GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London

4.4
186 reviews
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GBR – Great British Restaurant - is an all-day British restaurant at DUKES LONDON, in the heart of St. James’s, London. GBR offers the finest traditional and contemporary British dishes presented in a striking contemporary space. GBR is open all day every day - from breakfast through lunch to afternoon tea and dinner. Both classic and inventive cocktails, select local London and British craft beers as well as a concise international wine list which will complement the seasonal menu. The 58-seat restaurant features a trendy and vibrant design with a private dining room for up to 14 guests.

Private Dining

Whether you are planning an intimate dinner or a sophisticated cocktail party, DUKES LONDON has a variety of elegant private dining rooms which provide a fabulous setting for any event, including our St James’s Suite, Sheridan Suite, Drawing Room and Montrose Suite.

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Special Offers

Mother's Day Brunch: £55

To enjoy on Sunday, 31st of March from 12pm - 4pm Three Courses choice Brunch Menu at £55, including of a Welcome cocktail. Show mum how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day with a special Three Courses Brunch Menu, surrounded a charming setting with live jazz music to set the mood. All guests
bookings get the chance to win a Day Spa package by entering a draw on the day. Extensive Wine list and Bloody Mary Trolley available. Kids menu available as well.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 31 March 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00

2 for 1 when ordering from the a la carte menu

Order 2 dishes, get the cheapest free (based on a starter and a main, or a main and a dessert).

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 7 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 7 people

Starts: 18 February 2019

Ends: 28 February 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-22:00

Sunday Brunch : 2 courses from £18

A la carte Sunday brunch 2 courses from £18. Available Sundays only from 12pm to 4pm. Make it Bottomless

Add Free Flowing Bubbles £15 per person For 2 hours from booking time.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 5 February 2019

Ends: 5 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00

A la carte dishes from £8

A la carte dishes from £8 for small dish and £16 for large dish.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 5 February 2019

Ends: 5 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-22:30

All day Set menu: 2/3 courses £19/£25/£36

From a set menu. Also with Half a Bottle of Wine and water for £36.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 27 December 2018

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-22:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 9:30PM

What 186 People Are Saying
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London
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyable evening from start to finish and GBR. We began with cocktails at the bar. The mixologist was a delight - friendly, knowledgeable and nothing too much trouble.
Superb meal from a varied and well balanced menu. Each menu options was available either as a starter or main course. Great idea! Keeps it simple and allows you to try more than one which is useful if (like us after tonight's experience) you aim to go back.
Good wine list - not desperately expensive at the bottom end and some excellent offerings if you want to splash out a bit more.
Bravo !

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m
London
23 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and very cosy ambience. Perfect Saturday dinner location!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening celebrating friends birthday. Lovely place! Nice food and wine!

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DJ
London
65 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic value from the fixed price all day menu with wonderfully professional service from all the staff. Lovely dining room and very creative and tasty food. Excellent

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m
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing

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n
London
72 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food quality excellent. Nice quiet discreet place for a business lunch. Service was slow and a little clumsy, not what you'd expect at a place like this - hopefully was a one off bad day. I'd return to give it another go another time given the strength of the food.

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H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening. Food service ambiance excellent. Would definitely go again and recommend to others

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L
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Nice steak but slow service and a very empty restaurant so lacks atmosphere

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M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great intimate restaurant with a really good value set menu.

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R
London
15 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at GBR and will definatley go back as with the open table offer it is a great deal. A really nice place as part of the overall hotel. The service from start to finish was great - very attentive and pleasant. The food choice was great from the seafood, meat and vegetarian options.

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D
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very elegant setting. Nice big tables and reasonable space between them. Nice menu and good having ability to have small plate choice for most if not all dishes. Good service, well presented and tasty food.

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F
London
132 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

GBR at Dukes Hotel enjoys a relaxed menu in a smart dining room. Service was attentive and friendly.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and attentive staff. Great food!

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M
London
33 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and such a pretty restaurant. I was catching up with a friend I hadn’t seen in ages and the staff were perfectly happy to let us sit there for hours. Great value too! I will be back.

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere, not busy during lunchtime. A hidden gem! Would come here again.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Reasonably priced, and looks very beautiful!

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FM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place to go for a quiet meal. Hidden away but easy to find. Fantastic food and great service.

