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Percy & Founders team to open the Lighterman

05 November 2015 by
Percy & Founders team to open the Lighterman

The business behind London restaurant Percy & Founders is to open the Lighterman in early 2016 on Granary Square in King's Cross.

The new pub, dining room and bar from Open House will offer all-day drinking and dining across three floors with outside seating overlooking Regent's Canal and Granary Square. The number of covers has not yet been confirmed.

The Lighterman is named after Victorian-era workers who operated flat-bottomed goods barges called "lighters" on the River Thames and on London's canals.

The British all-day menu at the venue will be overseen by executive-chef Diego Cardoso who joined Open House, the firm behind Percy & Founders, in 2014. The manager will be Tania Davey.

The contemporary building has been designed by architect Stanton Williams and will have a series of dining and drinking areas on each floor. Interiors will be industrial and minimalist with large, open spaces and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, exposed concrete walls and a neutral colour scheme.

There will be a canal-side bar with alfresco terrace overlooking the water and connecting the building with the canal towpath.

Open House is the sister company to Cubitt House, the firm behind a series of pubs in Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Pimlico and Marylebone, including the Grazing Goat and the Orange.

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