Review on The Gilbert Scott Restaurant
The Gilbert Scott restaurant is Michelin starred Marcus Wareing's latest venture in the newly renovated St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. This magnificent Grade I listed Victorian gothic building was once home to the Midland Grand Hotel, opened by Queen Victoria in 1873 it has remained empty for 76 years. The restaurant takes its name from Sir George Gilbert Scott the original architect of this luxurious and grandiose masterpiece. The arc shaped dining room with its soaring lace like hand painted ceilings, has been stunningly designed by David Collins Studio to create an ornate setting, with marble and gold leaf detail.
Head chef is Daniel Howes who joined Marcus Wareing restaurants in 2014 having previously worked at Michelin-starred Chez Bruce in Wandsworth. The menu he has created is a celebration of British tradition and great British produce, reflecting the great historical and nostalgic dishes from yesteryear.
Open your account with crispy pig's head, cured ham, gribiche and endive or from the sea there's smoked trout, radish slaw, rye and horseradish. Follow on with main courses such as wild Scottish halibut, trompettes, cauliflower, brown shrimps and smoked haddock and beetroot or from the grill choose saddleback pork, courgette, fennel and mustard sauce. There's also plenty of tempting stuff among the desserts with a chocolate praline tart served with vanilla ice cream or pineapple and coconut, guava and lemon grass.
Sommelier Joris Beijn is on hand to guide you through the wine list featuring over 350 bins knowledgeably garnered from all corners of the world, with more than 30 available by the glass using the CoravinTM system.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (12.15 - 11.00pm Sat) (12.15 - 9.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 11.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card