London Restaurants

The Gilbert Scott, London

You can’t beat the location. Set in the grandeur and opulence of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, The Gilbert Scott is one of the go-to dining destinations in London.

The Gilbert Scott, London

Named after its architect, the restaurant’s décor leaves you in awe with an imposing entrance, ornately decorated ceilings and wrought-iron chandeliers.

The Gilbert Scott, London
The Gilbert Scott, London

The charm of the venue translates to a chic and classy vibe, retaining a sense of warmth and intimacy.

The Gilbert Scott, London
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Two-star Michelin chef Marcus Wareing is at the helm with Head Chef Nick Ward in the kitchen. The extensive menu reflects British traditions with brasserie style dishes.  A warning printed on the menu, “Game may contain shot”, is reflective of the produce you find on your plate.

The Gilbert Scott, London
Chargrilled Quail 

From the starters comes the Chargrilled Quail (£8.00), generously portioned and glazed with maple porter and garnished with spring onions and micro herbs. Served pink and on the bone, it requires a little fork and knife effort but is worth every mouthful.

The Gilbert Scott, London
Wood Pigeon in a Pudding   

There’s nothing like a classic Yorkshire pudding, and the Wood Pigeon in a Pudding (£19.50) is served in two steps. First, the pudding shell is presented before the meat is poured over with the sauce. The flavour is strong and gamey with lardons, mushrooms and mini onion, and the sauce is deliciously rich and comforting.

The Gilbert Scott, London
Buttered Jersey Royals

Buttered Jersey Royals (£4.00) make a hearty accompaniment,

The Gilbert Scott, London
Cauliflower Pudding      

and the Cauliflower Pudding (£4.00) pairs well as a popular option for the carb-conscious.

The Gilbert Scott, London
Mrs Beeton’s Snow Egg

For dessert, Mrs Beeton’s Snow Egg (£7.00) is something of an institution at the Gilbert. The meringue is firm, filled with marmalade and topped with almonds served atop the custard – a distant cousin twice removed of the French Iles flottantes.

The Gilbert Scott, London
Kitchen Table

The Gilbert Scott offers a British brasserie dining experience in opulent surrounds. The menu impresses with Bristish classics adapted to a modern palate. Prices start from £7.50 for Starters and from £18.00 for the Main Event. Seating 10 persons, the Kitchen Table is located beneath the restaurant, facing the kitchen and is surrounded by the cellar. Bookings are highly recommended and it pays to arrive early to enjoy a drink at the adjacent Gilbert Scott bar.

Gourmantic travelled to London as a guest of Turkish Airlines, Eurostar and Rail Europe.

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The Gilbert Scott
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Euston Road, London, NW1 2AR
Ph: (0)20 7278 3888

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.