The Gilbert Scott

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4.3
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1969 Reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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 glass of sparkling wine £29

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 16 May 2019

Ends: 30 August 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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t
London
393 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best banana soft serve once cream with honeycomb in London

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Francesco the sommelier made my day! He had my favourite wine ready to pour. The food was divine

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s
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

a very pleasant setting, helpful staff, very good food

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GJ
London
21 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this place - the decor is lovely, the service is always excellent, and the food is always delicious. I have been several times, and always enjoyed myself. The Sunday lunch is particularly good.

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Lovely dining room. Guy on reception was pleasant and sommelier also. Female and male (bald) waiters were sullenly.
My partners food was good - he had white asparagus and then plaice (although menu said ‘whole’ plaice it was actually half a plaice). My scallops were ‘ok’ but underseasoned. My main was halibut with broccoli. Fish was flaccid and broccoli was cold
Nobody came during mains to ask if food ok and they knocked just broccoli off the bill
Major disappointment
Both puds were lovely
We had one cocktail each, three course and one bottle of wine. Bill £273. Not good value at all.

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ID
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent British dining. Can't beat it. Our favourite place for a celebration dinner.

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GF
London
50 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A return visit.. we both enjoyed the ambience and the high quality of the service provided. The welcome to the departing best wishes were all part of a seamless flow of innobtrusive but helpful interventions by the staff. Good food and well presented.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food in special historic surroundings.

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B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely relaxing venue, great food and a seriously good deal when booking the offer. Staff friendly and attentive.

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sunday roast for a special occasion. As good as ever!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a fab location, looked after well and made out anniversary celebration one we'll remember

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AT
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Considering the restaurant was not busy, the quality of the main course Sunday lunch meat was poor, the Yorkshire’s were over cooked & the range of vegetable side dishes poor.

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BN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Very professional service but somewhat disappointing food. Very expensive wines. Appalling background (foreground!) so-called, music

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A
Warwickshire
6 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was dinner to celebrate my god daughter’s 30th birthday.
The setting is stunning and the staff are courteous, professional and well informed without getting in the way.
The food was delicious: we both had fish ( halibut and plaice) and it was wonderfully fresh and prepared to perfection.

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OT
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Having selected the set menu which can sometimes be disappointing this was not the case here. All food we had was of excellent quality and deciding to also have their recommended wiling pairings was a good decision. As with other reviews it is a good ideal to have couple of side dishes.

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LG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely eveningn with good food and attenttive staff. We've dined here before and were not disappointed on our return. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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BP
Cornwall
7 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The special £30 menu with a free cocktail is always good value for money. Starters and main courses were good, but the desserts were outstanding, they must have a fantastic pastry chef there! One of our party said the burnt sugar dessert was the best thing he had ever eaten, praise indeed!

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T
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Very disappointing food

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E
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food was not the best at all, overpriced for what it is.

Portion sizes were ridiculous and at 61 pounds per person after 2 bottles of wine, we were not impressed with the food at all

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A fantastic place, lovely food and brilliant service.

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MR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wine, too expensive, but overall an enjoyable experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in beautiful surroundings

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TM
London
33 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We booked, what appeared on the face of it, to be great value for London at £30 for 3 courses and a cocktail. However, whilst I knew there would be a service charge I didn’t expect our bill for two to be £125.

The mains didn’t arrive with anything so you need to order at least two sides at an average of £5 a side and a decent wine is upwards of £50 a bottle.

I would probably go again, but would allow a bigger budget!

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H
London
97 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch at Gilbert Scott - excellent quality and brilliant service. Will lunch here again on my visit to London

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OT
London
27 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual

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LF
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food & service. However, an extra drink was put on the bill by mistake. This was corrected when queried.

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TD
London
26 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent relaxed lunch in a quality ven.

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V
London
38 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very polished team and excellent tasting food.

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H
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely time here - very good value evening offer and the service was great. Would recommend.

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P
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, I intend to make it my new local cafe and the place for a family Sunday roast. Awesome wine pairing. Cocktails great too.

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s
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty Much as expected. Good food coooked expertly, very plush restaurant and fine wines. Every dish tasted beautiful and I had no complaints from my guests. As far as value for money goes I supose it depends on your perspective. The portion sizes were small but it is a top tier restaurant and expected to pay big money for small dishes. I would happily go back.

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N
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always it was a pleasure to dine at this marvellous restaurant. I really cannot praise it highly enough. Of special note, the beautifully restored dining room, and the relaxed and friendly (but always professional and efficient) service. The one black mark: the very noisy and poorly laid-out 'George's Bar' - surely in need of a rethink.

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AB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service for a lunchtime was exceptionally slow. Staff were very nice and the food amazing

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JS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4th visit and it's always as good, great food and service, great atmosphere and highly recommended.

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HJ
London
66 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The dining room in this outstanding Victorian building is beautiful.

The food is also excellent; I can recommend the asparagus starter and the pork and rhubarb main.

The only real drawback is the price of the wine. The cheapest bottle that I could find on the list was £39.

The service was also a little on the slow side, especially since the dining room was half empty

However all in all a lovely experience. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion

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s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
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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