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.
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- breakfast (7)
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- dinner (32)
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23 January 2020
Great food, appropriate wine suggestions and the service was 5* Our server Tommaso was fantastic
7 October 2019
Nice waiter called Carlo Good service Quite expensive but good atmosphere
5 August 2019
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.
2 August 2019
Very good food and excellent service. Really enjoyable family lunch experience.
15 July 2019
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....
19 January 2019
Really enjoyed it
29 October 2018
Quick friendly and efficient service offering very good high quality middle European cuisine at a reasonable price
1 June 2018
Excellent location, good food, good service!
1 May 2018
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!
12 April 2018
I liked the quick service and attention to detail.