German Gymnasium Grand Cafe

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£26 to £40
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German Gymnasium is a spectacular Grade II-listed building right between King's Cross and St Pancras. Its ground floor and extensive outdoor terrace is a tribute to those classic European Grand Cafés, serving great Mittel-European food right through from breakfast until dinner. Also offering two bar areas on a first come first serve basis.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff. Excellent food. Nothing more to say

DS
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was awesome. Service was faultless as was the food and wine. Such a great place for lunch.

KE
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place, great atmosphere great food and lots pf space ,,

G
London
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent venue for grabbing a pre sporting event tasty meal with nice wine in grand ambience.

AM
London
54 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great for a business breakfast. Great service and good food.

ES
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience, good place for a date. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food but very busy and service lacking.

PW
London
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit to the German Gymnasium. We experienced outstanding service, like that you'd expect in a restaurant charging twice the price, excellent food quality, and good value.

C
London
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My only criticism is about the service.
Service this time was not as expected and very average
Rushed and little care to guests and to details
While pouring wine the waiter spilled large amount out of glass and did not apologised and wiped the table

g
Manchester
21 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food in an impressive and vibrant space.

RK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desperate to keep our New Years Day tradition of pork and sauerkraut alive while in London, we found this place. What a great surprise. Lovely modern atmosphere with really good food. The pork knuckle and sauerkraut was outstanding. Great beer selection! Will come back next time in London!

DG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, food, ambience, cleanliness. Very close to Kings X and St Pancras. Great place to start or finish a trip to London.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Frenetic, but buzzy. Good service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As always, everything perfect except only this time waiter slightly mixed up order.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

+ lovely openplan restaurant in exposed brick walled building. pleasant waiters/waitresses.
+ The food is really tasty, good portions, very nicely presented.

The lady at reception looked a little too serious !

g
London
27 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely love coming here - the food is better than you often get in Germany, and is served in a lovely location. the staff are wonderful too and very attentive.

ML
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good fun
Great place to meet up for people from different areas.

r
Oxford
37 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Interesting place. Excellent coffee. Wish I could say the same about the Black Forest gateau ...

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment for a swift and efficient business breakfast

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant
Friendly staff
Some of the food we ordered was very good and some was ok

S
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Yes I would recommend to try out at least once for a casual lunch meet up or work meeting. Not special occasion- Although We cannot fault of give any low rating for the hospitality& service - excellent, even a Birthday dessert plate was organised as per request. It’s just a shame the food wasn’t value for money.

HS
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Restaurant a bit too loud and tables too crammed together.

C
London
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly atmosphere at a good value

H
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frühstück im German Gymnasium - ob Bavarian, German oder English breakfast - immer wieder ein Genuss. Hervorragende Qualität der Zutaten, aufmerksamer Service, optisch ansprechende Arrangements - immer wieder gerne.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great location and fantastic food!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice lunch experience.
Good food. Good service.

C
London
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to enjoy great food with friendly, charming and smiling service

S
London
25 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was OK. Nice setting. The service was rather pressured, within 10 minutes there were 3 different staff members coming to take food orders (and ask for drink orders which they have already taken) - we hardly sat down and caught our breath from the rain and wind outside. I was promised the Haxe was large - it was substantially smaller than a normal german portion, more like a lamb shank. The crackling was a little chewy rather than totally crunchy. The meat was very tender inside, but the outside was very dried and tough. The dessert coupe was wonderful - liked that. When it came to paying, the waitress managed not to split the bill in half, with one slightly more than the other - I did not understand how that is possible?

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Family lunch (a family favourite!)

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great beer and nice atmosphere for a client catchup

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and beer and feels very authentically German. But quite pricey - for a starter, main course (with necessary side dishes) and a few beers for 2, it came out close to £150.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. I will definitely be returning

M
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of meals which was really useful for 3 picky diners. Its busy in the evenings but the serving time was quick friendly and efficient. All 3 meals were excellent. Highly recommend the sausages !

s
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
Smart
Friendly
Special
Thanks
London Garden sumptuous cocktail!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very lively and quick

NR
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I was a little underwhelmed by the food, service and price.

BP
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was fine, if overpriced for what it was, but I suppose you’re paying for the convenience of location too. The service was very subtle by which I mean inattentive, though friendly when staff eventually noticed we were looking.

D
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, a great dinner! Beautiful building, good service, delicious traditional flavours and excellent value for money!

OT
Munich
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great venue