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The Bar at The Dorchester

53 Park Lane, London, England
+44 (0) 20 7629 8888
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Ranked #199 of 16,489 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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.
Restaurant details
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.
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London
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Popped in to the bar for some drinks a couple of weeks ago, and I have to say it was one of the best bars I have been to for a long long time. First of all the decor is a perfect balance of modern, sophisticated and tasteful, without being pretentious or over the top. You immediately feel comfortable and... More

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

Dear craftyninja1, I thank you for taking the time to leave such kind feedback on your recent visit to The Bar at The Dorchester. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed the evening and how highly you valued the service as well as the cocktails. It will be my pleasure to share your comments with the team in... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This beautiful bar is done in rich deep maroon furnishings with incredible glasswork. Its multi-levels contribute provide various intimate seating areas that flow naturally through the room. The drinks are served with linen embroider napkins and you feel as if you are in old Hollywood when sharing a drink with your friends. Super Cool Bar . . don't miss it!

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

Dear Andrea C, Thank you for your kind reviews on your experience at The Dorchester. I am pleased to see you enjoyed drinks in The Bar during you recent stay and to read how much you appreciated the décor. I look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager & Regional Director –UK, The Dorchester, Dorchester Collection More

kent
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My husband and I together with four friends enjoyed cocktails in The Bar as part of my 60th Birthday celebrations. We were warmly welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. A good atmosphere and the variety of cocktails served thoroughly enjoyed by all. I was presented with a lovely chocolate gateaux complete with candle which was a complete surprise and it... More

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

Dear fussyfemaleKent, I am delighted you enjoyed your birthday celebrations in The Bar and to read how much you enjoyed the cocktails and the service from our team. I am pleased to hear how the atmosphere added to your celebrations and that you also enjoyed your surprise birthday cake. I look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind... More

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I really loved the OLD Bar at The Dorchester, where they had a live pianist to add to the Party feeling...however, the service and drinks in The Bar, combined with the mixed clientelle still provide a certain Clubbie feel to my favourite London watering hole. The MaiTai is fantastic.

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

Dear W0rldTraveller58, Thank you for your kind review. I not you enjoyed the live pianist in the old bar but I am delighted the MaiTai cocktails remain fantastic. I will share your kind review with the team in The Bar and I look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager & Regional Director UK,... More

Annandale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My stay at the Dorchester Hotel was by far the most greatest experience I've ever had in my life. My then boyfriend took me to London for the first time this is where we stayed. Our breakfast was unmatched only by the wonderful room service we had. I could spend all day in the beautiful marble bathtub and bathroom. The... More

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

Dear KathyC2265, I am delighted to read your kind comments regarding your stay at The Dorchester and I am delighted that the hotel holds such important memories for you and your partner. I will be sure to share your kind comments with the rest of the team here and I very much look forward to welcoming you back in the... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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251 reviews 251 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Nice bar, great atmosphere, attentive staff. Really nice for that pre dinner glass of champagne in relaxing surroundings.

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

Dear Jillian, It is my pleasure to read how much you enjoyed a glass of champagne in The Bar before your dinner and how much you appreciated the service and atmosphere. I hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager and Regional Director –UK, The Dorchester, Dorchester Collection More

portsolent
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We just had arather nice glass of wine in the bar before haveing afternoon tea, there was a verygood selection of wines by the glass and the service and ambiance was just perfect.

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

Dear roderick s, Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind comments of your experience at The Bar at The Dorchester. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the service and ambience as well as our good selection of wines by the glass. I will be sure to share your great experience with the team at the... More

LONDON
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The bar is a nice size with very comfortable seats. Great choice of cocktails and bar food. The service is superb. The decoration simply awesome. Highly recommend.

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

Dear SUE49London, Many thanks for taking the time provide comments on your recent visit to The Bar at The Dorchester. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed the experience including the cocktails, the bar food and the décor. I will be sure to share your feedback with everyone here and I look forward to welcoming you back to... More

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Classic luxury hotel bar interior makes you feel like you're on holiday, instead of just meeting friends for a drink.

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

Dear KDT15, Thank you for your kind comments on your most recent experience in The Bar at The Dorchester. I will share your kind words with the team and I look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager & Regional Director –UK, The Dorchester, Dorchester Collection More

Swindon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

A very comfortable bar with an extensive range of cocktails and other drinks. The decor is pleasing, the atmosphere is relaxed and the serving staff are very courteous and helpful. Yes the drinks are pricey but where else can you enjoy such surroundings, nibble on generous portions of cashews/rice crackers and excellent green olives using hand crafted bamboo cocktail sticks.

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

Dear peter h, I am pleased to read that you had the opportunity to enjoy drinks in the bar before your dinner and how much you enjoyed the atmosphere and the cocktails. I very much forward to welcoming you back during your next visit. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager & Regional Director –UK, The Dorchester, Dorchester Collection More

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