GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London

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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

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: 30 November 2019

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

Christmas Day Lunch

...enjoy a festive lunch from a traditional set menu.
- £135 per adult.
- £62.50 per child.

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

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 25 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Wed 12:00-12:00 15:00-15:00

New Year's Eve: £75

Credit or debit card details are required to
guarantee all reservations. Credit card information is secure and
protected online by SSL encryption, the industry standard. Please
note that venue doesn't require deposit.
Please be aware that any cancellation made after 21st of December
2019 will be charged £50.00 per person. Please leave your email
and venue will contact to finalize the arrangements of your booking.
A la carte menu won’t be available on this day.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 18:00-18:00 20:30-20:30 22:00-22:00

Boxing Day Jazz Brunch: £45

From a set menu. Credit or debit card details are required to guarantee all reservations. Credit card information is secure and protected online by SSL encryption, the industry standard. Please
note no deposit required. Please be aware that any cancellation made after 10th of December
2019 will be charged £45.00 per person. Please leave your email
and venue will contact to finalize the arrangements of your booking.
A la carte menu won’t be available on this day.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 26 December 2019

Ends: 26 December 2019

Availability: Thu 12:00-12:00 16:00-16:00

London Restaurant Festival: 2/3 courses £19/£25/£36

Menu is subject to change according to seasonality and availability.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

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

New Year's Day Jazz brunch: £45

From a set menu. Credit or debit card details are required to guarantee all reservations. Credit card information is secure and protected online by SSL encryption, the industry standard. Please
note no deposit required. Please be aware that any cancellation made after 10th of December
2019 will be charged £45.00 per person. Please leave your email
and venue will contact to finalize the arrangements of your booking.
A la carte menu won’t be available on this day.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 1 January 2020

Ends: 1 January 2020

Availability: Wed 12:00-12:00 15:00-15:00

Festive Afternoon Tea

...enjoy a selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones in this festive set menu.
- Festive Afternoon Tea £37
- Festive Afternoon Tea with Champagne £46
- Festive MarTEAni Afternoon Tea £49

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 22 November 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-18:00

GBR Festive Menu

...from the set christmas menu.
- 2 courses for £27.50
- 3 courses for £34
- 4 courses for £39
- 3 courses with half a bottle of wine and coffee for £45

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 22 November 2019

Ends: 24 December 2019

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

All day Market 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: 1 November 2019

Ends: 21 November 2019

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

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: 30 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 262 People Are Saying
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TS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with very attentive staff, superb value for money would highly recommend a visit.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely overpriced! The meal ended up being twice as expensive as expected, because they only advertise the small portion prices. The menu is not labelled well and I will never eat here again. Portions were also far too small and not worth the money I paid for them.

JO
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely setting, nice and quiet, could do with a little bit of music, they got our order wrong, but were very apologetic and gave us the wine for free.
Portions on the set menu would be small for a “hungry” or big eater.

ML
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Service and food were top notch. Thanks.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, very good food and atmosphere, highly recommend.

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply Excellent. Customer Service very good, food quality very good, overall impression, Excellent.

TJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Exceptionally slow service, they staff didn't seem in any hurry. Had to ask 20 minutes after seating for a wine list! Vegetarian main TINY! 5 tiny florets of roasted cauliflower, barely a starter size! Had to have 3 courses as was so hungry! They did compensate is upon raising it at the end to be fair (couldn't find any staff to raise it beforehand) but I wouldn't overly recommend and won't be going back. (Have been here once before and encountered exactly the same issues with service)

a
London
25 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top class food and excellent service & value. Why was this place not busy? Tucked away off St James’s. Highly recommended.

PG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

There were a couple of issues during our visit. Lack of explanation of market set menu and how the portion sizes would be different from main menu. Late arrivals of two starters after everyone had finished and this was only noticed when we raised it. Falling panel dividers which were then moved closer to us and a smashed wine glass. Although staff tried to rectify issues at the end of meal, our experience had already been damaged. Our expectations were much higher for a place like this, it felt very much like faulty towers.

B
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Not what I was expecting compared to other brasseries or luxury bars in London. A little too cosy, dark and small. Not enough atmosphere. Polish lady was lovely and the highlight of the quality of the service for the evening.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 30 September 2019

Dear Beatriced, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant and the service of Danuta. I would really appreciate your feedback directly to me by email to find the way to offer you the 5 stars service you deserve. We all very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to our GBR restaurant or at DUKES LONDON for an Afternoon tea. Kind Regards, Artur Kwiecien Food & Beverage Manager

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OT
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our first traditional afternoon tea here and it was amazing. The tea area is picturesque and quiet and the service was fantastic. The menu was delicious and they allow free top off of sandwiches and scones once after you finish (but you won’t need it because it’s a lot of food!). The teas were delicious as well and everything was very well organized and served. The price is slightly high but that was the only complaint!

