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Very good cocktails

After spending a long day exploring the vicinity of King`s Cross and St. Pancras we stopped off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hackford
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Aftternoon tea

Took my mum for afternoon tea. Menu is classic but good. Sandwiches could have been slightly more... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Victorian building within St. Pancras old hotel, full of history, ambiance, beautifully restored and decorated. Recommend going early afternoon as it gets busy early evening. We arrived 3pm (booked a table for cocktails) and were treated like royalty. Amazing selection of the most divine cocktails. Can’t thank the staff enough for making a birthday treat so special.

Thank ali k
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the perfect place to unwind after a horrid week/day and experience the most decadent cocktails you will ever have in plush surroundings (but not stuffy), staff are professional (not overly friendly but nice enough), everything just seems to run smoothly & you feel swept away back in time....like nothing matters. Cheese plate was lovely (if not a little small) - had to get two! could easily lose a whole evening in here - a must for any traveller to London & anyone just needing to escape the madness!

Thank Fiona M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending a long day exploring the vicinity of King`s Cross and St. Pancras we stopped off here to relax with a drink before going on to dine in the evening. An opulent Victorian style interior with comfortable seating to relax in. Very pleasant staff who produced very good cocktails which had the desired effect we were looking for. Before leaving we looked around the dining rooms accompanied by a knowledgeable member of staff and what we noted has tempted us to return at a later date.

Thank Hackford
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Took my mum for afternoon tea. Menu is classic but good. Sandwiches could have been slightly more exciting perhaps but the sliver of sausage roll was very tasty. The scone was massive and excellent. The sweet treats were also very good, especially the lemon tart. A second round of the sandwiches was offered and after that I could not have eaten any more!
The tea was fairly standard but served in very small pots which meant you had to keep asking for more regularly.

Thank JL1585
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a quick cocktail , really liked the cocktail selection, the staff were very professional and quick.

Thank theladyknowsbest1960
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Visited The Gilbert Scott today for Afternoon Tea with group of friends. It had been booked well in advance and at the booking staff were made aware that one of the group (me) was celiac and required gluten free option.
Firstly there was a mix up as when we arrived we were informed that the booking was for lunch and not afternoon tea. Staff were very good and quickly set a table in the bar area for our group. They then informed us that were unable to provide a gf option, this was very disappointing. They offered the option to order a meal from the alacarte menu but we had all been looking forward to afternoon tea and did not want a lunch. One member of staff found desserts from the restaurant which were gf, which was lovely but were nothing compared to the tea my friends were served. I have been to The Gilbert Scott on a few occasions and never had a problem with gf. Today was the first day I have left a restaurant more hungry than when I entered.
Thank goodness for M&S food at St Pancras Station, they had a great gf selection, I bought wheat/gf prawn and mayo sandwiches which I then ate on the tube!
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Thank Pioneer590917
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

What a splendid place to take tea. With properly trained waiting staff, great location, fantastic historic building. The food was very well presented, perfectly seasoned and all delicious.

Thank Wraxall_Travellers
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

While the décor and general atmosphere are lovely, the service at this bar was inept. At £14 a cocktail, one would not expect to wait twenty minutes and have to ask repeatedly about the order. There were many staff running around, but little sense of organization, with drinks delivered to the wrong table, my fiancés cocktail arriving fifteen minutes after mine, etc. Although busy, surely they must anticipate the evening rush every night and again, there didn't seem to be any lack of staff. A miss for sure.

Thank Karen1567
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

We visited here as a group of 6, we had pre-drink cocktails in the exquisite bar, our 6th member arrived late and ordered a cocktail that never came. Shortly we were ushered though to the restaurant in the large hall, there was less intricacy to the decor and honestly felt a bit empty in the grandness of it all.

The Amuse-bouch was excellent asparagus with red pepper sauce, sadly that was the peak of the experience, the set menu has 4 choices a course, however once you discount the fish and vegetarian dishes you're left a choice between 2 meats, with one requiring a hefty supplement. Given the base price it's not overly outrageous but you could easily spend half as much again on the supplements.
The mains do not come with any sides, unfortunately no thought has been put into pairing the generic list of sides with the flavors of the main courses, pesto broccoli and truffle pork anyone? I'd much rather have a side come with the plate and pay a bit more.

Which leaves us with dessert, and sitting in a fancy hall feeling like a 5 year old eating soft serve banana ice cream isn't a good look no matter the establishment.

Thank xortuna
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We researched this online where it appears to be called George's Bar. On arriving at the hotel nobody had heard of that but they directed us to the Gilbert Scott bar which, apparently, is what it is now called.
Apart from that, everything was perfect. We went for a drink late afternoon. The location is ideal (especially as we were staying just round the corner). The decor is wonderful. The whole hotel has been beautifully restored. We found the staff very welcoming and friendly. We shared a small snack of triple cooked chips with mayonnaise... delicious.
Next time we are in London we will definitely visit here for a drink again. Thoroughly recommended.

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