German Gymnasium Restaurant

4.4
530 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
German Gymnasium mezzanine is a refined restaurant, including its own free walk in cocktail bar and overlooking the action down 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, German
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Sunday
Lunch:
12pm-3pm

Monday - Saturday
Dinner:
5:30pm-11pm

Sunday Lunch:
12pm-3pm
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Phone number
020 7287 8000
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Bjoern Wassmuth
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Public Transit
German Gymnasium is less than a 1 minute walk from both King’s Cross and St Pancras stations. There are several buses that stop within walking distance of the restaurant. In addition there is a black cab rank located by the side of the restaurant entrance.
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Sitting in a prime spot between King’s Cross and St Pancras Stations, the German Gymnasium is a beautiful Grade II listed building which is home to an elegant, contemporary restaurant and events venue.

The German Gymnasium boasts a sophisticated semi private dining space on the upper floor. A contemporary space overlooking the bustle of the Grand Café below.

Capacity 32 guests
Seated breakfast, lunch and dinner

50 guests
Standing reception

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 530 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.5
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4.6
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3.9
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was amazing per usual!

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4.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Beautiful architecture, great food. Excellent for conversation.

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Loved my evening here! It was expensive but great for a special occasion, definitely recommend if you’re going for a one off! Food was amazing too.

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3.0Dined on 1 August 2018

A fun and buzzing spot. The butchers plate wasn’t great which was a shame but the rest of the meal was good

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018

Outstanding experience. Sat upstairs and ambience was just right - food delicious, service excellent. Only glitch was a rubber band in my fish! But they resolve the situation very well. I'll definitely be back - suggest you sit upstairs if you want less noisy / buzzy.

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Flawless restaurant. Obviously favourite of many so is not quiet, which is not bad, it is relaxed and enjoyable. I would go there again and again but want to try other places and many remind ne how good is German Gymnasium. Very friendly and professional staff, busy but not losing a smile.

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3.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Extremely high temperatures on the upper floor making the dining experience unpleasant.

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3.0Dined on 16 July 2018

To be honest I was very disappointed. My starter was overcooked, my main was mis-described and was also overcooked, by desert wasn't fresh.

The cocktails were excellent and the staff friendly.

the air-conditioning was inadequate.

I was really looking forward to my first visit but won't be returning for dinner

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

The service and the ambiance was outstanding the food was ok I had the veal but found it a bit dry as not enough sauce with dish the cocktails are lovely but very expensive overall it was a lovely evening the staff are brilliant x

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5.0Dined on 5 July 2018

German Gymasium was great.
Good location, great food, fantastic service

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

An outstanding experience, and one long anticipated, I was glad to finally sample the delights that German Gymnasium offer. Our mission was a simple one: Consume an entire Tomahawk, leaving no leftovers, nor dignity. We succeeded on both front. The food was sublime, but the service was better. We were very well attended to by a number of waiting staff, most notably Dominique and her French boss Eddie (?). Thoroughly enjoyed the steak, and the side dish, although it was unusual to find anything other than tenderstem broccoli in a restaurant these days! Almost made plain old-fashioned broccoli a novelty, and the chilli and almonds set it off nicely.

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4.0Dined on 3 July 2018

Very enjoyable, excellent service, superb food and quality wine. I will return!

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

Excellent food. Very pleased by the entire experience. Will definitely go back (soon!). Service was good, except that they forgot about us on a couple of occasions.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

The food was good, but it was the service that sets this restaurant apart from others in the area

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3.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Services and Food was great especially the coconut icecream. The butcher feast were huge to finished.
But the seating was very tight even hard to stretch the legs, my friends and i felt very hot for the whole dinner.

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Great place for a special lunch or dinner, ambiance lovely ,staff and service very good.
Food fantastic.

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4.0Dined on 20 June 2018

I use this venue a lot for fun and lots and lots of business meetings - food and staff are great, a credit to the team and management of the business - best of all its location and it's consistent.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Brilliant service and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

We had a fabulous evening thanks to your fabulous service and great food and drinks. We stayed for 6 hours and your staff were very accommodating, friendly and patient. It was the perfect venue and ambience for the occasion, 8 friends and ex colleague who hadn’t seen each other in a few years.

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Beautifully appointed restaurant with flowers with 2 floors and outside patio . Fabulous service and great special tasting menu ( white asparagus). Upstairs was ideal dining for more privacy

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4.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Our waiter was exceptional. He was highly professional warm, discreet and attentive . He knew his wines and made an excellent choice for us. He was there when we needed him and not when we didn't.

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4.0Dined on 5 June 2018

The restaurant itself looks fabulous and the location is brilliant. The food is delicious but it isn't cheap. My two friends and I had one main course and one gin and tonic each, plus one extra glass of wine for my friend and it came to over £130. It felt a little bit steep for what we'd eaten, I was still hungry when I got home! The staff were very friendly but didn't always listen to what we were asking properly. I asked for a single gin and slimline tonic as I'm dieting and was given a double with full fat tonic. Not the end of the world, but annoying and unnecessary. The waitress also popped up a few times to check how things were and top up our water, when we were having quite a personal conversation and it felt a bit awkward. In hindsight I don't think it was the right venue for my friends and myself to choose for a midweek catch up, but it would be perfect for a special occasion or group meet up... so long as you don't mind splashing a bit of cash!

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4.0Dined on 5 June 2018

lovely atmosphere , menu limited unless you like asparagus as it was the season when we visited

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4.0Dined on 5 June 2018

We had a lovely evening, the staff were helpful. 2 hours is not enough time for a leisurely supper with friends.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Went for a business meal. Interior is beautiful, food and presentation was good as well. Attentive services.
Recommended

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4.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Food was delicious especially the watermelon starter. Would recommend for business lunch and drinks.

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Lively place and good friendly service from the waitress. Food is good. But can be better for the price they charged. I guess we paid for the 'location' and a interesting building....

The Riesling recommendation from the sommelier was good and as it was the cheapest and yet still full of flavour. Well done for not pushing the expensive ones....

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5.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Food, service and ambience superb. We were there for a lunch meeting and it was ideal.

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4.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Great resultant with good service and excellent food and drink. Perfect for a special night now with someone special

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5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

If you want comfort food with a bit of interest then this is the place for you. You need to be hungry as we chose the Duck for two people and had to take much of it home - definitely worth ordering. I was looking forward to the dessert but we ran out of steam. Bread was great and the wine list interesting.

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5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

Amazing venue with a really nice ambience. The staff were very accommodating to our requests and very polite. Would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

We had a very special anniversary at this restaurant. Always recommend to others and will certainly be visiting again

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Staff were very helpful and flexible despite us arriving late due to Eurostar breakdown!

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4.0Dined on 2 May 2018

beautiful venue and fantastic cocktails. food menu was good but only downside was the slow and slightly inattentive service.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

We enjoyed our get together lunch and look forward to meeting up at the GG again.
The staff were excellent and everything was nice.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Great service ...outstanding food and relaxed but buzzy atmosphere. Pricey but work it .

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4.0Dined on 26 April 2018

Stunning restaurant. Our waiter was friendly and the food was sublime. toilets were clean even though the restaurant was extremely busy. Great place in Kings cross

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5.0Dined on 25 April 2018

Great food. Brilliant service. The bar restaurant is always busy with a buzzing and lively atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Great german food - authentic, fresh and delicisou

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Great building and ambience and fab cocktail making and bar area
The service was good and dealt with us well but I just wasn’t that impressed by the food - it was pretty average... wouldn’t go back because of the food but would for cocktails and wine x

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