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 30 September 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at Dukes hotel for your Afternoon tea. We all very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to DUKES LONDON or visit our GBR restaurant for dinner around British food from £18 for 2 dishes. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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HM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place for brunch tucked behind Green Park.
I was very impressed that they were about to make me gluten free eggs royale.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 29 September 2019

Dear HelenM, Thank you so much for taking time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant for brunch. It is our goal to offer a nice and safe lunch regarding your requirement, we very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to our GBR restaurant or at DUKES LONDON for an Afternoon tea. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
Italy
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The main course took too long to be served, but food is great and friendly and attentive staff.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 30 September 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. We all very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to GBR restaurant; and be more proactive regarding the delivery time of your order; or at DUKES LONDON and try our Afternoon tea. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so happy to have found this little gem for Sunday brunch and would definitely return! The dining room was beautiful with lovely fresh flowers on every table and jazz playing at just the right volume in the background. Service was fabulous and the food was delicious. We both appreciated that for brunch you've the option of a small or large portion of each offering, making it easy to mix and match if you'd like something both sweet and savory. Overall 5 stars all around!

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 29 September 2019

Dear Summer, Thank you so much for taking time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant with all those nice details. We all very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to our GBR restaurant or at DUKES LONDON for an Afternoon tea. We also offer a range of room that can be used for private events. Kind Regards, Aline Levry F&B Coordinator

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AG
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Some of the best lamb I have ever eaten. Would have been top notch 5 stars but the potatoes were undercooked with the starter and the wine is overpriced

JM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Good food but very haphazard service, (wrong selection delivered , smashing glasses, poor English,general confusion etc) The room is a bit subterranean and lacks atmosphere. Some of the food was excellent for example to neck of lamb and scotch egg, and the wine inclusion made it a reasonable value

w
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food (particularly the neck of lamb) and very attentive service. Only criticism would be the price of the cocktails. The selection was fairly run-of-the-mill, but they were all more expensive than those you'd find in the overpriced bars in the Shard.

EC
Osaka
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good value and excellent ingredient taste and portion.
Service is appropriate and all staff are friendly.

SC
London
65 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great British Restaurant was an unexpected gem and didn't feel like it was a hotel restaurant. I usually avoid restaurants in hotels when I'm looking for somewhere new but this venue didn't disappoint. It was ideal for 2 friends wanting a quiet venue for a long-overdue catch-up, rather than sitting in a very busy restaurant, too close to occupied neighbouring tables with whom you felt you were sharing your personal conversation.

S
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good price, very well trained staff. Even checked that we have umbrella when stepping out of the restaurant/hotel because the weather was bad. Will be back.

JH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food as always! V attentive staff who were eager to please.

K
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the afternoon tea at GBR and it was fantastic! The scones were the best that we have ever had and the finger sandwiches and desserts were excellent as well. I highly recommend GBR!

C
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

The food was excellent but unfortunately the experience was ruined by what was probably the worst service I have ever experienced in a ‘sophisticated, luxury hotel’. To begin with, the waiter spilt a glass of champagne over my companion and while words of apology were spoken, there was no indication that they were said with any feeling. We had ordered a bottle of white wine which hadn’t appeared by the time the food arrived so we had to ask for it. Then the waitress came with two glasses of wine and put them on the table with no comment. We had to ask to see the bottle as no one appeared to have any intention of showing it to us. This was met with puzzled looks and a discussion of some length between the staff at the bar. The glasses were not topped up so again we had to ask and when in exasperation, my companion requested that the bottle should be left with us, it was dumped unceremoniously on the table. When we had finished our dessert we weren’t asked if we would like anything else but at that stage, to be fair, we were desperate to get away. Never again.

M
London
49 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, good service, amazing hotel and great value. It's a shame there aren't more people there, but it might be ruined if it was!

D
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely food but they didn't honour the 2 for 1 a la carte offer, charging full price.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service

OT
Pinehurst
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had afternoon tea in the Drawing Room. It was lovely. Really enjoyed the Dukes specialty blend tea. Service was great. Would love to visit again.

LO
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Portions were a little bit on the small side

FB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really lovely meal, super staff, great food and a great price! A real hidden gem... shame it was a bit empty. I will definitely be going back.

a
London
32 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely and reasonably priced!

PS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good brunch menu on Sunday. Great service. Lovely place. Will be back.

SH
Bristol
29 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The reception were very helpful and accommodating when I wanted to change my booking from 7 persons to 9. Upon arrival, I did wonder why the place was not very busy though. We booked the brunch because of the exceptional value it advertised, however realised when we paid that the wording of the advertisement was a little misleading. As we booked the brunch offer which specified 2 courses from £18, however this only works if you choose 2 starter portions. This was not made very clear and so including drinks, we all paid £50 each (hence there was no special offer as all diners would have to pay the normal everyday prices) and which now made sense why the place wasn't busier for a location like this. Anyway whether this was intentional to be misleading or not, we also will be more careful reading word for word when we book other places in the future. But unfortunately this will be our last time to visit here.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious meal with very good service. We would definitely eat here again.

JE
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This didn’t seem like typical British food
Combinations were a bit odd
Mussels was a nice dish
Roots dish not very interesting

BG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and great food. We arrived late and the wait staff were more than patience and friendly with us. The food was awesome. Did not disappoint.

AN
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Nice food in a quiet out of the way pub. Food was very nice. Maybe a bit ££ for what it was. Staff ok. Had to keep asking for water

T
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner meeting with business men. The restaurant is suitable for this situation. Nice atmosphere, food, good value.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an afternoon tea at the duke and it was absolutely wonderful!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant we had even been to. Everything was perfect. I loved the mushroom risotto too much that I had it twice in three days.

DJ
London
72 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flexibility with the 3 Market menu fixed price options. Great location and very nice ambience. Super attentive service and really, really tasty dishes.

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