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Summary

£61
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “ideal location overlooking the canal and the King’s Square fountains” means this King’s Cross gastroboozer “books up fast – I’d go again if I could get a table”. Despite the old-time name, it’s a starkly contemporary grey-brick-and-glass building over several floors with a big terrace, which can get “noisy when it’s rammed”. But reporters say it’s “fun” and the mod Brit gastro fare earns very solid ratings.

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£60
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An unbeatable location by the water in Granary Square, with lovely terrace tables for fine weather” and a “scenic, glass-walled dining room” wins a very large following for this “three-storey pub overlooking Regents Canal”. On the downside, it’s “very busy and noisy”, but “service is efficient and personable despite what seem to be unrelenting crowds and the food’s surprisingly good”.

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£59
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A terrific location at Granary Square” – with “stunning views overlooking the canal”, “a sunny terrace with lots of outside space” and attractive first-floor dining room – win massive popularity for this “very atmospheric” King’s Cross yearling. And it’s “well-run” too – staff are “surprisingly efficient and personable” and its “typical British dishes” are “well-executed and tasty” with impressive consistency.

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£52
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Another resident for King’s Cross restaurant hub Granary Square – this new pub and dining room has “a great location on the banks of Regent’s Canal”, and “engaging staff” who provide “reasonably priced, tasty food”. “Attractive if noisy ground floor, quieter first floor”.

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Have you eaten at The Lighterman?

Owner's description

The Lighterman is a pub, dining room and bar on Granary Square, King’s Cross, open every day for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and Sunday roasts.

Their name is inspired by the industrial past of King’s Cross, and the Victorian Lightermen who worked on flat-bottomed barges, known as “Lighters”, on the canals and rivers of London.

With three floors offering stunning views across Granary Square and the Regent’s Canal, The Lighterman is a place to relax and enjoy all day dining and drinking.

The Lighterman offers a modern British menu with European influences for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. With seasonal produce at the forefront of the menu, we have a range of choices from healthy salads and spelt flour flat breads to native breed beef burgers and beautiful marinated meat, fish and veg cooked on a wood-fired grill.

The bar offers seasonal cocktails alongside biodynamic and affordable wines, as well as independent craft beers.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £19.00 £4.50 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

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Highchair, Portions
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245
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3 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10 pm
FridayCLOSED
Saturday10 am‑10 pm
Sunday10 am‑10 pm

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