German Gymnasium Restaurant

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672 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.

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Weekend Lunch: 2/3 courses £28/£35 add unlimited bubbles for £20pp

Enjoy a two course menu for £28 or three course menu for £35, from 11:30am – 3pm every Saturday and Sunday in the Restaurant only. Add unlimited bubbles for £20 per person extra, and enjoy within the two hours of your table's return time.

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 4 May 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

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

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: 31 August 2019

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

What 672 People Are Saying
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KF
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service. Good food. A little loud but acceptable noise levels. 52 pounds for steak not so acceptable. Everything else was good. Would go again.

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B
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can’t fault this restaurant the food was excellent and the service perfectly attentive but not too much. The anniversary plate was a lovely touch especially as I hadn’t asked for it. It was a perfect evening your staff should be proud of themselves because they have secured us as regulars. Thanks.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A London Top 10 for service, food and convenience

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BG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good and I think the set menu is good value. Things did feel a bit rushed. As soon as you put your knife and fork down they took the plates.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The asparagus were not enough cooked. Overall the quality of the food was very average. The wines were expensive, taking into account their average quality. The service was good, with friendly staff. The place is very noisy. I will not visit this restaurant again,

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A
London
22 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting, great for friends or family. Lovely oysters.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to the German Gymnasium and I was so impressed! Amazing venue, excellent service and the food was gorgeous. The German Gin and Tonic was delicious. I was particularly impressed that we weren't rushed off our table after 2 hours. Our booking was at 2.15pm and perhaps it was quieter in the afternoon so we managed to have a lovely leisurely lunch with dessert and coffee no pressure. It was a delightful experience and we will be back very soon.

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d
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food and venue were very good but some of the service was very poor. I had my elbow physically pushed out of the way by the waitress to place the bill on the table. She then returned to the table 1 minute later with the card machine and asked if we were ready to pay. Both my wife and I still had a glass of wine unfinished. I think the desire to get us off the table so it could be used by someone else was rude and unnecessary. We had only had the table 75 mins and hadn’t been informed beforehand of a limited time.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic but the cocktails were simple amazing. Tom Ford and Channel, a genius idea

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to meet and enjoy good cuisine and conversation

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and food was good but it was quite noisy. Overall we had a pleasant experience.

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AB
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal upstairs at the German Gymnasium this evening with my eldest son. I had a train to catch and we had an hour to do dinner....the food was excellent and the service was superb. We did a 3 course meal in 50 minutes (not our normal time for 3 courses, thankfully, but mightily impressed with the service and sheer helpfulness of the staff). Excellent. Would recommend.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambience and feel to the restaurant- decorated beautifully! There wasnt a wide variety of choice on the menu but the food that we had was exquisite! We shared the duck which was carved at the table and me and my partner agreed that it was the best duck we have ever had! Just sad I didnt have room to sample their desserts!

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AC
Northampton
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Whilst the food was generally unremarkable, eating at the German Gymnasium was still a positive experience. An excellent wine list, cheerful and attentive staff and an excellent ambiance goes a significant way to overcoming the disappointment regarding the food! That said, the Black Forest ham starter was excellent, as were the sweet potato chips.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First experience dining at this place, very impressed and will be returning soon. Thanks.

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FJ
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food, nice building, good service to begin with - but after they delivered the dessert menu we were left alone for a long time (15 minutes?). By the time the waitress came back we'd gone off the idea of a dessert.

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MB
Hertfordshire
18 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. What stood out was the lovely manner and helpfulness of all those who were involved in welcoming us, showing us to our table and serving us throughout

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining room.

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AS
Oxford
30 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great spot, only thing is the tables are a little cramped, but other than that, its lovely for lunches or dinner.

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E
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I like the buzz and feel of this restaurant. The food is different and and well presented.
Service was great and were were pleasantly surprised by the Monday discount!
We were upstairs which was quieter for a group of 5.
Good for celebrations

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d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

super cozy! we enjoyed a lot the dinner on Saturday

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LW
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate my mother in law’s birthday. The staff were attentive, the atmosphere buzzy. The background music was at a good level making it easy to have a conversation. There was excellent choice on the menu and the staff were accommodating of specific likes/requirements. The portions were generous and the food very tasty. If I had a criticism it would be that my steak was over cooked.

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DK
London
23 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The items that were readymade were good. For example the Black-forest ham and the Red House beer.

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

Was very delicious and the pre theatre menu was good value!
Staff are attentive. However the restaurant is overall slightly on the noiser side

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BL
London
79 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very interesting atmosphere here. Very lovely post work drinks crowd at the bar and beautiful tables for dinner. I’d sit upstairs for the wow factor. We really enjoyed our meal here and the service was excellent. More than excellent in fact. We were going to a concert nearby and I got the time wrong. We were forced to cut short our meal (we were having the set menu) and run out. They could not have been nicer, producing the bill at a minute’s notice, not charging us the full set price, which they were perfectly entitled to do, and generally making a bad situation much better. So professional. Thank you!

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OT
London
73 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, good wine list, great ambiance and attentive staff - what more could you want. Not the cheapest if you are after a quick meal before catching a train but great if you have a bit more time to linger. Recommended.

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L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue, good food and reasonable service.

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SB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, lovely interiors interesting twist on German cuisine thoroughly enjoyed

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you like German food this is a great place to go. Authentic beer, sauerkraut and schnitzels. Decent service and relatively affordable. Would recommend

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for brunch, had a great experience! The food was good and the Prosecco kept coming. Will definitely be back

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JH
Hertfordshire
15 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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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
31 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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