German Gymnasium Restaurant

4.4
585 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • 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 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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Special Events & Promotions
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

Special Offers

NYE: 4 course menu plus a glass of Sekt for £89

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a sensational 4 course menu plus a glass of Sekt on arrival for £89 per person. Enjoy ringing in the New Year and dancing the night away to a live band and DJ until 2am!

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 31 December 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Mon 17:30-23:00

Christmas Day: 3 course including a glass of Sekt for £85 per person.

Christmas Day: Festive lunch 3 course including a glass of Sekt for £85 per person.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 25 December 2018

Ends: 25 December 2018

Availability: Tue 12:00-16:00

Christmas Eve: Festive 3 course menu including a glass of Sekt £75

Festive 3 course menu including a glass of Sekt in the restaurant for £75 per person.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 24 December 2018

Ends: 24 December 2018

Availability: Mon 17:30-21:00

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: 10 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:45
Sat 12:00-14:45

Set Menu: 2/3 courses for £25/£30

Enjoy 2 courses for £25 or 3 courses for £30, in the upper floor Restaurant.

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 17 September 2018

Ends: 15 March 2019

Availability: Mon 17:30-18:45 21:30-22:30
Tue-Fri 12:00-14:45 17:30-18:45 21:30-22:30
Sat 17:30-18:45 21:30-22:30

What 585 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in wonderful building

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m
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a view from the balcony of the whole restaurant and there was a huge Xmas tree in the middle by the bar so it all looked very festive. The waitress was excellent: very attentive but never got in the way.

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t
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Oh come I haven’t got time to write 50 characters I’m dictating thisSo I’m just going to go La La La La La La La La La La La La La La La La La La La La La La La La La La

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JG
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely lunch catching up with old friends. Food was delicious and the weekend deal of unlimited bubbles for an extra £15 worked really well. They kept topping us up without us having to ask. A lovely lunch. Would recommend.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ottima location a due passi da una nuovissima zona molto trendy il locale e’ molto ampio e particolare simpatica l’atmosfera volutamente tedesca il personale molto gentile e professionale ci torneremo

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JS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening, excellent service, the trout with Lentils was too of its game. Wine (a Grauer Burgunder from Baden) a tad pricey but delicious and the blood peach sorbet fantastic

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LR
London
29 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The set menu is excellent- great value but also really delicious! Lovely staff too.

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EF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great. Bottomless prosecco was a great plus.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

My only negative remark is for a weekend brunch the food options are a bit poor. I was expecting more from German Gymnasium. The service is outstanding and you can't go wrong for beauty and ambience with German Gymnasium. Just improve your food options specially for a weekend brunch!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very professional sommelier and great place to impress your date.

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AK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was impecable, food was delicious and they have a lovely wine list. The place looks great, there's a nice festive feel to it! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Looks amazing on the inside and staff were nice. Food wasn’t as expected, starter was nice but risotto had no flavour, should’ve gone with meat! Will give another try

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool restaurant .. great menu

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R
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very attentive staff who looked after us very well. Provided a menu from the downstairs restaurant so that I could have a wider choice of vegetarian food. Very interesting history.

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CB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lunch with husband and step daughter.
We had the set weekend lunch menu.
The food was lovely. We had a starter and a main. It was a bit too filling to have a pudding as well.
It’s great that it’s such a short walk from Kings Cross and St Pancreas Stations. Ideal for a bite to eat before getting a train!

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TB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Great site. Good service. Salad was underseasoned but quite good. Ravioli were cold. Plate was cold. Strudel good and not too sweet. Real mint tea was delicious. Great staff.

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SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely experience overall. Staff very attentive. Food was superb. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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CA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cavernous and atmospheric dining area yet still manages to feel intimate. The gymnasium theme runs throughout. The food has a Germanic theme too. Our set lunch featured sausage and schnitzel. Service was efficient and friendly. Wine list is extensive and majors on Northern Europe. Busy lunchtime mix of business diners, friends groups with a sprinkling of tourists. Our 3 course lunch bill with wine and coffee came to a little over £50 a head.
The salmon tartare starter was tasty, the chicken schnitzel was fine, the banana sorbet excellent but the blood peach sorbet far too sweet. Coffee was good. We ate upstairs I think in the main restaurant, there is a different downstairs option.
I liked it a lot.

