Dining at Marcus Wareing’s The Gilbert Scott at the St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel is a grand affair. Discover what happened when Great British Chefs guest blogger Chris Osburn, tried the new St Pancras Express Menu. Could a meal in such a grand setting be a quick and inexpensive one as well?
At £23 for two courses or £27 for three, the restaurant’s Express Menu is indeed a bargain of a way to check out what one of London’s most celebrated chefs reckons a British brasserie and bar should be (Wareing’s resto at The Berkeley Hotel has two Michelin stars and is home to some of the hardest tables to book in town – especially come this time of year). It should be elegant, apparently, but not too terribly formal with convenience and style providing a polite backdrop to enjoying a fine dining experience in a gorgeous and historical space.
Set within the old Midland Grand Hotel with high ceilings, limestone pillars and ornate ceiling details, large and gilded-framed oil paintings to ponder, The Gilbert Scott (named after the building’s architect) presents a wonderful atmosphere for celebrating British food made with British ingredients.