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Description

The Driver in Kings Cross- 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
17:00 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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Menus

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

Menus



This venue serves Gastro and International food.

A word from the chef:
Expect traditional British cuisine with a modern take. Try out the Char-grilled 8oz fillet of beef steak (£23.00), or maybe even Beer Battered Cod Fillet (£15.00). We also have vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
1st Floor Bar Private Room 50 100 £250.00 holding deposit from £1000 £2500
2nd Floor Saloon Private Room 50 100 £250.00 holding deposit from £1000 £1750 - £2000
3rd Floor Penthouse Private Room 25 80 £250.00 holding deposit from £1000 £1750 - £2000
Roof Terrace Rooftop 25 60 £250.00 holding deposit £2500
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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excellent day with very good staff, room was too dark after sun went down. Visited The Driver on 2018-02-20
by on February 22nd, 2018
4

We hosted an event at the driver last Sunday. Was amazing!! Used the saloon and had 40 ppl sit down for dinner. Food was really good, and really nice helpful bar staff. Would highly recommend ! Visited The Driver on 2018-02-18
by on February 20th, 2018
5

Excellent evening, very friendly and helpful staff, great food and atmosphere! Special thanks to Joseph! Visited The Driver on 2018-02-07
by on February 12th, 2018
5

Visited The Driver on 2018-02-07
by on February 9th, 2018
5

The venue cancelled our booking less than 24 hours before our meeting leaving us with no venue. Visited The Driver on 2018-02-06
by on February 8th, 2018
1

Super organisation and very friendly staff. We were a large group of 32 attending a work dinner and the event went very smoothly. Visited The Driver on 2018-02-05
by on February 7th, 2018
5

Dan, our waiter for the evening, was lovely. Very welcoming and responsive. My chips were a little overcooked and I noticed that some other guests left some of their mains - I did wonder if there was a delay in the kitchen which might have led to some of the food being a little late in being served? The gap between the starters and the mains, and again between the mains and the desert, felt a little long - that's the only criticism I have. Otherwise the room is fantastic, the food tasty and we were well looked after. Thanks and see you again soon! Amanda Davie, Host of The Intelligencia Club. Visited The Driver on 2018-01-30
by on February 6th, 2018
4

the only thing that spoiled the later part of the party was a certain draft lager run out and another barrel was not put on and that did upset a few of my guests and was offered bottled lager of which was expensive. the people who worked @ our venue was great staff always available for any requests I wanted. Visited The Driver on 2018-02-03
by on February 5th, 2018
5
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Visited The Driver on 2018-01-27
by on January 29th, 2018
5

10 out of 10!! Beautiful venue. Food was ezcellent and staff very friendly and helpful and polite. Would definitely book again!! Visited The Driver on 2018-01-27
by on January 29th, 2018
5

10 out of 10!! Beautiful venue. Food was ezcellent and staff very friendly and helpful and polite. Would definitely book again!! Visited The Driver on 2018-01-27
by on January 29th, 2018
5

We had a great party at the Driver. Friendly, efficient staff and attractive surroundings made it a special night. Visited The Driver on 2018-01-25
by on January 27th, 2018
5

Staff were great and the venue is great. My only feedback would be to have at least two staff on the bar as people were walking away from the bar without drinks because the wait was too long. Visited The Driver on 2018-01-20
by on January 23rd, 2018
4

Great evening with friends! The bar staff were very friendly and accommodating - we'll definitely be back soon. Visited The Driver on 2018-01-12
by on January 15th, 2018
5
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Very nice lunch. Gemma was great - really welcoming and relaxed. Thanks. Visited The Driver on 2017-12-22
by on January 3rd, 2018
4

Great venue for a Christmas Party - I work for a charity and we had 60+ people on the second floor and they had a great time - did not stop dancing until the end! Lovely venue and staff were great. Visited The Driver on 2017-12-19
by on January 2nd, 2018
4

very accommodating and simple to organise a lunch for over 25 people! Visited The Driver on 2017-12-20
by on December 22nd, 2017
5

We had our company Christmas party this year for 70-80 people. Great venue, great staff, great service! Highly recommend Visited The Driver on 2017-12-19
by on December 21st, 2017
5

