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German Gymnasium Restaurant

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756 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
In line with government advice, we are operating a COVID-19 secure management system* in our restaurant and details of the controls we have in place can be found on our website.

Indoor gatherings are limited to members of any 2 households (or support bubbles). Outdoor gatherings are limited to members of any 2 households (or support bubbles), or a group of at most 6 people from any number of households.

German Gymnasium mezzanine is a refined restaurant, including its own free walk in cocktail bar and overlooking the action in the buzzing Grand Café. It's a seriously stylish space, serving Mittel European dishes. Its wine list is something special too, with wonderful wines from Germany, Austria and beyond.

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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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
What 756 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelM
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful food, service was efficient but not overpowering and the ambiance relaxed. The mains were tasty, copious and did not leave any space for desserts. Look forward to going back.

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DouglasG
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our 3 rd time visit to the GG and it was excellent, had some clients with me and they were blown away with the waiters and the attention to our table - well recommend

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Lovedit
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. We will go back. Delicious cocktails and great service.

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vipchad
London
16 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice german food

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vipTimB
London
45 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great lunch offer - three courses and a glass of wine for £30 - that really worked. Sat upstairs and enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The Special menu has many classic dishes, something for everyone. I had the smoke salmon tartare and of course a Schnitzel as my main. I finished with three individual scoops of pear, apricot, and strawberry sorbet. It was a wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Xmas lunch!

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RacheyFeasts
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

I love this place and have been multiple times. But today I was quite disappointed by the service. I’d specifically mentioned on my reservation that I’d had an operation recently and requested a table downstairs ideally or a comfy chair with a cushion. Instead I had a seat upstairs, on the far possible side up loads of steps. The chair was not comfy and no cushion. By the time we were on deserts, I was very uncomfortable and asked if we could move to one of at least 6 spare tables that had a soft comfy seat around the edge and was told no, they were booked. So I requested cushions and was eventually given 2. We would have stayed much longer and drank and eaten more, but I was so uncomfortable by this point we paid and left. None of the comfy tables I was told were reserved were ever used. So really unimpressed by the care shown to me to be honest and won’t be in a hurry back there. All the staff seemed to be in a massive rush and barely let you finish speaking before they zoomed off!

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SilverFox1955
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Very convenient for Kings Cross / St Pancras. Warm friendly efficient staff and a vibrant atmosphere. The food was good but nothing special and very expensive for the quality

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The perfect spot for a girlie brunch!
The restaurant manager Dominique really took care of us and made a lasting impression on us. Lots of care and attention - great service! The food is delicious!

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JanS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really busy, standing room only at the bar area at just after 5. The iceberg size lump of ice in my drink was as impractical as it was unnecessary. Able to go to table early and not rushed to finish in any time slot. All our dishes were beautifully presented and generous and tasted good too.

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OliverE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Glass found in food, extremely rude manager- no apology or sufficient compensation offered. Terrible service after finding glass in mouth!

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AngelaM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food lovely waiters .. had a really tasty lunch

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal as always. Great staff and superb service. Thank you!

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RyanC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Overall a nice experience. However, we went for a cigarette after dinner and came back to na empty table and told we can no longer sit there, we would of gotten dessert and more drinks. It was 3:30pm so u likely there would be a rush until 5.

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ChrisO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing place. Unexpectedly large and vibrant bar/restaurant bang in the middle of Kings X. Architecture stunning, historically and aesthetically. A tad pricey though.

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Maria
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Nice meal, nice service, a go to venue

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

Nice venue, bland food

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Elena
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

very lively and buzzing place (positive for me). lovely service and good food.

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Soulmoney
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I love the German Gymnasium, I also have a good evening there.

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vipK2diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We did not realise that 'Sharing Plate' was automatically for the entire table. There were four of us and ordered 2 sharing plates. Struggled to finish them all. The service was a bit slow. But good vibe and we had a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible. Set menu is amazing value. Phenomenal service, thank you!

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viptimB
London
47 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really lovely business lunch. Our waitress was really great and super friendly. We both have the Icelandic Cod which was delicious.

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LauraS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was average but service was excellent. I had a much better experience the previous time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about it was lovely, I can’t think of anything I could criticize. Staff were helpful and friendly, the food was delicious, the ambience was great. I’ll be back!

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Laurap82
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Lovely place, great food but waitress was a little unfriendly

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Valeriya
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are great as always, despite the place being full, we were served quite quickly

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vipDina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

The wine we have ordered by glasses was impossible to drink. The fish was oversalted, out waiter had not enough time to serve us. The somelier had to help, otherwise we would not get our food

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vipKayO
London
23 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

It's such a fun place with its grand atmosphere and interesting history. The food is excellent and the wine list is extensive. This place satisfies both casual diners and foodies.

KM
KevinM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved the venue, loved the food and drink. Great attentive service, well apart from the waitress not knowing what cider was! Can't wait to go back and eat there again.

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vipWrighty
London
177 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

German Gymnasium is always good - tasty food, decent portions, good value and nice service in a cool ambiance - a solid choice with a good range of food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic and everything else was too!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service

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Re5tricted
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The sommelier was knowledgable and listened to our references to find us a lovely organic Austrian red wine.

The restaurant was fully booked and yet nose levels in this gigantic restaurant remained acceptable.

The food was lovely with exception of the fact that they should serve more spätzle with the rib eye

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GordonT
London
4 reviews