GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London

4.7
324 reviews
£25 and under
British
An all-day dining experience in a great atmosphere, offering simple dishes cooked brilliantly in an extraordinary space in true British style.

Located in the heart of St. James, GBR (Great British Restaurant) is open every day for breakfast and from Tuesday to Saturday for All-Day-Dining.

The menus, which are overseen by Norfolk-born Executive Head Chef Nigel Mendham, feature traditional British dishes with a contemporary twist including a daily offering of traditional British Pies.

The restaurant also includes a 12-seat private dining room and a 7-seat bar overlooking the restaurant, which serve a light menu of bar nibbles and a comprehensive cocktail list.
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Experiences

  • Spring in St. James's 2-Course Set Menu

    £21.00 per person

    May 18 - Jun 21, 2021

    Enjoy a sophisticated dining experience in the heart of St. James's with the 2-course Spring in St. James's Set Menu by Chef Nigel Mendham. GBR (Great British Restaurant) offers a great atmosphere, simple dishes cooked brilliantly in an extraordinary space in true British style. 2-Course Set Menu £21.00 STARTERS Southminster Asparagus or Smoked ham hock scotch egg or Cullen skink MAINS Cumbrian neck of lamb or Chalk stream trout from hampshire or British Grains From Hodmedod’s in suffolk DESSERTS Yorkshire Rhubarb or Dark Chocolate Cheesecake or Baron Bigod Cheese Add 1/2 bottle of House wine for just £15 supplement
  • Spring in St. James's 3-Course Set Menu

    £26.00 per person

    May 18 - Jun 21, 2021

    Spring in St. James's 3-Course Set Menu Enjoy a sophisticated dining experience in the heart of St. James's with the 2-course Spring in St. James's Set Menu by Chef Nigel Mendham. GBR (Great British Restaurant) offers a great atmosphere, simple dishes cooked brilliantly in an extraordinary space in true British style. 3-Course Set Menu £26.00 STARTERS Southminster Asparagus or Smoked ham hock scotch egg or Cullen skink MAINS Cumbrian neck of lamb or Chalk stream trout from hampshire or British Grains From Hodmedod’s in suffolk DESSERTS Yorkshire Rhubarb or Dark Chocolate Cheesecake or Baron Bigod Cheese Add 1/2 bottle of House wine for just £15 supplement
  • Spring in St. James's 3-Course w/Tea-Coffee&Water

    £30.00 per person

    May 18 - Jun 21, 2021

    Spring in St. James's 3-Course Set Menu with Tea or Coffee and Water Enjoy a sophisticated dining experience in the heart of St. James's with the 2-course Spring in St. James's Set Menu by Chef Nigel Mendham. GBR (Great British Restaurant) offers a great atmosphere, simple dishes cooked brilliantly in an extraordinary space in true British style. 3-Course Set Menu £30.00 STARTERS Southminster Asparagus or Smoked ham hock scotch egg or Cullen skink MAINS Cumbrian neck of lamb or Chalk stream trout from hampshire or British Grains From Hodmedod’s in suffolk DESSERTS Yorkshire Rhubarb or Dark Chocolate Cheesecake or Baron Bigod Cheese Add 1/2 bottle of House wine for just £15 supplement
  • Spring in St. James's 3-Course Menu with Wine

    £37.00 per person

    May 18 - Jun 21, 2021

    Spring in St. James's 3-Course Set Menu with Half Bottle of House Wine and Water Enjoy a sophisticated dining experience in the heart of St. James's with the 2-course Spring in St. James's Set Menu by Chef Nigel Mendham. GBR (Great British Restaurant) offers a great atmosphere, simple dishes cooked brilliantly in an extraordinary space in true British style. 3-Course Set Menu with Half Bottle of Wine and Water £37.00 per person STARTERS Southminster Asparagus or Smoked ham hock scotch egg or Cullen skink MAINS Cumbrian neck of lamb or Chalk stream trout from hampshire or British Grains From Hodmedod’s in suffolk DESSERTS Yorkshire Rhubarb or Dark Chocolate Cheesecake or Baron Bigod Cheese

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 324 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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BonViveur
London
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant was quiet as we ate at 6.30. We had the set menu and the house red was very good. Service was very attentive.

RF
RFdiner
London
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The set menu at GBR was wonderful, I particularly enjoyed the lamb which came with sweetbreads. Not only was the food fantastic and great value for money, but the staff made our evening just perfect. Danutska talked us through the menu with such enthusiasm and made us feel very welcome, and Francesco was a mastermind with the cocktails, listening to our preferences and tweaking the cocktails to make them just perfect for us. I'll definitely be going back.

MJ
MaureenJ
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Spring special two course menu was amazing value and the lunchtime experience was most enjoyable. Highly recommend GBR

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful cocktails, food and service. Wasn’t too keen on the house red but otherwise wonderful evening. Hidden treasure of a place

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vipmercedes
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spring menu, excellent food, very quiet at the time but service was lovely and made to feel very welcome indeed

MJ
MaureenJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room and very enjoyable food, lovely lunch in the centre of London

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vipMark
London
26 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent menu. Food to a very high standard. Fresh ingredients. Friendly staff.

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Seaweed
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant, quiet and upmarket. Attentatibe and friendly staff, service was a little slow but meant the dinner was nice and leisurely.
Set menu was really great

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Aleshia
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We received wonderful service from the staff. Very attentive and welcoming. They added an extra food item by mistake and charged me for it. However when I raised the issue they dealt with it so nicely and corrected it with no objection.

TM
vipTheMorfs
London
35 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value spring menu, lovely staff. Peroni at £8 a bottle was a bit of a shock though.

