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Dukes Bar

St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
+44 20 7491 4840
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“dry martini” (9 reviews)
“ian fleming” (25 reviews)
“dukes hotel” (18 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
St James's Place | Dukes Hotel, London SW1A 1NY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 April 16, 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 April 9, 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

2  Thank 1985alex
Reviewed April 9, 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 April 9, 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
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Stayed at the hotel for 4 days tried several times to get a table. When you go in it is dark, dreary and has an old smell in atmosphere. The hotel lounge was offered to us for a drink with some others but agree with...More

Thank AngeliaJolie
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

My family and I came here in March 2018 for a few drinks one afternoon. It was absolutely fantastic. They take out the trolley and make some drinks right in front of you. The service was great and I’m a bit gutted to see people...More

2  Thank Naomi M
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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October 9, 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.
February 8, 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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