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KB
London
33 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Very average.... service fab but that didn't compensate for an inspiring salmon Benedict or under cooked chips.... the juice was presented as fresh maybe someone should of stired the powder more thoroughly.... nice place, shame about the food!

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ND
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere, knowledgable and friendly staff, interesting menu with quality ingredients. Not greedy on the wine pricing. A nice experience.

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ED
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambiance, as always, very attentive staff - multilingual Croation waiter who spoke Polish!
Amazing food, wine, value.
Always great food and value!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Seeing a friend after a long time.

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LO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great to catch up with friends and the architecture is the best thing about the restaurant really. The table next to us had a couple who were well past their alcohol tolerance level - they left and then we had 4 very loud Americans...hey ho.

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FC
London
178 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food is interesting but not stunning. The place is fascinating but pretty noisy. The service is friendly but under a bit of pressure. The problem is, it costs too much for what it is.

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a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, and the wine list features many German and Austrian choices. The standout of the restaurant is the service, which was excellent.

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LR
London
29 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The set menu is incredible value and the house wine was delicious. A lovely evening with excellent food and very attentive service. We'll definitely be back!

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n
London
31 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for Saturday brunch and the place was buzzing. While food is ok the wine list is very interesting and the staff and service outstanding
Not cheap but great for celebrations or weekend reunions

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The food was cold and the manager was rude end of

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GM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall we have truly enjoyed the visit. The food was very delicious - cooked just right were the liver dumplings in the soup - very soft and flavoursome, not overpowering. The cheese sausage was unbelievable - the best in London for sure! Combined with that lovely truffle mashed potatoes and the acidity of the sauerkraut and crispy onions it was a match made in heaven.
I was pleased to find the same waitress serving us from our last visit (who recognised us). She was very nice - gave great recommendations for food, made sure to find the offer (both price wise and taste wise) that would suit our needs and brought a lovely surprise at the end of the meal to celebrate my partner's birthday. She made sure to pass on my compliments to the chef and was lovely to talk to. The only advice I could give is to make sure not to take away the butter/curd spreads too early - I was left to eat my last piece of bread without a spread, which made it dryer (although still very nice). Apart from that it was an absolutely outstanding experience.

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AE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant in terms of the setting and the food and service are excellent too. Would thoroughly recommend it!

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LG
London
19 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chosen for a birthday meal for my sisters. The set menu didn't offer sufficient for one guest who has issues but we had a terrific choice from the a la carte and the food was lovely, served by a very accommodating, polite young man.

I will certainly return and try other dishes but, dependent on who accompanies me, would possibly opt for the café rather than restaurant as found it very crowded and noisy.

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JJ
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The space is gorgeous and we loved the vibe. The good was delicious and the service attentive and friendly. Loved i

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! Lovely service and really good food!!!

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n
London
46 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

To be honest, I couldn't decide between 'fair' and 'good'.

In the end, I rated it 'fair' because the food was a little bland and looked like it had been prepared earlier and then finished off to order. I know a lot of restaurants do that, but to me it all needed a bit of 'oomph'.

The service was excellent. Questions answered; problems solved; all done with a smile.

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DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my dad's 60th at German Gymnasium - the food was excellent, and we had impeccable service all night with attentive waiters/waitresses. The staff was also accommodating when some of the group was late, and gave my dad a lovely birthday dessert at the end.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family in town. Good place to wait for Eurostar.

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CH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Good food. Good selection from fixed menu. Very helpful. Good wine selection.

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T
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I very much enjoy the food, the cocktails, and the atmosphere!!! The cocktails were very creative!

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c
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible, not given correct menus, wrong food brought out twice and the bill was wrong. This resulted in £50 being taken off the bill as an apology.

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A
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

German cuisine is definitely not the most sophisticated on, however the dishes has a nice twist.
I found the food to be slightly too salty for my taste,but overall it was tasty.
The restaurant is beautiful, the atmosphere was nice and the service just perfect.

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