Lovely afternoon on the terrace in the sun. All 4 of us found the food to be delicious. The watermelon cocktail and elderflower spritz are lush and very easy to drink. The waiter was super friendly, as were the rest of the staff. Been here a few times and we always have a good time.
Hello, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. So good to see our returning guests and I am very glad that you and your party enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon.
I prefer to be welcomed and shown the menus before I am told my booking is only for 2 hours. Similarly I’d like to be offered a drink or desert before you remind me that I need to leave in 30 minutes.
Seems you are only interested in getting as many covers through the door as possible rather than ensuring that the people who are already there have a great experience.
Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave a feedback. I am sorry to hear that your experiance didn't match your expectations. I'm glad you you brought those issues to my attention so I can have a look into it and address it to the team. I really hope it didn't ruin your time with us and I hope to see you again soon.
Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend!
Thanks Cricklehood for a review. We are super glad you had a great experiance at The lighterman. We hope to see you again soon.
Enjoyed a really good evening at The Lighterman. I have to say the staff were absolutely excellent, very efficient, attentive and polite. The top floor felt like a very safe, airy space and the spacing between tables was still good. Only minor gripes were that all my friends had the crispy squid starter which arrived lukewarm, which is apparently not great (my soup was piping hot) and people were not asked how they wanted their burgers which resulted in them arriving far more well done than would have been preferred. Small things to improve on but overall great.
Hello Richard, thank you very much for sharing your experiance. Happy to hear that you and your party had a great evening with us. I'll make sure to pass your feedback on food to our chefs and we hope to see you again soon.
Service excellent venue good noise level awfully loud
Hello DawnF, thank you for taking your time to leave a feedback. Sorry to hear that venue ambiance wasn't up to your like, it's a busy venue and it gets quite loud on some days. Although, I am very glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Great location with a real buzz and great food. Down to earth, perfect for drinks or dining out.
Hello Chummel, thank you so much for your kind feedback. Good to hear that you experiance went very well. We hope too see you again shortly.
Seemed to have not enough staff, so it was all a bit slow and to ask for forgotten items.
Hello LaurenD, thank you for taking your time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear that you had a frustrating experiance. Thank you for bringing those issues to my attention. I'll have a look into it and I'll address to the team as we are trying to provide same standard of service no matter of staff levels. However, I really hope it didn't spoil your experiance and we hope to see you again soon.
A lovely place for a special treat for a birthday. Excellent service. Great cocktails, delicious food and not too expensive for central London. Great location and ambience too. We’ll definitely be back! Thank you to the staff there.
Hello NickiJRose, thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. Me and the team are over the moon to hear that you had a great time with us and we are looking forward to welcome you back again soon.
Beautiful setting, great food. Service started off great and very attentive, did get slower/ less attentive as the evening went on.
Hello JulietteW, Thank you for sharing your feedback. Sorry to hear that your experiance wasn't 100% fulfilled I'll make sure to address this matter to the team. Overall, I'm glad you still enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon .
Very nice and cozy evening, we were very glad to be seated outside on the terrace! And thank you for not kicking us out after 3 hours of dining - it was so good! Cheers xx
Hey SofiaL, thank you so much for a lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experiance on one of our lovely terraces. We hope to see you sometime soon.
Sat outside & weather was warm & then we turned the heaters on as got cold later on
Staff friendly & on the ball
We will go back
Hello HHHHHHHH, thank you for taking your time to leave a review. We are very glad you time with us went very well. We are looking forward seeing you again soon.
Lovely food atmosphere and service. Great location. Recommend the fish and chips and thank service team for being so easy going around our table’s poor time keeping
Hello helenm, thank you so much for your honest feedback. So good to hear that you had a good time with us and enjoyed your meal. I hope to see you again shortly.
The cocktails were amazing, beautiful food, friendly staff that were so helpful. Couldn’t have been happier.
Hello, We are very glad you had such a great time at The lighterman. We hope tp see you again very soon.
Loved the roof terrace. Swift service, quality food and well mixed cocktails.
Hello Ketsiads, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We are very happy to hear that your time with us went very well. We are looking forward to see you soon again.
Lovely staff, great location and amazing views! We were looked after really well and for that reason, I will definitely return.
hello Sarah, thank you for taking your time to leave this lovely review. I am very happy to hear that you were looked after during your time with us. The team will be delighted to see your feedback. We are looking forward to welcome again.
Food was nice, the staff were fantastic but it’s totally overpriced.
I invited my family for my final goodbye dinner in London because I wanted to have my last dinner on a rooftop bar. I had called and somehow between the phone conversation and OpenTable reservation that got lost. It was disappointing when they said we had to be seated downstairs with half of the party on a bench, not a regular chairs. When you make your reservation, be sure to call back to re-check with them. They were super super busy, so service was slow at times, hard to find our server sometimes. Appetizers, drinks, and main dish selections were fantastic. But their dessert menu is very limited, could use a fresh fruit option for those who need to avoid sugar. The vibe was great, but the noise level was sometimes too high we could not hear each other.
Hello, thank you for taking your time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear that your experiance wasn't 100% fulfilled. Thank you for pointing those issues so I can have a look into it and pass your feedback to the team. Although, I glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again in the future.
Wonderful! We had the two - they let us move when we got to hot yes two best tables on the terrace and the service was so good. So helpful and friendly. It was a great experience!
Hello LauraL, Thank you so much for a lovely review. I am delighted to hear that your experiance with us went very well and staff looked after you . I hope to see you again soon.
Food was delicious, wait staff were friendly and help, terrace was shaded and very pleasant
Hello GabriellaK, thank you very much for leaving your feedback. Me and the team are happy to hear that you gad a great time on one of our lovely terraces. We hope to see you shortly.
