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MUST DO: Oktoberfest, German Gymnasium

Beer, giant curry sausages, more beer and, er, alfresco seating right in the middle of KX

Still, at least it's covered in the unlikely event of rain. Ahem. Photo: PR
Still, at least it’s covered in the unlikely event of rain. Ahem. Photo: PR

Starting today (16th September), the iconic grade-II listed building squished between St Pancras and King’s Cross stations is teaming up with the Black Forest’s Rothaus brewery to bring its own take on Oktoberfest to north London.

Echoing the annual festivities in Southern Germany, it all happens alfresco (good luck with that!) on the restaurant’s quite lovely terrace, where guests can enjoy a number of beers on tap, as well as a selection of traditional barrelled beer supplied by Black Forest Beers. Well it makes a change from Camden Hells, eh?

Feeling peckish? The currywurst. Photo: PR
Feeling peckish? The currywurst. Photo: PR

A German-style menu will be served by waiters in traditional dress (including lederhosen and dirndls, if that’s your thing). There’ll be a slew German delicacies to wash down a pint or two, and sharing platters will feature dishes from Nürnberger bratwurst to Leberkäs Semmel, a Bavarian meat loaf roll.

The exceptionally hungry might even plump for the Giant Curry Dog, a curry-infused pork sausage with all the trimmings, and a buttered giant German pretzel. Huch!


Daily until 11pm from Friday 16th September to Sunday 2nd October. 1 Kings Boulevard N1C. More details on their website

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