German Gymnasium

German Gymnasium offers a stunning all day Grand Café, a sophisticated first floor restaurant, two bars and an outdoor terrace



  • Three course brunch menu
  • Two hours bottomless bubbles
  • Private or semi-private dining spaces available
  • Cocktail Masterclasses also available

What You Need To Know

German Gymnasium is a modern, all day Grand Cafe and bar serving Mittel-European cuisine in the regenerated heart of Kings Cross. This amazing building was Britain’s first purpose-built gym and was the site for the indoor events at the first Olympic Games, held in London back in 1866. Long forgotten sports were practised here, including Indian club swinging and broadsword practice as well as the introduction of women’s exercise which was considered to be a forward-thinking approach at the time! The vast laminated timber roof trusses, with their original cast iron hooks from which budding Olympians swung from ropes, are still in place today.

Sitting in a prime spot between King’s Cross and St Pancras Stations, the most exciting emerging area of London in terms of new development, this beautiful Grade II listed building has now been restored to its former glory. Home to a ground floor Grand Cafe with vast outdoor terrace, a contemporary upper floor restaurant and Meister bar with a semi private dining space. With a unique blend of space and intimacy, architectural features and the finest cuisine, this versatile venue is ideal for chic hen parties.

On the upper floor, the sophisticated semi-private dining room boasts natural light and showcases a bespoke table designed to complement the venues original features.
Enjoy the finest Mittel-European cuisine with views across the upper floor, and admire the breath taking roof structure. In the evenings, low-key lighting creates an intimate, inviting and warm atmosphere for private conversation, dining and drinking until the early hours.

Whether the bustling atmosphere of the Grand Cafe, open vista of the outdoor terraces or stunning views from the upper floor, German Gymnasium has it all for groups of up to 50 guests. Sample the delicacies of the Mittel-European inspired menu in London’s most exciting new neighbourhood.

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