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The Gilbert Scott
The Gilbert Scott

The Gilbert Scott Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegilbertscott.co.uk/
  • Phone: 0207 278 3888
  • Hours of Operation: Open daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, 5:30pm - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Marcus Wareing
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: There is a 2 hour turnaround time on all bookings.
  • Entertainment: Pianist every evening and at weekends

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Gilbert Scott
The Gilbert Scott restaurant is situated within one of London’s most anticipated re-openings – the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, a truly spectacular setting bursting with history, atmosphere and charm. Combining a genuine skill for hospitality and a true interest in their unique surroundings, the team at The Gilbert Scott have created a dining experience which really is unlike any other in the capital. From the grandiose entrance of The Gilbert Scott’s bar space, transporting you to another world from the smog and traffic of Euston Road, to the quiet glory of the dining room with its high plaster moulded ceilings, polished limestone pillars and large windows, The Gilbert Scott reminds you of precisely why so many, among them poet John Betjeman, campaigned against the demolition of this magnificent building. A large AA Rosette menu catering for all tastes is inspired by the surrounds of the dining room, incorporating also nostalgic British dishes.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our second visit. We enjoyed the food even more this time, but exceptional in every way was the attentive and friendly service. This was made to feel like a special occasion for us. Our friend had particular dietary requirements around the method of cooking, which were helpfully accommodated and multiple suggestions offered - thanks also to the kitchen for showing commendable flexibility. The menu shows ingenuity and thoughtful planning around traditional favourites. Not exactly inexpensive, but you DO get quality here!"
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Grand surroundings, attentive staff, good quality well balanced dishes. Highly recommended."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "I must say what lovely grand rooms the bar and restaurant are. The tables and chairs in the bar could new with a refurb and they should invest in new drinks lists to replace the dog-eared worn ones. The service and appearance of the staff just don't measure up to the grandeur of the place. A lot of the staff had either ill-fitting and/or stained uniforms. The drinks themselves were good cocktails. The Sunday lunch menu was very limited. We had different starters which were all under seasoned. The mains were very well cooked but totally uninspiring. The desserts quite bland too. The bread was served without plates and nobody cleared the table cloth before our starters. We cannot believe that a great a chef as Marcus Wareing is involved here!"
    dined on 13/07/2014
  • "Booked Gilbert Scott to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary and have always treated ourselves to special lunch/dinner. I made a note to restaurant to let them know it's our wedding anniversary. We arrived and the service was good throughout, standard. The food was very good but not as great as I expected from this restaurant. We could of gone to a great pub and received much better food. On the whole we left rather disappointed as the service, the food and the whole experience could of been much better as it didn't feel special for enough our celebration. Which I have to say this being the 1st time out of all the years celebrating our wedding anniversary, this came bottom. The note I made to let the restaurant know was pointless."
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "Sunday Brunch here is highly recommended. There is an excellent brunch menu but lunch proper starts at noon. The Sunday Roast menu is excellent value and the a la carte is very reasonable considering the quality of the ingredients. Service is friendly and efficient. There is a good wine list and excellent cocktail list. Well worth trying."
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "The Gilbert Scott is a great British experience. The decor is traditional, yet with a very modern feel. A celebration of the past without being nostalgic. The service was perfect: Discreet, warm and not too intrusive. I was expecting the food to be good, but it was even better than I imagined. In some ways it is a journey across Britain: I started off with a Dorset crab with fennel and grapefruit, followed by Goosnargh duck breast with pickled shiitake, turnips, honey and pepper. I ended with Mrs Beeton’s snow egg, officially my new favorite pudding. I definitely recommend the Gilbert Scott, that is unique thanks to the right mix of history, food and decor."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "We had lunch at Gilbert Scott starting with a cocktail in the bar, lovely surroundings. Good selection on the menu, in the light and airy restaurant. Waiting staff friendly and helpful. There was no rush at all. The crab starter was wonderful. They called the day before to confirm the reservation."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Great place to meet especially when friends just arrived at St Pancras by train."
