German Gymnasium Grand Cafe
Also offering two bar areas on a first come first serve basis.
GG Afternoon Tea with tea or coffee: £18.50
Enjoy afternoon tea for £18.50 per person, add a glass of Schloss Vaux Sekt sparkling wine for £4.50. Available in the Grand Café and Terrace. Credit card details will be required to secure bookings for parties of 6 and above.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 10 people
Starts: 3 January 2019
Ends: 15 March 2019
Availability: Sun 16:00-17:15
Beautiful ambience, great food. Attentive service and a lovely surprise at the end for my birthday!!
Lovely place, with good food and service
Period building provides nice ambiance. We got there for a late lunch one day after Christmas. Maybe they were short staffed, however service was slow and brusque.
Food was ok, not worth the price. Burger we ordered, even though they took into account the allergy requirementsq, when it arrived had no sauce. As they thought sauce may have allergens, but would have been good to mention that before taking order so it could be changed. In essence it was a dry patty between burger buns ( admittedly the diner asked to remove onions and bacon form burger). Steak was ok, you can get better at many other London steak houses at similar price. Prawns were fine, again not worth the price.
They need to improve food quality at least. The dismissive service could be a consequence of Christmas staffing ( hopefully a one off).
Xmas day absolutely no atmosphere had to ask them to change the music. Very patronising manager. Goose was good rest of the meal very average.
Overall I enjoyed the experience.The staff were very polite ,welcoming and attentive.
My codling guojons were rather over cooked but the chips were lovely.
The restaurant is very convenient for Kings Cross Station.
Would go there again.
good place lovely menu the food was really good. I had a vegetarian mushroom knocci dish. The service was very good and accommodating
I booked at table for 6 people at 7pm and we got the best table in the house right in the middle of the Grand Cafe. We had a lovely, helpful waiter who was with us all evening making sure we were happy and our drinks topped up! Despite being told we only had the table for 2.5 hours we were not rushed at all. In fact we were lucky and were able to see stay at our table till 11pm. The food and cocktails were all top notch and it came to £60 per person which we all thought was excellent value for such a special night out. Will definitely return soon.
Great food with great service.
Fun place to get a yummy and different kind of food. Staff very friendly and location is fantastic!
I have been to GG a few times on dates, seated up stairs with great service. However on this occasion I brought my mother and new boyfriend where we were giving what seemed to be a last minute throw together table next to the stairs on the ground floor.
Whilst waiting for our table the receptionist suggested for us to grab a drink at the bar. This quite frankly was a joke, people are seated around the whole bar and you have to order inbetween couples interupting their conversations. Not only that but I was rudely asked to move around the other side of the bar to be served.
Food was fine... when it arrived. we waited over an hour they forgot to put our order through, then to compensate brought us two thin slices of stollen between three at the end.
I first discovered German Gymnasium last year, and loved my dinner in the upstairs restaurant. I wanted to try the grand cafe, as it is a bit more casual. We were sat quite close to the door, and it was quite cold everytime the door opened, so in winter ask for a table at the far end! The food was lovely, although to be honest, I prefer the upstairs menu and think it’s woryh the tiny bit mor ether charge.
Service was attentive, and we were not rushed out when we had paid, and could finish our drinks in peace whilst waiting for trains, etc.
A great place for w catch up with friends. It’s a great location with the service excellent. The food is also great.
Service was beyond slow and food was disappointing- what a missed opportunity for such an amazing venue - truly stunning
I always love the Christmas nutcracker
theme at this time of year. Was there for breakfast and the German power breakfast had meatloaf, rosti and sauerkraut making it the perfect fuel for the day. Although it came looking like a big Mac, the combination blended perfectly with the mild mustard. Fresh orange juice was sweet and service was attentive. This is my go to place when travelling from Kings Cross and I get there deliberately early to ensure I have time to visit the German Gymnasium.
Great food and great service. Recommend highly for business or pleasure.
