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Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham at DUKES LONDON
Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham at DUKES LONDON

Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham at DUKES LONDON Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website:
  • Phone: 0207 491 4840
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday Saturday 7am to 11am Sunday 8am to 11am and Sunday 8:00am - 10:30am

    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm (last order at 2:00pm);

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm (last order at 9:30pm)

    Current offers:
    Lunch – 2 course at £25, 3 course at £32
    Dinner – 2 course at £49, 3 course at £60
    Sunday Lunch - 3 course at £27
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Nigel Mendham
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Accommodates group bookings in the restaurant to a maximum of 14 persons only
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Shelmerdine 0207 318 6574

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. James's Street
  • Public Transit: Green Park Tube Station
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham at DUKES LONDON
Awarded 3 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence, THIRTY SIX Restaurant offers Nigel Mendham's refined, British cuisine. Indeed, Nigel's food is some of the best modern British food you will find in region.
Interestingly, the secret of his excellence is the balance between classical flavours meticulously prepared, and a contemporary flair to produce both stunning presentation and taste.

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Diner Reviews
  • "I have never written a review of a restaurant but this experience was such that I would feel bad not to. The food was excellent, not just good value for money. And the staff was excellent too. Not too intrusive, but always available, very friendly, always smiling, and they made you feel really welcome and appreciated your custom. We had the three course dinner, which the restaurant complemented by additional small dishes in between (you don't get that at many places any more). Another positive was that there was enough space between the tables, so one had a sufficient degree of privacy - again, something you don't see very often in London. So, 10 out of 10 from me."
    dined on 22/11/2014
  • "Very quiet evening and slightly over-priced but very good food and very good service."
    dined on 21/11/2014
  • "Having stayed at the Dukes Hotel before and visited the cocktail bar on many occasions I deided to give the restaurant a try. As skilled as chefs may be, I have become bored with the way the vogue for elaborate concoctions seems to replaced the actual reason of being there to enjoy a good meal. The service was friendly, wines were good and food flavoursme. I recommend the restaurant for any occasion either alone or with friends"
    dined on 31/10/2014
  • "This place really lacks atmosphere and for a top london hotel it really isn't acceptable. The decor is fairly outdated and the Muzak didn't help. It was a totally different atmosphere from the bar down the corridor, clearly the regulars know where to go! The food was ok but the menu was pretty limited and the taste average which considering the price isn't really on."
    dined on 17/10/2014
  • "There are so many wonderful restaurants in London. The restaurant was almost empty when we arrived at 7 pm and that should have been a clue. The food was tasty but not at the associated cost. The wait staff was inexperienced and not properly trained. It was our only disappointing meal while visiting London."
    dined on 17/10/2014
  • "We had a girlie lunch here and we all agreed it was a really good choice. The location is great and the hotel in an idylic cul de sac. The pre Iunch champagne in the beautiful lounge was so relaxing and special. We all enjoyed different things on the set menu which was all lovely fine dining. And lastly the restaurant was comfortably full so a good ambience. We would all return."
    dined on 16/10/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere reflect the above-mentioned description. The menu was scarse and not fully promising in the description. The guests who ate the meat - rib eye - were not pleased with its quality and cooking. The service was not brilliant. Location and ambience were very pleasant and comfortable."
    dined on 06/10/2014
  • "We dined on Saturday evening. Dining room was quiet and 3/4 full. We went for the tasting menu with suggested wine glasses per course which seemed great value at just over £100 each. Dishes were small but very fresh and tasty. The wine was just ok. Service was smooth and attentive and overall we enjoyed the experience."
    dined on 27/09/2014
  • "Wonderful food with friendly service. As well as our 2 courses there was a little surprise curried potato and apple soup with the most delicious brown and white home made breads. We took the coffee in the lovely lounge next for with macaroons. Great eating place away from the busy London streets yet very central."
    dined on 27/09/2014
