German Gymnasium Restaurant

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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
German Gymnasium mezzanine is a refined restaurant, including its own free walk in cocktail bar and overlooking the action in the buzzing Grand Café. It's a seriously stylish space, serving Mittel European dishes. Its wine list is something special too, with wonderful wines from Germany, Austria and beyond.

Special Offers

New Years Eve

Celebrate New Years Eve and enjoy 4 courses for £89 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Please note, to confirm the booking we kindly request that you complete a booking form, a deposit and there is a 7 day cancellation policy.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 17:30-23:00

Christmas Eve Menu

Celebrate Christmas Eve and enjoy 3 courses for £75pp

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Please note, complete booking with form, deposit & 72 hours cancellation policy.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 24 December 2019

Ends: 24 December 2019

Availability: Tue 17:30-21:00

Christmas Day Menu

Celebrate Christmas Day with 3 courses for £85 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Please note, complete booking with form, deposit & 7 days cancellation policy.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 25 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Wed 12:00-16:00

What 711 People Are Saying
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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Busy atmosphere did not like the table we were placed at .Service very friendly very good. Food ok but Veal very chewy.probably would not go back

AL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I love this place, great food and great service. Only thing I would improve is the staff chasing you to pay the bill and get out of there.

b
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Wonderful setting, charming staff, bustling and efficient. Small but adequate menu with a much, much larger choice of wines - with good recommendations from the waiting staff for wine we would never have tried otherwise. Beer choice surprisingly limited, but didn't spoil our enjoyment.

Hearty cooking from middle-ish Europe, was good and as expected. Great if you have hungry teenagers in tow....super bread, potatoes and spatzle to compliment a meaty feast.

Everyone left happy and satisfied....what more do you need?

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food great environment

RF
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good services and better drinks. The food is not bad.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amaizng service and food hits the spot. Excellent experience for anniversary.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and interior, really fine and nice food, food value for set menu, helpful staffs who understand the importance of giving customers space. Will defiantly go back!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service

AF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant in a great location, we dined upstairs which was a little quiet, downstairs feel livelier. Menu slightly average but would go again.

IB
London
17 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as always

F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a table upstairs on a Tuesday evening for a girls’ dinner. Fabulous venue, light and airy upstairs with some really stylish touches. Service started out well and then became really slow - we felt a bit ignored and had to keep asking for menus, wine, water, and had to chase up our meals with two different waiters before it eventually came. That put a bit of a dampener on an otherwise good evening.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the fixed menu which was probably the best value fixed menu I have had. The service was perfect with a smile and we enjoyed trying everything German from the drinks menu - beer, sparkling wine and red all well recommended by the sommelier . Our lunch did spill out into the evening which was nicely rounded off at a table at the bar .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening

MC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love the food - wished I'd been told earlier that there was a kid's menu!

NL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food with a menu that is not common in London. Very good and attentive service. A bit noisy. I was surprised that even though the restaurant was only half full, all the occupied tables were in one section with everyone next to everyone else when there were large sections with empty tables. It would have been more comfortable for occupied tables to be spread about a bit more.

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun, great service and awesome atmosphere - great for an after work dinner or something more family/date-night orientated.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service upstairs was decent, food was nice enough

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Too hot (outside) and this impacted the restaurant temperature - otherwise great

l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Been going since it opened. For this particular occassion, we were late being seated but staff were attentive, super friendly, and offered a free glass of German bubbles to apologise.

N
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great space, food and value but would flag the service is awful. Had to ask several times to be able to order food (rather than just the drinks being offered) and waited so long for dessert just gave up in the end.

GA
London
32 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Having dined on previous occasions I choose to take a friend at short notice and was not disappointed !
Being a Friday evening it was naturally busy but this did not take anything away from the excellent service and experience . As usual the staff and service was friendly ,polite and helpful . I had booked the offer of a set menu offer but upon arrival we decided to go with the main menu and were pleased we did!
The food was excellent and the wine excellent .
Will definitely be returning!

SC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Myself and three friends had a great evening at German Gymnasium. The restaurant itself is jaw droppingly stunning. The staff are attentive (but not overly), friendly, relaxed and super efficient. The ambience felt surprisingly intimate given the size of the place, (maybe because we were tucked into a lovely corner booth). Lighting was just at the right level and low noise levels lent themselves to easy chatting.
We were dining late enough to order from the set menu @ £25/£30 for 2/3 courses. Personally I was a bit disappointed with the food - my kohlrabi and grilled peach starter was pretty tasteless I thought, although one of my dining companions thought it was delicious. I was left wishing I'd ordered one of the other two starters on the table, the Black Forest ham with celeriac and the salmon tartare - both pretty good.
Our main courses were all delicious (and extremely filling!) but less interesting than I thought they might be at a restaurant promoting it's menu as something a bit different. Ok, we were ordering from the set menu and the chicken schnitzel and käsekrainer dishes were both delicious - but less interesting than I'd hoped. I couldn't help feeling we could have eaten something just as tasty at a German market at a fraction of the price.
We all went home having had a lovely time and with (very!) full bellies but I was left feeling a little uninspired by the food which is a shame because everything else was spot on.

A
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at German Gymnasium. We had an early dinner and had the set menu. We both had the chicken schnitzel, which was delicious. The staff were efficient and friendly. Would absolutely recommend.

DS
London
51 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent and the setting wonderful! However, I cannot understand why we were seated at a very small table immediately next to a group when there were plenty of tables available and unoccupied that afternoon! And I had requested a quiet table!

RR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely relaxing lunch - the food was excellent with excellent service. I'll be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all round thank uou

NF
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great overall.
Would have been better if the reception staff had been more welcoming. First impressions count!

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Es ist schön eingerichtet. Wir waren zu dritt. War wohl früher mal eine Bahnhofshalle die umgebaut wurde. Jederzeit wieder.

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MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Good, but not as good as a year or so ago, sad.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great staff, very attentive and friendly. Delicious food and Cahors wine. We were asked to move to a bar table after 2 hours but we offered free desserts and coffee for our collaboration. Overall great experience, we’ll come back.

J
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

S
London
20 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely cocktails and different selection of food great for meetings and romantic dining

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great building, terrific atmosphere, good food and excellent service

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, great service. My daughter left her coat in the cloakroom and they were kind enough to post it to us.
Highly recommended

MF
London
153 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great lunch. Staff were very friendly and the food was great

KF
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super service, lovely atmosphere, great location. Gluten free choices.

JT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great food, good price. Good for a Sunday brunch . Beautiful venue .

BN
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and electric atmosphere. A fun place for everyone.

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