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Dukes Bar

#921 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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St. James's
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St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
+44 20 7491 4840
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14:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 14:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 14:00 - 23:00
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Braintree, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing place, full of character and charm. Super service and fun but professional service. Wonderful Martini's

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Thank maureenkyte
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to meet friends for a drink before the theatre or dinner. Martinis made tableside. Expensive but you are also paying for the one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Old London. Crowded, so arrive early.

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Thank dougbassett4
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 507 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful small bar in exclusive boutique hotel hidden on quiet mews type road in west end. Excellent cocktails and courteous efficient staff.

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Thank Paulsmithcasty
Almancil, Portugal
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the smallest and best place to be in after business out of crowd place in the most central place in town

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1 Thank Canonicus77
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I don't really recall the quality of the cocktails. I just recall how unpleasant and sneering the staff and regulars were. Fancy a cocktail? The Lanesborough is up the road. Failing that, hop over to Dandelyan.

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Thank BettyBenders
Tokyo
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Had great three martini with my friend, vodka, the famous Dukes Gin Martini and the vesper. All of them were not even stirred, just rinsed with vermouth and then the hard spirits into the glasses. Vodka one was very smooth, Gin was EXCELLENT, however, the vesper was somehow "different" from what I expected, little kick of China flavor nor Lillet... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

For us mere mortals this is probably as close as you can feel to being a member of "society". Yes it's £20 a drink but for the people who attend this classic spot that is nothing. I can only imagine but in my mind's eye this is exactly what a private club is supposed to be like from the dark... More 

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Thank Jamie G
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Been here a few time and it's always great. I usually get the gin martini, which tend tone bigger than most bars. Comes with some quality nibbles. The place is small and intimate. That's part of the charm. Perfect for a cold winter afternoon before it gets too busy.

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Thank Steven R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Quality service, food above expectation, love the steaks, best beers fresh in the town. Friday Roast is just amazing. And also u can see sunset from the terrace.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

When traveling in London, I often will stop by for a drink. This time I was with my brother and bumped into a friend from the U.S.

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Thank tommckean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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 junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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