German Gymnasium Grand Cafe

4.6
799 reviews
£26 to £40
German
Thank you for your reservation, we can’t wait to welcome you to German Gymnasium.

By accepting this booking, we trust that you are following the current government guidelines in respect of meeting friends and family outside of your household.

We kindly ask that your party is ready to be seated at the time indicated on your booking confirmation, as we can only hold your table for up to 15 minutes. Tables of up to 6 guests are available for 2 hours. If your booking is cancelled within 48 hours of the reservation, there may be a cancellation fee of £15 per person.

Please note, we are only accepting cashless payment at this time.

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Stay safe and well,
The team at German Gymnasium

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 799 People Are Saying
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBabs
London
50 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was okay I ordered a bottle of wine in my class was into quite a few times I had to keep asking the waiter to bring my bottle over I had fish and chips and there is so much batter on the fish there was hardly any fish inside my husband and my son is burger was very red inside, I bet disappointed

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vipOliverS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place as always. Expensive but you know that going. Very covid compliant go and enjoy a great brunch

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good
Wonderful
Staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

German gymnasium is a gorgeous venue but the food is very disappointing. It was tasteless. I had this joke of a dish that they should definitely remove from the menu.

I ordered a sausage dish that looked all too promising on the menu and had instead a boiled sausage served with a pretzel. It felt all very dry and I was looking at my dish in horror.

The restaurant does not come cheap and i can’t understand how they can get away with murder. I would not recommend eating there but would recommend to restrict yourself to drinks only.

I have attached a picture of my dish to give you an idea of how it looks like.

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Eagle26
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious.

The cost was reasonable for the fact we had 4 starters, oysters, wine, mains and shared two desserts between three people.

Definitely recommend you visit, many of the items remind me of food in Germany. There are other options like steak and fish too for those not as keen on the german cuisine.

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vipchants
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Average food, lovely setting

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vipTigger
Bath
15 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

German comfort food to soothe winter blues away

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

As a post lockdown treat i booked this restaurant. Great food & wine every time I’ve been.
Goulash soup to start(date had half dozen oysters) and of course we both had the the veal schnitzel, delicious and filling.
On this occasion I was disappointed by our after dinner negroni, more resembled and tasted like a glass of Martini Rosso - not great.
Overall the dining experience was good.

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Muncher
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was an enjoyable experience with good food and an even better ambiance.

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NicolasS
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very plaisant evening the tips are a little dip and no much choice in choosing the amount

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The hostess was great and looked after us entire evening. I think the vegetarian menu could do with better options for the mains.

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deeper
London
16 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food delicious as always. Lovely place to eat. Look forward to eating there again after this new lockdown.

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BobL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

As always good food and service plus a great location.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a birthday on Thursday, and we had a lovely time, everything was perfect and Dominique our waitress was very attentive to our needs. They even remember it was a birthday as I put it on the note when I booked and brought a little cake writing ”happy birthday” without need to remember them! We highly recommend and will definitely come back, thank you again to all of the staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the Atlantic shrimp cocktail was very good

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bkchow
London
17 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Large and spacious setting, cosy and warm inside. Large selection of european and german flavours to suit. High recommend.

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FayeW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. The service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the food and wine.

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vipgwc333
London
320 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had the amazing set menu which was about £25 and great value. I always find it bizarre that restaurants cram people all in the same space when they have no one in other parts of the restaurant.
But overall it was a great experience

CG
CamdenGuy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This is definitely a case of the total being greater than the sum of the parts. This is a big brash noisy restaurant (great for people watching!); social distancing is discreet and well implemented. The food is OK, I am afraid I can’t get that excited by German food, but they do it well and given the package as a whole is reasonable value (£100 for two with couple of drinks). I will be coming here again although more for the atmosphere than the food. This is a restaurant everyone should try at least once!

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vipNickInLondon
London
23 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Authentic schnitzel. Service was friendly and efficient. Social distancing was done unobtrusively. Price for a restaurant of this quality was reasonable. I'd return for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a birthday meal
Have to say food was very good! Atmosphere was amazing! We had the set menu 3 course which was very good value! We sat outside to have our meal (Was all heated) Then we went inside to the bar afterwards.
Service was very good! I would highly recommend this place!

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vipSVS1
London
16 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. Beautiful location and food wine selection.
Separate vegetarian menu is brilliant

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Sunesh
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent ambience, great food and friendly staff

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vipFMKAY
London
20 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fab. 1st time upstairs and loved it. Staff just lovely 😊

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HeatherH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the set menu which was amazing value. The food was delicious and we left full.
The service was also perfect.

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Toma
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

During COVID it was a really good experience to be able to eat at a fairly busy but safe place! Food and service was very good - would go agAin! Thanks

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Snick
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ticked all the boxes, felt safe, will be visiting again.

CC
CesareC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing as always!

great food,great music,grat drinks. A MUST IN LONDON!

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nigelf
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

More style than substance. Very good service. Pleasant ambiance. Food very average. Not cheap..

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MrsT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, we had the set menu which was very good value. My friend was a bit fussy about her wine, and they brought her a taster to try, which was really helpful.

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Lofro
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was good. But the chicken schnitzel was over cooked which was a shame. However, I would be happy to go again, as the restaurant and staff were lovely.

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Elaine
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our trip here. Menu was delicious and service quick and efficient. Covid rules were kept and I felt safe and relaxed
Gin choices helped our enjoyment!!

PB
vipPhilipB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good value set meal at £20 for 2 courses.
Service impeccable as always. Felt v safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent - food, wine, service and value for money

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NatalieE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful afternoon. Lunch was delicious, drinks were flowing and the customer service was excellent!

EA
EAIW
London
24 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a large buzzy venue with good food. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive.

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LouiseC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely- everything great. Staff, food, atmosphere and wine. Will be back!

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vipPaula
London
19 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very cosy venue for pretty much any occasion! Very smart and viby, yet completely relaxed.

PH
PeterH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing venue with interesting German menu. Schnitzel great. It was not busy so service could have been quicker. But all the staff were helpful and polite.

FAQs

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

German Gymnasium Grand Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 799 OpenTable diners.

German Gymnasium Grand Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.danddlondon.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.