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Summary

£72
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2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a fantastic building!”. This D&D London bar/restaurant occupies a “huge” and “interesting” former Victorian gym – “handily located, slap bang next to King’s Cross” – and despite a tendency to feel “cavernous” and to become very “loud” (“you can feel a bit like you’re eating in an aircraft hanger”) provides a “stunning” location. Its intriguing focus on German cuisine, and wines in particular, does win it gastronomic recommendations, but all too often the “stodgy” food “is really nothing special”. Even so, as a watering hole, a business rendezvous, or brunch spot, it has a big following.

Summary

£72
  £££
2
Average
1
Poor
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The location is stunning (albeit loud when it fills with customers)”, but – when evaluating this D&D London operation, housed within a “fantastic 1860s building in King’s Cross” – there are just “too many missed opportunities in this grand space”. “Because of the sheer size of the place (probably) the service is dreadful, which detracts from the experience”, and when it comes to the “not-strictly-German cuisine” then “prices feel way too high” for an offering that’s too “uninspired”. As a business venue it has its fans, though, and also for the “great brunch menu with free-flowing bubbles”. And “the bar’s very good” too.

Summary

£72
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a stunner!” A former Victorian gymnasium right next to King’s Cross station was converted two years ago into this “impressive and unique” D&D London venue, and, especially given its unusual Teutonic formula, it has all the elements for a smash hit… except the execution: too often the “solid German fare” feels “average and significantly overpriced”, which – not helped by “slow” service – can create “a let-down given all the hype”. Still, there’s always solace in the “joy” of a wine list – being focused on Germany and Austria “forces you to veer away from the standard and what discoveries that brings”.

Summary

£69
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “jaw-dropping building”“a high-ceilinged, former Victorian gymnasium” next to King’s Cross station – provides an “amazing setting” for this D&D London yearling. Its reception has been mixed however – staff are “charming” but can be “slow”; and the German cuisine (“wurst and other classics”) can seem “interesting”, but is too often judged “beige”, “heavy” and “not very tempting”.

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German Gymnasium Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of German Gymnasium Restaurant in N1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of German Gymnasium restaurant.
Richard F
Great noisy restaurant plus bar...
Reviewed 5 months, 1 day ago

"Great noisy restaurant plus bar"

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Victoria J
Lovely room and very convenient for Kings C...
Reviewed 5 months, 29 days ago

"Lovely room and very convenient for Kings Cross station. Largely meat based menu, not enough vegetarian options but excellent value set menu."

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Steven B
Underrated in Hardens and worth a review! ...
Reviewed 6 months,

"Underrated in Hardens and worth a review! We went more for the location after arriving late at Kings Cross but it turned out well. We had the Evening Standard set dinner at £30 which was far from stodgy. Only "German" to the extent you choose. One of us did choose sausage and sauerkraut but others had fish and vegetarian dishes; Starters included tasty salmon tartare. Deserts had a (light) strudel and excellent ice cream selection. Glass of decent wine included too"

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Richard F
Service lets this lovely building with a gr...
Reviewed 8 months, 6 days ago

"Service lets this lovely building with a great roof down"

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Susan P
Useful location if using King’s Cross but...
Reviewed 11 months, 16 days ago

"Useful location if using King’s Cross but not worth a detour"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £15.00  
Pretheatre £25.00 £30.00
Brunch £28.00 £35.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.50 £24.50 £4.50 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.50
Filter Coffee £2.35
Extras  
Service 12.50%
1 King's Boulevard, London, N1C 4BU
Opening hours
Monday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm

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