The historic former gym turned into an elegant, stylish venue serving German cuisine & cocktails. German Gymnasium was designed by Edward Gruning and was England’s first purpose-built gymnasium, with funding coming solely from London’s German community. It was built in 1865 for the German Gymnastics Society (established in 1861 by Ernst Ravenstein) and hosted London’s first indoor Olympic Games, back in 1866.
Located in the heart of King’s Cross, German Gymnasium’s beautiful Grade 2 Listed historical building is divided into three parts: Our ground floor is home to the Grand Café, serving up your favourite German and Mittel-European fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Upstairs, our Restaurant takes diners on a journey around the lesser known aspects of German cuisine, with a sophisticated seasonal menu. Sharing the first floor with the Restaurant is the chic Meister Bar, the ultimate cocktail destination in Kings Cross, emulating the evening glamour you’d find in Berlin.