The Driver hosted my 30th Birthday Party and I have to say they were brilliant. I was shown around by Alice who is their events manager who is friendly and helpful and answered all of my questions. It's quite a large bar spend so I was nervous but I hit my bar spend around half and hour before my event finished. The staff at the bar on the night were brilliant, my guest commented on numerous occasions about how friendly they were. I also love the decor of the building and my room and the new balcony is a really lovely touch. Visited The Driver on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Very good. Everyone really enjoyed the food and had a great fun evening. Thank you. Visited The Driver on 2017-12-13
by on December 15th, 2017
5

Overall the night was a success, the food was scoffed in seconds and the atmosphere was amazing, The staff done all they could to make the event go well, I would like to say a special thanks to Alice the events manager Visited The Driver on 2017-12-07
by on December 12th, 2017
5

Fantastic venue and the food is delicious. My husbands surprise birthday party was a success due to amazing events team working here. They were most helpful. Our bartender was a little bit inexperienced so there were couple of hiccups at the party. Overall very good. Visited The Driver on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
4

Seamless service and tasty food with good size portions Visited The Driver on 2017-12-07
by on December 9th, 2017
5

such a relax venue and atmosphere, the table was an excellent size for the party we had. Food was lovely and customer service excellent. Recommend anyone to go for Christmas parties :) or any parties in fact Visited The Driver on 2017-12-05
by on December 7th, 2017
5

We enjoyed our time at The Driver. The food was delicious, drinks were lovely, cocktails were brilliant and service was EXCELLENT!! Will definitely go back! Thanks for your hospitality and always being on hand to answer any questions. Visited The Driver on 2017-11-30
by on December 4th, 2017
5

I had my leaving do at the Driver and they were really professional and helpful. The food we ordered was great and the girl at the bar did a very good job taking care of all my work colleagues. Thank you! Visited The Driver on 2017-11-30
by on December 3rd, 2017
5

I had an amazing 30th birthday party in there main events room. The food and drinks were really well priced and their events organiser Alice was wonderful during my preparations. Highly recommended! Visited The Driver on 2017-11-25
by on November 27th, 2017
5

Very nice venue, friendly stuff and great food Visited The Driver on 2017-11-24
by on November 27th, 2017
5

Lovely venue, very helpful staff. Visited The Driver on 2017-11-22
by on November 24th, 2017
5

We had a two day event at The Driver which included Dinner on the first day. The staff were amazingly helpful and the food delicious. Both days ran smoothly and everyone said what a nice venue it was. Many thanks, Jane Visited The Driver on 2017-11-21
by on November 23rd, 2017
5

Went into this place last night with a group of friends. We noticed that every single table downstairs had been reserved. After some bad communication from the bar staff about seating being available in the bars upstairs (which wasn't true, as they were all locked) I asked the barman where we were supposed to go with our drinks. There wasn't any space to stand anywhere either. We were all sent up to the freezing roof terrace where the heaters were broken and the lights kept going off. When my mate went to get a drink he overheard the barman slagging me off for "having a go at him". I mean Jesus Christ! Maybe don't lie to people, take their money for drinks and then shunt them off to the darkest, coldest corner of the pub up four flights of stairs and expect them to be happy about it! Absolutely disgusting treatment of walk in customers - this place will close within a year.
by on November 19th, 2017
1

Took some time getting the Wi-Fi code and set up, also to adjust the temperature in the meeting room - will give this venue another go next week. Visited The Driver on 2017-11-07
by on November 16th, 2017
3

Booked it for 25 people for leaving drinks, and it did exactly what i wanted, nice bar to stand around and an area to sit for food. There was enough space and the bar staff were attentive and friendly. If you are just looking for a nice relaxed atmosphere for a few drinks with friends near kings cross, I would recommend it! Visited The Driver on 2017-11-10
by on November 13th, 2017
5

fab location, great hospitality, thank you Visited The Driver on 2017-11-08
by on November 10th, 2017
5

Amazing and professionally run private party venue. Very impressed and definitely recommend. Visited The Driver on 2017-11-04
by on November 9th, 2017
5

Great space with great facilities. Great bar staff (drinks are expensive but such is London). Andrea the events manager is responsive and really accommodating. Only one criticism was the door staff we're consistently rude to my guests who didn't have ID (none of which were under the age of 30). Visited The Driver on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
4

