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Dukes Bar

St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
+44 20 7491 4840
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“dry martini” (8 reviews)
“ian fleming” (24 reviews)
“dukes hotel” (18 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here knowing nothing about this place with some coworkers. Apparently, this is where Ian Fleming used to frequent and the James Bond martini was born. I love dirty martinis but I had to try the Vesper. The bartender brings a cart to your...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother is by anyone's standards a martini connoisseur (or you could pronounce that martini snob). Duke's is by far his favorite in the world. I've been lucky enough to go with him a few times when in London. The best word I can use...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to take my family and it was perfect. We had to wait for a table, as not staying in the hotel on this occasion, but everyone looked after us extremely well until a table was available and as always the service and grace was...More

Thank traceybalch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I obviously had a very different experience to the other reviewers on here. I found the bar to be very old, dark and dusty. The waiter came over with his trolley to make the drinks and I felt like we were putting him out. The...More

Thank LadyF1
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

The BEST gin martini I've ever had. Lovely little bar. Excellent service and although a little pricey worth every penny. Will definitely be back

Thank Shirley L
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We met our son and daughter in law here one evening and it made a huge impression on us. What a fabulous place, we felt an immediate warmth and really enjoyed the martinis and other drinks we were served. Loved it here and will definitely...More

Thank bevstreet22
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The cocktails are crafted table side by a well dressed bar tender. It’s a very unique and intimate setting. If you want a cool experience and a great cocktail this is your place. Prices are expensive but worth it for at least one drink and...More

Thank MattF443202
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We have been visiting Dukes Bar each time we have visited London over the last seven years, and have never been disappointed. In our view, Dukes serves some of the best martinis in the world, and the service is excellent. If you are not a...More

Thank Ewen M
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We stayed here it is so charming and central its now my new home from home when in London, cannot wait to come back, great service, and super drinks

Thank snapone
Reviewed 23 December 2017

From the states, Cincinnati, I met my son there as it was highly reccomonded to him by others!!! The martini's were great and I have never seen them served like that. The service and presentation was even better and the atmosphere intriguing. I was luke...More

1  Thank GregoryDStef
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
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9 October 2017|
Response from Ioana P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I can't answer to your question. While I was at the bar I served only champagne.
8 February 2015|
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Response from Craig S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea. I would call them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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