The Gilbert Scott

4.2
1897 reviews
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Lunch
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: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-20:45
Mon-Tue 12:00-14:45 17:30-21:45
Wed 12:00-14:45 17:30-22:45
Thu-Fri 12:00-14:45 17:30-18:30 21:00-22:45
Sat 12:00-17:30

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RJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great location and food. Shame that wine is so expensive

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DJ
London
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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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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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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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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E
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was nice enough but not wow. I loved the pigs head croquets but the roast chicken was 'meh'. Some crispy skin would have enlivened it.

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FS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and ambience. Look forward to coming again next week.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Dinner was for 3, Had to wait for table as not ready at booked time. For main course we all ordered a steak all 3 were over cooked and had to go back. Waited circa 45 minutes for main courses to return. No apologies offered. Given that we paid £165 per person this restaurant is expensive, food and service was poor and very poor value. Wine list is extensive but very expensive.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Been many times, always thought it was pretty good and have recommended it to friends many times. Was really disappointed today as it’s lost it edge sadly. Food was disappointing and not up to usual standard. Some of the mains were ok but my duck lacked a sauce or something to bring the dish together and was quite basic.

The service was not up to previous experience and bar one waitress at the end the staff were not particularly friendly, engaged or polished.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I was greeted by a very friendly team member who looked after us very well. The drinks service was good and the waitress was very knowledgeable and happy to advise us on drinks etc. Unfortunately the food that we were served was lukewarm. I did not send it back because the restaurant was very busy. The seating also left a lot to be desired. The tables have large pedestal bases that do not leave you with many options where to put your feet. By the time I had sat for two hours I was feeling aches I did not have before. there were issues with the food that I have seen Marcus slate contestants on TV about, yet they were in the food served to me; not hot, lack of seasoning, and poor presentation, particularly in the starters. The staff did bring us out some mini deserts to mark the fact that it was an anniversary, I thought that was a nice touch. Overall I was not blown away by the experience, but I would go again, possibly on a less busy night.

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Lincolnshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The experience at this establishment was truly a pleasure. The ambience, food and service were all top notch. Even an issue with some cold coffees, the coffees were simply left at the service counter for too long, was resolved promptly and without fuss by the excellent service team. We shall certainly visit this fantastic venue again.

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FW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. Good ambiance and food - on the expensive side

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b
Surrey
17 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place, lovely bar beforehand with skilled cocktail waiters. In the restaurant the food was amazing, the sommelier choosing perfect wines for each course too. I would absolutely go again

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Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was only about 30% full on a Sunday night. The food was disappointing: the sauce with the squab main too salty, the salad over-dressed. The chocolate mousse dessert was ok but not spectacular. The wine selection was the best thing about the dining experience, a mix of excellent old and new world producers.

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B
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Weird mix of formal yet inattentive service with rest average food

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C
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The welcome cocktail was really delicious and the staff friendly. Loved that there was s ready chosen wine with each course

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DF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A delightful evening to celebrate a birthday whilst passing through London en route for a break in Antwerp. We had the £30 dinner and all the food was delicious. We also chose to have the accompanying glasses of wine. They complemented the food very well. The alcohol was much more expensive than the food and this was a good alternative to having a very expensive bottle of wine which would not have worked well for one fish eater and the other meat eater. A memorable evening.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service but quite noicy

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BB
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone one in my group enjoyed their food, not my first visit and definitely not my last.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice meal and aperitive.
Excellent set menu for 30. We were full at the end! Very nice place.

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I booked lunch here so I could get a train straight after, the eurostar which is around the corner. I advised the restaurant of this on arrival and they assured me it would be ok. Overly relaxed service meant our order was not taken early enough and then my (very nice) salmon main course arrived 10 minutes before I had to leave. So, not great.

Otherwise it's a nice grand dining room suitable for a nice lunch with someone special.

Don't plan on the restaurant really engaging with a deadline, they proved themselves amateurish and unconcerned on this issue. I wouldn't attempt this again.

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K
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Impressive building and beautiful surroundings. Food average and lots of up selling - truffles on everything! You pay for chief's name and location.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

superb in all aspects, we only had a small amount of time due to train time , all services were perfect!

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Kent
33 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived an hour earlier than the booking and they were able to give us the table which was good. We had the set menu with a complimentary cocktail. All was very good. I had steak as the main and it was nice and tender. Would definitely go again

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RN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate. Great food, wine and arrive in an impressive setting.

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M
Kent
14 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, second time here and still doesn’t disappoint
Food gorgeous, service second to none
Can’t recommend highly enough!

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FG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a regular visitor to this restaurant it is always very consistent and provides high quality food and service

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

Great service with high quality food. Shame the wine is a little expensive

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The set menu was great value. Beautiful surroundings and great food and service.

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JN
London
25 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my 4th visit and in every way was as good as the 1st. The food is modern, inventive and beautiful to look at. Service is attentive but never feels intrusive. The surroundings are magnificent. My only slight disappointment is that the wine list, whilst exhaustive focusses too much on fine wine, rather than more affordable everyday wines.

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CT
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent but 2 of us ordered gluten free. Read and twice when this came to the table it was inedible. The first time it tasted though it had been blasted with a blow torch. The second was good, the third was dry like cardboard and the fourth was edible. For the price and the quality of the establishment that was not acceptable!
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OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It’s a stunning venue and a great place to take clients

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is I'd but no wow factor. Amazing surroundings and great staff and service. Fixed menu is great value for money but the wine is exceptionally expensive.

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

We dined in style for my friends birthday after securing a good 3 course meal with aperitif. Otherwise it would have been too expensive for our pockets. It was however a lovely experience as it is such an iconic place and the restaurant was charming. Although lighting low and atmospheric we had to use our mobile with torch facility to be able to read the menu choices. But all part of the fun I guess. Will definitely recommend.

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SU
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely reunion meal here and were well looked after. We had the menu offer of £30 for 3 courses and aperitif which was good value. The lamb chop was superbly cooked and the Bon Bon with it delicious . All flavours were excellent and variety of choices on set menu was good.

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DW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food, service and ambience, spoiled a little by being placed inches away from a business foursome who talked loudly about problem issues with their project ( Crossrail) making it impossible to create and enjoy an intimate experience our special occasion.

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O
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We have just eaten at The Gilbert Scott for our 44th wedding anniversary. We have dined here before on several occasions and loved it but tonight was a huge disappointment . My husband’s seared mackerel starter was really under seasoned and was full of bones and my crab salad starter very ordinary. To the Main Course - my husbands seared pollack was cold and really didn’t pair well with the portobello mushroom - - my belly pork was not cooked well and the crackling was not crisp - fat not rendered well. The triple cooked chips were however excellent - the star of the meal. The staff were attentive and apologised for the bones in the mackerel. I really am so surprised at the poor quality of this meal. What has happened at The Gilbert Scott? A very expensive , very poor quality dinner!

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