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Dukes Bar

#1,183 of 18,213 Restaurants in London}
St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
+44 20 7491 4840
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  • Average5%
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St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m normally not a martini fan. The atmosphere, service, exceptional martini made at our table just might change my mind. Most of their customers were dressed in coat and tie or dinner jackets. They let us in wearing more business casual attire. You pay for...More

1  Thank JohnTSanAntone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a day trip to London and after lots of walking around, we wanted to stop somewhere for afternoon cocktails. The interior looked very cosy and inviting but unfortunately the bar manager was less than welcoming. He told us to wait in the...More

Thank Millie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this bar, one of the best in London. The cocktails are awesome and the canapés are classy. Will be back.

Thank insearchoflight
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are not here by 5 o’clock you must be waiting in the lobby for a few minutes as we did last week. I don’t know how he does it but Alessandro always remembers who arrived first. We waited a very bearable 15 mins...More

1  Thank MJ2016O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on a recommendation from another American...and I believe the place is popular with Americans. It is off the main road and requires a bit of route finding. Once there, you wait to be seated. This is not a stand up and chug pints...More

Thank Kamburgh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous cocktails, the quality is unrivalled. I very often call in for the signature Vesper Martini when in town. It is a 5* experience.

Thank sjg2103
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elegant bar tucked away in St. James's. When it it full...it is full as there is no standing. Lovely! Must have the Gilpin's Gin martini!

Thank sportsfan88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all if you decide to go here for a drink you must have patience. We waited to be seated one night for close to 45 minutes. The group that was in front of us got mad and left. Fortunately for us, It saved...More

Thank lovetogoAR
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I had paid visit to the Dukes bar with 2 old friend after 5 years: the bar has kept up with the reputation and I believe it has added some fine touches on the martinis. I do travel a lot for business and I can...More

Thank Nicolò M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We have been going to Dukes bar over the years and are never disappointed. We recently spent the night in the West end to see the galleries and shops and walking back we called into Dukes. Allesandro gave us a warm welcome and we were...More

Thank penarthguy
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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