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“Excellent Martini”
Review of Dukes Bar

Dukes Bar
Ranked #1,253 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: St. James's
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.
Reviewed May 31, 2013

The martini's here are excellent and the room is a great place to spend a cold and rainy day in London. So hard to find a great cocktail in London, but you always know that you can here.

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

I have been calling into the cocktail bar at Dukes for a number of years and sadly the service and attitude of the staff has deteriorated over the years. Given that Dukes has one of the best reputations for Martinis in London, they really ought to a) be more friendly given the high cost of the drinks b) listen to what the guest wants c) stop acting as if they are more important than the guest who is after all contributing to the continued success of the bar.

Given my experience earlier this week I think my love affair has past and it is time to find a new place with friendly accommodating staff.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

The Bar that inspired Ian Fleming's creation to have the iconic Martini (and the Vesper as in Casino Royal) is a MUST.
Quintessentially English upper class Bar it exudes class, with drinks made at your table.
This is just that little bit of luxury!!

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1  Thank AliGilani
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Small and cozy. Discrete and friendly service. Our group ordered Champagne. I don't normally drink it but when the manager showed up with a bottle of Crystal what can you say.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

l went there just for couple of drinks n l really loved :) l m looking forward to come there and have drink and talk to friendly staff .. thanks jekop x

Thank Emma B
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