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“Great location and atmosphere”
Review of German Gymnasium

German Gymnasium
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Description: Conveniently situated in the heart of King's Cross, German Gymnasium offers a stunning all day Grand Café, a sophisticated first floor restaurant, two bars and an outdoor terrace. Enjoy the Mittel-European inspired menu for breakfast lunch or dinner, and late night glamour at the chic Meister Bar.
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Description: Conveniently situated in the heart of King's Cross, German Gymnasium offers a stunning all day Grand Café, a sophisticated first floor restaurant, two bars and an outdoor terrace. Enjoy the Mittel-European inspired menu for breakfast lunch or dinner, and late night glamour at the chic Meister Bar.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We shared an evening meal at the German Gymnasium a large space (with loud noise levels), and enjoyed huge portions of classic German food. The waiter was cheerful and friendly but had too many tables to be able to be as prompt as we might have liked. The portions are enormous and very well done. Be prepared to enjoy your food, don't order the house wine--have beer instead-- and don't expect to have quiet conversations as the noise level gets high. We'd go again. And the setting is quite interesting.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank SebandMolly
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R8283IMsamuelb, General Manager at German Gymnasium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear SebandMolly,

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind feedback.

We are glad to read you have enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. We have taken your comments regards the service on board and share with team respectively.

We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

Have a good week end,

Best wishes,
Sam & the team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit. Went with friends for bottomless prosecco brunch and it didn’t disappoint. Generous with the bubbles and lovely food. Really good atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Lauraxxxx1983
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R8283IMsamuelb, General Manager at German Gymnasium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Lauraxxxx1983,

Thank you for taking to time to share your wonderful comments following your recent visit in our upper floor Restaurant.

We are thrilled to read that you and your friends enjoyed the bottomless brunch and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,
Sam & the team

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful building. Apart from that I was underwhelmed. Slow service. Food average. Chicken schnitzel was dry. Sweet potato fries were cold and I had to send them back. Not worth the money. I won’t be going back.

Date of visit: January 2020
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R8283IMsamuelb, General Manager at German Gymnasium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Erwan,

We are really sorry to hear that your experience was less than palatable and not to our usual standards.

Please accept our most sincere apologies for the poor show.

I would be very keen to hear further about your experience.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch directly on samb@germangymnasium.com

Many thanks for your time in passing on your feedback.

Sam & the team

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Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

Mixed feelings about this restaurant. Loved the building and ambiance but thought the food was mediocre. The herring starter was too mild; dumbed down for people who don’t like herring? The schnitzel was a huge over-thick and pretty tasteless affair. Not sure why it was served with sweet potato fries and cooked rocket. The strudel was just OK but you can find much better. Staff were eager and generally efficient. Nice Black beer. Jay Rayner was right in his review of GG - you can find the same menu done much better elsewhere in London.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank HBM_26
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R8283IMsamuelb, General Manager at German Gymnasium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Miles Ahead,

I would like to thank you for your recent visit and subsequent very honest feedback that brought back some fond memories of Jay's review 4 years later.

Leaving Jay aside we are deeply sorry to read that none of the food element that were served hit the right cord.

Bjoern Wassmuth our executive head chef would like to join me to apologise unreservedly for the poor show.

Please rest reassured that we are committed to delivering good food and service and are shocked to read your account of a dinner with us. Our herring is pickled in house, Chicken breast tenderised and coated in house, Strudel from the dough to garnish and vanilla custard are all as well made from scratch by our pastry team.

Whilst the back of house team will be hugely disappointed by the end result on your taste buds we will make sure to use positively your feedback towards the betterment of our consistency in delivering great food.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch directly on samb@germangymnasium.com to discuss further your feedback.

Many thanks for your time in passing on your comments.

Best regars

Sam & the team

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Reviewed January 16, 2020

We came here on a weekend expecting it to be busy but we were seated comfortably and the experience was quite lovely and memorable. The service was prompt and efficient (we had multiple servers but never felt overwhelmed) and we stayed for a good hour and a half. I enjoyed a very well cooked steak as a main. Great ambiance and will return.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Thank Porlisbar
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R8283IMsamuelb, General Manager at German Gymnasium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Porlisbar,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to post your great feedback.

It is a pleasure to read your kind comments on the food, the service and the ambience.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your return visit.

Best regards,
Sam & the team

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