Last weekend was Beyonce’s Formation tour at Wembley and in celebration of my friend Anne’s birthday a group of 8 of us decided to go and worship at the altar of Bey. But first we needed to a) line our stomachs, before b) preload before getting to the stadium! Whilst I don’t condone binge drinking, it was great to have a leisurely brunch and some quality wine before we headed into the mayhem of Wembley Stadium.
So in comes the Lighterman at Kings Cross, situated on the canal and overlooking Granary Square this restaurant bar has been open for 3.5 months, but I haven’t been to Kings Cross for ages, so I hadn’t spotted it before. The Lighterman consists of 3 light filled floors, with lots of outside/balcony space and the previously mentioned views.
But we weren’t here just for the views – it was brunch time! The Lighterman has a special brunch menu until 4pm at the weekends (good to know if you are struggling to get up!)
I started with a peach Bellini and some of my friends chose a Bloody Mary as a hair-of-the-dog. The regular menu is available alongside the brunch menu – ensuring that there was something for everyone.
I decided to go for a mix of the brunch and lunch menu – starting with the signature flatbreads that The Lighterman does. For brunch they have a smoked salmon flatbread with avocado salsa, which hit my craving for avocado:
I hadn’t really expected the flatbread to be a DIY job! I was expecting more like a pizza – i.e. with toppings on it.. however the smoked salmon portion was very generous and the avocado salsa perfect with it. Anne went healthy and got the grilled salmon, which was served with a light green salad – the low carb option for sure. Sarah decided to go all out on the burger and fries (guess what they both had hangovers!)
Laura also got the salmon flatbread, but added a side of crispy fried squid.
To ‘go’ with my flatbread I ordered the baked goats cheese – coming with broccoli and a refreshing but crunchy mix of grapes and toasted flaked almonds, this was veggie heaven and another great ‘light’ low carb meal choice.
With nothing left on the plates I can be sure that everyone liked their dishes! Having been so
greedy healthy, we had to try the desserts of course…
The desserts were a picture (as you can see), light and tasty! All in all we appreciated the food, clean and light with a modern twist and the brunch options were a bit different and interesting, but they still had all the classics too. A few bottles of wine washed brunch down and then we were ready to head over to Wembley!
I’m definitely coming back to the Lighterman for brunch/lunch/dinner at some point – its location is great and the food and hosting very good. I would recommend booking at the weekend and for large parties, however they can fit in lots of people across the 3 floors, but they can’t guarantee outside tables.
Let me know your experience if you try The Lighterman out!