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The Bar at The Dorchester

53 Park Lane, London, England
+44 (0) 20 7629 8888
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Ranked #155 of 17,014 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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Karlstad, Sweden
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best cocktail bars in the world! The service is perfect and it takes a long time to decide! I finally went with "The malt and Fig". Which is a great drink. Strongly recommended!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

All done in tones of red the bar is cozy. The staff is warm and welcoming and the bartender can make any drink you desire. We loved it.

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John S, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear BetsyM2101, I was pleased to read of your recent visit to The Bar at The Dorchester and how you thought the staff were all so welcoming and helpful. I will be delighted to share your kind words with the bar team here, and we look forward to your return visit soon. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager and Regional... More

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a lovely cocktail afternoon at The Dorchester. The place is beautiful and staff excellent, especially Antra, whose was a delight to have a conversation with. Cocktails where excellent, some might think expensive but worth it. I will be back here again.

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John S, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear dwayne73, Thank you for your review following your recent visit to The Bar at The Dorchester, reading how you thought our hotel was beautiful, and especially the friendly service you received from Antra. I look forward to sharing your positive comments with the team at the bar and i hope to welcome you back to The Dorchester soon. Kind... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife and i was greeted at the entrance of the Dorchester Bar by two lovely ladies,who showed us to our luxury leather seats, facing the lovely retro bar full every drink you can think of.We had two gin and tonics,served in very nice glasses,with complimentary nuts, crisps, and the best olives i have had.The Manager on the night made... More

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

Dear Peteravella, It is with great pleasure that I read about your recent visit to The Dorchester and I am delighted that you both enjoyed the experience. Thank you for your kind comments which I will share with the team at The Bar. I look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manger and Regional... More

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Afternoon Tea at the Dorchester: where culinary progress meets English tradition in an exquisite way. The setting is nothing less of gorgeous perfection: doesn't matter which table you get, each has some advantage and a great vintage point to enjoy your time from. The quality of the food was excellent for all the typical courses of an afternoon tea. We... More

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

Dear zhanna_povaliaev, I am thrilled to know that you had a wonderful experience at The Dorchester for afternoon tea. All of your kind words about your time with us are great to hear, and I am very happy that you had an enjoyable experience with us. Please know that I will share your comments with everyone here and I truly... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Enjoyed lovely pre-dinner drinks in the bar, which is decorated with big glass pieces that are tinted a 'blood' colour. Bit off putting if you had the day we had, but that's another story!!

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

Dear Angee087, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your most recent visit to The Bar at The Dorchester. It is my pleasure to see you enjoyed your pre-dinner drinks with us and I hope to have the opportunity and welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager & Regional Director... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Came over for a quick evening drink. Staff behind the bar is friendly and well profession. Just the bar set-up / decor somehow feels heavy. But it did not make any difference on the quality of drinks. Thank you!

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

Dear JanValasek, I thank you for leaving your feedback on your most recent visit to The Bar at The Dorchester. I am pleased to see that your overall experience was to your satisfaction and you enjoyed your time with us. I look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager &... More

Trieste, Italy
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It seems you're entering a bar with an old atmosphere, and partially it is so even if you won't find the kind of customers you can expect in this place. Good choice of whiskies.

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

Dear danieldenoto, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on your recent visit to The Dorchester. We do receive lots of complimentary comments regarding the décor, which is subject to personal taste and opinion and obviously it varies. I am pleased that you enjoyed our whiskey selection and I do hope to have the oportunity to welcome... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Had a drink here before lunch at Alain Ducasse. The atmosphere is lovely, the staff are friendly and attentive and the quality and choice of drinks available is amazing. Not cheap at £16 but my Martini was one of he best I've ever had. Lovely!

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

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

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The bar at the Dorchester is great for a number of reasons. First - it's at The Dorchester after all. Second - you can have a drink here listening to great music from the pianist. Third - the bar staff mix up splendid cocktails. Fourth - you can people watch and fifth - you can have as aperitif here just... More

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

Dear Ibadanboy, It is my pleasure to read how much you enjoyed your experience in The Bar 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

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