Short for Great British Restaurant, GBR is housed in the luxury Dukes London hotel and specialises in classic British food, courtesy of talented chef Nigel Mendham.
35 St James's Pl
St. James's
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    35 St James's Pl , St. James's, UK, London , SW1A 1NY
    020 7491 4840
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    If you’re talking classic British cooking, there are few that do it better than Nigel Mendham. His career has taken him through some of the best hotel restaurants in the country, and his elegant British food earned him a Michelin star at The Samling Hotel in Windermere, before he moved to London to link up with Dukes Hotel. His first restaurant there – Thirty Six – was awarded three AA Rosettes, before being replaced by GBR.

    GBR stands for Great British Restaurant, and given the chef’s resume, you can make an educated guess as to what’s on offer. From fish and chips to steak and kidney pie, GBR serves up a host of British classics, all with Nigel’s refined touch. Nigel’s expertise in British food also stretches to produce, thanks to time spent in all corners of the country, and he takes full advantage of his regional contacts at GBR, promoting the very best of British produce.

    GBR has menus for every possible time of day and occasion, too. The brunch menu has plenty of lighter options on offer but also features more substantial British fare, including eggs Benedict, a Cumberland sausage roll and grilled kipper in lemon and parsley butter. Weekend visitors can even make that brunch a bottomless one, complete with Prosecco, if they choose.

    Meanwhile, Dukes Hotel regularly wins awards as one of the best hotels in the country and is a perfect setting for Nigel’s quintessential cooking. The world-famous Dukes Bar is the perfect place for a pre-dinner tipple, and even has a cognac and cigar garden to relax in afterwards.

    Three things you should know
    Parties of up to twelve people can hire a semi-private dining room just off from the main restaurant to enjoy their food in a quieter setting.
    GBR also does an excellent afternoon tea selection that includes a variety of sweets, scones and finger sandwiches, as well as a glass of Champagne.
    The Dukes Bar in the hotel is famous for its martinis. The bar was a favourite of Ian Fleming’s, and is said to be the inspiration for James Bond’s love of the signature cocktail.
    35 St James's Pl , St. James's, UK, London , SW1A 1NY
    020 7491 4840
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    The Chef

    Nigel Mendham

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