Summer in London means one thing – a frantic search for the hottest alfresco drinking and dining spot for sun-drenched days and balmy nights. Making that decision all too easy is the brand new canalside terrace at recently opened Granary Square pub, dining room and bar The Lighterman, King’s Cross.
The only venue in the area offering canalside drinking and dining, the terrace offers extensive seating on the barge-lined Regent’s Canal, spectacular views along the bustling towpath and emerging neighbourhood skyline; plus a menu of modern British classics by Executive Chef Diego Cardoso, washed down with craft ale, rosé wine, and seasonal cocktails.
Opened in March 2016, and named after the Victorian workers who operated ‘lighters’ flat-bottomed goods barges on London’s canals, The Lighterman offers three floors with alfresco seating on both Regent’s Canal and Granary Square, plus a wraparound terrace with views over King’s Cross.
Designed by RIBA Stirling Prize winning architects Stanton Williams, The Lighterman is the third opening from Open House whose other properties include Percy & Founders (Spring 2015) and The Larder (February 2016). The team also founded the Cubitt House collection including The Grazing Goat and The Orange.