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German Gymnasium Grand Café

1 King's Boulevard King's Cross, London, N1C 4BU

((((* Modern European
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Love the architecture of the restaurant and all the fittings and fixtures. Staff were also very good.

Jennifer Emm 27 September 2016
from London

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A stunningly converted Grade-II listed building that was England's first purpose-built gym, German Gymnasium Grand Café is a focal point in King's Cross. Along with chic brasserie dining, there are premium cocktails, afternoon teas, and vast heated terraces.

The Mittel-European German Gymnasium Grand Café menu caters for any time of day. For breakfast and brunch there is smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, freshly-squeezed juices and smoothies, while at lunch there are delicacies including beef broth with liver dumplings and shaved black truffles. Fresh oysters feature, along with caviar, traditional beef goulash, and excellent schnitzels.

Afternoon teas at German Gymnasium King's Cross feature German and Austrian varieties, including mini rolls filled with Black Forest ham, as well as sweet treats like apple strudel and frangipane tart. The wine, champagne and cocktail lists are extensive, as is the choice of speciality beers.

Mixing traditional elegance with stunning contemporary features, German Gymnasium Grand Café London is 4 minutes' walk from King's Cross St Pancras Rail Station.

German Gymnasium Grand Café

1 King's Boulevard King's Cross, London, N1C 4BU

Contact +44 2072878000

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Customer reviews for German Gymnasium Grand Café

4.0 ((((* (based on 22 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • trendy (12)
  • dinner (9)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • lunch (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • value (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • (((** by from London

    The surroundings to the restaurant are impressive and the service friendly and good. The food was good, but £10 for one German sausage and chips I think was a little on the expensive side. The sauerkraut was lovely.

  • ((((* by from London

    Love the architecture of the restaurant and all the fittings and fixtures. Staff were also very good.

  • ((((* by from Hitchin

    Had a 25% off offer though would have been worth full price. A good selection of subtly flavoured mini rolls and kuchen. Good strudel bit heavy on cinnamon but still enjoyable also linze torte scrummy. Savoury the smoked ham/ sauerkraut was my favourite. Mixed and matched a Austrian and German afternoon tea between us. Couldn't fault food and efficient staff. The setting is quirky and convenient.. Only fault was some of the background music was too intrusive at times... Maybe for benefit of younger clientèle The piped music in the gents was more bavarian / germanic... Possibly didn't need music all the time to get people to drink more.. Had a good atmosphere without.

  • ((((( by from London

    Lovely building, fabulous food and brilliant staff. A lovely dining experience.

  • ((((( by from London

    Great environment, very friendly attentive and professional staff.

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent - what an amazing building ! Service and food first class

  • (((** by from London

    While the atmosphere was great and the service good, the afternoon tea service was very disappointing. Most tea services you leave with extra food to take home they serve so much. However, all five of us left still hungry! Sandwiches were insufficient, there was no scone course, and desserts were so-so.

  • ((((( by from London

    Great food and good service

  • ((((( by from London

    Venue, food and service was great, highly recommend.

  • ((((( by from London

    The Place is great. Original and nice.
    The Bar area is very enjoyable.
    Service was good. The Food was excellent .
    Overall an excellent dining experience.

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