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“Looking for a great dirty martini” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dukes Bar

Dukes Bar
Ranked #863 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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.
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Looking for a great dirty martini”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Have been enjoying dirty martinis lately. Find it to be a real way to experience the difference in taste and preparation and care someone can put into creating this classic and delicate cocktail. Too much of anything and it is not enjoyable and too little and it is not worth it. The presentation and explanation of the Martini at Dukes is wonderful. They definitely take great pride in their preparation and knowledge and I value that expertise in this craft. Worth the trip. Smaller then expected, service is affable, and it was enjoyable to sit and sip my lovely dirty martini with extra olive juice is needed.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A must try if visiting or living in London!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

I live in London and have now visited Dukes Bar on a few occasions.

I keep going back because the Martini's are first-class and the service is always impeccable (even during busy times)!

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Discreet sophistication ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Tucked away in a labyrinth (I have a tendency to walk right past it despite the number of times I visited the place) A nice stroll from the national gallery and Trafalgar Square

Some very good but strong cocktails, don't try anything in a Martini glass on an empty stomach!

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philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

I loved everything about the dukes bar. Alessandro the bar tender who makes the best coctail martini called Vesper, Service, a bit of food, ambiance! Its small but cozy.

Visited March 2014
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Manchester, NH
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“Best Martini EVER”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

When in London you MUST visit this bar. The martini's are a bit pricey but the service, quality, presentation, and experience is well worth it. Don't miss it!!

Visited March 2014
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