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The Bar at The Dorchester

#351 of 18,280 Places to Eat in London
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53 Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
+44 20 7629 8888
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar at the Dorchester The bar in London’ most famous hotel is obviously an attraction in itself. Being a tall guy the ceiling feel a little bit too close to my head and the lack of windows creates a strange atmosphere. The drinks are tailored around the Dorchester and you have a lot of choice. It was not my... More 

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

Dear jenskoopmann, Thank you for visiting The Bar at The Dorchester and providing such constructive feedback. I am pleased you found The Bar to your satisfaction and truly appreciate your feedback regarding the dimensions. We will certainly look into this and determine what we can do to improve. I truly look forward to welcoming you back in the not too... More 

London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice decor, nice atmosphere. We usually go here before meals, waiting for our guests, or sometimes I would just pop in for a drink to get away from the city. Whatever you are in the mood for. It's quite comfortable, private, and classy. Very nice bartenders.

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Thank HK_Traveller05
Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear HK_Traveller05, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Bar at The Dorchester. I was pleased to know that you consider us the perfect location for pre-dinner cocktails. Additionally, thank you for your kind feedback regarding the ambience and service. I will be sure to share your comments with our great team and we look... More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't come for afternoon tea at The Dorchester without stopping here for a cocktail. Amazing selection and beautifully presented, I think they are definitely worth paying that bit more for! Plus the little nibbles you are given to accompany your cocktail are so tasty.

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Thank Budge2010
Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Budge2010, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Bar at The Dorchester. I was delighted to read that you continue to enjoy The Bar as a returning guest. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the quality of the cocktail offering available to you and please know that I will share your feedback with... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience we had in the bar was awesome. We went there after a meal in The Grill Restaurant and I must say that the hospitality is world class. I am not even usually a drinker, but the cocktails were so special. The staff were so polite and attentive. I felt as if I had stepped into another world. The... More 

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Thank Serenity779
Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Serenity779, Thank you for reviewing your time at The Bar at The Dorchester. All of your kind words about your experience are great to hear but what truly means the most to me is knowing that the service you received from the team was excellent. Please rest assured that I will share your feedback with the team and in... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mayfair prices however friendly staff most helpful They serve great nibbles and the beer is nice and cold Great place for pre dinner drinks Wine list is extensive Not your average English pub Rod

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

Dear rod, Thank you for reviewing your visit to The Bar at The Dorchester. I am pleased that you enjoyed your drinks and I was thrilled to read your complimentary feedback regarding our style and service. I will be sure to pass on your kind words with the team and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards,... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last time I was in London we went to the Dorch as its called for cocktails before dinner, its an amazing building you could sit there all night and just people watch it was great. Mixologist in the Promenade bar served us up lovely cocktails not cheap but hey you are in Park Lane.

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

Dear Tipperary_12, This is a wonderful review and many thanks for sharing it with us. I am delighted that the team were successful in creating such a memorable occasion for you. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Roland Fasel Regional Director, UK and General Manager, The Dorchester, Dorchester Collection More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

On a hot July day, the bar at the Dorchester was cool, calm and chic. After all the other guest had left we had it to ourselves. The bar staff were very attentive and friendly, whipping up amazing cocktail creations for us on demand. A great little spot to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of... More 

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Thank smacarthy2002
Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear smacarthy2002, Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased to know that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of your experience and I am delighted to read your complimentary feedback. I shall share your feedback with the rest of the team regarding the level of service and ambience as they will be delighted to learn about the positive impact... More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Could easily top the list of London best cocktail bars. Luxury at its best, the hospitality amazing and the decor downright gorgeous. The cocktails are to die for although expensive you will find yourself returning.

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Thank MissMonique2000zw
Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear MissMonique2000zw, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review about your experience at The Bar. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your time with us and that we lived up to your expectations. It is also wonderful to know that you felt well cared for by our great team of service professionals and I... More 

South East
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208 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited after having Afternoon Tea in the promenade and also met friends who had not previously visited and were welcomed in the same way as we were coming from another part of the hotel which I thought was nice. There were some 'celebs' in the bar too which added to the experience and even though drinks were very expensive (~£20... More 

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

Dear Nick T, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of The Bar at The Dorchester. It sounds like both you and your guests enjoyed your visit. What truly means the most to me is knowing that the service you received from our team members was excellent and their passion and professionalism was evident throughout your entire... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Another new experience. Up there with Connaught, Claridges and Amercian Bar at Stafford. Their house champagne, Laurrent Perrier hit the spot before we had to move onto a dinner function at The Grosvenor. Look forward to returning.

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Thank aholyman
Account M, General Manager at The Bar at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear aholyman, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Bar at The Dorchester. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy pre-drinks at The Bar with your friends. I will be sure to share your kind words with the rest of the team and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 8888
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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