German Gymnasium is steeped in history - this building was London's first ever purpose-built gym, built in 1865 for the German Gymnastics Society. 150 years later, D&D has enshrined the story of this listed Victorian building with German Gymnasium - a sophisticated restaurant with two bars and an outdoor terrace. Located in the heart of King's Cross, this venue is right at the heart of London's bustling epicentre, just a few minutes walk from the brand spanking new Coal Drops Yard development.
The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards named German Gymnasium as the most beautiful restaurant in the world in 2015, and this stunner has a variety of event spaces available to suit all sorts of different occasions. The groundfloor Grand Café is a softly lit art-deco affair, with light marble floors. German Gymnasium can accomodate groups up to 50 for dining in the Grand Café, or alternatively, head up to the more formal mezzanine level where you'll find the restaurant, Meister Bar and a semi-private dining space which accomodates 32 sitting or 50 standing guests. The Meister Bar serves cocktails inspired by famous perfumes, three types of Bellini, 65 whiskeys, a sextet of cigars and of course German beers, and it can be hired as part of the entire upstairs area, which seats 150 people, or up to 250 as part of a standing reception or drinks party.
German Gymnasium also has a small balcony area overlooking the beautiful grand café on one side and the piazza and terrace on the other. You can host a party for up to 30, enjoying innovative cocktails, an extensive wine lists including niche, German, Austrian and Hungarian labels and the famous Sekt, not forgetting a selection of draught and bottled beers.
On a limited number of occasions through the year, you can even hire out the entire venue for a grand bash.