The Driver

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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.


No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets


Day Open Close Notes
16:30 00:00
16:30 00:00
16:30 00:00
16:30 00:00
16:30 03:00
18:00 03:00
- - Private Hire Only

Special Opening Hours

Day Open Close Notes
Sunday 25th December 2016 - -


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

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) £4.20
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £8.00
Bottle of House Wine £22.00
Bottle of Champagne £45.00


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
Cost Min spend
Min spend
1st Floor Bar Private Room 65 100 £250.00 deposit refunded after the event £750 £1750
2nd Floor Saloon Private Room 50 120 £250.00 deposit refunded after the event £750 £1250 - £1750
3rd Floor Penthouse Private Room 30 80 £250.00 deposit refunded after the event £750 £1250 - £1750
Roof Terrace Rooftop 30 60 £250.00 deposit refunded after the event £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.

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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
16 Oct 2016 by anonymous

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 cc123
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 hfrayman

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 xkerryx

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 Abi

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 Rachel

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 Christopher

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 Adrian

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 katariinaj

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 zdecent

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 smoothshift

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 Blue

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 njkplym

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 sallyjohns

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 slimjim

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

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