Over Christmas, we had the fortune of dining at some of London’s top restaurants. Gilbert Scott, located in London St. Pancreas, was one of the restaurants that we had the highest expectations for considering Marcus Wareing was the mastermind behind the food.
Upon arrival, we were graced with the antique decor of a Victorian-style railway hotel. Despite such a grand setting along with humorous staff, we felt that it was an extremely disappointing experience. No matter where you are, if the food isn’t good, it just ruins the experience…unfortunately.
We had ordered a range of dishes from the menu, a variety of meats which we had believed to be vast in flavour. Disappointingly, when everything arrived, it was all very monotonous. It was salty, then it was salty…and then salty again. From the starters to the mains, everything tasted very similar, it become difficult to differentiate the dishes as the saltiness was very prominent across all dishes. The best dish was probably the bread and butter pudding – was it because of the change in palette? Who knows.
We definitely won’t be in a rush to try this restaurant again any time soon, especially considering we had to pay a cover charge for mediocre food.
Ambience: 8 | Service: 7 | Food: 6
M – F: 12.00 – 3.00pm, 5.30pm – 11.00pm