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Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham at Dukes London

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Precise and non-technological modern British cooking

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At a glance

Open all year
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

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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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: Mon
  • Closed for dinner: Sun
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Nigel Mendham

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 2
  • Wines over £30: 62
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 36
  • Off-site parking available: Holiday Inn, Britannia car park

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Green Park
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