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "Good food beautifully presented with attentive service. Very enjoyable."
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "Great for an informal meal only problem was staff kept interrupting probably because they weren't very busy but got very annoying."
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "I am a great fan of Marcus Waring, but I was a bit disappointed with our evening. My starter was not presented well. The wine list is simply a joke - nothing under £26 and most over £40, and not that god"
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "We went to the Gilbert Scott primarily for its location, in the renovated St Pancras Hotel, and the room is gorgeous. We had the Chicken Kiev, salmon, and lamb, which were very good, but not outstanding given the prices. The sides, especially the chips, were excellent, as was the Lord Mayor's Trifle dessert. The service was inconsistent: the wine steward pointed us to a wine better than the one we had chosen but less expensive, which is quite unusual and appreciated, but food service we found slow and inattentive."
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "Excellent standard slightly let down by the dessert. Well worth visiting though."
    dined on 06/05/2014
  • "The St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is a beautiful building and The Gilbert Scott is in part of that but somehow because it is so cavernous it does not feel warm or welcoming quite spartan, maybe it is better in the evening with more diners adding to the atmosphere. The food is mediocre and not what I would call fine dining and havig watched Marcus Wareing judging food on Masterchef with a very critical eye he obviously doesnt do lunch at The GS. I cannot say I am completely impressed and more disappointed than enthusiastic. Would not recommend this restaurant."
    dined on 06/05/2014
  • "Setting is always fantastic. Good food - Arnold Bennet Omlette is great. Great service."
    dined on 23/04/2014
  • "Generally disappointing. It's a shame that such a venue cannot execute simple and uncomplicated food. I think it tries too hard to make food that is 'clever' but fails to give customers classic good food and instead delivers unreasonable and poorly executed and interpreted surprises."
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "Delicious and delicate food in one of the most stunning venues in London."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "The atmosphere was relaxed yet elegant, and the table settings were very well done. From the moment we met reception it was clear that this was a highly organised restaurant and that we would be well looked after, as indeed we were. My oysters were perfect and my partner really enjoyed the Yorkshire Fish Cake, whilst the main courses were brilliant. The wine was splendid (and I do know a bit about wine!) and the service was exactly what it should be. All round a very fine experience, and value for money."
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "Wonderful ambiance, outstanding service, beautiful room with pianist playing in the evening, great food. Would definitely return. "
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "enjoyed the taste of Great British food served very well it was a good experience other than thedesigner restaurant card not honoured or recognised "
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "Eaten here a few times and the fish batter repeats that classic chef error over over salting - some people like to add salt if they require it not have it caked into the composition of the batter! Chips always good however......."
    dined on 02/04/2014
  • "The menu was varied and all five of us enjoyed the food and the wine. We had to share the 'banquet' which felt a bit intrusive but did not spoil the quality of the food. On the whole, service was very good, just once did we have a complaint, whereby gravy wasn't brought to the table and one of us was left waiting for a while. This is an ideal place to meet friends or family arriving or leaving from King's Cross."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, it isn't cheap however a really good quality meal with an excellent selection on the menu. Would recommend for a special occasion, had the Ox cheek which was outstanding, my wife had the Flank steak which was equally as good."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "The Gilbert Scott specialises in traditional english recipes brought back to life and it does this very well. We were sadly too late for the early evening prix fixe which offers excellent value so ordered a la carte. The rib of beef for two was the highlight and outstanding but perhaps could have come with a side or two at that price. Very good wine and cocktail list. Service is excellent and staff will recognise you and acknowledge you if you come more than once which is always pleasant and gives a more personal dimension to the restaurant. Well worth trying!"
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "A good meal that went into overtime, although we weren't the last in the restaurant I did get tired of the waitress walking past with her empty tray ready to clear away after us. Never a comfortable feeling!"
