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Cocteleria Dickens

Alameda del Boulevard 27, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 72 33
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World's best Gin & Tonic

The owner of this establishment has been considered for decades the maker of the world's best Gin... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2017
That's why it was empty!

28 euros for a crianza and an irish coffee. We cannot say how it tasted as we stood up and left. We... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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  • Very good6%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible72%
Aug 15, 2017
“That's why it was empty!”
Aug 14, 2017
“Avoid avoid avoid”
Alameda del Boulevard 27, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 72 33
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

The owner of this establishment has been considered for decades the maker of the world's best Gin & Tonic. While the venue is just off the beaten path of great San Sebastien/Donastia Tapas bars and is clearly now outdated and overpriced it is worth the...More

Thank wrg21
Reviewed August 15, 2017

28 euros for a crianza and an irish coffee. We cannot say how it tasted as we stood up and left. We did ask the waiter if it was a joke. He stood there and shrugged his shoulders.

Thank cochinitos
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Unbelievably overpriced and not good cocktails. More expensive than a top London bar in a place where it is in general very much cheaper. Do not go, however much you are craving an espresso martini. If I could have left a zero rating I would...More

Thank KarenKey
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

€32 for 2 espresso martinis?!? With a green maraschino cherry. And no apologies from the staff. Sorry. Please avoid this place. There are so Manny great bars in San Sebastian.

Thank Colin C
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Wife wanted to go in all week as this bar looked like from a bygone era. Ordered inside where there numerous photos of famous persons who have visited including Miguel Indurain and Richard Gere. Only had a small glass of wine each 12 Euros. At...More

Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Nice looking bar on the boulevard, pictures of famous people letting you know it was once the place to be, although we were alone in the place they found the cheek to take 33€ for two bog standard, very boring gin & tonics, which after...More

Thank Harry Y
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had two drinks. One mineral water and one Vermont with ice. We had to check the bill as earlier in the day we were charged 3.50 for the same two drinks. He charged us 14. And then to add insult to...More

Thank Teresa A
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

A rip off! Bad service, worse attitude, avoid like the plague!! 36 euros for 2 drinks!! What a dive.

Thank jms2e
Reviewed August 19, 2016

I really wish we'd have read reviews of Dickens before myself and my husband entered this cosy looking establishment for a nightcap. It's a nice looking little bar if very quiet and the lady who served us was very pleasant indeed, however these were the...More

Thank AmandaWinston
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

If I could give this bar a zero rating I would. This is quite possibly the worst bar I have ever been to. They overcharge and the staff are atrocious. We went in for a nightcap after a fantastic night in the beautiful city of...More

Thank Petrok R
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