German Gymnasium Restaurant

4.5
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752 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
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.

Special Offers

Evening Standard Menu: 3 courses for £30 with a glass of wine

Evening Standard Set Menu | Three courses for £30 per person including a glass of wine

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Menu available in the restaurant only. Not available for Monday lunch or Sunday dinner.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 17 February 2020

Ends: 23 February 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00
Mon 17:30-22:30
Tue-Sat 12:00-15:00 17:30-22:30

What 752 People Are Saying
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TB
London
45 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch offer - three courses and a glass of wine for £30 - that really worked. Sat upstairs and enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Special menu has many classic dishes, something for everyone. I had the smoke salmon tartare and of course a Schnitzel as my main. I finished with three individual scoops of pear, apricot, and strawberry sorbet. It was a wonderful meal.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Xmas lunch!

RF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I love this place and have been multiple times. But today I was quite disappointed by the service. I’d specifically mentioned on my reservation that I’d had an operation recently and requested a table downstairs ideally or a comfy chair with a cushion. Instead I had a seat upstairs, on the far possible side up loads of steps. The chair was not comfy and no cushion. By the time we were on deserts, I was very uncomfortable and asked if we could move to one of at least 6 spare tables that had a soft comfy seat around the edge and was told no, they were booked. So I requested cushions and was eventually given 2. We would have stayed much longer and drank and eaten more, but I was so uncomfortable by this point we paid and left. None of the comfy tables I was told were reserved were ever used. So really unimpressed by the care shown to me to be honest and won’t be in a hurry back there. All the staff seemed to be in a massive rush and barely let you finish speaking before they zoomed off!

SF
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very convenient for Kings Cross / St Pancras. Warm friendly efficient staff and a vibrant atmosphere. The food was good but nothing special and very expensive for the quality

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect spot for a girlie brunch!
The restaurant manager Dominique really took care of us and made a lasting impression on us. Lots of care and attention - great service! The food is delicious!

JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really busy, standing room only at the bar area at just after 5. The iceberg size lump of ice in my drink was as impractical as it was unnecessary. Able to go to table early and not rushed to finish in any time slot. All our dishes were beautifully presented and generous and tasted good too.

OE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Glass found in food, extremely rude manager- no apology or sufficient compensation offered. Terrible service after finding glass in mouth!

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food lovely waiters .. had a really tasty lunch

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always. Great staff and superb service. Thank you!

RC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Overall a nice experience. However, we went for a cigarette after dinner and came back to na empty table and told we can no longer sit there, we would of gotten dessert and more drinks. It was 3:30pm so u likely there would be a rush until 5.

CO
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing place. Unexpectedly large and vibrant bar/restaurant bang in the middle of Kings X. Architecture stunning, historically and aesthetically. A tad pricey though.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice meal, nice service, a go to venue

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Nice venue, bland food

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

very lively and buzzing place (positive for me). lovely service and good food.

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love the German Gymnasium, I also have a good evening there.

K
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We did not realise that 'Sharing Plate' was automatically for the entire table. There were four of us and ordered 2 sharing plates. Struggled to finish them all. The service was a bit slow. But good vibe and we had a wonderful evening.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Set menu is amazing value. Phenomenal service, thank you!

B
London
44 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really lovely business lunch. Our waitress was really great and super friendly. We both have the Icelandic Cod which was delicious.

LS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was average but service was excellent. I had a much better experience the previous time.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it was lovely, I can’t think of anything I could criticize. Staff were helpful and friendly, the food was delicious, the ambience was great. I’ll be back!

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Lovely place, great food but waitress was a little unfriendly

V
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are great as always, despite the place being full, we were served quite quickly

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The wine we have ordered by glasses was impossible to drink. The fish was oversalted, out waiter had not enough time to serve us. The somelier had to help, otherwise we would not get our food

KO
London
22 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It's such a fun place with its grand atmosphere and interesting history. The food is excellent and the wine list is extensive. This place satisfies both casual diners and foodies.

KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the venue, loved the food and drink. Great attentive service, well apart from the waitress not knowing what cider was! Can't wait to go back and eat there again.

W
London
177 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

German Gymnasium is always good - tasty food, decent portions, good value and nice service in a cool ambiance - a solid choice with a good range of food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and everything else was too!!

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service

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R
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The sommelier was knowledgable and listened to our references to find us a lovely organic Austrian red wine.

The restaurant was fully booked and yet nose levels in this gigantic restaurant remained acceptable.

The food was lovely with exception of the fact that they should serve more spätzle with the rib eye

GT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Overcooked and inedible schnitzel which is appalling for a German Restaurant

OT
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most authentic German/Austrian meals I have had outside of their respective countries. The schnitzel was lovely, the ambience was reminiscent of a Swiss chalet and the staff were sophisticated and timely. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

LL
London
121 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was only ok and overpriced for what it is. The service was prompt and friendly. If you improve their quality of food to match with their price, I would make it a 4 star experience. My husband had a bad night after eating his October feast, he had to go to the toilet non stop throughout the night, so he would not be ordering that again.

W
London
50 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely dinner with a former work colleague. The good and service were both excellent. Only slight downside is that it is a very lively place so there is a lot of ambient noise. Not the place for a cosy chat in the evening. However I would certainly go back there again.

SA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great atmosphere. Very good if you want to have the German dining experience!

d
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the set menu as a group of 5 on a Saturday evening. Food quality and portion sizes just right - not to big or small. Very good tastes and some different options to many restaurants.
SERVICE - outstanding - not just the unobstrusive filling of water glasses - the high level of attention - eg when I went to the loo someone passing noticed my napkin and refolded it!

Well worth it and will go again as very convenient for Kings Cross/St Pancras

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Busy atmosphere did not like the table we were placed at .Service very friendly very good. Food ok but Veal very chewy.probably would not go back

AL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I love this place, great food and great service. Only thing I would improve is the staff chasing you to pay the bill and get out of there.

b
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Wonderful setting, charming staff, bustling and efficient. Small but adequate menu with a much, much larger choice of wines - with good recommendations from the waiting staff for wine we would never have tried otherwise. Beer choice surprisingly limited, but didn't spoil our enjoyment.

Hearty cooking from middle-ish Europe, was good and as expected. Great if you have hungry teenagers in tow....super bread, potatoes and spatzle to compliment a meaty feast.

Everyone left happy and satisfied....what more do you need?

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food great environment