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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. 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.

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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.

Available: 08 October 2016

Max: 10 people

Expires: 31 January 2018

Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Pre & Post-Theatre Menu: 2/3 courses for £25/£30

Enjoy 2 courses for £25 or 3 courses for £30, in the restaurant.

Available: 26 September 2016

Max: 10 people

Expires: 31 October 2017

Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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German Gymnasium

1 King’s Boulevard ,London N1C 4BU

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Fantastic cocktails and food

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Aug 2017

The venue is beautiful and very spacious, I'd been waiting for ages to go to this place and it did not disappoint. The staff were extremely friendly and very attentive. We ordered from the set menu which was great value for money. After our dinner, they found us 2 chairs at the bar where we continued our evening. The cocktails were delicious, all the barmen were Italian and took great pride in their drinks. We did not want the night to end. Will 100% go back.

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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German Gymnasium

1 King’s Boulevard ,London N1C 4BU

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Lunch at The Gym

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Dec 2016

What a great architectural restoration; pity about the food though! We had a great waitress who was engaged and advised on the menu which was very limited in choice until she mentioned a whole other "online" menu. Bit odd to be running an alternative menu in the hidden background (?). Still having ordered "bockwurst" in a German restaurant I ended up with a very bland tasteless bangers and mash! The pumpkin soup starter however was delicious. 2 course a la carte carte with coffee...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 2

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German Gymnasium

1 King’s Boulevard ,London N1C 4BU

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WHY WORK OUT WHEN YOU CAN GO THE GYM?

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Mar 2016

Editor's pick What was not to like about this venue in terms of aesthetics, atmosphere and general bonhomie. From the buzzy café-style eatery downstairs to the restaurant on the upper floor, you are greeted with wonderful architectural features. The staff were exceptionally friendly and attentive. Drinks beforehand in the bar upstairs arrived promptly and changes to our orders were met with a totally 'can do' attitude. A party of four, we ate from the £30 set menu and were delighted by the quality...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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    Not Quite Enough :: German Gymnasium

    Think of Germanic food and what comes to mind? Wurst? Sauerkraut? Schnitzel with noodles? They’re probably up there, right? And for good reason, well, ok, the last one mainly because it’s a Sound of Music lyric. But there’s a lot more to Germanic cuisine, something I learnt for the first time when I lived in Hamburg as a student. Partly as a result of Hamburg being a port city and partly due to my apartment being located in the Portuguese quarter, I ate a lot of fish while I was there and lots of tapas style dishes with Portuguese and German influences and that’s just from one area in Germany. So I was intrigued when...
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  • Cuisine: German
  • Area: King's Cross
  • Price: £52
  • Wine: £19.5
  • Champagne: £67
  • Private Dining: 32

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