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“Great party venue”

The Driver Kings Cross
Ranked #4,316 of 24,683 Restaurants in London
Price range: USD 8 - USD 24
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
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
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We hired one of the rooms at The Driver for a private function for my organisation. The event managers, were so helpful, friendly and paid attention to detail. The room was set out as requested on arrival and the customer service was great on the night. Highly recommend this venue if you are looking for somewhere in London to host your party.

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Thank Katey H
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DriverLDN, Private Hire & Events Manager at The Driver Kings Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks so much for the wonderful review Katie, looking forward to organising more events with you in the future!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This place is lacking that personal touch. We had booked a table but when we arrived not easy to see who to ask where we go. Barman didn't acknowledge us even a smile or won't be a moment etc. Found someone who seated us then left us for 5 minutes looking at each other without a menu or drink offer. My drink took about 15 minutes to arrive, handed to me- no tray- same with cutlery, just in their hands. Very informal for the service charge added, no enjoy your meal etc.
Food was Ok, I had the lamb rump which was cooked well, husband had the chicken which was a bit overcooked and £17 for chicken- bit much. My vegetables were warm not hot so not to my taste but wasn't sure if said that on menu. The music was dance music, really random considering clientele, so atmosphere was strange. Don't think we'd come back to be honest- all very casual and food just ok.

Thank shevron_2000
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DriverLDN, Private Hire & Events Manager at The Driver Kings Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hey Shevron, thanks for passing this feedback on! We're sorry your dining experience at The Driver wasn't to our normal standards, we take every review seriously and we've passed this on to our bar staff and our chef's. Are you able to get in touch with us so we can discuss the rest of the details?

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

A number of my friends and I on multiple occasions have opened tabs here and have been told that the tab is way more than what was ordered. One friend is T-total and was asked to pay for 3 beers! Avoid

Thank PhillieSteak
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DriverLDN, Private Hire & Events Manager at The Driver Kings Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hey PhilliSteak, we're sorry to hear that you and your friends have had a bad experience! This is the first we've heard of there being an issue with incorrect charges on bar tabs, but we do know that human error can sometimes occur.

Were you able to speak with a manager on the evening (or during previous visits as you've mentioned) regarding the issue as they would've been more than happy to sort out the problem and double check the orders/receipts. Or if you happen to have the receipt in question we can still review the order/receipt against our CCTV to make sure everything was put through accurately.

If you do still have the receipt please get in contact with me at events@driverlondon.co.uk

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Went on a Friday with eight friends, booked a few hours before arriving, good food, good menu, three or four veggie options, it was busy so the food took around 10 mins which gave us enough time to catch up. Friendly staff and v helpful. Dogs welcome.

Thank Ikheethugo
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DriverLDN, Private Hire & Events Manager at The Driver Kings Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks for the great review lkheethugo!

Looking forward to seeing you at The Driver again soon!

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We booked the Penthouse room for a company party for a small group. Laura Segarra was excellent and took care of everything we needed on the booking and made sure that the room was set up perfectly. We arrived late, and bar tender Dan asked the kitchen to delay our food so that we could settle in an get drinks. He was delightful and could not have been more thoughful and helpful.

The food was really good. And the room was set up cabaret style which was perfect for the pub quiz we had organised. Altogether a great evening. Many thanks to the team at the Driver for all their help. D

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DriverLDN, Event Manager at The Driver Kings Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thanks so much for the feedback and we're so happy that you had a great time! We've passed on the feedback to Laura and Dan. We hope to have you again soon at The Driver!
- Claudia

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