Enjoy GBBO Selasi’s Signature Afternoon Tea at DUKES LONDON with Chef Nigel Mendham this Autumn

Nigel Menham and Selasi Gbormittah, the creators of Selasi's Signature Afternoon Tea

This year, DUKES LONDON is celebrating the culinary delights of the British Food Fortnight with a very special collaboration and the introduction of an exclusive afternoon tea menu available for a limited time only. ‘Great British Bake Off’ semi-finalist Selasi Gbormittah has partnered with our very own DUKES LONDON Executive Head Chef, Nigel Mendham, to bring a unique twist to the classic British staple we all know and love. Selasi’s Signature Afternoon Tea is available this Autumn.

The partnership between Selasi and Chef Nigel has resulted in a mouth-watering array of both savoury and sweet treats. Highlights from the selection of sandwiches include H Forman’s London cure smoked salmon with dill cream cheese served on beetroot bread and free-range egg mayonnaise with autumn truffle and watercress on white bread. Enjoy a broccoli, parmesan and avocado warm savoury tart before moving on to your decadent dessert selection, including a Blackberry Yuzu Financier with citrus syrup and soft whipped Crème Chantilly and a Choux Surprise with caramel, white chocolate mousse and pear. As always, this spectacular afternoon tea is served alongside scones and our amazing selection of fine loose-leaf teas and infusions.

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DUKES LONDON & Lock & Co. Hatters – the perfect partners for London Fashion Week 2019

Woman in hat from Lock & Co celebration London Fashion Week 2019

London Fashion Week 2019 has arrived, and DUKES LONDON are excited to announce our exclusive collaboration with Lock & Co. Hatters in celebration. We are offering the chance to win a dinner for two at our GBR London Restaurant along with two stunning hats from Lock & Co.’s Ready-To-Wear Collection which will be perfectly tailored to your measurements.

Now in its 35th year, London Fashion Week 2019 runs from 13th – 17th September showcasing designers to a global audience, with press, retailers and a host of notable celebrities attending each event. It ranks alongside New York, Paris and Milan as one of the ‘Big Four’ fashion weeks. The streets of London are abuzz during this period and here at DUKES LONDON we love to see the newest creations from our favourite luxury brands. Our wonderful collaboration, alongside our exciting giveaway, is set to make the week even more memorable.

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Enjoy the very best of British hospitality with our Town & Country Package

Town & Country Package hotel Stoke Park from above

Combining the excitement and adventure of the big city, with the tranquillity and peace of the Great British countryside, we are proud to present our Town & Country Package to guests this summer. DUKES LONDON have entered into an exclusive partnership with Britain’s first ever Country Club, Stoke Park, to create a truly unique holiday. Begin your stay in the bustling capital, immersing yourself in its famous attractions, before escaping to the surrounding countryside for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. With luxury and first-class hospitality at the heart of your experience, both hotels offer an abundance of British charm in two distinct locations. Experience the best of both worlds within one remarkable holiday.

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Come and experience the magic of Wimbledon at DUKES LONDON!

Picnic in the Park celebrating Wimbledon at DUKES LONDON

With the start of summer comes the start of many opportunities to socialise and enjoy the wonderful weather. This is certainly true in London – the social scene comes alive at this time of year and there are many events on offer which bring crowds of people from all over the globe together. May and June have already brought with them both the Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot, and now we have arrived in July with a spectacularly British event – Wimbledon!

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5 questions to ask when you’re getting married in London

Groom holding bride who is holding a bouquet of flowers getting married in London

Getting married is an exciting time in anyone’s life but getting married in London is a truly special event. The heart and soul of the United Kingdom, London has so much to offer to brides and groom and there are so many options to choose from. Choosing to get married in the capital means you can plan your day with all sorts of special touches – there are endless possibilities in such a vibrant and diverse city. When making all important decisions regarding your big day and in the weeks leading up to the ceremony, there is certain information you need to consider to make sure the day goes smoothly. Here we explore 5 questions you need to ask when you’re getting married in London.

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The Norfolk Boys at GBR

Here at GBR, we are extremely excited to invite you to a one of a kind celebration of our country’s wonderful culinary tastes on Tuesday 9th July. Our long-standing Executive Head Chef, Nigel Mendham, will be joined for one night only by Michelin-Star chef Tom Aikens for a unique gastronomic collaboration – The Norfolk Boys at GBR. The two chefs will unite forces to honour wonderful British fayre with an exclusive six course tasting menu, influenced by their mutual roots, which we are certain will be a night to remember.

Both Tom and Nigel have strong ties with Norfolk and is the shared area where their journeys began to become renowned chefs. Nigel was born and raised in the area, cooking from a young age and taking inspiration from the simple dishes his mum would make. His first job was in a Norfolk pub, where he would serve food and help cook when short-staffed, before moving on to gain his qualification at college. Tom took a similar path, coming from a family involved within the wine industry and being introduced early to a love of good food, deciding to develop his cooking skills by enrolling at the Norwich City College Hotel School.

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Why is May the perfect choice for a wedding in London?

A wedding in London in the St. James Suite at DUKES London

Picking a date for your wedding is an important task, one that many happy couples will take a long time deliberating over. Different seasons bring with them different types of wedding, and each month has its own unique qualities they can bring to your special day. The typical wedding season runs from late spring to early Autumn, with June, July, August and September being the busiest months for nuptials to take place. However, here at DUKES London, we believe May could potentially be the best month to get married with all that it has to offer. Here we explore 5 reasons why May could be the right choice for your wedding in London.

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Discover just how special your big day could be with a wedding at DUKES LONDON

Wedding at DUKES LONDON in the St James Suite with circular tables set for dining

With the unexpected warm weather we have had this February, here at DUKES LONDON we have started to get excited about this year’s wedding season. We love nothing more than welcoming happy couples to our venue who are ready to take the next big step in their relationship and commit themselves to one another for eternity. A significant milestone in your life, a wedding is a day for celebration and DUKES LONDON is the perfect venue to make lifelong memories.

If you are looking for luxury and elegance on your special day, we can certainly make your dreams come true. DUKES LONDON is licensed for the performance of both weddings and civil partnerships which can be tailored to your desires. Our decadent St James Suite can accommodate up to 60 guests, making it the perfect size for small to medium sized weddings.

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