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Dukes Bar

) #959 of 18,196 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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14:00 - 23:00All hours
St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
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21 - 30 of 317 reviews

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Wonderful Bar. Great Atmosphere. Great Barman. Great Martini Cocktails. Great Evening! What else can I say except you must experience Dukes' Bar and its unique atmosphere.

1  Thank MyTravelsMyReviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to relax and zip on a very nice martini. We tryed both gin and vodka drinks and we will be back on our next trip to London.....

Thank Magnus M
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My first visit...I arrived before my friend and had time to soak in the feel of the place. Very low key, old fashioned setting. Seat comfy, lighting low from small table lamps, waiter immaculately dressed. And so from the extensive martini menu Tiger Tanaka leapt...More

Thank Marie F
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My friend and I had finished our afternoon tea and decided before we left that we should try a drink in the bar. Unfortunately there weren't any seats so we were asked to wait in reception, but before Lon the nice young gentlemen came and...More

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 19 January 2017

A reguler haunt for an early evening martini, the best in London. Alessandro and his team are probably the most proffesional and welcoming team you will ever meet. And there mixing skills are legionary. This timeless quintisentionally British establishment is one of those places you...More

Thank buckworth
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Covered this a bit in the hotel review, but suffice to say that any visit to Dukes is incomplete without a visit to the bar. Table side martinis are the drink even for those of us who aren't massive martini drinkers. 2 seems to be...More

1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This hotel bar is small and it filled up each night we stayed at the hotel, but we were able to get a table after a short wait. It's cozy, and has a great classic feel. Interesting drink list, and they make some of the...More

Thank Cubsfan_1974
Reviewed 28 December 2016

If your going RESERVE A TABLE. We waited over an hour to seat four but I was so excited I didn't care and i should have made a reservation so my bad. The bar is very very small and you are going to have to...More

Thank sweetpeakittensshoes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Cozy, quaint bar to enjoy martinis and having them prepared table-side is a great experience. The staff is very friendly and offers excellent service. This is a "must" for all Bond fans! It's fairly small but this adds to the ambiance. The French 75 and...More

Thank Ginger A
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time drinking in the ambiance where Ian Fleming apparently developed Bond's cocktail. I recommend it - it's quite small, service is great, very atmospheric.

Thank NFoster_12
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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