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“Leaving Party” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Driver

The Driver
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Ranked #4,239 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$7 - US$22
Cuisines: British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Description: The Driver is a 5 floor boutique pub/venue in King's Cross, renowned for its 3 unique and fully equipped private dining / partying rooms. Over the summer our roof terrace becomes a hotspot for city professionals who want a glass of bubbly or a pint in the sun. The Driver pub has built a strong reputation with the local corporate community who use the space for informal meeting and hearty lunches as well as being a real drinking hole for local residents in the evening with added weekly entertainment. If you are one of our very satisfied customers who are going through our venue every week please do take the time to write a good review. Hope to see you soon. The Driver team
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Leaving Party”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We had a leaving party on July 4 2014 in the first floor bar. The venue was excellent as we had our own private bar. Staff were very helpful and friendly - especially our barman Tom. Food was great and everything went to plan. There were around 50-60 of us but the bar would easily have accommodated over 100 comfortably. It would also make a great place for a Christmas party and is located very near to Kings Cross station (about 10 mins walk) but far enough away to get away from the main hustle and bustle. I would recommend the Driver and look forward to going back soon.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Laura D
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hosted a great party for us”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Myself and five school/uni friends organised a joint 50th at the Driver, which was great. The staff were fantastic - very helpful and accommodating re DJs, data projectors, Cakes etc. The Driver catering was really good as was the bar. The whole thing ran smoothly and we partied til dawn with everyone having a great time.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Minx133
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Brussels, Belgium
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Tasty food. Good for business lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

Nice decor and tables large enough to feel comfortable. Good choice on menu of modern gastro food. Mostly tasty and fresh. Kind waiter who had much patience! Near Kings Cross and good choice for local lunch.

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Thank Angela B
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent private hire party venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

We hired the second floor for a 40th Birthday party, the staff were helpful, accommodating & friendly both in relation to advance preparations & on the evening. I would definitely recommend it as a good value & central venue hire option in London.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Clare P
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London
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Food is okay, service hit and miss”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

I have now been here 3 times, as it is near my workplace.

First time was a Christmas meal, with colleagues, which was fairly okay from what I remember.

Second time was for a quick lunch with my O/H, but the food took so long to arrive, that we had to rush it, pay and get back to where we needed to be.

Third (and likely my final) visit, with a friend, resulted in our order being taken, but not arriving at the kitchen due to some technical fault. The guy who came to tell us was very apologetic and offered free drinks, so can't fault him, but it did mean I grabbed some food elsewhere while my friend ate alone.

It just seems a bit expensive (£10 for a burger?) and hit and miss as to whether your food will arrive in time. Maybe I've just been unlucky, but I don't plan to return.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fritzeh
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