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German Gymnasium Grand Café

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

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  • German Gymnasium Grand Café - London
  • German Gymnasium Grand Café - London
  • German Gymnasium Grand Café - London
  • German Gymnasium Grand Café - London
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 17:00 & 17:30 - 22:00
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00 & 17:30 - 22:00.

Really enjoyed it

Jennifer 23 January 2019
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

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Customer reviews for German Gymnasium Grand Café

4.2 ((((* (based on 52 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (30)
  • lunch (27)
  • trendy (25)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • romantic (14)
  • business (13)
  • large parties (9)
  • breakfast (7)
  • luxury (7)
  • value (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • al fresco (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • views (3)
  • ((*** 16 August 2019 by Jo from Amersham

    Hmmm. Having been before and thoroughly enjoyed it, the experience this time was disappointing. The food was great, really tasty and as expected but the service (excluding Albert) wasn’t good. Our table was in the middle of a walkway so each time a waiter was delivering food, we had to lean out of the way and this became tiresome. We asked about a sausage platter for a starter and this was delivered to us but BEFORE we’d been given our drinks and BEFORE we’d given our food order. As a result our order for dinner was taken whilst we we were eating our starter. Having been before, I’d convinced my husband it was a great place but we were both really disappointed.

  • ((((( 4 August 2019 by Domini from LEICESTER

    Very good food and excellent service. Really enjoyable family lunch experience.

  • ((((* 17 July 2019 by Timothy from LONDON

    The service was excellent- we enjoyed a shared HERRING starter , and my Sausages/sauerkraut etc were lovely comfort- food. My wife's Burger seemed a bit insipid, however ,and the sachertorte lacked full intensity .The draft pilsner was good. I love the enormous space....

  • ((((( 23 January 2019 by Jennifer from London

    Really enjoyed it

  • ((((( 1 November 2018 by Omar from Rochester

    Quick friendly and efficient service offering very good high quality middle European cuisine at a reasonable price

  • ((((( 4 June 2018 by Ian from Cambridge

    Excellent location, good food, good service!

  • ((((* 3 May 2018 by Fiona from London

    The food was cold, sent it back and came back hot with extra sides too! The manager Sam was awesome, so attentive, kind and couldn't do enough for you in such a pleasant way. The general service was fine, would recommend it as the building and ambiance is amazing. 9 out of 10!

  • ((((* 15 April 2018 by Anil from Singapore

    I liked the quick service and attention to detail.

  • ((((* 12 March 2018 by Catherine from London

    Really nice buzzy restaurant, decor is welcoming and great food but a bit pricey for what you get size wise. Starters were too expensive. But definitely a place to come for a night out.

  • ((((( 8 November 2017 by Silvia from London

    Nice setting; friednly staff; good food and cocktails.

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