Following an extensive makeover, the new restaurant at Dukes Hotel in London is almost ready to open its doors to the public.
Officially launching in May 2017, the new GBR all-day British restaurant is part of the luxury London hotel’s multi-million pound refurbishment, which has seen its bedrooms also redesigned.
The five-star hotel started the project in October 2016, with the new GBR Restaurant the final piece in the puzzle to be unveiled.
Norfolk-born executive head chef Nigel Mendham will spearhead the launch of GBR, which will be all day every day. Typical dishes will include traditional Scotch egg, British charcuterie with pickled vegetables; Isle of Gigha halibut with red wine and foraged sea herbs; new season lamb with smoked aubergine and fish and chips with beer batter and mushy peas.
Dukes’ managing director Debrah Dhugga says: “GBR is going to be a huge asset to the St James’s neighbourhood with its terrific all-day British menu from Nigel and his talented team.”
The interior of GBR has been created by LSM Design, and the 58-seat restaurant will feature a trendy and vibrant design with deep blue, black, white and grey design tones, complemented by a series of black and white artwork and photography throughout.
In the centre of the dining room will be the feature bar with a black granite top, while numerous decorative antique mirrors will be places on the ceilings and some of the walls.
There will also be a private dining room for up to 12 guests.