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“Every drink you want... but my Martini was superb!”
Review of Dukes Bar

Dukes Bar
Ranked #1,026 of 22,857 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.
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“Every drink you want... but my Martini was superb!”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

If you are like me....if every time someone asks you: "what you want to drink? you instinctively answer "a Martini"...well....there is no place in the world better than this!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Claudia B
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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Bar”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

The bar is located on a quiet street and serves the best martinis in town. The bartender makes them at your table with the spirits of your liking

Visited October 2013
1 Thank judy g
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Quite possibly the best place on earth to enjoy a martini”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We make the Dukes Bar part of our annual tradition when traveling on business to London. Their martinis, though quite expensive, are a real treat. They are hand made right in front of you with huge lemon slices (supposedly taken from Amalfi lemons). The vodka is ice cold! I recommend ordering them with only a "blessing of vermouth" - waved over the martini but not actually poured into the glass. The main bartender is a really neat guy and he will take great care of you. I strongly recommend you ask for (and follow) his advice on "how many martinis" one should have! Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Dan A
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“Amazing Sandro”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Great location and wonderful cocktails. Thanks to Sandro and his team. I will be back to this hideaway in the middle of London

Visited September 2013
2 Thank Sessiemarbella
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Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Had a great night at the dukes bar. We had planned to spend only an hour or so here, but it quickly turned into several hours. The service, atmosphere and drinks are what influenced this decision. The drinks are expensive, very expensive. If you're after a cheap drink and hence cheap experience, stay away, you're not welcome here. Simply the best london has to offer!

1 Thank James R
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