The Dukes Hotel, London, is now giving guests an even bigger reason to book after Michelin starred chef Nigel Mendham finally made the move down to the capital to open a new restaurant, THIRTY SIX.
He joins from the Samling hotel in the Lake District, which currently has a Michelin star and three AA rosettes, and he links up again with Debrah Dhugga who was previously involved in the Samling and is now General Manager of Dukes.
The restaurant is situated in London’s West End and the emphasis has been placed on ‘classic contemporary style’ and traditional British dishes.
Dishes on the starter menu include scallops, cauliflower, smoked eel and red sorrel and Red Mullet ‘all things nicoise’.
Amongst the mains are salt marsh lamb sticky ribs with braised shank and caramelised shallots and Highland venison with butternut fondant and ossobucco.
And if you still need some persuasion the desert menu includes such mouth-watering offerings as carrot cake served with liquid carrot, iced cream cheese and spiced walnuts and raspberry vanilla donuts with raspberry semifreddo.
Debrah Dhugga said: “Through his menu Nigel really highlights the genius in his cooking and demonstrates, as he quotes, that ‘it’s all about the food.”