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Dukes Bar

) #942 of 18,172 Restaurants in London $$$$ British
St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
+44 20 7491 4840
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“dry martini” (8 reviews)
“scones” (6 reviews)
“ian fleming” (24 reviews)
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St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time drinking in the ambiance where Ian Fleming apparently developed Bond's cocktail. I recommend it - it's quite small, service is great, very atmospheric.

Thank NFoster_12
Reviewed December 7, 2016

I regularly stay at Duke's on business and absolutely love this bar. The preparation of the cocktails from the trolly at your table is an experience in itself (Dry Martini to perfection!). It's cosy & intimate with excellent service.

Thank RosKrouglikoff
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Would you like to feel like Ms. Money penny or James Bond? Shaken not stirred? Beautiful environment with exquisite cocktails. Your drink is made to order from a bar cart that comes to your seat. Everything about this experience was fantastic!

1  Thank JLH332015
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Amazing place, full of character and charm. Super service and fun but professional service. Wonderful Martini's

Thank maureenkyte
Reviewed November 29, 2016

Great place to meet friends for a drink before the theatre or dinner. Martinis made tableside. Expensive but you are also paying for the one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Old London. Crowded, so arrive early.

Thank dougbassett4
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful small bar in exclusive boutique hotel hidden on quiet mews type road in west end. Excellent cocktails and courteous efficient staff.

Thank Paulsmithcasty
Reviewed November 1, 2016

the smallest and best place to be in after business out of crowd place in the most central place in town

1  Thank Canonicus77
Reviewed October 27, 2016

I don't really recall the quality of the cocktails. I just recall how unpleasant and sneering the staff and regulars were. Fancy a cocktail? The Lanesborough is up the road. Failing that, hop over to Dandelyan.

1  Thank BettyBenders
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Had great three martini with my friend, vodka, the famous Dukes Gin Martini and the vesper. All of them were not even stirred, just rinsed with vermouth and then the hard spirits into the glasses. Vodka one was very smooth, Gin was EXCELLENT, however, the...More

1  Thank MikiyaY
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

For us mere mortals this is probably as close as you can feel to being a member of "society". Yes it's £20 a drink but for the people who attend this classic spot that is nothing. I can only imagine but in my mind's eye...More

Thank RamblinJamie
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, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
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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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