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The Gilbert Scott
The Gilbert Scott

The Gilbert Scott Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegilbertscott.co.uk/
  • Email: reservations@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
  • 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.

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBusiness Meals
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasions
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSunday Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great food and experience . Service was awesome . Highly recommended ."
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "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
  • "For the first time ever I didn't leave anything for service. Everything is very pleasant here but we just had a bad experience. Waited 15 mins in the bar to be served by uninterested and unfriendly staff - when it was early in the day and bar fairly empty. At the table we had to wait ages and it become a farce such as asking if we could pour our own wine (it's not fine dining but it is that sort of a place). I think we just had a bad waiter as the rest of the experience was good with welcoming staff. I would go again for the food."
    dined on 17/12/2013
  • "I had high hopes that were dashed. Not welcoming. Management downwards icy and condescending. Overstaffed with underpaid foreign hotel school drop outs, Automatons unable to answer questions about menu and food. Nice decor. No good value wine all too expensive.Good food but very rich ad overpriced, and a generally uninspired menu. A venue capitalising on its name and tourists not in need of good manners or service that makes them want to return."
    dined on 30/11/2013
  • "The space and décor of the room has a real wow factor, so definitely take time to enjoy an appetising drink so that you can take in the amazing surroundings before turning your eyes downwards to salivate over the menu."
    dined on 21/11/2013
  • "It's not cheap but we felt good value. Friendly, attentive service and great food that was well paced."
    dined on 20/11/2013
  • "Our first visit to Marcus Wareing's Gilbert Scott restaurant was a good one. We booked an early table - 6.30-9.30 slot -but as the restaurant was not totally full, they allowed us to stay longer, which was a bonus. The food was delicious - particularly the prawn and rabbit pie followed by the plum and almond pudding with some excellent wines. Service was unobtrusive but warm and efficient, with a lovely maitre d'.The décor is wonderful in this beautifully restored Victorian gem of St Pancras hotel. Definitely worth a visit although it will not be an inexpensive one."
    dined on 14/11/2013
  • "The food was very good as expected, and the service friendly if a little slow at times. We took a 3 month old baby, who was welcomed and we were given an excellent table to accommodate her, but there were no baby changing facilities in the toilets (ladies or disabled)"
    dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Had seen some poor reviews, mainly due to poor service. But we were treated to Michelin-star service from the moment we arrived to the moment we left (on-time to catch our show). Added to this charming and attentive service, which included recommending dishes that would took less time to prepare, prompting us to order coffee so that we could leave on time and slotting in an extra order from a late-comer, the food was truly excellent and the ambience magnificent. Will definitely go again!"
    dined on 08/11/2013
  • "On Sundays the full lunch menu only starts at noon but there is a good brunch menu from 10am. The set lunch menu is excellent value and when their signature Omelette Arnold Bennett, Pork Belly and Oeuf a la neige are featured one really couldn't ask for anything more. Food is (usually) impeccably prepared and presented although on this occasion the oeuf wasn't quite solid enough. Original cocktail and extensive wine lists. Well worth trying!"
    dined on 03/11/2013
  • "The restaurant has a very good atmosphere and the building is amazing. The food is posh pub grub, and the prices are expensive for the standard of the food but I guess you are paying for the location. The service was excellent, and the wine list extensive. I don't think I would go back as pub grub isn't my favorite cuisine."
    dined on 01/11/2013
  • "The restaurant was pleasantly quiet with no background 'music', but slightly lackingin atmosphere. We both had fish which was passable but overpriced. The puddings, however, were delicious: apear crumble and a chocolate mousse. Lashings of delicious hot coffee but service throughout was not brilliant!"
    dined on 31/10/2013
  • "We sat in the bar a while before dinner which I found more atmospheric than the main dining hall. That's about the only negative thing I have to say and I'm sure if we had gone at any other time than a quiet Sunday night the restaurant would have been a buzz. The Omlette Arnold Bennett was fantastic, the fish I had for the main very good and pudding was very nice too. All helped along with carafes of delicious red wine and all very reasonably priced."
    dined on 29/09/2013
  • "We were here for Sunday lunch. My dining companions were stuck in traffic so in the 30mins I waited for them the staff were kind enough to supply me with newspapers to keep me occupied and stop me looking like I'd been stood up. The venue is lovely and the food is great, we started with Omelette Arnold Bennett - delicious. Followed by Grilled cornfed chicken - also good and the veg served with it were perfect. I've no idea what the potatoes were roasted in but I'd guess they were 1000 calories each, they tasted that good... pudding for me was icecream, fab. The others had Mrs Beeton's snow egg and the banana bread and butter pudding. Pudding was eaten in silence. We'll be back."
    dined on 20/10/2013
  • "Food was ok, Pumpkin soup was delicious but meet was so so. Service was very slow and we were on a meeting where our guests had to go back to their countries. Again was good but thats all AP"
    dined on 10/10/2013
  • "I know Mondays are a bad day to pick for a restaurant visit so my breath was held. It took about half an hour just to get to ordering and it wasn't busy (which is why I can't recommend this place for business meals). I alerted the waitress - very friendly throughout - to our time constraints and said that ideally we'd have time for 3 courses. The vegetarian was ecstatic, my main was almost too salty to eat (no time to send back and re-order) so I navigated around the sauce and lamb belly that rendered the carrot puree inedible and just ate the lamb, perfectly cooked. The other main was fine. Lovely starters, no time for dessert sadly. On a good day I imagine this place is worth the money, but Mondays are not a good day."
    dined on 07/10/2013
  • "Brief visit, lovely, will return as I love kings place & this is a stones throw away"
    dined on 06/10/2013
  • "Took a group of clients. Had everything from steaks to salads and everyone said the food was fabulous. The waiters were very attentive and we even had a pianist creating some lovely background music. This restaurant does cost a lot, but it's a very nice venue when you need something special."
    dined on 29/09/2013
  • "I booked this restaurant to entertain a group of clients. Service in the restaurant was good, food was good quality and my foreign guests loved the britishness of the menu. My only negative was my dealing with the reservations team. I used toptable to book a table for eight which it allowed me to do without requirement of a deposit. A week before the booking date, Sarah, from the reservations team, called to demand a non-refundable deposit for the booking. Sarah was abrupt and unhelpful on the telephone and very unfriendly in person. I understand that the booking system is incorrect and unclear however it is completely unnecessary to be as rude as Sarah was."
    dined on 17/09/2013