The Gilbert Scott

4.3
1932 reviews
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The Gilbert Scott is Marcus Wareing’s elegant, grand dining restaurant located in the 19th-century surrounds of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in King Cross. Showcasing the finest British seasonal produce guests can also book a lively Chef’s Table in the restaurant’s engine room and an elegant Private Dining Room for groups of up to 18. Guests can also enjoy an evolving and seasonal cocktail list, as well as afternoon tea and Victorian surrounds of the adjoining George's Bar, which has quickly cemented its reputation as one of the best bars in London.

Private Dining

The Gilbert Scott is an elegant restaurant and bar, showcasing the finest British seasonal produce in the 19th-century surrounds of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, and provides guests with the ultimate grand dining experience.

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Special Offers

3 courses and a cocktail: £30

Enjoy 3 courses and a cocktail for £30.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 January 2019

Ends: 30 May 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:45 17:30-20:45
Mon-Thu 12:00-14:45 17:30-21:45
Fri-Sat 12:00-14:45 17:30-22:45

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London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

A mixed experience. Lovely room, uncomfortable seating. Some excellent food, some not, and an ice cream that tasted of Mr Whippy. 3 courses & cocktail for £30 is excellent value, everything else is designed to take as much money as possible.
This last point was the real problem, plus erratic service and a questionable attitude. I (as the organiser of the evening) asked if we could have bubbly instead of a cocktail. The sommelier was charming and offered kir royale or cremante. Perfect. When we were ready for them and I ordered these, I was told by two stuffy staff this was not possible, who told you that, we don't do that, etc. Not perfect. The sommelier returned to save the day.
Worse, I asked for tap water for the table. Someone else later was asked which water, they said sparkling. The staff decided without asking to keep every glass full of sparkling water. I hadn't realised this until the bill came for 10 bottles of sparkling at £40. The whole scheme was designed to charge us for as much water as possible. They didn't keep any tap water coming at all - presumably because it is free. They didn't ask anyone if they wanted a 2nd bottle of sparkling, nor a 3rd...etc. And don't most restaurants now just make one water charge per sitting anyway?
I had to challenge this twice to get the charge off the bill. They were reluctant and rude.
This also happened with the bread - I declined bread, so they decided to ask someone else down the other end of the table (like the water) later in order to get it on the table and the bill. Obviously it was too late for me to say anything when it was served.
Of course the 3 for £30 courses were designed to be too small to not need pricey sides as well.
All very sneaky.
If you don't want people to have 3 courses for £30, then don't offer it. And certainly don't use it as a cover for trying to rip people off.

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L
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A very pleasant set lunch at the restaurant with nicely prepared food (they shouldn’t have served the roast potatoes that were burnt though). Lovely setting and ambience.

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my Dad's 90th birthday at Gilbert Scott. The restaurant is a very beautiful room in such a historic building. The food was delicious but above all the waitresses and waiters were outstanding and we came away feeling incredibly fed and well looked after. Thank you!

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JL
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been before on a number of occasions. We decided to go on the2nd March as we have birthdays on the 1st and 3rd. Service was good food as always excellent. We were a little concerned as the tables around the outside are pretty close together so had we had someone on the middle table it would have been within inches of our and the third table in the annex which would not have been good and would have ruined the evening as it is far to close. Fortunately no one was placed there so it was pretty good.

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u
London
20 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to The GIlbert Scott and we really enjoyed the experience.

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AA
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Dining room was a lovely room with good ambience, attentive but discreet staff. Small portions so not fantastic value for money but food was delicious. Had a drink in the bar out front before hand, lovely!

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RD
London
40 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I’ve been to the Gilbert Scott a number of times before but this visit was disappointing. Poor service, incorrect meal brought to the table, little apology, starters were average and cocktails were insipid.

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BV
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, right beside the world’s greatest station. Good value set menu in traditional setting with great service.

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, staff almost too attentive. Struggling to get 5 minutes of conversation in between interruptions. Feedback to restaurant would be to tell staff to chill out. Obviously this is ether than the alternative.

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H
London
414 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had deliciously rich veal sweetbreads to start, followed by a veal loin which was lovely. Some cheeky chips with vinegar mayo were out of this world. A carafe of Mersault complemented all of this wonderfully, to make for a perfect pre-Eurostar lunch!

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LP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another good lunch with family..a nice little table in a quiet corner so that we could have a good catch-up chat the Cornish lamb was delicious & very generous in portion size.
All staff were kind & courteous as usual.. overall a very good experience.

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C
London
78 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Mixed feelings on this one. Wonderful room and good food but service was odd. I had to make a real effort to get the cocktails that were part of the offer and that was embarrassing in front of my guests. There was quite a lot of pressure to order wine and the wine list was horribly expensive. Also the 3 course meal did not include veg or potatoes so the final bill was a lot more than I had planned on.

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JW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for husband’s birthday lunch. He had “Happy Birthday” plate of little desserts, which was a nice touch. Enjoyed the meal. Service was great! Never fail us every time we dined in.

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R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had the set menu and were disappointed with the food quality, especially the soup. Service was average at best with junior staff who weren't particularly attentive. Disappointed.

