The Gilbert Scott

Day Drinking

The Gilbert Scott

London-North and Northwest London

2 / 5

May 11, 2018

Get a taste of opulence at the Gilbert Scott in the stunning St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, an extravagant 19th-century building with period features and towering ceilings.

It’s Victorian drama at its best, calling back to the glamour and romance of days gone by. Marble columns line the room, and natural light floods in from the huge windows. It’s an evocative space and arguably one of the finest in London. It attracts a varied clientele, but this is a place better suited for quiet drinks than a rowdy night out on the town.

The food and drink menus are the real stars of the show. It’s a seasonal menu comprised of the finest ingredients, so you can be sure of getting something different every few months. Looking for a cheeky weekend treat? Sample their Sunday roast with all the trimmings or a champagne Afternoon Tea. The cocktails are expensive but expertly crafted, and the menu features many classic cocktails with a twist. Gin cocktails feature heavily, but if that’s not your poison, then there are plenty of vodka and rum cocktails as well. If you prefer wine. Then take note: there’s an impressive wine list with wines from around the world.

The Gilbert Scott is the second offering from celebrity chef Marcus Wareing, who now owns three restaurants around London. He’s pretty much got all bases covered. Marcus at the Berkeley is his two Michelin star offering over in Knightsbridge, and Tredwell’s in Seven Dials focuses more on casual dining filled with British comfort food. The Gilbert Scott falls squarely in the middle, looking to bridge that gap as fine dining that won’t break the bank.

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