German Gymnasium Grand Café

(54 Reviews)
1 King's Boulevard King's Cross, London, London, N1C 4BU
Modern European, Afternoon Tea
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Average

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.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for German Gymnasium Grand Café
4.2
(based on 54 reviews)

87%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (14)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (7)
  • business (13)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (32)
  • entertainment (5)
  • large parties (9)
  • lunch (28)
  • luxury (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (14)
  • trendy (27)
  • value (7)
  • views (3)
  • By Karen F from London
    23 January 2020

    Great food, appropriate wine suggestions and the service was 5* Our server Tommaso was fantastic

  • By Amanda M from London
    7 October 2019

    Nice waiter called Carlo Good service Quite expensive but good atmosphere

  • By Jo L from Amersham
    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.

  • By Domini P from LEICESTER
    2 August 2019

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

  • By Timothy H from LONDON
    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....

  • By Jennifer K from London
    19 January 2019

    Really enjoyed it

  • By Omar K from Rochester
    29 October 2018

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

  • By Ian T from Cambridge
    1 June 2018

    Excellent location, good food, good service!

  • By Fiona T from London
    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!

  • By Anil C from Singapore
    12 April 2018

    I liked the quick service and attention to detail.

Restaurant Location Map
German Gymnasium Grand Café
1 King's Boulevard King's Cross, London, London, N1C 4BU

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