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Theo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GBR is one of London’s true hidden restaurant treasures. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit many times and it never fails to impress me. It was an easy choice to choose where to go once restrictions ended - GBR! I cannot fault anything about it.

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Londonlocal
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful presentation, superb service.

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Londonlocal
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, quiet and calm, great value set lunch.

PB
vipPhilipB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal. Faultless service and the market menu is great value.

TK
vipTomK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in London. Portion sizes, cooking, menu variety and service are all 5 star. It is quiet and cozy. You can have actual conversations with your companions!
One fly in the ointment ... poor beer choices for us non-wine-lovers.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear TomK, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate with 5 stars your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. 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. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a rate on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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Momo
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fabulous and food was great and good value for money.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear Momo, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate with 5 stars your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. 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. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a rate on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Staff was terrific. Food was good. Overall, highly recommend for a solid, good dinner.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate with 5 stars your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. 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. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a rate on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards,

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OxfordEaters
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Intimate setting in beautiful surroundings. Our waiter was a ball of energy and made it a memorable night. Food was very good. Would highly recommend.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear OxfordEaters, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate with 5 stars your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. 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. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a rate on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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vipsw10
London
208 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I was expecting Sunday lunch sadly they don't do it any more so rather an odd menu small and large plates nicely cooked.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Essen war sehr gut. 900gr zum Teilen 64pfund. Finde ich ein guter Preis für die Qualität. Auch der Service war sehr gut. Ambiente sehr schön und gediegen.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate with 5 stars your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. 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. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a rate on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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KarenH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food, service and value really good and I would definitely go again. Only slight disappointment the positioning of a family with a baby next to us when there was there was plenty of available space elsewhere in the restaurant where they would not have disturbed us.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear KarenH, 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 to 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, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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MaureenE
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was an unexpected treat! Their all day menu is comprehensive and reasonably priced. There was generous portions with smaller plates available. I really loved the decor and the service was impeccable. It also felt quite private. I am looking forward to my next visit. Than you GBR!

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear MaureenE, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate with 5 stars your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. 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. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a rate on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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Clerkenwell
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good greeting on arrival Good and attentive service throughout. Good but uninspired menu. Oddly the starters were ‘small dishes’ of the mains but it worked for us. The food was good to very good. The jerusalem artichoke soup especially good. Wine list pricey and slightly limited. The dining room lacked atmosphere maybe because few people were dining maybe because of the decor.

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sandral88
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a wonderful meal on Sunday 2 February. We had the two courses and the bottomless Prosecco deal.
Food was delicious, and I cannot fault the staff.
I was seriously impressed with the professionalism of their front of restaurant staff. Unfortunately, I have forgotten individuals, but if you were in on Sunday afternoon please accept my sincere thanks. Finally, I had a great conversation with the French young lady and she was a great ambassador for you all. Marvellous.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear Sandral88, 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,

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vipPhilipB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The £36 for 3 courses, water & 1/2 bottle of wine was delicious & great value. The service was impeccable. Loved every minute.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear PhilipB, 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, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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LoveToEat
London
25 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

A nice afternoon with friends. Sandwiches and cakes were refilled without charge. Definitely worth it. Lovely hotel and atmosphere too.

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andyrob55
London
93 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Another excellent meal at Dukes. Opentable set menu option is great value.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear andyrob55, 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 to 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, Kind Regards, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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josephine1122
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great, perhaps just after Christmas isn’t the best time to judge ambiance as most restaurants are s little fiat in January. Gem of a fined. Unfortunately came last November and menu almost the same. Still enjoyed it though.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear Josephine1122, 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, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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Fozzie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

a very good reception when we arrived, a nice table, excellent, attentive service (Denisa was her name, I think), and the food was very good. Champagne and red wine very good. It was not a cheap bill but we had a very good time in a very nice environment.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear Fozzie, 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 and to Denisa if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards,

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IsabelleM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Week-end un London

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear IsabelleM, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate with 5 stars your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. 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. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a rate on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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John
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant in a discreet location just off Pall Mall near St James Palace.
The food was excellent. All our dishes were prepared just right.
Good value considering the location. I would consider revisiting.
Service was very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was great, but service was terrible. Other guests who ordered way after us, got their food much earlier than us. We had to wait for at least 30 minutes between courses.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I had vegan afternoon tea was terrible. Stodgy cakes, flavourless sandwiches & scones made of lead. They had none of the teas I requested from the extensive tea menu so I had English breakfast which was a bit boring. The standard (non vegan) afternoon tea my companions had wasn't much better. The service was poor too and the whole thing was extremely disappointing for me & my guests.

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vipfooddoc
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so impressed with this restaurant - it was relaxed and friendly with unobtrusive attentive staff and fantastic food

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear fooddoc, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate with 5 stars your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. 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. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a rate on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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vipAlanW
London
41 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A classy place and some lovely comfort food. Recommended.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear AlanW, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate with 4 stars your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. 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. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a rate on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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cs295
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant and good menu. Service was extremely attentive so my daughter had a great time!

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear cs295, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate with 5 stars your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. 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. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a rate on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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Manorpark
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smart and sexy place for a wonderful dining experience. Would highly recommend Dukes

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear Manorpark, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate with 5 stars your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. 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. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a rate on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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Majik
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and really excellent staff. Will visit again.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear Majik, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate with 5 stars your most recent visit at GBR Restaurant. 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. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a rate on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Cristina Coman GBR Head Hostess

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vipJTLM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

They were flexible with our timing as we were all delayed, which was appreciated and the food was very tasty and nice but the attentiveness of the staff was not great and we had to asked multiple times for our drinks and food.

FAQs

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7491 4840.

GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London is rated 4.7 stars by 324 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.