Excellent, thanks especially to Alice and her team. Visited The Driver on 2017-10-24
by on October 26th, 2017
5

Food was great, service was friendly, attentive and polite. We had a great meal with our 15 strong party and would definitely recommend the Driver to anyone else looking for a good meal in a lively atmosphere. Visited The Driver on 2017-10-20
by on October 23rd, 2017
5

The staff were beyond lovely and having Nuts (the dog) around was an added bonus! Visited The Driver on 2017-10-19
by on October 23rd, 2017
4

We had our wedding reception at The Driver and it was absolutely wonderful. Alice and the team made planning everything along the way simple and easy. On the day we arrived with decorations and vague instructions and they managed to make everything look beautiful. The late opening meant we could party well into the small hours, and guests also raved about the food too. Visited The Driver on 2017-10-07
by on October 23rd, 2017
5

Brilliant. They really are the dream team. We organised an event on the 1st floor - nothing is too much for the staff. Everyone is so helpful and so happy in their jobs. Highly recommend! Visited The Driver on 2017-10-18
by on October 23rd, 2017
5

ALICE WHO TOOK THE BOOKING COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE HELPFUL WE HAD A SIT DOWN MEAL FOR 31 PEOPLE THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND THE STAFF COPED WITH THE 24 ADULTS AND 7 CHILDREN IN MOST FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL WAY WE WOULD DEFINITELY BOOK AGAIN Visited The Driver on 2017-10-14
by on October 16th, 2017
5

The driver venue is a great party venue - the ambience is amazing & the organising appeared seamless.bartender & security was great. I had an amazing 50th party! Visited The Driver on 2017-10-14
by on October 16th, 2017
5

Fantastic Night. Amazing barman, Great food and loved the Roof Terrace. Visited The Driver on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
5

Yes good. A good place for our work / business update party. Nice room. Sylvie from the Driver was very helpful and attentive with the drinks and food. Food/snacks arrived on the agreed time. All good! Visited The Driver on 2017-10-05
by on October 7th, 2017
4

Thank you to Gemma and the team for their fantastic hospitality. The venue is amazing, with a great selection of beverages. The staff are extremely helpful and really helped in ensuring we had an amazing time at The Driver. Cannot quite recommend this venue enough. Thanks guys Visited The Driver on 2017-09-29
by on October 2nd, 2017
5

So friendly and helpful. Easy to organise a (last minute, sorry, Gemma) drinks and food for about 20 or so people. Staff were very attentive on the night. Reasonable value and conveniently located. Visited The Driver on 2017-09-28
by on October 1st, 2017
5

We enjoyed using the private dining room on the first floor. We had good service and good food. Many thanks for a great evening. Visited The Driver on 2017-09-07
by on September 20th, 2017
5

Lovely pub and I had an excellent rack of ribs as suggested by the bar staff. Only disappointment is when a pint of soapy spanish lager, San Miguel costs more than a fiver! Visited The Driver on 2017-09-15
by on September 20th, 2017
4

Lovely pub and I had an excellent rack of ribs as suggested by the bar staff. Only disappointment is when a pint of soapy spanish lager, San Miguel costs more than a fiver! Visited The Driver on 2017-09-15
by on September 20th, 2017
4

Lovely atmosphere, Good food and nice wine. A good night was had by all. Visited The Driver on 2017-08-18
by on August 23rd, 2017
4

Unbelievable! What a venue amazing staff :) Visited The Driver on 2017-08-19
by on August 21st, 2017
5

Everything was great, lovely rooftop terrace. Thank you to the team for accommodating and making the evening perfect. Visited The Driver on 2017-08-17
by on August 21st, 2017
5

Couldn't fault it. Very accommodating and organised. Made my party planning experience easy. Great venue. Visited The Driver on 2017-08-18
by on August 20th, 2017
5

Bar staff were friendly -- though struggled with understanding orders at times. Food didn't go very far, but that may be because we're a bunch of fatties. Would come again. Thanks! Visited The Driver on 2017-08-02
by on August 4th, 2017
5

