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Summary

£90
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Traditional, peaceful hotel brasserie, hidden away in a cute warren of St James’s streets, which has successfully upped its profile in recent years. It provides a “very good standard of food and wine that’s not expensive for the quality”. The only recurrent gripe is service that can be a tad “erratic”. Top Tip – “reasonably priced set menu”.

Summary

£83
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Tucked away in Dukes Hotel, off St James’s Street”, this swish brasserie provides food that’s “remarkably good and relatively inexpensive”. “I have found it more or less empty at lunch-time, so peace and quiet reigns”, but arguably “it deserves better support”. Top Tips – “well-cooked breakfast” and “very reasonably priced set menus”.

Summary

£80
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Remarkably good food that’s quite reasonably priced”, especially for St James’s, won nothing but praise this year for this versatile hotel brasserie whose smart, contemporary decor is very tasteful throughout. Nigel Mendham’s all-day menu makes a feature of traditional British dishes, including a selection of pies, and the venue wins particular praise as a “perfect business breakfast setting”.

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Owner's description

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 

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£14.30 £39.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%

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.

GBR (The Great British Restaurant) at The Dukes Hotel Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of GBR (The Great British Restaurant) at The Dukes Hotel Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of GBR (The Great British Restaurant) at The Dukes Hotel restaurant.
David P
Warmly met at the door of the hotel and sho...
Reviewed 2 months, 9 days ago

"Warmly met at the door of the hotel and shown to the restaurant where we were promptly handed over to the restaurant staff. Couldn't fault the greetings. The room was smaller than we had expected, but the tables were well spaced and seating comfortable. Two off us opted for the Christmas menu, the other a la carte. The curried parsnip soup was spectacular, my duck terrine very good.. The set menu stuffed turkey roll with all the trimmings were excellent.. a proper plate of Christmas fare. The portions sizes were just right., The food presentation and sauces special. Neither of managed to find space for the pudding. On the a la carte side my friends fillet steak was the best he had in a long time. If we had all gone a la carte it would have been an expensive lunch. Just right on the set menu. A memorable lunch outing, The 1st, Christmas crackers !! All washed down with a bottle of New World Pinot Noir."

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35 St James’s Pl, London, SW1A 1NY
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Opening hours
Monday7 am‑11 am
Tuesday7 am‑11 pm, 12 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday7 am‑11 pm, 12 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday7 am‑11 pm, 12 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday7 am‑11 pm, 12 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday7 am‑11 pm, 12 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday7 am‑11 am

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