Set to open early 2016 is The Lighterman – a new pub, dining room and bar in Granary Square, King’s Cross. Spanning the entire eastern side of the square, the brand new standalone building designed by Stanton Williams will offer all-day drinking and dining across three floors, with outside seating overlooking both Regent’s Canal and Granary Square.
Each floor will feature a series of dining and drinking areas, covering casual drinks through to destination dining. Interiors will be industrial and minimalist with large open spaces, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, exposed concrete walls and a neutral pared-back colour scheme.
The modern British all-day menu will be overseen by Executive Chef Diego Cardoso, who joined Open House in 2014 to launch their first restaurant and bar, Percy & Founders, in spring 2015. The extensive drinks menu will include draught & bottled beers, craft ales and seasonal cocktails, together with a well-curated and affordable wine list.
The Lighterman will feature a canal-side bar with an alfresco terrace, a top floor with panoramic views across the square and canal, a wood-fired grill and a pizza oven. The ground floor will serve everything from breakfast through to dinner in a more formal dining experience meaning it will be perfect for long lunches, dinners and private events.