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NB
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Menu was lovely. Wine was fantastic but the lamb was 90% fat. It was replaced but my partner then ate while I waited for a fresh serving so not the romantic meal we planned

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Satisfactory but not amazing food.
Expensive wine list

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TB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We were disappointed. The food was unexceptional and the menu choice was limited. We were hoping for so much more.

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VG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I paid for 3 people and there was only 2 of us?
I have not got time to write a book for you.

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FS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was gorgeous as always. Service was a bit poor and I had requested a celebration plate as it was my friends 50th birthday and it did not arrive.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Took an hour and a half to get us a Chateaubriand - they must have been slaughtering the cow - it wasn’t even full. Such a disappointment

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t
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Service excellent, but the food was very disapointing...

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

I have used the restaurant many times with 5 star reviews but this occasion was very disappointing. Large white triangular shaped fatty lumps about the size of broad beans in my crispy pigs head starter. Maybe that was a wrong choice for me as texture overall was not to my taste. However the steak was black on one side where I had to slice it off and leave on the plate it was so burnt and was not edible. The middle of the steak was lovely and perfectly ‘medium’ pink. The triple cooked chips were also inedible as greasy and empty inside - the waitress agreed that she’d ‘seen someone else’s and they shouldn’t look like that’ there was a reduction on the bill to compensate but overall extremely disappointed that I’d taken a colleague here as my favourite London restaurant.

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OT
London
21 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

What a special building and great food and service

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g
London
259 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The Gilbert Scott is an amazing dining room with a great menu and good service to boot. Love this place.

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KE
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent atmosphere, attentive but not intrusive service an great food. Thank you.

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Stunningly beautiful dining room with excellent service, but disappointing food. Fussily served with plainly cooked steak and salmon, and miniscule vegetable accompaniments. Side orders were expensive, pushing up the overall price. I can't recommend it to anyone as the food was so unmemorable. Sorry.

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L
London
19 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a business dinner here and the experience was very good. Service was friendly and not intrusive. The food was very good. We all had different starters and mains and each dish was thoroughly enjoyed. The ambience was pleasant.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Midweek lunch set menu for two. Food was generally very good. Crispy pig's head was interesting: the crispiness was in the breadcrumbs, rather than the pork (quite gelatinous). Excellent steak, gratin dauphinois and beans. Very good bread and butter pudding. Service was a little fussy. Not wowed by value overall. While set menu is £30 a head, with bread and olives (£4 each), a couple of side dishes and three glasses of wine, bill came to over £120.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for my Girlfriend's 30th Birthday and it was a great experience. They included a Birthday Cake as a nice gesture free of charge. Service was great to boot.

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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great location and food. Shame that wine is so expensive

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DJ
London
56 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have to say I was a bit disappointed with The Gilbert Scott. I have dined at Tredwells a number of times and have really enjoyed it however I just didn't get that at The Gilbert Scott. Whilst the waiting staff were very nice, I felt they weren't very attentive. We had a drink from the bar as we sat down but it took until we had received our main course for the Sommelier to return with our wine. I really enjoyed my Jerusalem Artichoke soup but that is hard to get wrong. The vegetarian gnocchi was a bit dry, which was disappointing. It paired well with the wild mushrooms but felt like it had been sitting on a warming shelf. The bread and butter pudding desert was great. I was expecting more, so I won't be rushing back

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l
London
181 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well prepared food attentive service was as nice dinner

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect 21st Birthday dinner for our daughter. The service, room, ambience and food were all just right.

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g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Very disappointed as been here so many times, but Sunday lunch for my daughters birthday was very disappointing from start to finish

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food & environment, services could be a bit better, on the pricey side.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night
Good service

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AW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great meal for my mums birthday - thanks for having us

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o
London
70 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, and love the service and how you are treated. The food is very very good. This is the first time I had tried the Sunday Roast menu, and to be honest, found that there was too much food, which is not normally the case, and it was slightly less delicious. Normally it is just the right amount, and the food is exquisite! However, it was enjoyable, relaxing, and eminently repeatable. And if I take someone there on a Sunday again, I will bear this in mind, and not choose the roast...

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o
London
70 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gilbert Scott continues to be my top go-to restaurant - good food, good service, no hassle, and I particularly like the fact that if you ask for wine advice, you are not pushed towards the most expensive part of the list. That makes a really big difference. We had a long, expansive, excellent lunch, which was exactly what was required. Generally the portions are not over large (just the right amount), and the food is very good. It’s a beautiful room, and you can hear what your companion(s) say(s) without shouting, which I find important. I’m looking forward to going back

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RC
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The dining room is spectacular. There is no music and the height of the ceilings swallow all conversation noise, so it is not buzzy but you feel very private. Our waitress was very friendly, knew a lot about the ingredients and showed us a really good time. Food was amazing, the chicken terrine, and mackerel starters were excellent. A crab salad starter was dressed in too much mayo and served in a bit of an awkward bowl. The venison main served with pumpkin puree and roasted squash was delicious. Sides of triple cooked chips and purple sprouting were very well done. My only wish is that they would announce the dish in full when they serve it as its hard to remember all the amazing locally sourced ingredients on the plate. All in all a very nice experience. It was our family's early Christmas dinner and was perfect for that.

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