D&D London

German Gymnasium is part of D&D London, an international group of restaurants, bars and one very cool hotel. The ever expanding sister venues includes Quaglino's, Le Pont de la Tour, Coq d'Argent and Michelin-starred restaurants Launceston Place and Angler.  

Our History


German Gymnasium was designed by Edward Gruning and was England’s first purpose-built gymnasium, with funding coming solely from London's German community. It was built in 1865 for the German Gymnastics Society (established in 1861 by Ernst Ravenstein) and hosted the indoor events London's first Olympic Games, back in 1866.

Executive Head Chef - Bjoern Wassmuth

  Our German-born Executive Chef Bjoern Wassmuth, previously the Kitchen Director at Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, brings with him 14 years of international experience. He has created broad-ranging menus featuring some classic Mittel-European dishes as a nod to the site’s German heritage.

" From now on we're gonna start spending a lot more time in the gymnasium, but don't worry - we haven't gone fitness crazy."

Time Out London