German Gymnasium Restaurant

4.5
638 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
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

Weekend Lunch: 2/3 courses £28/£35, add unlimited bubbles for £15pp

Enjoy a two course menu for £28 or three course menu for £35, from 12pm – 3pm every Saturday and Sunday in the Restaurant only. Add unlimited bubbles for £15 per person extra, and enjoy within the two hours of your table's return time.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 16 September 2018

Ends: 25 August 2019

Availability: Sun 11:30-14:45
Sat 11:30-14:45

Mother's Day: £48 3 courses incl. Mayerling Crémant d’Alscace Rosé

Mother's Day: £48 3 courses incl. Mayerling Crémant d’Alscace Rosé. Menu available on Sunday 31st March in the Upper floor restaurant. We kindly require credit / debit card details in order to confirm all bookings. A 48 hours cancellation policy will be in place. Please note that no other menus will be on offer on this special day in our upper floor Restaurant.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 31 March 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00

Set Menu: 2/3 courses for £25/£30

Enjoy 2 courses for £25 or 3 courses for £30, available in the upper floor Restaurant only for up to 10 guests - Tuesday to Friday 12:00 - 14:45 and Monday to Friday from 5:30pm until 7pm & from 9:30pm until 10:30pm.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 26 February 2019

Ends: 25 August 2019

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-15:00 17:30-19:00 21:30-22:30

What 638 People Are Saying
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JH
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good ambience and service, but the food was a bit disappointing. The potato soup was good, but the bratwurst in the main course was rather tasteless.

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BH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 14, accomadated upastairs . The restaurant is a beautiful space with a cosy ambiance considering the size.
Our waiter was outstanding, discreet, friendly good wine recommendations. Food was great quality. Ice cream desert had fantastic flavour.
We had a drink in the bar area afterwards and again lovely service. We were the last to leave!

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D
London
16 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab birthday lunch at GG. Great service and lovely food

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c
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant not overly expensive with quality food and wine

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a reunion of two schoolfriends after 45 years, and we were delighted with the beautiful surroundings, quiet music, very attentive and knowledgeable staff and the delicious meal. Value for money was exceptional as the lunch deal was exactly enough. I would highly recommend German Gymnasium.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Really slow service. Wine poured too quickly / glasses refilled too quickly. Just put the bloody bottle on the table. Schnitzels should be based thin, not a huge wedge of veal. Plus was overly salty.

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GA
London
30 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat, good food & wine menu’s. Staff friendly, helpful and attentive at all times, service was excellent! Great value for money - Highly Recommended!

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C
London
20 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great meal and drinks as usual. Good service and decent vegetarian menu.

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P
London
20 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This place get's better and better. It has a terrific buzz, partly because it is so close to Kings Cross St Pancras, which means you've got people en route to Edinburgh and Paris. A real mix of people - friends, business colleagues and families. The menu maintains a strong mittel Europa flavour - good flavours and not too fussy. The salmon tartare was a good starter. The fixed price lunch menu is really good value. Service was friendly, helpful and surprisingly human for saying the place was really quite busy. Good acoustics meant we could chat quietly. The wines were a little pricey but the 2017 Riesling was interesting, light enough for lunchtime and went down well. Well explained so we were prepared for the slight tingle (a bit vinho verde).

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RT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is set in an amazing venue, where the service was attentive without being intrusive whilst serving German classic dish with a modern interpretation (Leberkas und spiegleie).

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G
London
11 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ridiculous wobbly table, like some cheap bar. Waitress was very classy but let down by cramped conditions & table. Duck breast not good enough for the money. Disappointing visit after 5 previously good visits. Step up please.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience with truly excellent service. Highly recommended restaurant that did not fall short in any way.

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JS
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, we had free flowing drinks (champagne or prosecco?) with 3 course meal.

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M
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, cocktails and food!

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P
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service from start to finish, my wife as a knee problem, she was taken upstairs to the restaurant in a small lift by a lady at reception, we couldnt have wished for better service, the food was good, we can easily recommend the German Gymnasium, we will without a doudt visit again.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Loved the restaurant and the staff were very knowledgeable about the history of the building. Will definitely return.

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B
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Valentine’s Day dinner for two was very overpriced. Limited menu of two dishes or vegetarian. There was no attempt made to introduce any atmosphere or set scene for this special day. The food was good but did not match double the price tag of an a la carte meal on any other day.

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RW
Hertfordshire
57 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Valentines meal exceeded expectations. Service was first rate - constant replenishing of glasses of tap water; good advice from the sommelier; every course served with a brief explanation and a smile. The meal itself was well presented and the meringue dessert was outstanding. Would happily go back.

