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About The Lighterman

The Lighterman, a pub, dining room & bar, is open all day, every day, offering everything from a morning coffee or breakfast through to lunch, dinner and evening cocktails. Our Head Chef has created a modern British menu with European influences for breakfast, lunch, dinner & weekend brunch. The extensive drinks menu includes draught & bottled beers, craft ales and seasonal cocktails, together with a well-curated and affordable wine list. There is plenty of outdoor seating. The canal-side bar with alfresco terrace overlooks the water, the ground floor has seating directly onto Granary Square and the top floor has its own wraparound terrace, with panoramic views across the square and canal.

3 Granary Square
London, N1C 4BH
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, European

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 11:30pm

Friday: 8:00am - Midnight

Saturday: 9am - Midnight

Sunday: 9am - 10.30pm





Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 3846 3400

Website:
http://www.thelighterman.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Kings Cross Underground & Rail Station

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Lighterman Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.1

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (154)
Scenic View (135)
Outdoor Eating (116)
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Lunch (110)
Casual (99)
Group Bookings (78)
Brunch (73)
Fun (72)
Good for Birthdays (70)
Good for a Date (68)
People Watching (63)
Special Occasions (55)
Sunday Lunch (55)
Vibrant Bar Scene (54)
Business Meals (45)
Hot Spot (36)
Neighbourhood Gem (35)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Romance (27)
Quick Bite (26)
Comfort Food (26)
Bar Seating (24)
Healthy (24)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Cosy (22)
Great Beer (21)
Child Friendly (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Afternoon Coffee (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Seasonal (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Disabled Access (13)
Authentic (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Local Ingredients (9)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Tapas (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Organic (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Outstanding Value (2)
Spicy (1)
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value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, professional staff, wonderful setting at perfect location.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Waterfront, Business Meals, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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food5
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service5
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·Dined 4 days ago

very lovely staff, cosy place for going out evening

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 13 January 2018

Great late night venue a last minute group night cap.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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food3
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 11 January 2018

Always enjoy breakfast here ,but I think different cook in kitchen since the last time I came .
The avo mash not as tasty as previous times

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 7 January 2018

Very good Sunday lunch / birthday celebrations. Food was excellent and staff were very attentive. Nice views from top floor.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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·Dined on 5 January 2018

Very good service. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Not an extensive menu but freshly cooked food, slightly rustic and good wine choice.

Tags: Waterfront, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 1 January 2018

Very friendly staff! Food was awesome. Overall great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 31 December 2017

Great venue for New Year’s Eve!

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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 23 December 2017

Beautiful natural contemporary environment with great views over the Regent Canal. Delicious clean food served by helpful friendly staff. Really enjoyable meal - 2nd time I’ve been and just as good. Thank you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Comfort Food
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

The perfect place after a concert at KingsPlace. We had a nice table overlooking the water and a charming Brazilian waiter.

Tags: Waterfront
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 December 2017

Excellent food .. the chocolate brownie pudding was to die for!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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ambience3
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 (London)·Dined on 11 December 2017

Was a good experience all round.

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food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined on 8 December 2017

Location is great as a meeting point for all with a calm but jolly atmosphere . Menu good. Keep an eye on the time though as many bookings have a limit.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 1 December 2017

Friendly welcome, excellent service, fabulous food - all boxes ticked and some!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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food4
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service5
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

Excellent location, super-attentive service, delicious food. Recommended.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Waterfront, Disabled Access
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food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on 23 November 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner at the Lighterman. It was very busy ( which I can only assume is a good sign) and so we had to wait about 15mins for our pre-booked table. This was not a problem as the bar downstairs was vibrant and the drinks selection on offer was fantastic. Great location, great meal - will definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fun, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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food5
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value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 November 2017

Granary Sqaure is such a lovely spot and the upstairs room over looks the fountains, the menu was lovely and although we didn't have drinks the wine was flowing at other tables and there was a good atmosphere in there even at lunch. I think upstairs is nicer than downstairs for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 22 November 2017

Can't recommend this place highly enough. Visited this week with a business colleague and we got fantastic service with great food. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and the service was attentive without being intrusive. Every morsel that crossed our lips was utterly delicious. If you have the opportunity (and 'space' after filling yourself on super-tasty starters and main courses), you must try the trifle. Best I've ever tasted and I've had plenty, being a trifle-loving kinda gal!