Great service and family friendly. Staff were helpful to order our sons food first whilst we were waiting for our friend.
Met with two German businesses colleagues prior to their departure on Eurostar
Midday food service was prompt and friendly and of good quality. The music playing in the washroom amused my guests
Overall an ideal meet eat great and chat location
Lovely restaurant. Great ambience.
Good service and nice food.
Looking forward to a return visit.
Curry wurst was great! Schnitzel was ok, I would probably try something different next time but would like to go back again, lots of choices on the menu sounded good. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was really good too.
We enjoyed our meal here. The pork knuckle was amazing. Quiet and good ambiance.
My friend and I booked a late dinner at the German Gymnasium Grand Café on a Tuesday night and we had a great time. The food was excellent (a bit slow to arrive though but well worth the wait), the service very attentive.
A great experience. Very busy and noisy environment. My friend and I were very happy with that and everything else but not for people who prefer a quiet life perhaps?!
Really lovely chicken schnitzel. Amazing steak. Super building. The service was fab. The upstairs bar very nice too.
Friendly and very accommodating when I needed a vegan option
Great food and team
Goulash soup very salty. Schnitzel dry and tough. Roast salmon was OK. Nice building, very noisy so difficult to have conversation given one of the 3 of us slightly deaf. Nice wine and enjoyed the surprise birthday ‘cake’. Good service. Offer to replace the schnitzel which was good customer service. But overall disappointed and expensive for what it was.
A memorable evening at the beautiful Grand cafe. Ambience, delicious food a ribeye steak & burger although returned due to it being Luke warm was handled quickly & efficiently. The French manager offered a glass of wine as an apology which didnit detract from a lovely evening.
Loved the food, ambience and the service.
We had s fantastic dinner this evening. The hostesses and our wonderful French waiter (who I unfortunately did not catch the name of) arranged for a special birthday cake that we had brought to be brought out with an additional plated happy birthday dessert and message. From the moment that we walked in the service could not be faulted and the food and cocktails were delicious. Our party tried lots of different dishes and everyone was very happy with their choice. Our waiter really was amazing and made us feel very well looked after, making our special occasion dinner an evening that will be a treasured memory. Thank you again to our waiter and the team. We will certainly be back to dine with you.
We went up to the bar for an aperitif before dinner - as per staff downstairs who asked if we'd like to go to the table or get a drink. That was a mistake. We subsequently lost the table and could not get seated for 45 minutes. What's worse is that the staff at the bar would not tell us what was happening (despite >5 times I tried to get an answer). The manager then came by to talk to us and tried to blame the situation on us - that we were not clear re what we wanted to do. I was really angry and unhappy. I said so and got ZERO reaction. Nearly walked out. But I had friends from out of town with me and it wasn't clear where else we would go at this time of night.
The waiter downstairs though did redeem our night a bit. He was great. Food was good.
I was very disappointed by the experience. I vouched to never go back. Big promise, but hopefully not too hard to keep.
German Gymnasium never fails to disappoint. Brilliant food, excellent service and one of the most impressive restaurant buildings in London! A real gem in King's Cross
It was a lovely brunch. The food was delicious and very well thought out. The staff were tentative but not overbearing. I would highly recommend for a lazy morning breakfast with friends, family or partner.
Always a good place to go
Extremely busy on a Saturday afternoon (I recommend booking in advance if you fancy going) - food was good, and the service efficient. The food was very quick to arrive, I only had the one course and a drink and I was in and out within 35 minutes or so, not one to go to if you like places that take their time.
Reception less than friendly. Rather brusquely being told where we may sit
We had a lovely night at German Gymnasium.
Great bar and drinks, food was good and staff were friendly. The bar staff are great.
Would definitely recommend and the location is terrific.
Will be back...
I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
One of my favourite places for a business meal. Let down only by the service outside at the bar. Waited 10 mins for a beer and they weren't busy. Lots of people milling around but only one guy behind the bar... still won't stop me going back.