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German Gymnasium Restaurant

4.4
483 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
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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: 8 October 2016

Ends: 30 June 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00

What 483 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great venue and good food. Modern German with a twist, really interesting variations of traditional German recipes.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great ambience, excellent service by all staff and a great steak.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A wonderful experience in a really lovely restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere. The staff were helpful without being over-present, and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This was my first visit to German Gymnasium, part of the D&D Group of restaurants in the heart of the "new" King's Cross development area, literally opposite the tube station (so easy to get to). A group of us went along to celebrate a birthday in this interesting historical building, which has been turned into a great restaurant space. The staff were very welcoming and attentive, as soon as you walked in the relaxed and friendly vibe was tangible. We had the set menu offer (some had the 'unlimited bubbles' offer too which was good) which had a good selection of dishes, some german favourites like wurst, sauerkraut, etc but also plenty of other less specialised options. Food was delicious, beautifully presented without a long wait (I had salmon tartare, Icelandic cod followed by a delicious Apple Strudel). Waiting staff brought a "Happy Birthday" dessert plate too which was fun and kind of them. Would definitely recommend and will be paying a return visit.

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4.0Dined on 9 April 2018

I've been 3 times recently and have enjoyed each visit. For a German restaurant I'd like more sausage choice, but other than that I cannot complain.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Freindly staff, lovely & relaxed , good menu, reasonalbe prices

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

It was a special occasion, (my partner's birthday) I've been here many times and had another great time tonight. Very appreciative to our French waitress who made the special very evening and included a little cake.

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4.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Asked if they were serving the burger tonight and the waitress said ‘absolutely not’. Well sorry for asking. In short, a great location, ok food, slightly strange staff. Will keep going for the location and amazing interiors though!

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4.0Dined on 4 April 2018

This is a highly efficient and stylish operation. Not cheap but good value. The food, though fairly simple, was unusual for London, well prepared and arrived promptly, even though the restaurant, on a rainy Wednesday, was very busy. A vegetable dish which we had ordered did not arrive with the meal, but did immediately following a reminder and the cost deleted from the bll without our having to ask. Thr restaurant does not, and does not purport to, offer haute cuisine but it provides a very enjoyable evening out and I thoroughly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Very good food service excellent
Bit expensive but good venue

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Great venue, service genuinely friendly, food beautifully presented and delicious.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Family get-together

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2.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Waiting staff were rude several times and food average for the money.
Have contacted them directly with my feedback

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

It was perfect. Good service quick and professional. The food was good. The place is really beautiful. I recommend 100% this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Overall a nice experience. Food & Drinks were ok, Service was fairly attentive but brought our starter and main at the same time. Little loud.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

My girlfriends and I had a lovely lunch, none of us had been to your restaurant before and we were all very impressed with every aspect thank you.

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4.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Great night out! The place has a real buzz and is in a great central location near to public transport. Fairly expensive though.

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Great food and service

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4.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Great brunch with friends. Bottomless bubbles.... never had to ask for glass to be filled. Waitress was amazing, perfect service

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Food was good but not outstanding. Most came lukewarm.

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Unbeatable service, delicious food and perfect ambiance for a Friday night birthday meal for 2

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Great venue for dinner - always really good food. Not ideal if you want a quiet catch up - but the ambience is great

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4.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Interesting alternative to usual international cuisine made a nice change. Food and service were just right for a business dinner with a lively atmosphere - I'd be happy to go back and to recommended it

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Great experience apart from the manager taking my wine away when I wasn’t yet finished as they wanted the table back, even though they had told us we still had 20 minutes which wasn’t particularly impressive!

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5.0Dined on 12 March 2018

Great service from all staff. Great wine suggestions from Som. Much quieter than main floor. Great schnitzel!! Will recommend and go back.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Fantastic Mother’s Day lunch. I was a little concerned when I saw that it was a set menu but the choices were great. Every course was well executed and generous in size. Lovely wines and an interesting cocktail menu. Our waitress was delightful. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

I loved it here. This was recommended to me by two individual friends and they were right! What an amazing place and the food is superb!
Must go!

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Took my aunt for Mother’s Day the service was amazing and the bottomless prosecco is really bottomless

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4.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Went to the restaurant on a week day evening to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. We were a table of 6 and were really well looked after. The service is attentive and knowledgable. The only minus was the waiting time between the dishes but it was really worth it.
Will recommend this place to my friends

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4.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Food very good, quite lively with vibrant atmosphere excellent wine choice

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2018

The German Gymnasium is in the first purpose-built gymnasium in London, financed by the local German community - hence its name! It is a very impressive space. The menu is "Mittel-European" with a definite German influence but a lot of Britain as well. The prices are reasonable - not cheap, not crazy. I had the "Butchers Plate" which had a slice of very good ham, one good spinach bratwurst and two small smoked ribs which were OK, but nothing special (and they didn't take the membrane off the back of the ribs before smoking them - a slight bugbear of mine). It came with good sauerkraut - mild, but flavourful - and a potato dumpling that reminded me more of heavy grits than the dumplings I have had in Germany. Overall, it was good. The side of cucumber, dill and sour cream was a nice, refreshing accompaniment. My husband had the set menu with salmon tartare - a good sized portion - and currywurst with triple cooked chips. The currywurst tasted to me like barbeque sauce with some curry powder. It was good enough. The chips were very good. We split a dish of three sorbets: green apple, blood orange and yoghurt. They were all good, though the green apple was more like slightly frozen sweetish applesauce than the tart, smooth sorbet that I expected. The wines by the glass give a wide variety of interesting grapes and range in price from about £10-12 for most. Lunch cost us £117 with the ubiquitous "service charge". Overall, a good lunch, not cheap, but fairly reasonable for London.

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3.0Dined on 5 March 2018

Beautiful space, but food needs work, generally over seasoned. Over priced menu.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

A fantastic restaurant just round the corner from Kings Cross Station. Chose between the bar, downstairs more informal dining or formal on the first floor. The food is excellent, everything is freshly made and tastes delicious. The wine and beers are great too. We liked it so much we ate here twice over the weekend!

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4.0Dined on 26 February 2018

Fabulous food. Outstanding service. To be repeated.

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Fantastic food as always, thank you for working be recommendations

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4.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Good location, good atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Never disappoints great food and atmosphere. Definitely worth visiting.

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Lovely meal and great service, very helpful with organising a little birthday surprise.

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Great buzzing atmosphere. Creative design of the space. Excellent service and good food

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5.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Great good and location

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