A big thank you to all who served me and my guest for lunch on Wednesday. I'll be back!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fun, Healthy
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2017

Smashing roast beef!
Recommend
Recommend recommend

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2017

We were a group of 12 and service was excellent. Food was tasty and prompt.

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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 12 November 2017

Great place to have Sunday lunch on a sunny Autumn day over looking the canal . The staff were attentive and the food was good . Great place to meet up with friends and family .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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service4
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Very 'bubbly and lively atmosphere, we were welcomed immediately and shown to a great table overlooking the canal. Flat bread starters were yummy but sadly came out and were eaten before fellow diners starters arrived.
My swordfish was really good and the side of broccoli with chilli and parmesan was so different to the norm, we all enjoyed our food.
I never have a sweet but did this time! Roasted plums! Beyond nice!
Wine a bit pricey but house white went down well.
Definitely will return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 10 November 2017

Nice food, good service and great atmosphere. Fair choice of vegetarian options

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Really lovely relaxed feel with canal-side views. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming; I originally booked for 6 people and we unexpectantly had 2 more people and a toddler arrive, the waitress didn't make a fuss and was happy to attach a table to ours to make it all work. They were also completely relaxed about me having my dog with me and I didn't feel on edge having her there with me. To top it all off, they overheard that it was my brother's birthday and they brought him out a piece of cake with a candle without any of us asking! We were totally blown away! 10 out 10 experience, will definitely return!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Casual
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 November 2017

Quite noisy as it was an after work crowd, so I would not go there for a quiet, romantic meal but our friends really enjoyed the ambience and the quality vs value was excellent. Good service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Scenic View, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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food4
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Fabulous as always back again soon.... especially the Hemingway daiquiri!

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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 1 November 2017

First time at lighterman and very pleased. Menu is pricey for what you get, but you pay for ambience. Enjoyed my cocktails and the flatbread was delicious. Will go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on 31 October 2017

Staffs were very caring and food was delicious as usual.

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 (London)·Dined on 27 October 2017

Our waiter on the night was a French man and made us feel extremely welcome, he gave great service and made you feel as if you was his only customer in a packed restaurant. Very good experience all round

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food5
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·Dined on 23 October 2017

Went at 2pm so quieter - just lovely - relaxing. Service was excellent and friendly and a warm sunny day so the views were beautiful

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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food5
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 20 October 2017

Lovely venue for a friends' catch up - tables well spaced so doesn't feel cramped even when busy. Good food, good service, good drinks and at a good price!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Thank you very much for a lovely brunch! This was my second visit and I will certainly be back again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Relaxed business breakfast on the sunny and bright ground floor. Great eggs, generous portions and friendly, attentive staff. Would go again.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

Overall, my father and I had a good experience dining here. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, I would honestly go back for the staff.
We both ordered the burgers, I found mine lovely, but slightly blander than expected, that being said I tend to not salt my food once it arrives so perhaps that would have helped. I would love to go back and try something else on the menu though, there was a wide selection to choose from. I would definitely dine there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 18 September 2017

All worked efficiently with attentive staff and excellent food - its the second time we have eaten here and was not disappointed on this our second visit

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined on 12 September 2017

Great location especially on a sunny day. Refreshing bright natural light from surrounding balonies

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 7 September 2017

Excellent building and atmosphere. The food was quite good as well.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on 4 September 2017

I had the creamed spinach egg bake which made me stop, close my eyes, and savor. Perfect latte. Sweet waitress with great recommendations. A table for two by the window overlooking the canal on a misty weekday morning. So cozy. My husband loved the full English breakfast. Something he always enjoys, but he said this was a cut above.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Great restaurant for dinner with friends. Service was fantastic and the food was very tasty!

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Great Beer, Casual
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·Dined on 31 August 2017

Great food, drinks & ambience - cool place to meet

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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