On 12th November, D&D London is to open German Gymnasium within the newly renovated Grade II listed former gymnasium between King’s Cross station and St Pancras International. Designed by architect Edward Gruning in 1864-5, this was the first purpose built gym in England and home to the first-ever indoor Olympic Games in 1866.
150 years later the historic establishment is reopening with a brand new complex, comprising one of King’s Cross’ largest al fresco terraces, a patisserie counter, an all-day Grand Café serving breakfast through to dinner, a restaurant and the Meister Ba
The finest Mittel – European cuisine is available for lunch and dinner in the first floor restaurant, where guests can experience impressive views of all dining areas and admire the breathtaking roof structure.
The ground floor Grand Café, suffused with natural light which creates bold silhouettes from the buildings cast steel columns and Victorian archways, will serve an all-day dining modern European menu, including German classics and a comprehensive grill selection.
Fred Tartas is managing the Meister bar and has designed an innovative cocktail menu, including the multi-sensory concept, Le Whaf, a special carafe that vaporises cocktails turning them into dramatic, low-calorie clouds.
German Gymnasium is an exciting addition to King’s Cross’ thriving community and is set to become a dining and drinking destination for London foodies, King’s Cross locals and international commuters alike.