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R
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Overpriced, poor food sent back the main course. Indifferent service.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The music was too loud - there’s a great atmosphere in that place and it doesn’t need extra loud music on top, which makes the atmosphere worse. I want to talk to the person I’m with, not visit a club and listen to music

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SB
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Firstly I wasn’t that impressed that we had to wait at the top of the stairs for 5 minutes to check in, we were shown to our table given the menu nobody asked us if we would like water for the table or if we would like to order a drink.

I can’t really give a true review of my main course as I really didn’t like the curry wurst that’s not the fault of the restaurant I just didn’t like it however my chips were undercooked so I didn’t eat much of it since decided to treat myself to carrot cake for pudding only to find it was rather dry!

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P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

It's too bold large and brash to be anything more than a usual restaurant. Food was decidedly average and wine very overpriced. Not great or memorable. Won't be going back

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RB
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tasty and relatively refined German eatery in an epic location. Bit over priced, but a fine place to while away a few hours. Recommended.

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s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eaten here a number of times. Service is outstanding, constant attention to detail and friendly and professional. Food was excellent, we had the “butchers plat” to share which was way too much but all good. My son loved the lobster mac’n’cheese.
The overall atmosphere is good, it’s always a buzzy environment.
Only minor downsides were drinks were a little slow and we had a large group who were having drinks prior to dinner next to our table which meant we felt crowded in where we were.

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W
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend is gluten free and our waitress advised of all food that she could / couldn’t it. She was very friendly and pleasant too. We had the evening standard menu which was roughly the same menu as Christmas but it was fine, I enjoyed the food as much then as I did on this visit.

She also found us a table to have a drink after our meal and this is where the service went from a 5star down to a 3 star - we waited a while for a drinks menu and about 15 minutes to attract the waitresses attention to take our wine order, we paid for the bill at the same time and left shortly after.

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C
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A late booking - really quiet with only a few tables busy. We had a lovely peaceful meal in a beautiful building.

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We were served a thick piece of schnitzel that was tasteless. The waitress was rude and forgetful.

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DH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Service upstairs could be quicker. Otherwise a very nice experience and great food.

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

Thank you for a fantastic birthday evening. You made it very special. Fantastic service.

Thank you

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CW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant service from start to finish- special thanks to Hollie who took care of us and even arranged a birthday plate for my friend - lovely afternoon.

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NC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had wanted to go to German Gymnasium for some time. have to say that having been there, am not sure I would go again. Food was OK, We had Benedict starters which were good but main course of Chicken schnitzel was just weird tasting. the Brunch menu is good value and the beer we had was very good. The location is impressive and the staff were generally attentive.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at German Gymnasium with a group of friends. We had a great time. The staff were very accommodating and let us order things that weren't on the menu, I.e. chicken instead of schnitzel.
The atmosphere was great. Some were dressed up for the evening and others looked more casual so no pressure on attire.
The upstairs bar is slightly small and when waiting there can get a little Annoying as people pass regularly.
The food tastes great. I had the duck which was cooked beautifully. I tried my friends steak, also done to perfection. Cocktails were delicious. Toilets were a nice backdrop for photos.
We sat upstairs but I would defo try and get a table downstairs next time just for the beauty of it.
Outside across the road is a huge multi-lighted bird cage - stunning.
Staff were funny, smiley, happy and helpful, although the food did take a while to come- an hour.
Overall we had a great time.

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RM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a dramatic and beautiful building. Very friendly and attentive service. They very smoothly moved us to a table st the bar when we’d run out of time at our restaurant table. Would definitely go again.

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P
Edinburgh
40 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and it won’t be our last. Great ambience, fantastic service and delicious food. Very impressed.

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AL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff were very friendly and accommodating when I made a mistake with my booking. They didn’t make it a problem they were just helpful.

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I think it is a good restaurant overall. Although on the pricey side considering that most of food is not very elaborated (schnitzel, sausages). My girlfriend who is Austrian complained about the schnitzel. She said that the crumbles were seasoned with too many seeds so it tasted almost like a curry.
Service was excellent. Wine list was quite overpriced as usual.

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VD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

German Gymnasium is just a gorgeous venue with outstanding food. Food is a bit heavy, in the best German tradition, but it taste great and it's put together pretty creatively. Great for an anniversary or a birthday. And for a couple of hours you can get all the bubbles you want adding just around 15 pounds. Highly recommended!

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N
London
110 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my second time at German Gymnasium as I had been for brunch the first time. We ate from the Al a Carte menu which was relatively good value. The ham starter was delicious and as I was dairy free, they even had a special chocolate and strawberry cake for me, which was delicious and a bonus I had not expected. I am so used to just having sorbet or coffee for dessert!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!

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