If you’ve been following this blog for a little while, you’ll know I have a bit of a passion for all things Deutsch. So, imagine how happy I was when I visited the German Gymnasium for a leisurely brunch with one of my former colleagues.
The building is striking from the outside, and absolutely beautiful on the inside. A Grade II listed building, it was England’s first purpose-built gym. Plus, since it’s right next to King’s Cross, it couldn’t be in a more convenient location.
The name really should have been a clue, but I didn’t expect the restaurant’s menu to be quite as German-inspired as it was. However, their brunch menu (available Saturday & Sunday, 10-16) couldn’t have had much more of a Deutsch flavour if it tried.
I had the German Power Breakfast, comprised of German meat loaf, Roesti, Sauerkraut, a fried egg, cheddar cheese and a roll, all presented in the small pan you can see below. Kat had the much more photogenic Eggs Benedict.
The location was beautiful, the service was great, the food was delicious and the company was perfect.
I’m not sure Sunday brunch gets much better than that.