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The Gilbert Scott

4.2
4.2
2081 Reviews
£41 and over
British
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, English, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00–14:45 Sat 12:00–17:15 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 7278 3888

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jack Hazell

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    The Gilbert Scott reservations team: 020 7278 3888

  • Area

    King's Cross

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public Transit

    Kings Cross St. Pancras Train / Underground Station,

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,081 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. W

    Weegee

    London

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual a great experience, friendly staff, good food and nice surroundings.
  2. MC

    MichaelaC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal with friends (on neighbouring tables) and it was almost as if Covid had never happened. There is a great selection of wines, spirits the sommelier is on hand for questions. All staff were polite, helpful & friendly and the food is fantastic (the potatoes were particularly delicious). I’d like more dessert options, but otherwise it was a super night out. Thank you!
  3. M

    Mark

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice meal. Not rushed. Had to ask for the set menu which was a bit naughty but good value overall.
  4. w

    williamw

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, first class service and beautiful setting. Would highly recommend.
  5. DM

    DerekM

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent fine dining experience as anticipated. Stunning room in a magnificient building.
  6. KP

    KPathy

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great atmosphere. Helpful and friendly service. Cocktails at the bar-amazing! Every effort made to be COVID safe.
  7. MW

    MariW

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Victorian dining room with a really high ceiling so perfect in these ties. Great value £35 menu including a cocktail. We had celeriac soup, duck parfait (this was really good), sea bream, steak, espresso sort serve and salted caramel tart. All delicious. Service was top notch.
  8. PP

    PabloP

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent five course dinner with nice mix in the flight of wines to add some interest. Friendly attentive service. Bravo.
  9. G

    Gollywhoa

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Not been in some time, and a solo visit as the first seating for lunch in the midst of a pandemic was probably not the *best* time to return. The food was lovely and service attentive. The celeriac and pear soup was delicious. I will probably wait until after the pandemic to return again though.
  10. MF

    MartinF

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, attentive but un-obtrusive service, all dishes introduced and explained. great architecture and decor.
  11. MV

    MrsV2017

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Came here for friends dinner. The ambience is always very nice but sadly the 3 course for £30 deal is very poor value and tasteless. The salmon starter consisted of a the tiniest thinnest piece of salmon atop of some sort of Philadelphia cheese (that’s al!) the main was beef, it was almost boiled and pretty tasteless (seemed sous vide but still pretty joyless). Ordered extra vegetables for side but again very STINGY portions. The service was quite distracted. Avoid if you are looking fr good value for money..
  12. KB

    KazB

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous lunch to celebrate a birthday. The set menu is excellent cake. Delicious food, very friendly attentive service and great ambiance. A really delightful experience and highly recommended
  13. R

    Rcam1

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again a fantastic meal, two Sundays in a row and already contemplating next week. Food was delicious, staff very attentive and the reception gave a very warm and friendly welcome baring in mind we had changed our table time 3 times.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, wine and service.
  15. A

    Andrea

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy our experience and we thank the staff for their great services
  16. L

    Londondiner23

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. good value. I will go there again. The service is good
  17. PJ

    PeterfromJerdey

    Miami - Dade

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have eaten Sunday Lunch many times at the Gilbert Scott and the food last Sunday was exceptional. We had the prix fixe. The staff are super professional, the wine selection excellent and fairly priced and the dining room with its yellow walls a bastion of old England. A particular thanks to our young waiter Alfie who went out of his way to make sure our meal was perfect.
  18. b

    blainec

    Surrey

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I felt the table of four was strange, they had removed the big round tables which would be perfect for helping with social distancing. Instead we were on a small rectangular table which felt too small and in each other’s faces too much.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Felt very safe the staff have worked very hard - as usual - great food and wine and took advantage of the 3 course set menu and the eat out offer
  20. RF

    RFdiner

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful evening at The Gilbert Scott, opting for the set menu (3 courses and a cocktail) which was incredible value for money. The restaurant itself is beautiful, and the staff were very friendly and professional. Our food was delicious and had an element of excitement in the presentation (starters of cured salmon and pork terrine were particularly spectacular). We will definitely go back. We felt we had a high quality restaurant experience at a really affordable price.
  21. BT

    BarbaraT

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food with plenty of choice for my daughter who is vegan. Great cocktails. Attentive and knowledgable staff
  22. SS

    SidSarangi

    London

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant with very good service. Easy to get to if you are coming by train. Located inside the wonderful renaissance hotel. The price was reasonable.
  23. C

