The St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel is housed in one of the most beautiful buildings in London, if you actually ever stop, and take a moment to look up. It truly is breath taking, yet there are far too many times we have passed through it, and not stopped to appreciate it. The sheer grandeur, of the gothic architecture is really to be marvelled over. The grand staircases are majestic and fairy-tale like and the perfect backdrop for a wedding photo shoot.
The Marcus Wareing Gibert Scott Restaurant and Bar is the ultimate in grand dining experience. Away for the bustle of the train station, the fine dining restaurant is the perfect setting for any momentous occasion. Make any excuse to visit, whether it’s a romantic anniversary, Valentine’s Day or a birthday. It’s really one you will never forget.
Start the evening with their cranberry and apple bellini which is so summery and refreshing.
The warm bread basket with fennel is beautifully fragrant. The menu celebrates the best of British produce. So although the burrata appeared to have been butchered, and lacking finesse, it could be forgiven by the perfectly chosen accompaniments. Served on a bed of aubergine, topped with pomegranate, basil, pine nuts, and a crisp bread it was far more superior in it’s flavour than it’s appearance.
The main course was a generous serving of Iberico pork chop perfectly, piled high on a bed of cranberry and a parsnip puree with Brussel sprouts and chestnuts. The wintery vegetables and meat were a perfect combination, elevated by the sweet cranberry.
The carrot cake was light with a crumbly top. Served with a milky, yoghurt sorbet, with sprinklings of walnuts, it was a delight.
The dark chocolate cremeux, was our favourite. This had the finesse and precision one would expect from Marcus Wareing. The slightly sharp accompanying clementine sorbet, served with pistachio was a perfect palate pleaser.
Gilbert Scott is a beautiful restaurant with period features of the 19th Century that transport you to Victorian times, far removed from the bustling city. It’s a lovely restaurant for a celebration and there’s even an intimate Private Dining Room for up to 18 people.
Gilbert Scott, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, London NW1 2AR