The 20 most beautiful restaurants in London

German Gymnasium

Housed in a Grade II listed building with soaring ceilings, as the name suggests, German Gymnasium in King’s Cross historically served as the first purpose built gym in England, which was created by Edward Gruning in 1864 for the German Gymnastics Society.

The first Olympic Games were held in the building in 1866 and if you look out for them, you can still spot the old climbing hooks in its new guise as a restaurant that shines a light on Mittel European cuisine via gargantuan schnitzels and smoked ham from the Black Forest.

Huge arched cast iron beams straddle the dizzyingly high ceiling, Corinthian columns surround the balcony and original artefacts from its days as a gym are still on show.

4 Responses to “The 20 most beautiful restaurants in London”

  1. Stephen Browett says:

    Can’t believe that you left out Bibendum

  2. How wonderful to see such opulent places to dine – my visit to Zedel’s when I was in London three years ago was memorable for the food, service, and of course the wine, as well as the OTT decor. A memorable experience. Thanks for these photographs.

  3. Aga says:

    Hi, Dickie Fitz is closed! Check out No 11 in Pimlico instead.

  4. Thanks for sharing the information about most beautiful restaurants in london.

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