Dukes Bar at Dukes Hotel



1 reviews

Dukes Hotel, St James's Place , London, SW1A 1NY

Dukes Cognac & Cigar Garden

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Is there anything better than a Martini from Dukes Bar? We think not. This classic hotel lounge inspired James Bond author Ian Fleming, who created the Vesper Martini here. A mix of Gordon’s gin, vodka and Lillet vermouth – shaken not stirred, of course – it appeared in the 1953 novel Casino Royale and the rest is history... White-jacketed head bartender Alessandro Palazzi is almost as legendary as 007 in bartending circles and his Martini trolley is a wonder to behold, though we advise slow sipping of his knockout mixes. All Martinis are made to order at your table, and with up to 200 served daily, you know you’re in safe hands. If you’re feeling adventurous, try Palazzi’s signature 89 Jermyn Street – a blend of tonka bean-infused vodka, rose, amber vermouth and chocolate bitters inspired by Bond's favoured cologne, