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Dukes Bar

#608 of 18,532 Restaurants in London
St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
+44 20 7491 4840
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an individual who regularly travels world wide on both business and pleasure, I have consequently visited and stayed in many 5* establishments over the years. Regrettably, my visit to Dukes was amongst one of the worst experiences I have had in years. On arriving...More

Thank Fm M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dukes Bar packs them in every night. You can drink whatever you like, so long as it's a martini (joke). But they are the specialty, and no one makes them better.

1  Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Stuffy little hotel. We were greeted with “t-shirts are not allowed in the bar”. Then ignored after putting on a jacket for them. My partner is Philippino; could that have been the reason? Stay here if you’d like the full British experience.

1  Thank bowen5511
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Very expensive Martini's but the atmosphere makes this a great place for a drink or two before dinner (either at Duke's or elsewhere).

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Not only THE best martinis, the place, the ambience.....!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Drinks at the Dukes is a must while in London!!!!

1  Thank rapom2018
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The place has the best Martinis in the world. Simply as that. Very elegant place suitable for a number of occasions.

1  Thank Jose Eduardo M
Reviewed 16 April 2018

What can you say about a place as special as Dukes? Alessandro is a cocktail making legend, with him and his team making the finest cocktails I've ever had. A combination of skill, the finest ingredients and the incredible fun atmosphere created by the staff...More

2  Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 9 April 2018

From the website: “Drinks at DUKES Bar is something of an occasion….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”. A TREMENDOUSLY HORRIFIC EXPERIENCE...More

3  Thank 1985alex
Reviewed 9 April 2018

My three girlfriends and I went to Dukes Hotel & Bar on Friday 6th April (2018). I'd been a couple of years before and had a great experience so wanted to show them what the fuss was about. I am rather embarrassed to say that...More

1  Thank henderj2017
Reviewed 9 April 2018

If you are not with a man, go elsewhere. We had a lovely time in Duke’s Bar on Friday night, and really enjoyed our martini’s until the bar manager Alessandro, proceeded to gesture us to ‘shut up’ with his hand by miming the closing of...More

1  Thank Bec E
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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9 October 2017|
Response from Ioana P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I can't answer to your question. While I was at the bar I served only champagne.
8 February 2015|
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Response from Craig S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea. I would call them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7491 4840
  • E-mail
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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