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The Bar at The Dorchester

#347 of 18,305 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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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was recently at The Bar at The Dorchester meeting an old business partner from Dubai who was over on a business trip. I have to say that I have travelled all over the World and sampled some fantastic cocktail bars, but none have managed to truly shock my pallet with something as amazing as the Vesper Martini at The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you happen to be in the area of the Dorchester at any time of teh day or night just pop in. you will be glad you did so. First rate old school

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Thank James L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Northern lad pops in the Dorchester for a pre-dinner cocktail. Too busy talking to look at the menu. Waiter arrives, quick look at the menu, recognises the Vesper and orders. Excellent drink, but a bit heavy for quick aperitif at the start of a long evening. Excellent service, nice atmosphere, but could have bought a house up north for the... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to walk along Park Lane and have a cocktail at the Dorchester. In the main the bar we were "wow" at the atmosphere. Amazing cocktails, beautiful glassware. We will definitely return.

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Thank Craig H
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a good few hours here sampling the cocktails as one does. Attentive friendly bar staff. Head barman was a bit stuffy & never saw him smile once but we ignored him after the 3rd cocktail 😁

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Thank Michelle A
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 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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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 

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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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