Director visited The Lighterman, a business meeting-friendly pub, dining room and bar that sits handsomely on Regent’s Canal, to sample the elegant breakfast offerings
A hop and a skip from King’s Cross station, in the regenerated Granary Square, the modernist, three-storey Lighterman restaurant is an exquisite marriage of form and function. Designed by architects Stanton Williams, its floor-to-ceiling windows and wraparound terrace overlook Regent’s Canal, while the imposing grey facade, conceived as a single sculptural form, complements the surrounding architecture. It’s a sublime base for a business breakfast, weekend brunch or post-work supper with dishes that are modern British in flavour with European influences. The elegant breakfast menu features the likes of Lambton & Jackson smoked salmon with crushed avocado on rye and homemade ricotta with cinnamon, grapes and honey. Online bookings are available, though there is also space for walk-ins on the ground floor.
What the website says
“Our 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.
“Executive Chef Diego Cardoso has created a modern British menu with European influences for breakfast, lunch, dinner & weekend brunch. With seasonal produce at the forefront of our menus, we have a range of choices from healthy salads and spelt flour flat breads to aged beef burgers and beautiful marinated meat, fish and veg cooked on our wood-fired grill.
The bar offers seasonal cocktails alongside biodynamic and affordable wines, as well as independent craft beers.”