The Gilbert Scott


Bar Manager Oliver Blackburn of The Gilbert Scott - London, England

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road
London, UK NW1 2AR
+44 (0)20 7278 3888
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-7:30pm; Sat-Sun 10am-6pm

Sir George Gilbert Scott was a renowned Victorian architect known for rebuilding crumbling cathedrals and churches. His namesake—and a certain nostalgia for the Victorian era, both the menu and overall pastiche—is very much alive today in the restaurant and bar run by Chef Marcus Wareing. In fact, the bar’s foyer was designed by Scott, with gold, crimson, and dark wood bedecking nearly every surface and bell chandeliers dangling overhead. Bar Manager Oliver Blackburn runs an efficiently eclectic cocktail program, pouring gin drinks (Queen Mother’s Cocktail and The 1873 Cocktail) alongside classic favorites (a play on the Cuba Libre and the tequila-centric Gringo’s Manhattan). In the “engine room,” Chef Oliver Wilson crafts a brasserie-type menu of Cornish and Yorkshire favorites using top-flight product and a few callbacks to the U.K.’s yesteryear (Britain’s answer to the Joy of Cooking, Mrs. Beeton, gets one or two mentions on the menu).

Recommended Dishes:
  • Cod’s Tongue, Red Wine Sauce, and Sippet
  • Dorset Crab, Blood Orange, and Fennel
  • 1873
  • Margarita

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