I had booked the Driver for some pre dinner drinks as part of a hen do. Firstly we were sent all the way up to the roof terrace, only to be told that our booking was actually on the ground floor. When we returned downstairs, none of the staff apologised; in fact, one of them was rather rude. After this unfortunate start, we had a good time at the Driver, but I'm not sure I would book it again for a group after the disorganisation we experienced. Visited The Driver on 2017-07-29
by on August 1st, 2017
2

Great location, excellent value for money and extremely helpful staff. Booking here made everything very straightforward. Visited The Driver on 2017-07-29
by on July 31st, 2017
5

The venue was just right, and the staff at The Driver were great, attentive when they needed to be but let us get on with holding a brilliant meeting. Thanks. Visited The Driver on 2017-07-25
by on July 28th, 2017
5

We hosted a private party 3 years in a row at The Driver and couldn't be happier with their service. The food is great and they have the best DJ for hire. Jay is terrific!! Next summer may very well be our 4th year!! Thanks Driver team! Visited The Driver on 2017-07-14
by on July 19th, 2017
5

The Driver was amazing! We hired out the 1st floor for a 30th birthday party and we had a great night. The event staff there are wonderful, friendly and helpful. The pre-event communications and help were excellent - they were very responsive and so helpful with the planning. The space itself is great, perfect for the party and the food platters we ordered were very tasty! I'd highly recommend using the Driver for an event. Visited The Driver on 2017-07-15
by on July 17th, 2017
5

I did request that we did not have the spare rib platter as it is not user friendly so I asked for an extra platter of each of the others. This request didn't get through to the kitchen and spare rib platter was not eaten so money was wasted. Other than that The Driver is a great venue and the food is great. Visited The Driver on 2017-07-13
by on July 17th, 2017
3

We used The Driver for a private event in June 2017. We hired out the roof terrace which is a stunning space with a private bar and heaters if it gets cold. The staff were really helpful and the food was absolutely delicious! I'd highly recommend The Driver if you're looking for a private roof terrace in Kings Cross. Visited The Driver on 2017-06-28
by on July 17th, 2017
5

Very relaxing atmosphere and music in the ground floor area. Staff couldn't have been more helpful and food was excellent. Visited The Driver on 2017-07-05
by on July 7th, 2017
4

Had a party for 60 guests at The Driver. Great venue. We had lots of comments from our guests about how nice the place is. Good beers, friendly service, decent sound system. Really well organised too. Would definitely recommend to others. Visited The Driver on 2017-07-01
by on July 4th, 2017
5

Had a roof terrace party at The driver- great venue and atmosphere. It was really well organized and supported by them. they responded to all requests promptly , politely and efficiently and accommodated all last minute changes if they could. bar staff were charming and unflappable. if had one problem it was that we could have done with a bit more food for the numbers, - but perhaps people ate quite a lot. Visited The Driver on 2017-07-01
by on July 3rd, 2017
4

Brilliant! All my guests loved the private space we booked, the food was amazing and generous. Would highly recommend. Visited The Driver on 2017-06-28
by on July 3rd, 2017
5

The group had really enjoyed this night at the Driver : food, space and ambiance. Thank you Best Virginie Jousset Sciences Po Paris Visited The Driver on 2017-06-29
by on July 1st, 2017
5

Absolutely brilliant venue for a few drinks or a party! Food, drinks, staff, venue and everything was exactly what we wanted and we plan on coming back time and time again! Visited The Driver on 2017-06-24
by on June 27th, 2017
5

Great people, helped with even aspect of the event and this is the second event I've had here.. Visited The Driver on 2017-06-23
by on June 26th, 2017
5

Booked the fabulous roof terrace for a networking event, and it was a great choice. the perfect size for the number of people we had, attentive staff, relaxed atmosphere and a lovely sunny evening! Will definitely be going back. Visited The Driver on 2017-06-21
by on June 23rd, 2017
5

Very well organised and very friendly, positive and helpful staff. I believe it was Claire and Dan that I would like to mention who were super! Thank you. Visited The Driver on 2017-06-15
by on June 19th, 2017
5

Lovely place with a great rooftop, awesome during summer time! Food is nice and staff is great, very accommodating. The only comment I would say is, be sure to be 100% ready when client arrives. Visited The Driver on 2017-06-13
by on June 15th, 2017
4

