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The Bar at The Dorchester

#231 of 18,005 Restaurants in London
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Mayfair
Tea Room
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Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
+44 20 7629 8888
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12:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 96
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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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
Nice but a bit claustrophobic

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
M B
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Bar scene
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Huge list of cocktails and drinks. Massive choice. Not a very big area however so not lots of tables. Book one in advance if possible. Otherwise you'll be sitting out of the way or on a bar stool. Smokers have their own entrance/exit onto Park Lane. Beggars will stroll past regularly and bother them for money. Service is 10/10. Ask... More 

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

Dear Eurotraveller773, Thank you for taking the time to review The Bar at The Dorchester. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the bar, offering one of the finest selections of spirits, champagnes and wines in London, served by some of the most talented mixologists in the city. Rest assured I will pass your comments to the... More 

London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Always held up as a beacon in the London Bar scene as a sophisticated venue. Last saturday night it was like chav city - seemed like the place was overun with weekenders from Essex and gypsys from wherever. All this complicated by a private function having pre-dinner drinks making it nearly impossible to get into the bar as they were... More 

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

Dear FiguelLondon, Thank you for your review, your feedback is highly valued and appreciated and I am naturally disappointed to learn that The Bar at The Dorchester did not live up to your expectations. The Bar at The Dorchester aims to be a sophisticated and buzzy central meeting place, with its own private entrance, The Bar is open to both... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the great service. I had a very basic Old Tom Gin tonic, which came with a piece of lime and a platic stirrer which got in the way quite annoyingly! The complimentary olives were very juicy, I've never seen the kind before.

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

Dear Mikel_LTQ Thank you for your kind review of The Bar at The Dorchester. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, great service and of course the exclusive Old Tom Gin recipe commissioned for the hotel. I truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to The Dorchester very soon. Kind regards, Roland Fasel,... More 

Miami
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent drink, perfect service, great atmosphere, nice place to watch people or just simply have lovely chat with your other half. Must visit the Bar, really really nice and charming scene.

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

Dear OscariniT, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to The Bar at The Dorchester. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the service, atmosphere and of course your drink prepared by our award-winning bar team. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager & Regional Director, UK - The Dorchester, Dorchester Collection More 

Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Had cocktails whilst waiting for afternoon tea, fabulous bar area. A great place to visit for a treat.

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

Dear DaveR1878, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to The Bar at The Dorchester. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed the opulent setting and I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager & Regional Director – UK - The Dorchester, Dorchester Collection More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had drinks here before our dinner reservation at Alaine Ducasse. The cocktails were really well made, and even though the alcohol was generously added, the balance was just right.

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

Dear MonsieurRav, Thank you for your review of The Bar at The Dorchester, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the great selection of drinks and cocktails by our award winning Bar Manager Giuliano Morandin and his team. I look forward to welcoming you back to The Dorchester in the not too distant future. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, Regional... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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Mayfair
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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