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

London Restaurant Festival: 3 courses, 1/2 bottle of wine & water £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

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

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

Enjoy 2 cocktails plus 1 item from the bar menu £30

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 7 May 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 15:00-22:00

Share a steak for two: £64

900g Rose Veal Tomahawk £64; French fries, Broccoli, pancetta & almonds.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 7 May 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

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

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 April 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

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

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 249 People Are Saying
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HM
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

OT
Italy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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.

S
London
12 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.

D
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and classic British feel with great food and service - of course the expected white glove service!

ME
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting menu choices - great to have option of both starter and main size. Service was very good - friendly
and efficient. Wine list - very limited and expensive selection.

LW
London
24 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Burratta starter was delicious, setting was perfect for LDN trooping if the colour trip, super friendly staff & great value set menu.

Definitely a great british restaurant for a girlie lunch in a plush hotel.

Slow post main service, but this may have been change over & because we didn’t look to be in any rush (which we weren’t) & average main hake course.

They forgot one of our half bottle of wine servings but offered us tea / coffee instead and charged us for one set menu with tea & one with wine so that made up for it perfectly with no fuss.

Not sure on the playlist when it started playing any winehouse otherwise lovely trip.

Would go again

VF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific dinner with the family! I really like that all of the dishes can be ordered as small or large plates. We each ordered two small plates. It was a good amount of food, and we all got to try multiple dishes. Everything was fantastic! Definitely coming here again. It was a bit cold in the restaurant, but as soon as we told a member of staff they immediately changed the air flow.

DP
London
94 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lunch outing.. The A’la Carte gives you the option of small or large plate. We decided to explore the menu sharing our selection of five small plates. Starting with the asparagus, then mussels and chips. (The soup the mussels were served in was a hit, the sour dough bread served ideal for dunking). This was followed by the cold meat selection, then a Haggis wrapped Scotch Egg. We finished with the duck breast. We couldn’t fault the food or presentation. The portion sizes were good, not that small !!

The restaurant team was led by ladies, the chaps doing the tidying up. We couldn’t fault the service, attention to detail. The food was washed down with a sensibly priced 2005 Rioja. We decided to be greedy and go for a desert too… one lemon tart and a cheese board. As a treat I opted for a glass of ‘posh’ red Burgundy to go with my cheese…I didn’t share that. !! Another very relaxed, enjoyable lunch.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 12 June 2019

Dear DPsoutings, Thank you so much for taking time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. It was a pleasure to take care of you and your friend, I very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to our GBR restaurant and enjoy some others sharing plates and a nice Burgundy wine of our selection. 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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TM
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for a special birthday and well worth it! Fantastic food and great service with a little treat from the restaurant! I recommend you give this restaurant a try. Thanks for a lovely time.

S
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team were absolutely wonderful, very warm and welcoming. They were even thoughtful enough to ask the occasion and make it really special. The food was absolutely delicious, home-made break and a keen attention to support dietary requirements. Will definitely be back!

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 12 June 2019

Dear Sammy, Thank you so much for taking time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. 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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p
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great attentive service, relaxed, informative, helpful staff, and not overly formal. Background music a bit intrusive, but not enough to request it was changed or have volume turned down. Refurbished restaurnt last year apparently and looks bigger / crisper than previously. Daily specials on the menu, I quite liked the look of Thursday's, but as it was Friday, I picked from main menu. Excellent food, with small portions leaving room for dessert/ cheese.

JH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, service, ambience and most importantly superb food. Highly recommend!

F
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent and first class service, fantastic venue, food & wine. We booked for a number for us with birthdays and they really looked after us. First class venue. Couldn't recommend more.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Highly recommended

m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Met friends for dinner.The food was very good.We had the all-day menu which was fine and the inclusion of half bottle of wine meant it was not too expensive.Ambience fine but it is quite noisy as the restaurant is quite small.Service was excellent.

PQ
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took some Italian friends here to experience a British hotel/restaurant in St James and were very pleased with our choice. Although disappointed at first that on a Sunday lunch time they only provide a 'brunch' menu (ie no roast dinners...) they did have a lamb meal option. Several of our party chose this option and were then told it had been replaced by something else. Initial disappointment aside, the lamb that arrived was wonderful, as in fact were all the meals.

The service was probably the best service we have ever experienced in London (and we've lived here for 20 years) and we therefore would not hesitate to come back again.

Truly wonderful meal. Very happy customers. Thank you.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 14 May 2019

Dear PaulaQ, What a wonderful review of our GBR Restaurant, thank you! It truly was our pleasure to welcome you and I am delighted you had a nice dining experience with us at GBR. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service and it was as well a pleasure for me to serve you and discuss with you. We very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to GBR again soon. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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