I had visited The Driver on numerous occasions before deciding I was going to celebrate my birthday there. The venue is a perfect (7 min walk from Kings Cross station) and the interior of the bar is stylish and modern especially the first floor. There are three function rooms, all on separate floors which is great for privacy. There is also a terrace on the top floor where all guest can go for a breather as the rooms do get very hot and stuffy even though there does seem to be air-con. My overall experience wasn't the best, after meeting the owner of the driver I was under the impression I was liaising with professionals however this wasn't the case when dealing with the events manager. There was a constant pattern of miscommunication and towards the end a lack of contact. On the night, the actual bar the ground floor was extremely quiet however there seemed to be extra security which was slightly over baring as they continued to enter in and out the room to the point where I had to complain to the manager as my guests and I were beginning to feel uncomfortable. At the end of the night the staff members locked up without returning my credit card which they had asked for at the beginning of the night for the bar tab, I knocked the door and was ignored for 5 mins until someone came out to put the rubbish out who then went to retrieve it, at this point I was stunned as the security guards ignored my efforts to get their attention intentionally. I wouldn’t recommend The Driver; however, everyone’s experience is different! Visited The Driver on 2017-05-27
by on June 11th, 2017
2

We had a great party, lovely food, great venue - having been there several times, I'd strongly recommend, and we'll no doubt be back. . If you're planning on holding a screening, don't rely on streaming and come with a back up plan - the wifi just wasn't strong enough.(otherwise it would have been 5 stars). Visited The Driver on 2017-06-06
by on June 8th, 2017
4

We had a fantastic team, roof top bar is lovely. The lady who was looking after us (dark, curly hair) was very attentive and professional. Visited The Driver on 2017-06-03

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! Looking forward to have you back
by on June 5th, 2017
5

I love this place!! I was pleasantly surprised to be granted the roof terrace for my booking, which made it a great start to my wife's birthday celebration!! The service was fabulous, I wish I had the food as it looked great. Next time for sure :) Visited The Driver on 2017-06-03

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! Looking forward to have you back
by on June 5th, 2017
5

Excellent service and very accommodating. The venue hire was exactly what we were looking for. I will definitely recommend to friends and colleagues! Visited The Driver on 2017-05-25

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! Looking forward to have you back soon
by on May 30th, 2017
5

We celebrated our engagement party at The Driver, in the Penthouse room, and had the best time. Having the room until 3am was a definite bonus, and with direct access to the roof terrace allowed us a little extra space when we needed it. It was the perfect venue for a special party. Definitely recommended. Visited The Driver on 2017-05-12

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! Looking forward to have you back soon
by on May 24th, 2017
5

This is a wonderful location with wonderful staff and food. Great for staff outing. Visited The Driver on 2017-05-18

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! Looking forward to have you back soon
by on May 22nd, 2017
5

Rooftop terrace for private party - very cool venue and bar staff very friendly! Good time had by all - many thanks. Alice and her team very organised and friendly! Visited The Driver on 2017-05-17

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! Looking forward to have you back soon!
by on May 19th, 2017
5

Top of the bill. Excellent evening which we will recommend to one and aLL. The hospitality, the cuisine, the service, the price and the accommodation were all magnificent. I am overjoyed to have been able to come with our group of 38 Dutch architects.for such a succesful dinner party.Well done! Visited The Driver on 2017-04-28

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to have you back very soon!
by on May 1st, 2017
5

top- of the bill Our group of 38 Dutch Architects had a fabulous dinner in a lovely, quiet private room with perfect hospitality. The entire evening went smoothly with all rerq excellent food, large portions, fine cuisine hospitality was superb price-quality ratio was an A+ Visited The Driver on 2017-04-28
by on May 1st, 2017
5

top- of the bill Our group of 38 Dutch Architects had a fabulous dinner in a lovely, quiet private room with perfect hospitality. The entire evening went smoothly with all rerq excellent food, large portions, fine cuisine hospitality was superb price-quality ratio was an A+ Visited The Driver on 2017-04-28
by on May 1st, 2017
5

