German Gymnasium Restaurant

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735 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
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.

Special Offers

New Years Eve

Celebrate New Years Eve and enjoy 4 courses for £89 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Please note, to confirm the booking we kindly request that you complete a booking form, a deposit and there is a 7 day cancellation policy.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 17:30-23:00

Christmas Eve Menu

Celebrate Christmas Eve and enjoy 3 courses for £75pp

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Please note, complete booking with form, deposit & 72 hours cancellation policy.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 24 December 2019

Ends: 24 December 2019

Availability: Tue 17:30-21:00

Christmas Day Menu

Celebrate Christmas Day with 3 courses for £85 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Please note, complete booking with form, deposit & 7 days cancellation policy.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 25 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Wed 12:00-16:00

What 735 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

Nice venue, bland food

E
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

K
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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

B
London
41 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.

LS
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.

OT
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!

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Lovely place, great food but waitress was a little unfriendly

V
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

D
New York Area
1 review
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

KO
London
20 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
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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic and everything else was too!!

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service

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R
London
11 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

GT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Overcooked and inedible schnitzel which is appalling for a German Restaurant

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of the most authentic German/Austrian meals I have had outside of their respective countries. The schnitzel was lovely, the ambience was reminiscent of a Swiss chalet and the staff were sophisticated and timely. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

LL
London
120 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The food was only ok and overpriced for what it is. The service was prompt and friendly. If you improve their quality of food to match with their price, I would make it a 4 star experience. My husband had a bad night after eating his October feast, he had to go to the toilet non stop throughout the night, so he would not be ordering that again.

W
London
49 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely dinner with a former work colleague. The good and service were both excellent. Only slight downside is that it is a very lively place so there is a lot of ambient noise. Not the place for a cosy chat in the evening. However I would certainly go back there again.

SA
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, great atmosphere. Very good if you want to have the German dining experience!

d
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had the set menu as a group of 5 on a Saturday evening. Food quality and portion sizes just right - not to big or small. Very good tastes and some different options to many restaurants.
SERVICE - outstanding - not just the unobstrusive filling of water glasses - the high level of attention - eg when I went to the loo someone passing noticed my napkin and refolded it!

Well worth it and will go again as very convenient for Kings Cross/St Pancras

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Busy atmosphere did not like the table we were placed at .Service very friendly very good. Food ok but Veal very chewy.probably would not go back

AL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I love this place, great food and great service. Only thing I would improve is the staff chasing you to pay the bill and get out of there.

b
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Wonderful setting, charming staff, bustling and efficient. Small but adequate menu with a much, much larger choice of wines - with good recommendations from the waiting staff for wine we would never have tried otherwise. Beer choice surprisingly limited, but didn't spoil our enjoyment.

Hearty cooking from middle-ish Europe, was good and as expected. Great if you have hungry teenagers in tow....super bread, potatoes and spatzle to compliment a meaty feast.

Everyone left happy and satisfied....what more do you need?

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food great environment

RF
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good services and better drinks. The food is not bad.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amaizng service and food hits the spot. Excellent experience for anniversary.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location and interior, really fine and nice food, food value for set menu, helpful staffs who understand the importance of giving customers space. Will defiantly go back!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service

AF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant in a great location, we dined upstairs which was a little quiet, downstairs feel livelier. Menu slightly average but would go again.

IB
London
21 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always

F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We had a table upstairs on a Tuesday evening for a girls’ dinner. Fabulous venue, light and airy upstairs with some really stylish touches. Service started out well and then became really slow - we felt a bit ignored and had to keep asking for menus, wine, water, and had to chase up our meals with two different waiters before it eventually came. That put a bit of a dampener on an otherwise good evening.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the fixed menu which was probably the best value fixed menu I have had. The service was perfect with a smile and we enjoyed trying everything German from the drinks menu - beer, sparkling wine and red all well recommended by the sommelier . Our lunch did spill out into the evening which was nicely rounded off at a table at the bar .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening

MC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just love the food - wished I'd been told earlier that there was a kid's menu!

NL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food with a menu that is not common in London. Very good and attentive service. A bit noisy. I was surprised that even though the restaurant was only half full, all the occupied tables were in one section with everyone next to everyone else when there were large sections with empty tables. It would have been more comfortable for occupied tables to be spread about a bit more.

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fun, great service and awesome atmosphere - great for an after work dinner or something more family/date-night orientated.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Food!

FS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Service upstairs was decent, food was nice enough