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "Booked the Gilbert Scott as a birthday present,four of us dined. We had a reservation for 6.15. The restaurant itself is housed in the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, which is a stunning building full of character. The staff were friendly, courteous and efficient. Bread and butter was brought to the table while we made our food choices. The starters were Foie Gras, Smoked Salmon, Yorkshire Fishcake and Omlette Arnold Bennett (which unfortunately had several small bones in it). All starters were very tasty and good size portions. Wood Pigeon, Homemade Burger and Ox Cheek were mains, again, all very tasty. Banana Bread and Butter Pudding, warm Chocolate Mousse and Lord Mayor Triffle rounded off a thoroughly enjoyable restaurant experience."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "A great experience from start to finish. We came on a Saturday afternoon and opted for the set menu. Great choices, good value for money and we were both very full and satisfied. The staff are incredibly friendly and i look forward to having an excuse to come again!"
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "I was meeting an ex colleague, for diner who likes his food and have taste for sophistication. The booking people were extremely accommodating as my friend was late they confirm that my table will be kept and I could wait at the bar. Once seated, waiters were extremely pleasant and professional and the food was really good. The atmosphere is cosy and not too loud if you need to speak business. I will strongly recommend for any occasion. Will definitely come back."
    dined on 10/03/2014
  • "This was my third visit here for a quick lunch and it was superb. The dining room is stunning, my starter of snails with roast bone marrow a taste sensation, and the pork belly with roast potatoes absolutely perfect!"
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "£27 for 3 courses was good value. Food was good - and a decent Sunday roast. Live piano music was a nice touch."
    dined on 16/02/2014
  • "But had to wait quite sometime for our brunch for some reason. Staff were very good with the child in our party (15 months)."
    dined on 09/02/2014
  • "My family dined at The Gilbert Scott to celebrate Mums 60th Birthday and we had a fabulous time. We had our 3 year old daughter with us and she was welcomed with crayons and paper which she was delighted with. The food was fantastic all round and the service excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special family celebration."
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "A beautiful space with immaculate service and great food. Superb for celebrating a special occasion"
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "I met my nephew for an early supper before catching a train home. Adam works in PR. The check in process was very slow- those without bookings seemed to get preference over those with the forethought to book. However, once we were eventually seated (the wait was more than 5 minutes) we had a great table (in the corner of a banquette) and the ambience is lovely- the room is spectacular. The menu had plenty of choice- my skate wing was delicious and Adam's ox cheek full flavoured, as required. Adam's choc ice pudding was, apparently, spectacular. My rhubarb crumble was delicious but lacked bite. We had a lovely meal and my comments are picky (apart from the wait to be seated)- I am looking forward to my next visit."
    dined on 31/01/2014
  • "Great food and experience . Service was awesome . Highly recommended ."
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "The food at this restaurant is outstanding and good value considering the quality. Great choice on the menu and beautiful setting in the dining area. Visited on a Friday early evening and the bar area though was very very busy. It took about 30 minutes for my husband and I to even receive our drinks order. This was attended to swiftly after a complaint and we were offered a free cocktail each. No faults though on the part of the dining area and staff and would highly recommend this restaurant to all."
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "Loved the bar and general ambience at The Gilbert Scott. The staff were great too. I wasn't 'wowed' by the food, I'm a veggie so a little limited but it was all in all; a great dining experience!"
    dined on 14/01/2014
  • "I took a group of clients here and we all had a lovely time. Great food, good wine and no quibbles with the service. We had a 12.30 booking and the room was fairly quiet when we arrived but it soon got busier and the atmosphere improved. I wouldn't dine here on my own pocket unless it was a special occasion as its quite pricey, but you get what you pay for."
    dined on 10/01/2014
  • "Lovely lunch with the girls - some of the dishes were better than others but overall a great setting, nice ambience and attentive waiting staff"
    dined on 21/12/2013
  • "Although the food was very good I feel this was a case of the front of house letting down the chef! Three of us met for our 'special' Christmas lunch. The table we were given was much too close to the next table to the extent I felt I could join the conversation! I asked to move which was accommodated. The wine we ordered was either wrongly described on the menu or wrongly delivered. That was changed. As mentioned the food was very good but for the price we paid I think it should have been and the service was only adequate. Unfortunately I won't be back for some time."
    dined on 17/12/2013