First time at The Lighterman and certainly won’t be the last. I booked the same morning for lunch and requested an outside shaded table if possible. The request was not only noted on the system and acknowledged by the staff, not always the case, but we were provided with the perfect table on the first floor balcony, in shade looking onto the canal. The service was friendly and faultless. The menu offered a great range and the food was excellent. We were unhurried and enjoyed the perfect lunch with my son. Will be a regular in the future.
Hello RonT, Thank you so much for this lovely review. I am very happy to hear that you and your son had a great time and enjoyed your meal with us. We are looking forward seeing you in the future.
Perfect location, great food, lovely service, plenty of variety to choose from on the food and drinks menu.
Hey, thank you so much for a lovely review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. I hope to see you again soon.
Very busy sunny lunchtime & yet service was spot on & efficient! Had a wonderful visit -loved the jug of summer sip smith!
Hello Pickle, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We are very happy to hear that your lunch time with us went very well. WE hope to see you again soon.
Great location and beautiful patio with pretty views. Service was top notch and most of the food was excellent. The burger was VERY well-done so make sure to ask for it medium as this is the default temperature.
Hello MariaH, thank you for taking your time to share your feedback. Me and team are delighted to hear that you had a great time on one of our lovely terraces. We hope to see you soon again.
Waiting staff good.
Food reasonable, Pimms jelly gorgeous!
Thanks CHR1S for a lovely feedback. Good to hear that your time with us went well. I hope to see you again soon.
Food was lovely and staff were great.
Thank you so much for a lovely comment. I/m happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you soon.
Generally good, could be a bit better. Excellent service.
Accommodated us al really well considering the short staff and the heat
Hwy smyum, thank you for feedback. Good to hear that you were looked after on your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon.
My guest and I both went for the Sunday chicken roast and it was delicious. I can honestly say it was the most flavoursome roast we’ve eaten in a while. The portion size was spot on and there were lots of tasty vegetables provided too.
It was the hottest day of the year so far and although all the doors were open it was very hot inside so some ceiling fans would have been ideal. All in all, a great lunch.
Hey CarmelK, thank you for taking your time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you and your guests enjoyed Sunday roast with us. We hope to see you again soon.
Always a great spot. Great food and service. Wish the downstairs was open!
Hey KristenT, thank you for sharing your feedback. We happy to hear that you keep coming back and always having a good time with us. We have some great news, we are reopening downstairs bar from this week for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. We hope to see you soon.
I have been the lighterman many times, such a good location especially when the sun is out. Staff was great and very friendly and the food was delicious. Massive letdown that they charge for sparkling water (not bought in bottles but sparkling water they make there). On arrival, we were offered water and opted for sparkling but no mention that we would be charged. Bit disappointing.
Hello Kristina, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that communication from your server wasn't clear at the beginning. We are using a high quality Nordaq filtering system to bottled water on site for the respect of the environment and a good taste. However, I am happy to hear you enjoyed the rest of your time with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Lovely atmosphere and really appreciated the effort they made in getting us an outdoor space despite being full.
Hey lizzieH, thank you so much for a review. So good to hear you were looked after on your last visit with us. We hope to see you again soon
Superb location and great service and food. The loos were grim.
Hey KatyH, thanks for feedback. Good to hear you had a good time with us. We are doing our best to keep our loos as clean as possible and check them as often as we can. However, it happens that one minute its clean another min it's not. However, thank you for pointing it to me so I can address it to the team. And I really hope we will see you again soon.
Lovely situation overlooking the water. Excellent service and food was beautifullypresented. Interesting menu with enough choices. Light and airy upstairs with well spaced seating.
I would definitely eat there again.
Hello IsobelB, thank you so much for your such a lovely feedback. We are over the moon that you had a great time with us. We can wait to welcome you again.
The burger was excellent - definitely recommend this dish
Hey GINAD, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon
Amazing salad and drinks. Great vibe and plenty seating. Very polite staff
Hey SamS, thank you for your kind feedback. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experiance at The Lighterman. WE hope to see you again soon.
Fab place to meet with my friends in the sunshine and catch up. Service was brilliant as we the cocktails!
Hey AllisonH, thank you for your lovely feedback. we are happy to hear that you and your friends had a great time on one of our beautiful terraces. We hope to see you again soon.
Great space to eat & drink! Really friendly & super helpful staff. The food was delicious but some of the “large” plates really aren’t large at all so if you want something filling go for the burgers or fish & chips. But overall a great experience and I’d definitely go back.
Hello KathS, thank you for taking your time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us . We hope to see you again soon.
Children’s burger was massive but tough and didn’t taste great so my daughter struggled to eat it at all. My smoked salmon with egg came with cold hard boiled egg cut up on top of it - had expected poached or scrambled as it was brunch - though to be fair I should have checked - and was a pretty small portion. Lovely setting and staff very friendly but disappointing food. It’s a pity as kings cross is a place I go often and would hesitate to return to lighterman given other great options nearby.
Hello KathyS, thank you for taking your time to leave a feedback. I am very sorry to hear that your experiance wasn't 100% fulfilled. I am happy you shared it with us so we can have a look in to it and address it to our chefs team. Although, I am glad you were looked after and I really hope you will give another chance to The Lighterman in the future.
Rooftop terrace.. great views, great location, easy to get to.
Very noisy and crowded. Could barely hear my companions
Hey KathrynG, thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear that you had frustrating time with us and that ambiance wasn't up to your expectations. We know that The lighterman can get busy and quite noisy some days but we trying our best to make every guests experiance as good as possible. We are really hope it didn't put you down and we hope to see you again soon.
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OpenTable ダイナー2577名によるThe Lightermanの評価は4.4☆です。