The Driver's wine list is hand-selected by the owner and features many organic wines, and the food menu is prepared with fresh produce delivered daily. Menu highlights include the famous Baby back pork ribs marinated in a secret BBQ sauce with homemade fries and house slaw, and Classic beer battered cod fillet with minted pea puree, homemade tartare and fries.
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The food tasted fine, but our wait for it was very long. And the staff seemed annoyed by anything that we asked for or needed (felt strange given we were the only ones in the main restaurant). We will not visit again!
We were at the Driver for drinks. I have always found the staff to be good-humoured, approachable and providing good service and the appropriate attention to detail with all clientele.
Me and my partner came here for an anniversary meal, his highlight was the ribs and mine the chocolate fondant. Both were amazing. Highly recommend.
Unfortunately our group did not have the best experience at The Driver and it is unlikely we will return to have food here. We had to wait over an hour to even get our starters and we only had one fleeting "your food is coming". This factor probably tainted our whole experience - however I did find the food over priced for what it was. For example, the Burrata as a starter was charged at £13 - it came with one slice of prosciutto yet two in our party asked for the veg option and there portion was smaller and came without the prosciutto but still priced the same. The standard of food varied yet the best food was the Fish & Chips - other meals were disappointing.
The acoustics are terrible on the ground floor - the place needs some sound dampeners as we struggle to even hear each other at all. The rest of the establishment was inaccessible because private hire but it does seem like a great place if you wanted to have a party there - I wouldn't recommend it for small parties of 6 or less.
Great venue for dinner - very good food, nice atmosphere and really friendly service.
Came here while we were visiting London. Our service was not the best had to get the waitresses attention often as well as wait awhile for one persons order. The food was standard pub food, however, I was very satisfied with my healthy option.
Great pub near King's Cross with super friendly staff
A great spot for catching up with friends in a low key capacity with good food.
Lovely, friendly service and good food choice. Sat outside which was nice :0)
Great food, attentive service, well priced and we will definitely be back again. Perfect night.
Absolutely execellent food, great variety in meny choices and generally just lovely.
Lovely food and attentive service! Highly recommend
Really nice place to go for a few drinks and a bite with a friend. Good ambience and not too loud.
Driver is a gorgeous quirky pub with a nice chilled ambience. We really liked the decor. I think the food is slightly overpriced for what it is. I’d expect to pay £18 for a main and £10 for a starter at a exclusive restaurant not a pub. Saying that the Ribs were pretty good. Our starter wasn’t so great but the manager was kind enough to change to the squid which was much better. Good service. This gastro pub could be amazing but some tweaks needed to the menu and pricing. Perhaps a 2/3 course deal of some kind. We enjoyed our evening and would go again. I would go back for those ribs for sure ...
It was good
Great food and a relaxed setting!
Nice place although a bit crammed, nice food and good service
Excellent as ever - friendly and great food
Great vibe and the best steak I have eaten in the UK
Really enjoy the Driver, central enough to be easy but quiet enough to have a conversation a bite to eat. Jerry Tate
Very good very convenient for Islington people
Food was good, but a little pricey for what it was. Pudding was highlight, service was ACE, attentive, welcoming staff esp considering its a pub
With so may great eating choices in the area, I just couldn't recommend The Driver. It was only average: food was okay, prices on the high side and service poor, despite being fairly quiet.
Hello, We're sorry to hear you were dissapointed with your visit to The Driver. We like to hope we are up there with the competition in the area and we try to give as fair a price as we can for the quality we serve. Please come back to visit us again soon and we will be sure to change your views :)
Lovely visit to The Driver. Perfect for a catch up with family. Nice pub food. Would imagine it can get pretty noisy at the weekend, but mid week was fine.
Great burgers, really excellent service, friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Recommended.
Hello, thanks for your review! We’re glad you love our venue as much as we do and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Driver Management team
Had a wonderful dinner at The Driver. I would highly recommend. Service and food were great. Amazing ribs, 4 of 5 of the group ordered them and loved them, a wasn’t expecting a full rack! White chocolate cheesecake was delicious too. Funky decor and well priced, we will be back! Thank you for the friendly and efficient staff who looked after us so well. This is a gem in Kings Cross
Hello, thanks for your review! We love our customers to love their food as much as we do – the bigger the better! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Driver Management team
I was really impressed with the food, service and vibe of this place. A friend of mine recommend it to me and I loved it. The steak was one of the best I had. We will come back soon.
Hello, thanks for your review! All of our meat is locally sourced by trusted suppliers! We’re glad you love our venue as much as we do and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Driver Management team
Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff! The food was delicious too.
