The Gilbert Scott

BARCHICK SAYS

This beautiful space is the epitome of opulence, busting at the seams with all its Gothic splendor. Set in a wing of the beautiful St Pancras hotel, come from the station, walk through the hotel or enter off the street through the revolving doors. In here time stands still.

The details are golden (in every way) with gilded arches and pillars: bell chandeliers hang delicately, beautiful lamps create a warming ambiance and the ornately painted ceilings are wondrous. Take someone you love for tea, or someone you want to impress for cocktails (get a room?).

If you are here for tea, relax at a table, and settle in for an afternoon of scones, sandwiches, tea and Champagne, forget those Park Lane hotels, this place has the afternoon tea game on lock down.

If it’s cocktails, perch at the beautiful dark marble bar and revel in your surroundings. To begin, order their house cocktail, the 1873, made with aromatic gin, apple and rhubarb with cranberry juice and ‘fizz’, then let loose on the rest of the menu, nothing will disappoint. The bar snacks are enviable (after all it is run by Marcus Wareing’s team) order pork crackling with apple sauce, salt and pepper squid and George’s chips, or save your money and just nail the free popcorn. This is a place for only the very special.

www.thegilbertscott.co.uk

06/08/2012

ADDRESS

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2AR, UK Tel: +44 20 7278 3888

OPENING HOURS

Sunday 12:00 - 14:45, 17:30 - 20:45
Monday 12:00 - 14:45, 17:30 - 21:45
Tuesday 12:00 - 14:45, 17:30 - 21:45
Wednesday 12:00 - 14:45, 17:30 - 21:45
Thursday 12:00 - 14:45, 17:30 - 21:45
Friday 12:00 - 14:45, 17:30 - 22:45
Saturday 12:00 - 14:45, 17:30 - 22:45

BUDGET

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