Marcus Wareing's The Gilbert Scott, within St Pancras Renaissnace Hotel, is fortunate to have in its possession five menus dated between 1917 & 1920, found at the time of the hotel's restoration, which were served during the restaurant's original incarnation as the Coffee & Dining Room in the Midland Grand Hotel. O
ne is a dinner menu dated 29th May 1918, and it is this menu which is being recreated and celebrated at a centenary dinner on Tuesday 29th May 2018. For those unable to make Tuesday's dinner, a 2nd date is available the following evening, on Wednesday 30th May. Tickets are priced at £154 for Champagne & canapés followed by 4 courses with matching wines (or £89 food only).
Being transported back in time
Roasted & smoked tomato soup with black olive & basil; turbot with brown butter hollandaise, lemon, fennel & crispy whitebait and slow cooked beef short rib, potato galette, spinach & semi dried tomato.
Ensuring the menus are presented in the context of their surroundings, celebrated food historian and British Library curator, Dr. Polly Russell, is introducing both dinners, talking about the culture of the hotel and the Dining & Coffee Room durings its opening years.