Perfect spot for a catch up with wine and nibbles. Service was just the right amount - checking in but not overpowering and went out of their way to accommodate a sweet tooth at the end of our night
I loved it!!! The staff was really lovely and the food was also great. My friends and I order platters to share and I had the duck breast and the Cheescake. Everything was DELICIOUS. The whole experience was AMAZING and just 5 minutes walk from Kings Cross Station. I highly recommend this space. One of the managers told us that they also organised private parties, worth it to check it out!
Hello, thanks for your review! Our platters are amazing to share with friends over a catch up and were glad to hear you loved them! All of our 4 floors are available to privately hire and cater to any occasion – if you have any questions give us a message at email@example.com Driver Management team
Food mediocre as in previous reviews, other than cheesecake which was delicious. Overall not good value for money. Far better places to go, unless you fancy cheesecake and a coffee.
OK, it was a Friday night. And I am some way past my youth. All the same, the noise levels were very high - talking to my partner opposite on a small table usually required raising one's voice. Notwithstanding this, the staff did a good enough job with the service, even if they did get our simple order a bit wrong. Oh, and I was threatened by a drunk. If it's a burger a beer and some buzz that you are after, I heartily recommend the place. If you want a quiet meal, certainly avoid the weekend!
Hello, thanks for your review! We cater for all ages and do get extremely busy at the weekend which can not be some peoples taste, please come back and see us on a weekday evening for a more chilled and quiet meal. During busy times our staff can mistake some orders but we try to reconcile this as soon as we can. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit overall and look forward to seeing you again soon. Driver Management team
The Driver is a lovely restaurant, slightly off the beaten track, so not too busy. Nice venue, clean toilets and really good food at fairly reasonable prices...
Hello, thanks for your review! During autumn and winter weekends are our busiest times – being within 8 minutes of Kings Cross Station we’re expecting a great summer so do come and see us again soon for a more upbeat visit. Driver Management team
Nice pub inside, I had the fish and chips and the fish was pretty bad which was disappointing. My friends meals both looked much better though.
Hello, thanks for your review! Sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your fish and chips at The Driver, our fish is delivered fresh daily and to the highest standard. We hope to see you and your friends again soon. Driver Management team
I went to The Driver for my anniversary and it was an amazing experience. We had crispy calamari as starter, my fiancee had the steak and I had the risotto. The chocolate fondant was great too! I definetly recommend this place. Service, food and ambiance was Fantastic. Looking forward to come back!
Hello, thanks for your review! The chocolate fondant is our most popular dessert so were glad you loved it! We look forward to seeing you and your fiancée again soon. We’d also love to show you around our function rooms which are perfect for wedding receptions! Driver Management team
Nice food and good ambience. It wasn't too loud, especially for a Thursday evening. The service was great! They wait staff were all very friendly and smiling.
Hello, thanks for your review! Our motto is great food with great conversation on the side! We’re glad you love our venue as much as we do and we look forward to welcoming you with a big smile again soon. Driver Management team
Enjoyed a meal for two at the Driver yesterday evening, staff were warm and accommodating and the food was delicious, would highly recommend the sharing platters
Hello, thanks for your review! Our platters are amazing to share over a catch up and were glad to hear you loved them! We hope to see you again soon! Driver Management team
Slow service and poor quality food. Christmas menu sounds great but ridiculously overpriced for the Iceland quality and portion size given. Only good thing about this place was it had availability and now I know why.
Hi There, We apologise you did not have a good experience on Monday and you felt our service was slow, Christmas is our busiest period. All of our staff at work very hard to ensure we maintain good service throughout the festive period, we apologise you did not feel this was upto standard. With regards to our food, we order it in fresh from local reputable suppliers on a daily basis. We feel our portion sizes are fair for a Gastropub. Again we apologise you did not enjoy your time with us.
We had great book and fabulous service on a really busy Friday night. Have already recommended this place to a few friends.
Hi Kelly, Thank you for your feedback, and recommendation! We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and we look forward to seeing you here again.
It took over 45 minutes for us to get our food. Thankfully the food made up for it, but it would have been nice not to wait that long next time.
Hi Natasha, Thank you for your feedback, we apologise you didn't have a positive experience on 7th. Friday's in December are our busiest time of the year, our staff work hard to ensure we maintain an excellent standard of service, however due to the enormous surge in traffic, it can be difficult to maintain. We would love to see you again at The Driver and we apologise you didn't have an exceptional experience on this occasion.