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German Gymnasium Restaurant

4.4
4.4
758 Reviews
£26 to £40
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. Please note, we are only accepting cashless payment at this time. By accepting this booking, we trust that you are following the current government guidelines in respect of meeting friends and family outside of your household. Both indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to a group of 6 people maximum 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, German

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7287 8000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Bjoern Wassmuth

  • Private party contact

    events@germangymnasium.com: 020 7287 8000

  • Area

    King's Cross

  • Parking Details

    The nearest car park is at St Pancras International, for fees and opening times please follow the link: https://stpancras.com/station-services/parking

  • Public Transit

    German Gymnasium is less than a 1 minute walk from both King’s Cross and St Pancras stations. There are several buses that stop within walking distance of the restaurant. In addition there is a black cab rank located by the side of the restaurant entrance.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 758 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. P

    Pygg

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great premises, very good food, service and wine - a lovely lunch in an elegant place

  2. MM

    MichaelM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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.

  3. DG

    DouglasG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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

  4. L

    Lovedit

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. c

    chad

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nice german food

  6. TB

    TimB

    London

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 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.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 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.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely Xmas lunch!

  9. RF

    RacheyFeasts

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 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!

  10. SF

    SilverFox1955

    London

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 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

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!

  12. JS

    JanS

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  13. OE

    OliverE

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 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!

  14. AM

    AngelaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food lovely waiters .. had a really tasty lunch

  15. BH

    BryanH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  16. RC

    RyanC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    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.

  17. CO

    ChrisO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  18. M

    Maria

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Nice meal, nice service, a go to venue

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    Nice venue, bland food

  20. E

    Elena

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

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

  21. S

    Soulmoney

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

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

  22. K

    K2diner

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 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.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  24. B

    timB

    London

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 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.

  25. LS

    LauraS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5

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

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    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!

  27. L

    Laurap82

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Lovely place, great food but waitress was a little unfriendly

  28. V

    Valeriya

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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

  29. D

    Dina

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    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

  30. KO

    KayO

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 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.

  31. KM

    KevinM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  32. W

    Wrighty

    London

    184 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    184 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

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was fantastic and everything else was too!!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service

  35. R

    Re5tricted

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    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

  36. GT

    GordonT

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Overcooked and inedible schnitzel which is appalling for a German Restaurant

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 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.

  38. LL

    LLLPrincess

    London

    135 reviews

    2.0

    135 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.

  39. W

    Westlondoner

    London

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 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.

  40. SA

    SAlex

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

German Gymnasium Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

German Gymnasium Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 758 OpenTable diners.

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Delivery

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Additional information

  • Area

    King's Cross

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, German

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    The nearest car park is at St Pancras International, for fees and opening times please follow the link: https://stpancras.com/station-services/parking

  • Public Transit

    German Gymnasium is less than a 1 minute walk from both King’s Cross and St Pancras stations. There are several buses that stop within walking distance of the restaurant. In addition there is a black cab rank located by the side of the restaurant entrance.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Bjoern Wassmuth

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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