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The Bar at The Dorchester

#180 of 17,322 Restaurants in London
#190 of 18,244 Places to Eat in London
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Tea Room
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Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
+44 20 7629 8888
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Reservations
Description: The delights of cocktail hour have returned to London with The Bar at The...
The delights of cocktail hour have returned to London with The Bar at The Dorchester. Established as one of the places in the capital to see and be seen, The Bar at The Dorchester is renowned as much for its rich, opulent interior as for its menu of new and classic cocktails devised by world-renowned expert alchemist Giuliano Morandin and his team whose awards are too many to list. A rich palette of black, browns and aubergine combine with luxurious lacquered mahogany, mirrored glass, velvet and dramatic, red, glass spears to create the perfect nightime atmosphere. A long, sexy, curved bar boasts one of the finest selections of spirits, champagnes and wines in London and a menu to match.
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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Drinks at the Dorchester

After walking around Portabello Road and picnicing in nearby Kensington Gardens my daughter and I decided to finish the afternoon sighseeing at the Dorchester Hotel for drinks. We originally thought that afternoon tea would be nice but on our arrival there we were told that they were completely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Trentham_Ozlady
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Bar scene
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Melbourne, Australia
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100 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

After walking around Portabello Road and picnicing in nearby Kensington Gardens my daughter and I decided to finish the afternoon sighseeing at the Dorchester Hotel for drinks. We originally thought that afternoon tea would be nice but on our arrival there we were told that they were completely booked. However it was suggested that we have drinks at the bar.... More 

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Trenthan_Ozlady, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at The Dorchester. I am thrilled to read that we were able to accommodate you and your daughter within The Bar. It truly sounds like you both enjoyed your experience with us. All of your kind words regarding our interior and floral decorations are great to hear. I certainly look forward... More 

St. Ives, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We popped in here for a cocktail on what turned out to be a "pub crawl" of 5 star hotel bars. This was our joint favourite, as expected service and surroundings are of the highest order, at no point do you feel awkward if your not familiar with this class of hotel. It is a credit to the staff that... More 

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Giovanii, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Dorchester. I am thrilled to read how highly you regard The Bar at The Dorchester when visiting the local area. It's also wonderful to know that you felt well cared for by our great team of service professionals. Rest assured that I will share your kind... More 

Shropshire, UK
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The perfect meeting place for a boozy lunch or pre-dinner drinks. An eclectic, glamorous clientele but totally unpretentious. We loved coming here at all times of the day during our stay at The Dorchester and there was always a great atmosphere. Love it.

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Pmsnowdon, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Dorchester. It is wonderful to read that you were able to enjoy the welcoming environment of The Bar at The Dorchester at any time throughout your stay. It is always great to receive guest feedback as it allows us to continually strive for service excellence, I... More 

Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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179 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Loved this bar and everything about it, we arrived after dinner one evening and were immediately challenged by the breadth of the cocktail list - it was impossible to choose just one, so of course we had to have another! My stamina let me down at that point... Highly recommended.

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Moth, Thank you for your kind review. It is wonderful to know that you truly enjoyed all aspects of The Bar at The Dorchester. I’m particularly glad to read that you sampled a number of delicious cocktails on our extensive menu and would recommend others to visit. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant... More 

San Francisco
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

One of the most beautiful bars in London. Find out when they are playing some fine jazz & have a glass of Champagne or one of there famous & addictive cocktails.

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear BiscuitSanFancis, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent visit to The Dorchester. I am truly pleased to hear that you are appreciative of our décor and cocktails within The Bar. Please do contact us for all music scheduling we would be delighted to pass this information on to you and your associates. It would be our pleasure... More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Breakfast meeting...great service from staff. Food choice good but wifi sketchy! Not hurried and a multi selection of coffee.

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Woodyharrybower, Thank you for taking the time share your experience of the The Bar at The Dorchester. It's wonderful to know that you felt well cared for by our great team of service professionals. We truly appreciate your feedback regarding the Wi-Fi, we will certainly look into this and determine what we can do to improve. In the meantime... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Nice bar in general just felt not so atmospheric, a bit small. May be if they would darken it, it will have a bar feeling and cover up the size.

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear M B, Thank you for visiting The Bar at The Dorchester and providing such constructive feedback. I am pleased that you found The Bar in general to your satisfaction and truly appreciate your feedback regarding the dimensions of The Bar. We will certainly look into this and determine what we can do to improve. I truly look forward to... More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Forgot our order - a glass of scotch, had to remind them 10 minutes later. Bartender had 2 customers at the bar and the waitress wasnt busy either. Bummer - kinda ruined the experience.

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Imyers21, Thank you for your feedback. We take great pride in providing five-star service in all areas of our operation and it is most concerning that you did not find this to be the case. Your feedback is highly valued and appreciated and naturally I am disappointed to learn the experience was not to your satisfaction due to the... More 

Dallas, Texas
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The mixologists are magicians, service is excellent, drinks are fairly reasonably priced, ambiance is soothing and the crowd an interesting, very international mix.

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear GFK88, I am delighted to read your kind review of The Bar at The Dorchester. Our award winning bar team take great pride in creating exceptional drinks for you to enjoy in opulent yet relaxed ambiance. I look forward to your return visit when you are next in London. Kind regards, Roland Fasel General Manager & Regional Director, UK... More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

with no one else waiting. The cocktail waiter seemed to find more important things to do as we waited for our cocktails, like fill an ice bucket and mop up other drinks. Had to ask for nuts and crisps at times, and there seemed to be arguing amongst the staff themselves!

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Nautica49, I am deeply concerned and disappointed to read your review and rest assured that this matter will be investigated. We would very much appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you if you could kindly contact Gregory Philippe, Director of Food and Beverage at your earliest convenience. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager & Regional Director, UK -... More 

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Additional Information about The Bar at The Dorchester

Address: Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7629 8888
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Tea Room

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

The delights of cocktail hour have returned to London with The Bar at The Dorchester. Established as one of the places in the capital to see and be seen, The Bar at The Dorchester is renowned as much for its rich, opulent interior as for its menu of new and classic cocktails devised by world-renowned expert alchemist Giuliano Morandin and his team whose awards are too many to list. A rich palette of black, browns and aubergine combine with luxurious lacquered mahogany, mirrored glass, velvet and dramatic, red, glass spears to create the perfect nightime atmosphere. A long, sexy, curved bar boasts one of the finest selections of spirits, champagnes and wines in London and a menu to match.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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