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“A real Martini!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dukes Bar

Dukes Bar
Ranked #805 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Hong Kong, China
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A real Martini!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Dukes bar at the Dukes Hotel is a must visit for any true martini drinker. Possibly the best martini I've ever had - and I've had quite a few!! They bring the martini cart to your table and make it according to your taste. The drinks are not inexpensive but there are plenty of bar snacks to help soak up the alcohol...  Dukes is now firmly part of any future travel plans to London. 

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“All that a hotel bar should be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Wonderful understated, excellent waiters (Antonino and Maurizzio in our case), probably the world's best martini.... and just oozing history and chaarm

Visited August 2013
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Mumbai, India
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“The best martinis in London”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

This hidden gem is one of the best bars i have ever visited in London. I am told that Ian Fleming got the idea for his Bond drinks from here. And you feel this the moment you see the menu! The personalised service, nibbles and drinks are impeccable! A must visit for every Bond fan...

  • Visited June 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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455 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
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“Not as fabulous as I expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

For a Michelin starred restaurant, No 36 at Dukes was a little disappointing. I found the food in general over seasoned, which left me feeling dry for most of the evening, in particular over salted.We had the pre theatre supper which was nicely presented and on time to get away to the Ballet at The ROH, but I would not go back.The dining room is done out in a ghastly tangerine theme and was not to my liking at all.

Visited August 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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455 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
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“The best Martini in London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

My husband is a Martini aficionado and swears the Martinis here are the best in London, even beating The American bar at The Savoy!

Visited August 2013
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