Went to Dukes for a pre-dinner cocktail with some colleagues. We got there at 5.15 and a lot of the tables had been taken. There were sone with Reserved signs on them (even though you can't book a table). We were told that they were reserved for hotel residents. I said that we were only staying for 1 drink as we had a dinner reservation at The Wolseley and was told by the White Jacketed barman that we couldn't sit at them even for a short period of time.
You also can't stand at the bar as the area around it is quite small.
Am sure the Martini's are lovely but when there are a number of empty tables and they won't let you use one for 30minutes you wonder whether there is any point trying again.
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