Guide MICHELIN 2020

The Gilbert Scott

(361 Reviews)
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, NW1 2AR
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Main course: £18
Food spend: £48

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 21:00
Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 21:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:45.

Restaurant description

From Marcus Wareing, Gilbert Scott London showcases fine British produce in the illustrious surrounds of the 19th-century St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. The venue houses a spectacular grand dining room as well as an intimate cocktail bar.

Packed with rich British and European dishes, the Gilbert Scott menu begins with starters such as house-cured salmon with bergamot buttermilk and clementine, and slow-cooked chicken & Sauternes terrine with confit egg yolk, anchovy and capers.

Follow this with organic Cornish lamb saddle, served with roasted January King cabbage, hazelnuts and garlic cream, or roasted bass, with 'nduja, white onion and potato ragu and fennel salad. From the grill, sample the Aberdeen Angus Chateaubriand, or tandoori-spiced monkfish tail.

George's Bar at The Gilbert Scott serves up creative drinks in show-stopping, 19th-century surroundings. World wines are joined by house cocktails, including The Admiral's Choice, the Rhubarb and Ginger Sour, and The Herbalist, comprising thyme-infused gin, green Chartreuse, elderflower, lime and absinthe.

A truly British institution in an iconic setting, Gilbert Scott restaurant sits yards from the platforms at King’s Cross Rail Station.

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

Customer reviews for The Gilbert Scott
(based on 361 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (43)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (14)
  • business (90)
  • child friendly (7)
  • dinner (236)
  • entertainment (10)
  • large parties (29)
  • lunch (178)
  • luxury (121)
  • private dining (71)
  • romantic (92)
  • trendy (25)
  • value (60)
  • views (15)
  • By Mary M from London
    23 January 2020

    As to be expected good food service and venue.

  • By Monica H from East Grinstead
    22 January 2020

    The food was beautiful and the service exceptional. It made a special family gathering even more special

  • By Andrew M from London
    20 January 2020

    I enjoyed my lunch here. It was my first visit here. The restaurant is clean and doesn’t feel too crowded. The food was delicious and the service prompt and polished.

  • By Jennifer W from London
    17 January 2020

    The whole experience at the Gilbert Scott Restaurant was exceptional, but found the “Ambience” of the restaurant a bit to dark for my personal liking. I would definitely recommend my family and friends to your restaurant. Food the was fantastic and enjoyable.

  • By James B from London
    14 January 2020

    Modestly priced offer menu which was excellent. Friendly staff

  • By Brian S from London
    14 January 2020

    Fantastic setting - Possibly a mistake to go for the 'special offer/set menu' but food was not as great as previous experiences from the a la carte menu. Also surcharges and additional costs for vegetables spoils 'the offer'. Great wine list and perfect for a special occasion.

  • By Jasmine S from Rushden Northants
    9 December 2019

    I booked this table to take my husband for a special treat for his birthday (which is actually on election day but this was the nearest we could manage). I should say that from start to finish the whole event was a delight and he enjoyed himself so much he is talking about celebrating there again at the first opportunity! We were welcomed by a friendly bar man, and then after a drink we were again welcomed by the reception staff who took our coats and heavy bags and showed us to our table. The waiting staff were helpful, attentive but not oppressive. The food was excellent and served with the right amount of alacrity, without being hurried. It was hot where necessary and uniformly tasty and well prepared. My husband had the rib eye steak and said that the way it was prepared with a peppercorn sauce was out of this world. I had the duck breast which was equally perfect. Our starters were the burrata cheese and the duck liver pate both of which were exceptional. I have two /very small/ quibbles about the occasion: In the booking details it promised a free glass of champagne - which would have been nice but was nowhere offered. This may be partly my fault but I didn't think to mention it at the time and it was not until afterwards I remembered that detail. The second small quibble was that my husband was asked what he would like to drink when we walked in and said he would like a kir (white wine and cassis) very common as an aperitif in places on the continent, but apparently totally unknown to the bar attendant who welcomed us. My husband changed his order to gin and tonic quite happily, but it was not a good start... However things looked up as soon as we reached the restaurant and we could not have been happier with the service, the ambience, the food, the wine - or indeed anything! Thank you. I had eaten here before, twice, for dinner with a friend, but it was my husband's first time.

  • By Emine salih S from London
    30 November 2019

    Cod was salty. No acknowledgement that the booking was for a birthday

  • By Moira B from London
    28 November 2019

    We dined with friends and had the set menu. All food was really good. Two of us ordered the bream and it was beautifully cooked. Particularly enjoyed the salmon starter. Vegetarian main dish was apparently delicious. All presented well. Building is fabulous. We went very early just as the restaurant opened. Lots of staff sorting out the start of evening service. Staff attentive but not overly so. We all managed to laugh when our starters were dropped by the waiter. A second lot came very quickly. Our waiter was very obliging in making sure our food arrived smoothly and swiftly as we had a train to catch. Pleasant eating experience all round.

  • By Lynn A from London
    25 November 2019

    Another fab Marcus restaurant. Faultless food & friendly impeccable service. We’ll definitely be back soon.

Restaurant Location Map
The Gilbert Scott
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, NW1 2AR

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