  • "Lunch time offers a very small menu. If you don't like skate, rabbit or a vegetarian alternative (although this changes regularly), then you would have a problem. As it happens I love rabbit and skate and both were cooked beautifully and tasted fantastic! Starters were similarly restricted to a a choice of 3. Again excellent quality and flavour."
    dined on 16/09/2014
  • "this was a great dining experience for my husband's 60th birthday"
    dined on 12/09/2014
  • "Came here to celebrate a friends 30th and it topped off a wonderful weekend. Delicious food, friendly staff and great ambience. Thank you."
    dined on 06/09/2014
  • "This restaurant is situated in a beautiful little corner of Mayfair. I took my mother as a birthday present and we were given the choice of deciding where to sit. The service was impeccable and throughout the meal we were given extra mini courses to enhance the experience such as cream cheese and truffle puff pastries, spicy popcorn, and cucumber sorbet with hibiscus. The food was beautiful (special recommendation to have the crab starter and roasted apricot desert). Overall I completely recommend this restaurant."
    dined on 29/08/2014
  • "We ate here when staying over in London recently. The food and service were outstanding and we will definitely return when we're next back in London."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "Having had the pleasure of eating in many Michelin star restaurants, the food in ThirtySix was every bit as well prepared, presented and served. Beautiful flavour combinations and textures. A wonderful dinner. Extraordinary value for this level quality and style of food."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "A lovely dining experience tucked away near Green Park. Good atmosphere, good service, good food."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "This is not the first time we have eaten at 36 nor will it be the last. The food is superb as is the service and represents genuine value for money. Really deserves to be busier at lunch times."
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "Came to Thirty Six for my partners birthday. Food was perfect, usual surprises of amuse bouche etc from chef and friendly waiting staff. I can't rate this highly enough - just go!"
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "I took my wife here for a birthday meal and had a lovely evening. The restaurant was very quiet on the day we went but the atmosphere is very calm and the staff are really friendly. The food is the outstanding element though - beautiful dishes, wonderful ingredients and all brilliantly cooked. We even asked for a chocolate dessert not on the menu and the chef came up trumps!"
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "place was quiet at lunch but that suited me as we got very good service food was delicious good portions superbly presented a lovely experience"
    dined on 05/08/2014
  • "The service is outstandingly charming and friendly, in what is at first sight a rather formal setting. The food on the set lunch menu was also above expectations - a thick piece of skate, filleted off the wing, was beautifully cooked. We passed on dessert but the raspberry filled chocolate macarons served with my choice from the 20 leaf teas were delicious and light, which suggests a skilful hand with the dessert end of the menu. A set lunch menu which includes coffee or tea and petit fours struck me as a very good variation on the more usual offering of a glass of wine, particularly for occasions when one doesn't wish to drink wine at lunchtime. Good value for the area."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "Had a very enjoyable meal here for my husbands birthday. Food was very good, although not a huge selection. The staff were excellent, friendly and professional."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "Every time I go to Thirty Six I am struck by two questions... 1) How has this not got a Michelin star? and 2) Have I got space for dessert? The staff here are fantastic, attaining the right level of attention without being overbearing. And the food... Always excellent, and always something quirky. For example - celery sorbet on goats cheese (delicious). The tastiest risotto I have ever had (and as a veggie I've suffered many a risotto dish). OpenTable asks: Would you recommend Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham at DUKES LONDON to a friend? The answer to this is yes. In fact, I would recommend it to anybody who appreciates quality food. (And sadly no space for dessert - the first two courses were just too good!)"
