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An all-day dining experience in a great atmosphere, offering simple dishes cooked brilliantly in an extraordinary space in true British style.

Located in the heart of Mayfair, St James, GBR (Great British Restaurant) is open all-day every day from breakfast through to lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Pop in for a quick business lunch or take your time and enjoy a scrumptious weekend brunch with free-flowing bubbles every Saturday and Sunday.

The menus, which are overseen by Norfolk-born Executive Head Chef Nigel Mendham, feature traditional British dishes with contemporary twists.

The restaurant also includes a 12-seat private dining room and a 7-seat bar overlooking the restaurant, which serve a light menu of bar nibbles and a comprehensive cocktail list.

Monday – Sunday Breakfast 7am to 11am 

Monday to Saturday – All day dining 12pm to 10.30pm 

Sunday Brunch 12pm to 4pm 


Restaurant details

No dress code

The chef

Head Chef – Nigel Mendham

Born in Norfolk, United Kingdom, Nigel Mendham is proud of his home roots and has a passion for great British food.

Nigel is no stranger to playing a major role in the kitchen at some of the UK’s top restaurants, and spent the early years of his career working in red star country houses around the British Isles - from the south coast to the Lake District. Nigel has worked at South Lodge, Stapleford Park and The Samling Hotel and prior to his work at The Samling Hotel, Nigel was Senior Sous Chef at the Lygon Arms Hotel in the Cotswolds, where he headed up the team with Martin Blunos, the 2 Michelin star chef, refining his skills in the kitchen and moulding Nigel into the chef he is today.

The all-day dining concept of GBR takes Nigel’s philosophy on food back to its roots; working with core ingredients meticulously prepared bringing out the flavours of each ingredient. Finding the perfect balance between seasonally inspired dishes and those Great British favourites, Nigel’s cuisine is simply, British food at its best.

Located in the heart of London’s West End, at no. 36 Little St. James Street, GBR presents a fresh, new addition to the well-loved restaurants of St. James and a chance for Mayfair diners to enjoy an all-day dining experience in a great atmosphere, offering simple dishes cooked brilliantly within an extraordinary space in true British style.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Launched in May 2017 simultaneously in Duke’s London (St James’s) and Duke’s Dubai (Jumeirah Palm), GBR – Great British Restaurant – is an all-day homage to British scoff, open from breakfast time through lunch to afternoon tea and dinner.

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