German Gymnasium Restaurant

4.4
543 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
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  • 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

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: 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 543 People Are Saying
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A
London
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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TR
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food good quality and large portions. But a little heavy for the modern day? If that’s what yu’re Looking for, book. But if some of your party might want something lighter, look elsewhere. This menu is pretty hardcore! The name says it all!

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A
London
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Cavernous and noisy. Classy and efficient. A bit impersonal.

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h
London
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place to catch up with friends over at Ady dinner
Great service too

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CC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. We ate from the set menu and it was delicious and plentiful. The Waiter who served us was engaging and funny.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic anniversary meal here on Thursday night. Everything was first class but the best thing about this is the German Red wine selection which is absolutely first class and rare.

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R
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here on a Saturday night and was louder than usual but to be expected. Really like this place, especially on Sundays and midweek evenings when it's a little less busy.

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J
London
30 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Being part of the D&D group you know you are going to get a great looking restaurant with a decent standard of food and the German Gymnasium doesn't disappoint. The décor is classy and almost harks back to the 1950s flapper scene with gold metallic trim and geometric patterns scattered about the place. The wonderful high ceiling and wooden beams give the place a grand aura that befits the modern fine dining cuisine on offer.

The food itself is well flavoured, well presented and sets itself apart by concentrating on more traditional german comfort food. The schnitzel and wurstsalat were great and cooked well. Having had these dishes in Berlin, Germany, I was afraid that if not done properly some meals can often be too salty or heavy however this was not the case at German Gymnasium. We dined on the Evening Standard set menu and were happy to see the table next to us that ordered from the a la carte menu received the same portion sizes as us when ordering the same dishes. If you are dining here it is therefore well worth looking at their 2 course and 3 course offerings, the menu otherwise can be a bit pricey. The desserts are also well presented and tasty without being too sweet (we ordered the apple strudel and selection of sorbets).

The staff throughout were wonderful and that is the highlight of our visit. From the greeting at reception through to our waiter (who served us throughout the night, it's the personal touch that really set this place apart) the service was impeccable. I had made a brief note when booking on Opentable that it was our anniversary and had completely forgotten I had done so, however the staff had also brought out a special dessert (off menu - a lovely raspberry mousse with rum soaked chocolate cake base - divine) to celebrate this fact.

This place is fantastic for group bookings as you will probably get a booth area but is also great for catch ups as well as more intimate meals.

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H
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter to the German Gymnasium Restaurant for her birthday lunch. The staff were attentive, professional and friendly. The food was superb and the lunch time menu is varied and good value for money. As it was my daughters birthday they gave her a cake with candle and Happy Birthday written on the plate, as simple but special touch. I would definitely recommend the German Gymnasium Restaurant aa a great place for a special meal.

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here for excellent food, a great wine list, a friendly and attentive service and ambience. Never disappoints!

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V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was tasty. We were offered a special wine list (they sell at retail price on Mondays!) unfortunately the one we wanted was not available so ended up having a more expensive one (not sure if that was a trick). Our waitress was very nice when we arrived but then completely forgot about us, took us a while to order, get the check and pay. The place itself is worth the visit, really interesting. Cocktails menu looked interesting but expensive, starting from £12. Set menu for dinner was £25 for 2 courses.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding with special treats for our anniversary! Highly recommended!

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere, convenient to meet somewhere close to the Eurostar

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing per usual!

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DM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful architecture, great food. Excellent for conversation.

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YR
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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NC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DE
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

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

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M
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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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M
Aberdeen
9 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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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P
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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OJ
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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JM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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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G
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AH
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service and atmosphere!

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T
London
15 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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UM
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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LS
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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AS
London
30 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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M
London
22 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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J
London
46 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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