    Cills

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food which was well presented. The set menu with additional discount was very good value. The staff were obviously well-trained. All in all a perfect lunch.
  24. JD

    JDM51

    West Sussex

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food - dined both on Saturday Evening and Sunday lunch. Best roast lunch I have had to date
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food , nice atmosphere
  26. JB

    JohnB

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful room, but a little bit lacking in ambience. We went for the set menu, really nice cocktail, we both chose pork and chicken terrine and smoked haddock gratin. Both were very good. Desserts, salted caramel tart and espresso soft serve also very nice. Couple of glasses of white were very drinkable. Service very efficient and attentive. A nice lunch but lacked a bit of oomph!
  27. d

    dj1498

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We found the staff very attentive and the food was outstanding, but there were a few issues at the beginning with the knife and fork placed wrongly, but this was a minor niggle. There also no toilet paper in the women's toilet. Another small niggle. Sometimes it's the little things that make it 5 stars.
  28. DT

    DaveT

    London

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    A disappointing evening unfortunately. On first impressions this place is classy & the building is stunning. Unfortunately this was the highlight of our 10th Anniversary evening at the Gilbert Scott. You will need to take a mobile phone with you ( which I did not, as I can survive without a phone on me at all times ) as the restaurant would rather you look at the menu after scanning a barcode on the table. An A4 card menu for the food & a small selection of wines is available although not encouraged. There were just a few red wines on the menu, none of which appealed to us, so I asked for the full wine list, where I was again told to scan the barcode to see the full list. When I reminded the waitress that I did not have a phone on me I asked to see the paper version but was told that the wine list was so extensive that they did not have a paper version & then she walked away from the table. No wine for this table then ! My Partner ordered the lamb main dish which could not be faulted & I ordered a rare steak. The steak arrived at the table medium rare/medium. I explained to the waitress that the steak was not how I ordered it & she said that she would "let the kitchen know". I am a meat eater & can eat meat however it is cooked, so I ate it, but any self respecting restaurant would have taken the plate of food away, apologised & replaced the plate of food with the correct dish. I wanted this to be a special evening & with the restaurant being endorsed by Marcus Wearing I was expecting more, much more.
  29. D

    Dare

    London

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Despite a reduced menu due to the current situation, the food was great, the staff friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere relaxed. A lovely lunch.
  30. KC

    KateC

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A lovely meal. Informed and professional staff. Sadly a few nights before COVID19 shut down so generally weird for all. Good luck and see you at the other side xx
  31. AL

    AnLi

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing about the meal and the service. The food was absolutely delicious, better than expected and the service was brilliant, they gave us a little surprise for our anniversary meal, it was such a nice gesture and they didn’t have to do it but they went above and beyond, we were very impressed. Will definitely come back again.
  32. r

    rlhope

    London

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for my partners 40th birthday with his family travelling down as a surprise. They accommodated my toddler son with high chair and a colouring pad as well as serving his food straight away. The fixed menu was great especially with the free cocktail. I would definitely recommend, who doesn’t love a Marcus restaurant. Food and service were perfect.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A last minute choice but an excellent one. The food was superb
  34. CF

    CharlesF

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three course menu with cocktail for £30. Service and food exemplary. Back on Saturday
  35. H

    Hjj5

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food
  36. EM

    ElizabethM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    3 course lunch with cocktail for £30. Excellent value. Beautiful surroundings. Service was very attentive. Will definitely return.
  37. EA

    EATOUTALOT

    London

    141 reviews

    4.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The restaurant and the building in which it is housed are beautiful. We had the fixed menu which was incredible value and lovely food. It lacked a bit of atmosphere as it was quite empty but not sure if lots of restaurants are suffering due to current circumstances. Wine a bit expensive but combined with the food deal it was well worth it. Very impressed
  38. o

    ordinaryhumanbeing

    London

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My guests thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our food was good, and it’s a lovely place. Excellent service
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday lunch occasion celebration. The set menu is great value and includes a cocktail - great value for money. Atmosphere is very special.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s alway a great experience when being served by a knowledgable waiter. That coupled with excellent food and great ambience leads to an over all great experience here at The Gilbert Scott. Highly recommended

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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The Gilbert Scott is rated 4.2 stars by 2081 OpenTable diners.

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Area

    King's Cross

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00–14:45 Sat 12:00–17:15 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–23:00

  • Cuisines

    British, English, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public Transit

    Kings Cross St. Pancras Train / Underground Station,

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jack Hazell

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7278 3888

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    The Gilbert Scott reservations team: 020 7278 3888

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