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Dukes Bar

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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 14 April 2017

I have been coming to this bar when in London for the last 20 years. Tonight, for the first time ever my wife was with me and I wanted to show off my "local" Wen we arrived it was quite busy but a table next...More

Thank MikeFlyCX
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with the team, we have been pleased and honoured to welcome you as our patron over the last 20 years. Naturally, we are sorry to hear of your disappointment in not receiving a table upon arrival,...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Have visited a few times over the years and has always been consistently brilliant in the service and hospitatility. Many go for the famous martini and they are fabulous but it's the quiet enclave in st James with the drinks trolley in a convivial atmosphere...More

Thank jredgers
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review, thank you! We could not ask for better feedback than to know you find us 'consistently brilliant' in our service offering. We look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon. Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed 4 April 2017

No better place to end the evening in London. Call ahead for reservations or expect a bit of a wait. Best Martinis ever!!!!

Thank Robert D
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the 'best martinis ever'. We look forward to welcoming you back with us soon. Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

A regular stop for Ian Fleming while writing James Bond, this is the classy martini capital of the world. Wait staff arrive with the trolley table-side and lovingly prepare each and every drink for you. Expensive but healthy pours and worth the experience!

Thank Jreindorp
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words, we are thrilled to hear your visit was 'worth the experience'. We hope to welcome you back with us again soon. Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Being in London, a lover of martini's and a big James Bond fan my wife and I had to, of course, go to Duke's to sample their expertise. And they are truly experts. It's said that Bond's famous martini was created here. I wouldn't be...More

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Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a kind review and personal recommendation, we were thrilled to welcome you to DUKES Bar. We all very much look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon. Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed 12 March 2017

The cocktail bar at Duke's Hotel in London's Mayfair, has a James Bond 007 theme, and a lengthy cocktail menu. The waiters are expert at preparing the many cocktails, which come at a price - around £18 each. The drinks are mixed from chilled bottles,...More

Thank aramis
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with our team, it was our pleasure to welcome you as our guest. We hope to welcome you back with us again soon! Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed 11 March 2017

The story goes that it was here that Ian Fleming thought up Bond's famous line about how he likes his martinis. This bar does make amazing martini's and they bring a cart to your table to concoct these amazing cocktails.

Thank Brendan K
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with others! The team and I hope to welcome you back with us again soon. Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Alessandro at Dukes Bar makes the best martini in London. FACT. There really is nothing else to say.

Thank Skymonkey71
Alessandro P, Bar Manager at Dukes Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for such kind words! We are very humbled and thrilled to hear of your persoal recommendation. Kind Regards, DUKES Bar

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Wonderful Bar. Great Atmosphere. Great Barman. Great Martini Cocktails. Great Evening! What else can I say except you must experience Dukes' Bar and its unique atmosphere.

2  Thank MyTravelsMyReviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to relax and zip on a very nice martini. We tryed both gin and vodka drinks and we will be back on our next trip to London.....

Thank Magnus M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Monday
14:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 23:00
Thursday
14:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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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