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Built in 1864 for the German Gymnastics Society, D&D London’s immaculate restoration of the German Gymnasium is a return to the mega-brasserie style of their 90s heyday, with brasserie-style food served on the ground floor (lunch, weekend brunch etc.) and a more refined menu available in the main restaurant. The vast ‘grand café’ space is a real spectacle with theatrical staircases linking the sprawling, marble-floored dining room to secluded tables tucked behind gleaming white architrave pillars upstairs. By contrast, the Mittel-European menu is more homely than awe-inspiring, although its stellar renditions of think-cut veal schnitzel, beef broth with calf’s liver dumplings, stroganoff with spätzle or crisp, gooey apple strudel are certainly no less memorable. Meat fiends will warm to Black Forest hams and ample wursts (including a curry version), while a ‘butcher’s plate’ loaded with steak, ox tongue, sausages and sauerkraut outshines the pedestrian rib-eye with crispy onions. Ambitious pricing is offset by lunchtime specials, and the German-led wine list is heaven for fans of Riesling and Spätburgunder. “Exceptionally friendly” suited staff match the stylish setting.
Weekend Lunch: 2/3 courses £28/£35, add unlimited bubbles for £15pp
Enjoy a two course menu for £28 or three course menu for £35, from 12pm – 3pm every Saturday and Sunday in the Restaurant only. Add unlimited bubbles for £15 per person extra, and enjoy within the two hours of your table's return time.
Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Mother's Day: £45 3 courses incl. Mayerling Crémant d’Alscace Rosé
Mother's Day: £45 3 courses incl. Mayerling Crémant d’Alscace Rosé. Menu available on Sunday 11th March in the Upper floor restaurant. We kindly require credit / debit card details in order to confirm all bookings. A 48 hours cancellation policy will be in place. Please note that no other menus will be on offer on this special day in our upper floor Restaurant.
Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.