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The Bar at The Dorchester

53 Park Lane, London, England
+44 (0) 20 7629 8888
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Ranked #121 of 17,213 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
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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Olathe, Kansas
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472 reviews 472 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The bar is really a great place to sit and watch the great and near great pass by. It is in a historic hotel and the service is superb, the prices match the location though

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Christchurch
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a bar to met and greet in. I loved the decor with many glass spikes projecting up towards the ceiling. The service was excellent and the bar staff were very knowledgable about their drinks.

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

Dear Fiona T, Thank you for this complimentary review. I am thrilled you really enjoyed your time in The Bar at The Dorchester and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager and Regional Director UK, The Dorchester, Dorchester Collection More

Preston, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

On a recent first time visit the doormen, who were completely unpretentious and polite, warmly welcomed a colleague and I. While the scent of fresh flowers immediately washes over you, first impressions of the lobby area really are quite stunning. The bar itself certainly has an atmosphere; one of luxury yes, but I’m sorry to say felt quite dated. The... More

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

Dear JayDeePreston, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Bar at The Dorchester. I am pleased you valued the ambience and decoration in the hotel, but I am sorry to see that your overall experience was not to your satisfaction. I do appreciate your honest feedback on the decoration and pricing in The Bar, and... More

Brighton
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Before lunch at the Grill at the Dorchester, we killed time by having drinks at The Bar. Our cocktails were expertly made and the chap who prepared them was friendly and welcoming, yet polite and efficient. Fantastic experience all round - beautiful decor, immpecable service and truly wonderful cocktails. Bravo!

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

Dear Bobdobb, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience in The Bar at The Dorchester. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your cocktails, the ambience in The Bar and the service provided by our team. I look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager and Regional Director UK, The... More

London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Excellent cocktails and a quiet place to catch up with friends for a chat about anything and everything.

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

Dear SL-London, Thank you for your most kind comment. It is great to see that you enjoyed a relaxing evening with your friends in our Bar and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager and Regional Director UK, The Dorchester, Dorchester Collection More

London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have been in the Dorchester . Many times over the years it's a lovely place a beautifull hotel afternoon tea is excellent . But we mostly go there for the piano bar in the evening it's some where to go and relax and have a couple of large vodkas listen to music all ways a good night .

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

Dear 400shirley, Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted to see that you enjoy The Dorchester as a returning guest and that you find our bar a place to have a relaxing evening accompanied by your favourite drink and the sound of our music. I will share your kind words with the rest of the team here and... More

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

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

Dear Anders-Tufvesson, I am thrilled to hear that you consider the Bar at The Dorchester as one of the best cocktail bars. It is great to see that you truly enjoyed your experience and many thanks for sharing it with us. We do look forward to welcoming you back in many future occasions. Kind regards, Roland Fasel, General Manager and... More

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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15 reviews 15 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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