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The Gilbert Scott

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2092 reviews
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£41 and over
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

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Starting Dec 25, 2020

The Gilbert Scott will be celebrating Christmas Day with an indulgent five-course lunch. Enjoy a grand dining experience with fine seasonal produce in one of London's most iconic settings.

Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 3 course British Feast & Cocktail £35

Oct 1-31, 2020·Tue-Sat 12:00-15:00 17:30-21:45

Enjoy three delicious courses of British fare and an 1873 cocktail at The Gilbert Scott, a Marcus Wareing restaurant in the heart of Kings Cross.

What 2092 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.5
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4.1
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KPathy
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MariW
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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PabloP
London
4 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.

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Gollywhoa
London
8 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.

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MartinF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMrsV2017
London
19 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..

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KazB
London
11 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

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Rcam1
London
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wine and service.

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vipAndrea
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy our experience and we thank the staff for their great services

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Londondiner23
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. good value. I will go there again.

The service is good

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vipPeterfromJerdey
Miami
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.

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blainec
Surrey
27 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
45 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

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RFdiner
London
24 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.

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BarbaraT
London
3 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

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Babs
1 review
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.

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JDM51
West Sussex
7 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food , nice atmosphere

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JohnB
London
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!

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dj1498
London
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.

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DaveT
London
12 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.

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BobDare
London
30 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.

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KateC
London
5 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

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AnLi
London
6 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.

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rlhope
London
40 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCharlesF
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Hjj5
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food

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ElizabethM
London
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.

EA
vipEATOUTALOT
London
138 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

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vipordinaryhumanbeing
London
77 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
23 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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
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

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Westlondoner
London
51 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner with a work colleague. We picked the good value fixed price menu with 3 courses plus a cocktail for £30. Lovely service. Sea Bream for mains and egg custard for dessert both highlights. Will definitely come again.

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vipFoodLover01
London
17 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food 👏🏼

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vipPaul
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival we felt so welcome our friends luggage was taken care of because they were due to go back to Belgium after spending the weekend with us in London. We had cocktails in the bar area the personnel was so knowledgeable on the ingredients side of each cocktails. After that we were escorted into the dinning room. Where we had a fantastic lunch. I highly recommend the Sunday lunch menu excellent value for money 👍🏾

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PetraH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have one gripe: I booked a time slot with an offer- 3courses from set menu and cocktail for £30. I booked this as I was unsure of our fellow diners budget expectations, as it is easy to get to £100pp (inc drinks) here. I had to ask twice about seeing this set menu, as it wasn’t forthcoming, nor was the cocktail mentioned at all. I felt awkward asking yet again. It turns out we settled for the al la carte menu anyway, but I do feel I was slightly swayed into that as it was so difficult to get information about the offer. Our waiter, who joined us after the menu requests happened, was wonderful however- exceptional service.

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ElaineF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food and the cocktail on the £30 set menu. It's a lovely place and the staff were attentive but we caught the end of Sunday lunch service so it was very quiet. Would recommend at this price, though additional drinks were pricey.

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islingtonresident
London
23 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very pleased with lunch- 3 courses offer. First time I tried who’s restaurant. We both liked the starters (burrata and duck liver parfait). The mains were also good. I particularly liked the sea bream with the risotto (great combination). My friend liked his clam tagliatelle. The desserts were also nice. High ceiling added to the atmosphere. Good service. If you have time for long lunch (about 2 hours), this is a wonderful place to enjoy the experience.

FAQs

The Gilbert Scott is rated 4.4 stars by 2092 OpenTable diners.

The Gilbert Scott does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.marcuswareing.com/gift/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.