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SF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Impeccable service and stunning location, invited friends over to this place to share a dinner that from internet looked cosy and convenient.
Food was very good and well presented and we ordered a nice bottle of wine too, but we ended up spending 50 £ each which I wasn't expecting. So, no complaints, just a pricey place! Visit it if you can afford it ;)

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A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Got there early (at 5pm) and the place was quiet. Got busier towards 7ish but it made for a great place to have a catch up and eat some nice food. The service was excellent - incredibly attentive.

The food was good! Not a mind-blowing culinary experience but it was very good - tasty and well made. No complaints from either of us. We would recommend it to others.

Tip: We booked 2 for 1, but they also showed us the set menu and we changed our minds, thinking it presented better value for money.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The family celebrated New Year at GBR and also had breakfast there.
It proved to be an excellent choice.
The staff is super nice and professional.
The food was really good, especially the breakfast menu that really got you off to a good start.

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SM
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in at the last minute for lunch with a sassy 3 year old. Service was fabulous and they were great with the little one. Food quality and quantity perfect; a little pricey but given the elegant ambiance and outstanding service overall would say a great value.

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h
London
59 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Was ok but nothing special

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s
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Went to the GBR for the first time for breakfast. On arrival they sat us at a table with a window ledge in our backs with no cushions. 5 minutes later there was a smell of cigarette smoke all around us as a member of the kitchen staff was smoking outside right by the fan inlet that pumped in directly above us. Asked to be moved and they seemed slightly surprised by this. Once moved we were served mediocre food for the price and the service was then hit and miss. Definitely won’t be going back!

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Let's cut to the chase. GBR has a great environment and prices are reasonable and quality is high. But, one of our 6 meals came 20 minutes after the rest; however, without being asked GBR then declined to charge for that meal and gave us complimentary champagne and mince pies. Overall, very good and would definitely go again.

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OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet friends. It had a quiet atmosphere that let us all talk easily.

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Smart location. Good food and cracking cocktails. Excellent choice for catching up with a friend.

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PO
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, staff and restaurant. Went to Dukes for friend's birthday and absolutely enjoyed it. Will go back again but not during Christmas!! So busy! 😊

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S
London
18 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very nice restaurant, the décor is brilliant (for my taste). Just the right size - not too big and not too small, very comfortable seating, lovely bar, great service and tasty food. Good menu and liked that you can have anything you want form the menu as a main or starter.

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MW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good food. We had the Festive Set Menu which included pheasant and some other bits we weren't sure about. To our delight it was all delicious.

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OT
London
46 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good, but service was sporadic and it lacked any atmosphere

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BR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Part of our order was sent to another table who didn't order and sat on table, than returned to kitchen, and than seconds later came to our table which we refused and commented to server on. Very bad. We notified head server who apologized and did not charge us for beverages.

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

A huge thank you to Deborah and Cristina and the rest of the team for making my birthday so special. Service was amazing and you were so accommodating with the menu choices. We thought you were all fab. The surroundings were luscious and there is no doubt we will recommend you.

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SM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super meal, excellent service in unpretentious surrounding.
Good value

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K
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A little disappointed as the main restaurant was fully occupied by a large very festive pre Christmas business party. We were seated in a partly screened annex next door and had difficulty in hearing ourselves speak much of the time. Otherwise all was good - food and service as one would expect from Dukes GBR.

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d
Surrey
38 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We ate from the festive menu and were really disappointed, especially after reading previous reviews. Portions were very, very small and unappetising. The contents of each dish lacked imagination and to be honest we would have been better cooking and dining at home. The main on the vegetarian menu (a roast cauliflower mix) was stodgy and basic. All in all the menu was vastly overpriced for the food that was offered and poor value for money.
On a positive note - staff were lovely and helpful and the resturant offered a pleasant environment to meet friends.

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JD
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch at GBR. The food was fantastic. A request to the chef to change out an ingredient was honored with a very tasty swap. And our server simply made our meal memorable by being so courteous and friendly! Very well done.

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DJ
London
65 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great hidden-away hotel restaurant where 5 friends had a great catch-up meal using the fixed price all day menu and excellent wine selection.

This place has a cosy ambience, very nice staff and for the price, exceptionally good food. Highly recommended

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was quiet which allowed us to talk and hear each other. Great quality food and nicely presented. Good service.

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l
London
25 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The service was appalling which was a huge surprise due to the hotel the restaurant is connected to. a really big diss appointment.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely evening celebrating my sons Gold DofE Award and presentation at St James’s Palace...very special evening and the martinis were amazing! I would highly recommend this restaurant and martini bar.

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