The Gilbert Scott

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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.

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KateC
London
3 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
3 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
38 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.

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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
75 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
20 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
15 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
2 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
3 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
87 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, beautiful dining room and attentive staff. It is a great place to go and be able to hear all diners, which is not always possible. Consistently good food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I like the place and we often go to the restaurant but this time we were slightly disappointed by the food. My husband found the rib eye not tender enough and we both share a crème brûlée which did not look like home made at all ( with caramel too sticky and the crème too thick) .
Both glasses of wine were delicious ( I took a white Bourgogne and my husband red Italian) and the carte by the glass offers a great choice.
We both enjoyed our starters I chose the scallop and my husband the lamb dish.

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JegsyF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here with my close friends, everything about the Gilbert Scott is perfect 👌.

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vipNIW86
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Good portions. Got to meet the man himself, Marcus W, which was an added bonus to our delicious lunch!

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SteveJ
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience2

The table wasn't great and the food was good but not great. A little disappointed...

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vipMisterE
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal!

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SophieV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was nothing special. Grand ambience and some friendly waiters.

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ottos
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Poor value and service was a bit weird. Food was good however.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was real. Service was inattentive, we had to work hard to get attention, repeatedly, despite being on a central and visible table.

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Soopasooze
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our party of 4 had used an OpenTable offer of 3 courses plus a cocktail for £30.
The staff were very welcoming and our cocktail was served very quickly. However it took ages for our starter and subsequently our main courses to arrive. In fact we were there for nearly 3 hours! To be fair we were offered (and accepted) a free drink. However we would have preferred prompter service.

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MrsOK
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

set lunch deal was delicious and affordable in a beautiful setting

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic set menu with fancy cocktail. Lots of choice for vegetarians.

MM
vipMiamiMark
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food and overall service was good, but we ordered a bottle of wine that when served, obviously was bad. It smelled like ammonia, strongly, and tasted like vinegar. All five people at our table agreed. But, the wine server argued with us over the bottle, claiming that the odor and taste was the wine's "style." That was ridiculous and insulting. Finally, the server agreed to take back the bottle and we ordered a different bottle that was good. For a very expensive restaurant, that was shameful service on the part of the staff.

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docjohnno
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We booked the set menu (having phoned and confirmed that we are able to have this at 18:45) to be told that it was only up to 18:00. We were told ‘terms and conditions’ apply. It was quite embarrassing as it was a group of work colleagues. The waiter agreed to serve the set menu - but did not give us the allocated glass of sparkling wine, despite asking numerous times. There was also no crab left as a starter - and we had to pay a supplement for its ‘replacement’.

I’ve been to the Gilbert Scott multiple times before - including hosting 10 people at the chefs table. I feel this experience fell way short of what I would expect of such an esteemed establishment. The communication has prior to the night was obviously lost - causing great embarrassment.

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vipMaverickman
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, highly recommended

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vipVHAB
London
70 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

good but not particularly innovative food, good and surprisingly well priced wines and a lovely room

JT
JulieandTom
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love GS. Fabulous food and service. Never ever disappointed

DC
DarrenC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite London restaurant. Simply brilliant! For me this place should have a star- much better all round than many with the accolade

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aida
London
27 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Table of four ladies who had been here before on several occasions I the past.
Sadly NOT up to its usual standard particularly the food. Two of the ladies sent back their mains as they were burnt!!!! Service also lacking. Drinks very over priced
Sadly I think Marcus Waring would be very unhappy had he been serve the food we received. Very sad!!!!

DD
DawnDavenport
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Regular visitor... disappointing service, long waits, and excuse of being too busy with half the tables empty...? Mostly enjoyable food except one guests was inedible.. alternative was offered but far too late..

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

On arrival the coat check girl started taken our coat and then decided we may not be admitted!
The service was extremely professional and friendly. Did like the coat check girl said we needed to give up our table by 8.30!
The food was poor salmon was tasteless, the Ox cheek was really tough and unless you ordered vegetables the plate was empty!! The apple crumble was good except far too much sugar in the apple
Would I eat there again NO, it a shame that the Kitchen and reception let the side down especially when we down just under 500 pounds!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They hide the price of the 'free' cava they give you. We asked for the bottle,.it was £75. Cava. Would never go back.

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vipKevanW
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a very good friend I’d not seen in over 15 years and the food, service and ambiance made the occasion even more memorable

FAQs

The Gilbert Scott is rated 4.4 stars by 2069 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.