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Dukes Bar

) #1,049 of 18,145 Restaurants in London ££££ British
St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
+44 20 7491 4840
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“dry martini” (8 reviews)
“scones” (6 reviews)
“ian fleming” (24 reviews)
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St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I frequent this bar on every visit to London and are never disappointed. The prices are certainly on the high end, but the service is unmatched. Parties larger than 4 people will find it hard to be accommodated. You cannot wear shorts...More

1  Thank Joe S
Alessandro P, Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review of our bar, thank you! We simply could not ask for better feedback than to hear you consider ours the 'best martinis in the world'. We are honoured to receive such kind praise and very much look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 5 went for a martini before dinner in the same hotel. Had heard good things about the Vesper and it didn't let us down....a great start to the evening, but be warned - they are very strong! Also not cheap!More

1  Thank very_tallpaul
Alessandro P, Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at DUKES Bar, it truly was our pleasure to welcome you as our guests. The team and I very much look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon. Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come early, dress smart, have a small party and thick skin kids, because this place is a sardine can, packed space full of well dressed foreigners with the rudest staff we encountered in 6 days in London. The extra rude Russian block head at the...More

Thank tennis1031
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love going to the Dukes Bar when we're in London. Alessandro and his team are true professionals. I am more of a wine fan than martini, so it's always refreshing that they have an impressive wine selection as well. We will always go here...More

1  Thank Jacqueline D
Alessandro P, Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with others, your personal reccomendation means the world to me and our team. We all very much look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon. Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, this review is late, very late. I have been in a dilema to even review Dukes Bar as I'd hate it to get too crowded to get a table. Quite simply this is my favourite (and in my opinion) the best bar in London....More

Thank Matt S
Debrah_Dhugga, Managing Director at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review of DUKES Bar, thank you! Your kind words have been shared with our team who will be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the experience and that you regard us as the 'best bar in London'. Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are going to Dukes Bar, you are going for a reason. So I don't have to sell you on Dukes Bar. But I will anyway. Tucked away in an alley on St. James Place is Dukes Hotel. Tucked into a corner of Dukes...More

Thank Michael K
Alessandro P, Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about DUKES Bar, it was our pleasure to welcome you as our guest! The team and I were thrilled to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your evening in our company. We all very much look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were recommended this spot by several friends. The ambiance was fantastic, really quite charming. Things fell apart when the bartender/waitress made a horrid martini. When I asked for another drink she argued about the contents of the drink and then ignored us for 20...More

Thank els007
Alessandro P, Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent visit to DUKES Bar. Naturally, we were deeply disappointed to hear you felt the service you experienced was sub-par. We welcome all comments from our guests however do insist that our colleagues are treated...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Probably one of the best bars in the world, for the service, the quality of the cocktails, the coziness of the three rooms. Reservation necessary. Children not allowed.

Thank Luc M
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with our team, it truly was our pleasure too welcome you as our guests. We all very much look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon. Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This place has several vintage recipes for many cocktails, however they are well known for their martini. It's very cool because they prepare them in front of you while you are sitting in their welcoming bar with a rich and romantic atmosphere. I tried a...More

Thank Claudio T
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Guest, We are honoured to receive such a wonderful review, thank you! Our team are thrilled to hear such kind words. Thank you once more for sharing your recent experience with others and we hope to welcome you back with us soon. Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

What a superb way to startan evening. Trying a few cocktails, beautifully presented in this atmospheric bar. One had a Beefeater London Dry Gibson - strong and leaving you not so stable. I had a Plymouth Martini with a twist....lemons sourced only from Amalfi, don't...More

1  Thank Steve C
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review of our bar, thank you! Our team are thrilled to hear you had such a 'memorable' experience in our DUKES Bar. Thank you once more for sharing your recent experience with others and we hope to welcome you back...More

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Monday
14:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 23:00
Thursday
14:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7491 4840
  • E-mail
Description
Drinks at DUKES Bar is something of an occasion. The legendary bar is internationally renowned for its famous martinis and personalised cocktails. Frequented by James Bond author Ian Fleming, the bar is said to be the inspiration for the classic line, 'shaken, not stirred'. So whether you're relaxing after a meeting or getting together with friends for special drinks, the intimate and timeless surroundings, coupled with the bartender's knowledge, make it an unforgettable experience.
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