Is London the world's most food focused city?

A plate of food at DUKES Hotel's GBR restaurant.People tend to go to various cities and locations because of their tourist landmarks – like London’s Big Ben or Edinburgh Castle.

But how big of an attraction is the food that’s available in a destination?

In London, we have such a large variety of restaurants and eateries that even someone from Outer Mongolia would probably be able to find their local delicacy here (for your information, these are called buuz – they’re essentially dumplings stuffed with meat and cooked in steam).

So, not only can we offer you amazing landmarks and structures, from Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace to the London Eye and Tower Bridge, but we can serve up some of the best food in the world, with some of the most incredible chefs.

From African, Indian and Chinese, to French, Italian and Caribbean, the world is your oyster when it comes to London restaurants and cafes.

Update: in 2017, THIRTY SIX reopened after extensive renovations. The exact same staff, service and quality is in place, but under a brand new name – GBR (Great British Restaurant).

Take our restaurant THIRTY SIX for example.  Nigel Mendham – our award winning chef – offers refined, British cuisine. Preferring to keep technology out of the kitchen, Nigel instead focusses on using time-honoured techniques and the very best British ingredients to create mouth-watering meals.

In 2012, THIRTY SIX was awarded three AA rosettes for culinary excellence.  Nigel’s cuisine is some of the best modern British food you will find, with the secret of its excellence lying in a balance between classical flavours and contemporary flair that produces both stunning presentation and taste.

With DUKES Hotel having been awarded ‘AA London Hotel of the Year for 2013 / 2014’, and ‘England’s Leading Hotel 2013’, we have a high standard to keep up – and not only with our quintessentially British style, but with us winning great acclaim for Nigel’s deftly classical cuisine.

Plus, as well as restaurant THIRTY SIX, we also have the fantastically popular DUKES Bar.

Internationally renowned for amazing Martinis, the bar was frequented by James Bond author Ian Fleming, and is said to be the inspiration for the famous Bond line ‘shaken, not stirred’.

London really is a city of wide gastronomic variety, having something for everyone. We know you’re going to want to try as many eateries as possible during your stay if you love your food, but what more could you ask for from a trip to London than an award-winning hotel, with both a restaurant and bar serving up critically-acclaimed food and some of the world’s most famous drinks?