GBR – for Great British Restaurant – is the straight-to-the-point name of a new all-day dining venue opening in Dukes, the St James’s hotel, in May. Chef Nigel Mendham, who has worked in country house hotels including the Samling in the Lake District, South Lodge in Sussex and the Lygon Arms in the Cotswolds, has […]

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Simpson’s-in-the-Strand – where Dickens and Shaw, Gladstone and Disraeli, Conan Doyle and PG Wodehouse all feasted – will close in April for an overhaul designed to reclaim its status as one of London’s leading restaurants. Founded in 1828 as the Grand Cigar Divan coffee house and chess club, it became famous for its lavish servings of […]

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Whether you think Brexit is long-prayed-for manna of deliverance, or merely fuel for delusional fruitcakes, it is time we all came together as a nation! And how better to herald in a new era of unity for 2017, than with a tub-thumping, red, white and blue, Top 10 of Great British Venues. The following top 10 are were […]

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