GBR - Great British Restaurant @ Dukes London

4.7
348 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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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 348 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, great service. Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All was lovely - only let down by the difficulty entering with a wheelchair. We knew there were 2 steps with a ramp, but arrived to more with 2 very long ramps., which made getting in extremely tricky. The staff had forgotten there was an alternative way in.
However, the service was excellent and the food extremely good

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Catherine
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, quiet and charming. Not so busy so we can quietly catch up with each other.

ME
MaureenE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely staff. Very reasonably priced restaurant that represents good value for money. Highly recommended!

PS
PatrickS
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply brilliant food without the overly pretentious ambiance. Perfect evening thanks to the fantastic staff.

CW
vipChristopherW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, good food which was well presented and a good wine list. A real undiscovered gem in the heart of St James’s

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vipbusinessluncher
London
20 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and quite place for a business lunch with attentive service and a delicious and reasonably priced set menu

RF
RFdiner
London
29 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal at GBR and the set menu (3 courses and wine) was outstanding value. The main course of lamb was particularly delicious and desserts that arrived were so much more exciting than they looked on the menu. Our waitress Elisa was so friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, we'll definitely be going back, and with such an expert cocktail maker in the bar, it's difficult to leave!

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PhilipC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Few customers present for a Friday night.
Very attentive and professional staff.
Courgette and crab starter v refined.
Fish pie was tasty and a good sized portion. The wine list is not extensive and it is not as over-priced as in many other London restaurants. A visit afterwards to the cocktail bar was a relaxing way to finish off a very enjoyable evening.
Would happily go dine at Dukes again.

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Ginsipper
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a little hidden gem just off St. James - perfect for a late lunch / early supper for my friend and I - I will come back one day to the Martini Bar with my husband too - the service was wonderful too - well done to your team, thank you.

DJ
DJNZ
London
83 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a great restaurant- the staff are a delight ( wonderful banana daiquiri created despite no blender) and the set menu does not stint on variety, quality and the stunning flavours. We love this place and will be back again soon

MR
MarkR
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Staff very friendly and good humoured. Food good value for Mayfair. An enjoyable experience

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camdigi
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

EXCELLENT SERVICE, THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING, THE NECK OF LAMB WAS SO TENDER. FOLLOWED BY THE STRAWBERRY DESSERT.

MW
MandyW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a joy to eat here. We arrived very early but were able to have our table and order. The service was impeccable. The surroundings very beautiful and very comfortable. The food was absolutely delicious. I had such a lovely evening and will definitely be returning.

JB
JoeB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A lovely intimate venue with stylish decor. Great service, very personable. Lacked ambience but that was more because the England game was on so everyone was somewhere else.

I’d certainly go back, the food and wine was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely meal and high quality food however the set menu was very vague with no detail about the meat / fish included in the dishes. Great value for money and overall a lovely meal but a service and knowledge of dishes could be improved.

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josephine1122
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food as always,
This place is a hidden gem and never disappoints, safe lovely and helpful cannot wait to come back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

GBR is fine; good menu and the service, in the end, was super.
My colleague and I arrived reasonably early ready to greet our guests but despite two visits to the Hotel reception we were kept waiting, standing, in masks, to be shown to our table and offered water etc. For about 15 minutes in an a empty restaurant
Our waitress was excellent though, so the 3 stars should be 4 or more if not for the wait which was not her fault at all
I love the small/large option for each course for starter/main choices - very smart, and the pie of the day is a great option

AC
AndrewC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our overall experience was excellent, the food was absolutely delicious and the cocktails are just omg !!
Absolutely well worth a visit all the staff are excellent and the atmosphere is something else.
5 stars doesn’t seem enough 👌

DG
DarrylG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing venue food and drink. High end but worth the price.

RA
RehanaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious
Staff and Service was great 👍
Would definitely return and recommend.

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Susank
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and staff were so helpful. Will definitely return!

SC
SC00
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food and the nicest staff I've ever come across in a restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and frankly the service couldn’t have been better. This is now our favourite london restaurant.

BV
BonViveur
London
16 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
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
30 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
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 on 9 June 2021
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
8 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

M
vipMark
London
27 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
5 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
36 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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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 348 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.