The Lighterman


The Lighterman is a stunning venue with a large and spacious interior, offering plenty of seating for relaxed and casual dining. With a canal-side bar and alfresco terrace overlooking Regent's Canal and Granary square this is a great spot for friends and family to get together and hang out. Their drinks menu offers a wide selection of draught and bottled beers, craft ales and seasonal cocktails and there's even a special wine list that's been carefully picked to not only compliment food on the menu but be affordable.

This gastropub and bar is open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend breakfast and Sunday roasts. Their all-day menu showcases a diverse spread of seasonal dishes, featuring everything from elegant dinners to quick canal-side snacks, with a focus on top notch meats and fish from their wood-fired grill. 

Whether you want to enjoy a nice sit down meal or have a few drinks with friends, pop down to The Lighterman located alongside the canal, at Granary Square in Kings Cross.


  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No
  • None
  • 18 for alcohol
  • Background Music
  • Rooftop Terrace, Outdoor Dining, By the Water
  • No queues normally


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 0:00
Saturday 10:00 0:00
Sunday 10:00 22:00



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 breakfast, lunch & dinner. 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 - Overlooking Granary Square Venue Hire 20 0 - - -

Set in the heart of the restaurant, the Ground Floor tables overlook the hustle and bustle of Granary Square and are perfectly suited for a relaxed breakfast, 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 60 80 - - -

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

Canalside Bar Section Venue Hire 30 35 - - -

An indoor section of the Canalside Bar can be booked for more intimate gatherings, networking events and corporate lunch meetings.

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

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