Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Gilbert Scott Restaurant Review Marcus Wareing St Pancras…..
The Gilbert Scott is an elegant brasserie and bar run by Marcus Wareing’s team and named in honour of the building’s original architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott.
Offering a hearty, traditional menu with a modern & beautifully refined presentation of British classics with seasonal British produce – this restaurant is a real treat.
Set in the exceptional, incredible and stunning St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, St Pancras, London – The Gilbert is open daily from breakfast through to supper, and everything in between.
With brunch, classic afternoon tea or great cocktails – this eatery offers glamour of yesteryear, 2014 service and great value food for this standard of 5+* hotel!
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The room is gorgeous with the history of this sensational building laid out before your eyes.
I insist you walk through the St Pancras Hotel main entrance to get to the The Gilbert. You’ll pass the ‘Grand Staircase’ which has to be one of the most glorious achievements of engineering and examples of prosperity in British history.
The St Pancras Hotel is my favourite in London and this hotel therefore deserves a restaurant of this quality and elegance.
To begin, the best value at The Gilbert is the ‘early bird’ offer from 5.30-6.30pm which offers 3 courses for £25 – quite exceptional.
However, outside of this the menu is not outrageous with starters averaging £8 and mains around £20. Tremendous value.
You are greeted at your table with gloriously warm and fresh wholemeal bread – always a great start and indication of a fabulous restaurant.
To begin I sampled the Sweet potato and lentil salad which had a tremendous kick with the chili. The lime pickle, charred kale, cashews and buttermilk made a perfectly autumnal dish.
I also loved the Smoked trout with beetroots, sour cream & rye crumbs. Very nice sized portion and beautifully presented….
Next came the main – I wanted to try vegetarian, meat and fish….
The baked aubergine came with cumin, tomato, oregano & feta. Again, a wonderfully hearty winter dish packed with flavour.
The saddleback pork chop was a real treat with a tremendous pickled mustard seeds & crab apple sauce. Delicious.
Finally the wild silver mullet with spaghetti squash, Bramley apple & walnuts was refreshing and divine. This dish was an absolute pleasure to eat….
What I love about this type of restaurant is that it is not trying to be pretentious – it knows exactly what it is and does it perfectly!
The elegance and glamour of the room and surroundings delivers a memorable dining experience before you’ve even been served your starter.
This food plays to the strengths of the glorious St Pancras Hotel – classy, refined but relaxed and incredibly welcoming.
Visit http://www.thegilbertscott.co.uk/ for more details.
Review by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 12th November 2014.