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Key workers and their horses pull up for food at five-star hotel drive-through

A free drive-through has been set up to provide hot meals to all NHS staff, police and fire crews.

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Police horses arrive at a free drive-through for the emergency services at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

Police horses arrive at a free drive-through for the emergency services at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

Police horses arrive at a free drive-through for the emergency services at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

A five-star luxury hotel in London is serving up meals for a different kind of suited and booted clientele.

The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge may have shut its doors to guests but its kitchens are busy at work cooking meals for emergency workers.

A free drive-through was launched on April 16 outside the hotel in Wilton Place, which provides hot food to all NHS staff, police and fire crews.

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Police horses arrive at a free drive-through for the emergency services at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

Police horses arrive at a free drive-through for the emergency services at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

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Police horses arrive at a free drive-through for the emergency services at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

On Tuesday, police officers on horses were pictured being served drinks by hotel staff using a pizza peel while observing social distancing.

There is a daily changing menu, including vegan options, for the hot packed meals which are served on a first come first served basis everyday from 11.30am.

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Police horses arrive at a free drive-through for the emergency services at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

Police horses arrive at a free drive-through for the emergency services at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

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Police horses arrive at a free drive-through for the emergency services at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

Menu examples include aromatic braised lamb, harissa roasted chicken, braised topside of beef and chicken and tomato curry.

A hotel spokeswoman said meals were increased from 250 to 400 per day due to high demand.

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Food and drink is passed into a car, at a free drive-through for the emergency services at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

Food and drink is passed into a car, at a free drive-through for the emergency services at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

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Food and drink is passed into a car, at a free drive-through for the emergency services at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

A hotel spokeswoman said meals were increased from 250 to 400 per day due to high demand.

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