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Dukes Bar

St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
+44 20 7491 4840
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We met our son and daughter in law here one evening and it made a huge impression on us. What a fabulous place, we felt an immediate warmth and really enjoyed the martinis and other drinks we were served. Loved it here and will definitely...More

Thank bevstreet22
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cocktails are crafted table side by a well dressed bar tender. It’s a very unique and intimate setting. If you want a cool experience and a great cocktail this is your place. Prices are expensive but worth it for at least one drink and...More

Thank MattF443202
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been visiting Dukes Bar each time we have visited London over the last seven years, and have never been disappointed. In our view, Dukes serves some of the best martinis in the world, and the service is excellent. If you are not a...More

Thank Ewen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here it is so charming and central its now my new home from home when in London, cannot wait to come back, great service, and super drinks

Thank snapone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the states, Cincinnati, I met my son there as it was highly reccomonded to him by others!!! The martini's were great and I have never seen them served like that. The service and presentation was even better and the atmosphere intriguing. I was luke...More

1  Thank GregoryDStef
Reviewed 7 December 2017 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 5 December 2017 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 3 December 2017 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 24 November 2017 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 13 November 2017

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
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.
9 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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