The Driver is a great venue for a party. I held a 40th here, I only required a basic set up with bar & music. But you can have a lot more if you want it. Everyone had a great time, all the staff are friendly & helpful. Sound system is brilliant, lots of dancing & each individual floor helps to keep your party private from others in the building. Roof Terrace is an excellent shared space. Bar might seem expensive, but these are London prices although the service is excellent & it has a late license. Enjoy! Visited The Driver on 2017-04-15

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much! Hope to have you back soon!
by on April 19th, 2017
5

A superb venue and exceptionally well looked after by all the staff. Visited The Driver on 2017-04-14

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much! Hope to have you back soon!
by on April 18th, 2017
5

Great venue and customer service. Will definitely use it again! Visited The Driver on 2017-03-29

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much! Hope to have you back soon!
by on April 5th, 2017
5

Always super helpful, despite more people than I had planned turning up...! Thanks again :) Visited The Driver on 2017-03-28

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much! Hope to have you back soon!
by on March 30th, 2017
4

Great venue. Organising my 40th couldn't have been easier. Staff are friendly and helpful. The food was also very good. Highly recommended. Visited The Driver on 2017-03-18

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much! Hope to have you back soon!
by on March 29th, 2017
5

I had my 30th birthday at the Driver on Saturday. I had such an amazing night, the staff were so helpful, the venue is beautiful and the expresso martinis are delicious! Thank you all for an amazing birthday. Visited The Driver on 2017-03-25

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much! Hope to have you back soon!
by on March 29th, 2017
5

Enjoyed our evening staff very friendly The rooms above the bar are they just for hire or do you allow public use Visited The Driver on 2017-03-25

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much! Please get in touch with events@driverlondon.co.uk for any questions
by on March 27th, 2017
4

We booked the First Floor bar for a leaving do at work - and we were really happy with the night. The space looked really good and was set up well - we were sharing the space with another party. It was all really straight-forward to arrange and having done a lot of research, in the area was the only place where we could hire a space with it's own bar, with no cost only a minimum spend which we didn't have to pay upfront - ideal when we had no budget so were paying for it ourselves. I would really recommend it. Visited The Driver on 2017-03-23

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much! Looking forward to have you back
by on March 27th, 2017
4

We hired the second floor for my 40th and I have to say it was the most incredible experience from beginning to end! The events manager Alice was incredibly knowledgeable and kind and helpful, and nothing was too much bother for her whenever I rang! The staff on the night behind the bar and the managers on the floor were so lovely and helpful and assisted in everything that we wanted... they were smiley, and approachable and made my night feel amazing. I cant recommend this venue any more highly - they were amazing from start to finish. I will definitely use them again should I need something similar. The venue is beautifully decorated, well equiped with all the best brands of alcohol, the toilets were kept clean and my room itself was just beautiful. 10000% the best place I could have ever wanted!!! thank you! Visited The Driver on 2017-03-18

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much! We'd love to have you as our costumer. We are looking to have you back soon
by on March 22nd, 2017
5

Words can't describe pleasure..the best experience and customer care one can ask for. From.the time we made contact with Ailce to the actual event night and everything in between went smoothly. Alice supported us throughout and was very accommodating as well as her staff. The 40th surprise party went with a bang ..Good food,drink in an amazing venue & service.. Thank you soo much The Driver staff and management ..You came up trumps .HIGHLY recommend to anyone xx Visited The Driver on 2017-03-10

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much for being our guests! Hope to have you back soon
by on March 12th, 2017
5

I had a really fun birthday drinks and meal on a Friday night. Lovely atmosphere, good food and drink presented by friendly staff, and the music wasn't too loud which meant we could hear each other talk! Visited The Driver on 2017-03-03

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much for being our guests! Hope to have you back soon
by on March 5th, 2017
4

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 2017-02-23

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much for being our guests! Hope to have you back soon
by on February 28th, 2017
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 2017-02-24

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much for being our guests! Hope to have you back soon
by on February 26th, 2017
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 2017-02-18

Reply from The Driver

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

Probably an improvement in the sound could add much more value Visited The Driver on 2017-02-17

Reply from The Driver

Thank you for your feedback
by on February 20th, 2017
4

Easy to organise with Alice Visited The Driver on 2017-02-16

Reply from The Driver

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

Fantastic...perfect venue, great staff; truly memorable night! Thanks Alice and co xoxo Visited The Driver on 2017-02-17

