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Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham at Dukes London

35 St James's Place, LONDON, SW1A 1NY

3 rosettes

Discreetly hidden away in a turning off St James's Street, Dukes is a luxury hotel of elegance and refinement. Fittings and furnishings are of the highest order, and guests are pampered by correct but relaxed and friendly staff. The Champagne Lounge is a popular place for a pre-dinner drink, while the restaurant is a relatively modestly sized room with the stylish, moneyed look expected in a hotel of this calibre. Nigel Mendham is no fan of high-tech culinary alchemy, preferring to focus on time-honoured techniques and the best British ingredients. That's not to say that he steers clear of contemporary innovation, adding his own personal stamp to his output. A well-rounded starter of artichoke hearts and purée gets a kick from winter truffle gel and a salt hit from duck ham, crowned by a confit duck egg. Main courses extend to turbot fillet in a herby hazelnut crust with the contrast of pancetta, accompanied by celeriac, mussels and sea parsley. A meaty alternative might be rump of lamb and spiced neck with curried cauliflower and couscous. Desserts are worth exploring too, among them perhaps a theme on apples: compressed fruit, sorbet and purée, goats' curd adding a degree of richness.

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Tel: 020 7491 4840
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Mon
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Nigel Mendham
Number of seats: 36
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.


Restaurant price guide

Sunday lunch: £26.00-£29.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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