The Lighterman


The Lighterman is an all day drinking and dining destination set in the heart of King's Cross. Sit back and a relax against a backdrop of unparalleled views of Regent’s Canal and Granary Square. 

The restaurant has three unique floors, wrap-around terraces, a bar along the towpath and al fresco dining a plenty with multiple sun-soaked seating available. 

The menu showcases seasonal modern British classics, serving elevated pub classics alongside an extensive bar menu of craft beer, wine and expertly crafted cocktails. For events, sumptuous set menus and canapé collection have been thoughtfully designed to enhance any occasion. 

Group dining and celebrations are widely welcomed at The Lighterman, with a range of private and semi-private hire options available. Booking come complete with a dedicated events team who are on hand every step of the way. 


  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:30
Tuesday 12:00 23:30
Wednesday 12:00 23:30
Thursday 12:00 23:30
Friday 12:00 0:00
Saturday 10:00 0:00
Sunday 10:00 22:30

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Wednesday 18th September 2024 9:00 23:30 Private Hire Only.



The Lighterman, 3, Granary Square, N1C 4BH


Kings Cross

Nearest Station

King's Cross St. Pancras (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British and European food.

  • A word from the chef:

    We’ve created a modern British menu with European influences for lunch, dinner & weekend brunch. With seasonal and sustainable produce at the forefront of our menus, we have a range of choices from seasonal salads & flatbreads to meat & fish cooked on our wood-fired grill. 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!

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Venue Exclusive Hire Venue Hire 190 350 - - -

The Lighterman is a unique place to enjoy any meal, be it a group lunch, launch party, business meeting or a private celebration. All three floors offer their own spacious terrace with stunning views across Granary Square and Regent’s Canal.

Ground Floor Table Venue Hire 20 0 - - -

Set in the heart of the restaurant, the Ground Floor tables overlook the Regent's canal and is perfectly suited for a relaxed lunch or dinner.

First Floor Private Room 60 100 - - -

With floor-to-ceiling glass walls and an abundance of natural light, the first-floor dining room is a versatile space to host a variety of events. The wraparound terrace offers panoramic views across Granary Square and Regent’s Canal - the perfect backdrop for any event.

Canalside Bar & Terrace Venue Hire 70 250 - - -

Located on the towpath of the tranquil Regent’s Canal, the Canalside Bar & Terrace is available for exclusive hire. Whether for lunch or cocktails & canapés, this stylish waterside location sets the scene for an unforgettable event.

Canalside Bar Section Venue Hire 30 40 - - -

An indoor section of the Canalside Bar can be booked for more intimate gatherings, networking events and corporate lunch meetings. You also have the option of adding a semi private space of the terrace.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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