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German Gymnasium Grand Cafe

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708 reviews
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£26 to £40
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German
In line with government advice, we are operating a COVID-19 secure management system* in our restaurant and details of the controls we have in place can be found on our website.

Indoor gatherings are limited to members of any 2 households (or support bubbles). Outdoor gatherings are limited to members of any 2 households (or support bubbles), or a group of at most 6 people from any number of households.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Weekend Brunch: 2/3 courses £50/£55 with unlimited bubbles

Aug 8, 2020-Dec 20, 2020·Sun 11:30-16:00, Sat 11:30-16:00

Enjoy two courses for £25 or three courses for £30 every Saturday and Sunday. Add unlimited bubbles for £25 per person and enjoy within the two hours of your table's return time.

Set Menu | Two courses £25 | Three courses £30

Aug 1, 2020-Nov 30, 2020·Sun-Thu 11:30-20:45, Fri-Sat 11:30-21:45

Enjoy two courses for £25 or three courses for £30.

Eat Out to Help Out | Three courses £20

Aug 3-31, 2020·Mon-Wed 11:30-20:45

Enjoy three courses for £20 per person (usually £30 per person) from Monday 3rd until Monday 31st August as part of the Eat Out to Help Out government scheme.

Daily Lunch Specials for £15

Jul 15, 2020-Sep 30, 2020·Sun 11:30-15:45, Tue-Fri 12:00-15:45, Sat 11:30-15:45

Enjoy daily lunch specials for £15 each and our Sunday lunch special for £25. Dishes change daily.

What 708 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LizzieSavage
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Special discount supper menu very good choices and value...excellent service, charming staff

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Andrea
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved it. Great comfort food, lovely surroundings, social distancing and safety measures in place, attentive and cheerful staff. What more to ask.

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vipSimonR
London
106 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue with good food, great wines and lovely staff.

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DennisS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am a regular so I found the lack of atmosphere a challenge. I'm sure it will recover, I will be back!

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vipFMKAY
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love it here

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vipalkachoff
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overpriced although service was great

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Visitor
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent lunch. The restaurant felt safe and everything was very well organised. Our food was delicious and the service was efficient and all the staff were very pleasant. The tables inside were spaced out and we felt very comfortable in these difficult times. There was lots of hand sanitiser and the toilets were spotless. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, the staff have worked really hard to make eating out a normal, positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff. Excellent food. Nothing more to say

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DennisS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KerryE
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Goldf1nger
London
15 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipAMB1
London
54 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipESSw
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food but very busy and service lacking.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 19 January 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.

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paoloC
London
18 reviews
Dined on 4 January 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

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gazzathom40
Manchester
21 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food in an impressive and vibrant space.

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RossK
1 review
Dined on 1 January 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!

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DianaG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 January 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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Frenetic, but buzzy. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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AliB
1 review
Dined on 8 December 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 !

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vipgooner
London
27 reviews
Dined on 6 December 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.

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MLMP
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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reluctantreviewer
Oxford
37 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment for a swift and efficient business breakfast

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Sardia
1 review
Dined on 23 November 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.

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HazemSA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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paoloC
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly atmosphere at a good value

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Hajo1107
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 November 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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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great location and fantastic food!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice lunch experience.
Good food. Good service.

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paoloC
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sherlock
London
25 reviews
Dined on 1 November 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?

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Family lunch (a family favourite!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great beer and nice atmosphere for a client catchup

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Jim1689
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 October 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.

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AaronB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. I will definitely be returning

FAQs

German Gymnasium Grand Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

German Gymnasium Grand Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 708 OpenTable diners.

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