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Dukes Bar

) #930 of 18,186 Restaurants in London $$$$ British
St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
+44 20 7491 4840
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St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going to Dukes Bar, you are going for a reason. So I don't have to sell you on Dukes Bar. But I will anyway. Tucked away in an alley on St. James Place is Dukes Hotel. Tucked into a corner of Dukes...More

Thank Michael K
Alessandro P, Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about DUKES Bar, it was our pleasure to welcome you as our guest! The team and I were thrilled to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your evening in our company. We all very much look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this spot by several friends. The ambiance was fantastic, really quite charming. Things fell apart when the bartender/waitress made a horrid martini. When I asked for another drink she argued about the contents of the drink and then ignored us for 20...More

Thank els007
Alessandro P, Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent visit to DUKES Bar. Naturally, we were deeply disappointed to hear you felt the service you experienced was sub-par. We welcome all comments from our guests however do insist that our colleagues are treated...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the best bars in the world, for the service, the quality of the cocktails, the coziness of the three rooms. Reservation necessary. Children not allowed.

Thank Luc M
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with our team, it truly was our pleasure too welcome you as our guests. We all very much look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon. Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has several vintage recipes for many cocktails, however they are well known for their martini. It's very cool because they prepare them in front of you while you are sitting in their welcoming bar with a rich and romantic atmosphere. I tried a...More

Thank Claudio T
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We are honoured to receive such a wonderful review, thank you! Our team are thrilled to hear such kind words. Thank you once more for sharing your recent experience with others and we hope to welcome you back with us soon. Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed June 19, 2017

What a superb way to startan evening. Trying a few cocktails, beautifully presented in this atmospheric bar. One had a Beefeater London Dry Gibson - strong and leaving you not so stable. I had a Plymouth Martini with a twist....lemons sourced only from Amalfi, don't...More

1  Thank Steve C
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review of our bar, thank you! Our team are thrilled to hear you had such a 'memorable' experience in our DUKES Bar. Thank you once more for sharing your recent experience with others and we hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

Loved it..quintessentially English. .the Dukes Bar offers cocktails like no other. Chilled alcohol, no ice and poured at your table. ..loved it for appetisers with a difference.

Thank Kerry N
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words, we are thrilled you enjoyed your evening in our Quintessentially British surroundings. The team and I hope to welcome you back to DUKES Bar again soon. Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

We have been treating ourselves to martinis at the Dukes Bar for many years now. It is always a special experience with exactly the right atmosphere and, of course, exceptional cocktails. These days we live a long way from London so our visits are rarer,...More

Thank Paul N
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Such kinds words, thank you! Antonio and our team are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to DUKES Bar. We hope to welcome you back with us again soon. Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed May 21, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and fantastic Martini's, Manhattans and hors d'oeuvres. Professional service. Definitely an A+ establishment. 2 drink limit. Drinks are to be appreciated, not gulped. Good place to bring a client for a relaxed visit and discussion.

Thank John P
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for such positive feedback, we are thrilled to hear you rate us as an 'A+' establishment. We all very much look forward to welcoming you and your clients back with us again in the future. Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed May 20, 2017

The bar is a wonderfully elegant space tucked away near St. James. While other's may balk at the price of the drinks, which I thought were reasonable, there is also element of pomp and presentation that you will not find anywhere else. The drinks are...More

Thank cr02655
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review of our bar, thank you! We are thrilled to hear you found our setting to be 'elegant and unpretentious'. We do hope to welcome you back as our patron again in the future. Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed May 13, 2017

Good ambiance , very friendly staff and off course Vodka Martini's served James Bond style under the able guidance of the Bar manager, Alessandro Palazzi. Although I am not a Martini man but the s but i was nice watching Martinis being served with aplomb.More

Thank Humayun M
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with our team, we are pleased to hear you found our team to be friendly and that you enjoyed the ambience. We all very much hope to welcome you back to DUKES Bar again in the...More

Nearby
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7491 4840
  • E-mail
Description
Drinks at DUKES Bar is something of an occasion. The legendary bar is internationally renowned for its famous martinis and personalised cocktails. Frequented by James Bond author Ian Fleming, the bar is said to be the inspiration for the classic line, 'shaken, not stirred'. So whether you're relaxing after a meeting or getting together with friends for special drinks, the intimate and timeless surroundings, coupled with the bartender's knowledge, make it an unforgettable experience.
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