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "Started the evening in the Dukes Bar for a cocktail, in the lovely Dukes Hotel. Restaurant is downstairs and quite small, but nicely decorated. Only 5 tables used during the whole evening, which is not good for a Saturday! The ambience was quiet and flat due to the lack of diners. We had the tasting menu, with wines. All the food was very good and well presented. The crab starter and pork terrine course were lovely and I particularly liked the Turbot. Wines were also a good match to each course The service was friendly and knowledgeable, although they forgot to change my wife's cheese course, as requested, so we had a long wait while they rectified that. All in all, we would go back for the food alone. Shame it was so quiet!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Great little venue, tucked away from the St James area, good food and polite but unobtrusive service. Restaurant quite busy, but peaceful enough for a business converstaion."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here recently and we so impressed by the food and service that we took my parents there at the weekend for a special occasion. The food is lovely - well thought out dishes that are well executed. The cheese board is excellent. Service is very good. I would defintely return and also recommend to others."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "The restaurant is in the basement, and is small. The food is good but not exceptional. The service was attentive but it took our waiter a while to ask about and then return with our pre-dinner drinks."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "A nice place tucked out of the way but handy for all sorts of places. Good food, nicely presented. A limited set menu but this still presented enough choice for two of us."
    dined on 10/06/2014
  • "Lunch at 36 comprised excellent food for two omnivores and two veggies. Loved the experience and the care we received. An excellent middle-of-the-day gastronomic entertainment."
    dined on 10/06/2014
  • "We went there on a weekday evening and we were the only diners in there. That was fine as we felt like we had the whole space to ourselves. Every dish was delicately presented and truly delicious. Especially my main course, the lamb had the best taste ever, with extreme tenderness. The complimentary petits fours at the end was lovely."
    dined on 09/06/2014
  • "Over salty foods and slow service, we had to wait for over 20 minutes until someone came to us when the room is half empty. The scallops were slightly over cooked as well as the lamb."
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "Every bit as good as last time. An undiscovered gem."
    dined on 05/06/2014
  • "Perfect in each and every way, I did not want todo a recommendation just in case i could not get in for the amount of people that should give this a try."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "As with previous reviews, I really cannot understand why this restaurant is not fully booked all the time! We had the place to ourselves up to the point of leaving which was 8pm on a Friday, I've been telling everyone I know how great this experience was as I really don't want this place to fail, I want to go again and soon. As for the food, it was exceptional, with all of the extras one would expect from top end dining. I had booked the 3 course deal for £48 and did not expect such luxury. I took my teenage daughter and we both thoroughly enjoyed the food and the sense of occasion the quality and the service inspired. We were treated exceptionally well and I cannot praise this restaurant enough."
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "This was a special day for both myself and my daughter. I booked this restaurant as it a was very close to St James Palace. The staff were friendly and welcoming. We had a late lunch because of a long journey to London and were the only ones in the restaurant so we had exceptional service The whole visit to DUKES enhanced our day."
    dined on 20/05/2014
  • "A beautiful hotel in the heart of London a gem not to be missed the food was outstanding "
    dined on 13/05/2014
  • "Very attentive but discreet service made this a meal to remember. The food is very good, the TT 3 course offer is good and the wine list is possible to call sensible compared to some other restaurants - not too extensive and a whole page of wines which cost about the same as a single menu......"
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "Lovely intimate restaurant attached to Dukes Hotel, which I enjoyed over a leisurely lunch with some friends. Great, secluded location, which means that it is not too many walk-ins and tourists. The meal was elegant, tasteful and beautifully presented. Service was prompt and efficient. Small number of options on the 'deal menu' but adequate selection for all at our table. "
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "I had lunch with 2 friends. We all thought that it was excellent and were astonished that we were the only people eating in the restaurant. This place deserves much more! One of my friends has already posted a review on Trip Advisor giving 5 stars he was so impressed."
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "I love trying chef restaurants, and had never heard about 36 until recently. The restaurant is literally hidden inside of the hotel Dukes London. Upon dining there I found out it used to be a guest-only restaurant, and that sometime ago they opened to the public. A friend and I were pleasantly surprised with their £48 3-course dinner w/Prosseco special offer. Service, food, and presentation were all very good! "
    dined on 08/05/2014
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