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The Bar at The Dorchester

#143 of 17,565 Restaurants in London
#153 of 18,489 Places to Eat in London
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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere for afternoon cocktails !

Absolutely wonderful experience having pre dinner drinks at this exquisite bar. Wonderful staff who are very knowledgable. My husband got introduced to a new gin Monkey 47.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Margaret S
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Pleasant enough but if you want this sort of thing (i.e. you're not just in the hotel anyway) it's not as good as the Ritz.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Absolutely wonderful experience having pre dinner drinks at this exquisite bar. Wonderful staff who are very knowledgable. My husband got introduced to a new gin Monkey 47.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It is always a delight to frequent this bar. It is definitely a London Classic that needs no update. We have celebrated many special occasions there and have walked out happy. The bartenders do not disappoint, they are friendly, interesting and great at their jobs and it shows each time. If there for a snack, I must say try the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you want to have a night out enjoying unusual and inventive coctails, that's your place. They have the classic/traditional ones too, but fancy seem to be their forte. They are good and eye catching enough for you to want to photo them. Not cheap but really worth it

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Popped in here for a drink as it was a friends 30th birthday and we were popping by. Was such a wonderful experience to visit such a famous landmark in the capital. The bar service was great.....and even the ladies room was amazing! Would highly recommend even just stopping for a drink if you are passing.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wonderful experience, stopped over at the bar with friend for a few beers before heading out to Lords for T20 match. Lovely surroundings, great Tea service at the The Promenader.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Recently had pre dinner drinks at The Bar at the Dorchester. Great cocktails mixed by the Barman. Great service and lovely ambience. Recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed a post-meal drink here with my wife and teenage daughter. We were well looked after - the service here is superb. Cocktail menu is extensive and there's a non-alcoholic choice too. Relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Chose a Mulito (their spin on the classic Mojito), Mai Tai and a Milky Way. Great taste. Plenty of seating, which is comfortable... More 

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

Dear RUSS1602, Thank you for taking the time share your experience of The Bar at The Dorchester. It sounds like you truly enjoyed The Bar and our extensive cocktail menu which gives me great pleasure. I am also delighted to read your complimentary feedback for Antra and rest assured I will share your comments with her and the rest of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lovely stop before dinner over the road at Cut, always love the cocktails and the waitress was extremely knowledgable about all the menu.

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

Dear Hedgi, Thank you for kindly reviewing your visit to The Bar at The Dorchester. I am thrilled to read how much you enjoy visiting The Bar when you are in the local area. What truly means the most to me is knowing that the service you received from our team member was excellent. Rest assured I shall pass on... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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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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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 

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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

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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

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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