited The Driver on 11 Feb 2016
14 Feb 2016 by
5

I had a lovely day out with my friends and family and to top it all off, amazing food after. friendly staff and lovely food, very affordable comfortable surroundings. I will be returning to the driver !!!!!
09 Apr 2014 by
4

Kings Cross isn't great for restaurants or bars for that matter. So glad I found The Driver.. it's definitely the place to head in the area if you fancy a drink or meal before catching a train. Decor is pretty cool as well.. love the fairground seating!
28 Jun 2013 by
4

Really homey for a lounge bar.
17 Feb 2012 by
4

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