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much for being our guest! We are looking forward to have you back
by on February 19th, 2017
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 2017-02-11

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much for being our guest! We are looking forward to have you back
by on February 15th, 2017
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 2017-02-09

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! W loved to host your party, do come back anytime
by on February 14th, 2017
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 2017-02-03

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! W loved to host your party, do come back anytime
by on February 14th, 2017
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 2017-02-10

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much! Please do come back to us anytime
by on February 12th, 2017
5

Fantastic party venue with very helpful staff and great service Visited The Driver on 2017-01-28

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much!
by on January 30th, 2017
5

Awesome night, great staff and perfect venue for a party Visited The Driver on 2017-01-21

Reply from The Driver

thank you! We are happy that you enjoyed your night
by on January 29th, 2017
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 2017-01-21

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much
by on January 27th, 2017
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 2017-01-19

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much!
by on January 25th, 2017
5

Amazing venue, friendly and attentive staff and perfect ambiance! Everyone in my party agreed it was a great night at The Driver, London. Visited The Driver on 2017-01-13

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much for the feedback! please do come back any time
by on January 22nd, 2017
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 2017-01-13

Reply from The Driver

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

Helpful staff, lovely food, nice atmosphere and 5 mins walk from Kings Cross. Would definitely go back. Visited The Driver on 2016-12-21

Reply from The Driver

thank you!
by on January 10th, 2017
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 2017-01-06

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much!
by on January 8th, 2017
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 2016-12-20

Reply from The Driver

we will wait for your summer party then:)
by on December 22nd, 2016
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. Visited The Driver on 2016-12-17

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much!
by on December 19th, 2016
5

Amazing night will highly recommend this venue. Visited The Driver on 2016-12-10

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
by on December 12th, 2016
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 2016-12-09

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
by on December 12th, 2016
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 2016-12-09

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
by on December 12th, 2016
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 2016-12-09

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
by on December 11th, 2016
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 2016-11-30

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
by on December 2nd, 2016
5

One of the best steaks I have ever had. Visited The Driver on 2016-11-29

Reply from The Driver

:) you should definitely come back then to try the new speciality on the menu
by on December 1st, 2016
4

Staff was really friendly and food was great will definitely be coming back!! Visited The Driver on 2016-11-29

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
by on December 1st, 2016
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 2016-11-23

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much!
by on November 25th, 2016
5

Great staff, room and service - highly recommend for any event Visited The Driver on 2016-11-16

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much!
by on November 18th, 2016
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 2016-11-12

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much! looking forward to have you back
by on November 14th, 2016
5

Great venue, great location, great staff: great night! Visited The Driver on 2016-11-05

Reply from The Driver

Great! Thank you so much come back to us
by on November 7th, 2016
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 2016-11-02

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! Come back to us anytime
by on November 5th, 2016
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 2016-10-22

Reply from The Driver

Amazing! Thank you so much! come back to us anytime
by on October 25th, 2016
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 2016-10-22

Reply from The Driver

Thank you vey much!
by on October 25th, 2016
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 2016-10-22

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much!
by on October 24th, 2016
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 2016-10-14

Reply from The Driver

Thanks for the feedback! really appreciated
by on October 16th, 2016
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.
by on October 11th, 2016
3
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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.
by on August 8th, 2016
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/
by on July 31st, 2016
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. Visited The Driver on 2016-07-29
by on July 31st, 2016
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 Visited The Driver on 2016-07-09

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.
by on July 12th, 2016
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!
by on July 6th, 2016
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!
by on July 5th, 2016
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! Visited The Driver on 2016-06-17

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!
by on June 19th, 2016
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.
by on May 23rd, 2016
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
by on May 16th, 2016
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.
by on May 3rd, 2016
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. Visited The Driver on 2016-02-11
by on February 14th, 2016
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 !!!!!
by on April 9th, 2014
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!
by on June 28th, 2013
4

Really homey for a lounge bar.
by on February 17th, 2012
4

An amazing venue, great service and events management. Really would recommend! Visited The Driver on 1970-01-01
by on January 1st, 1970
5

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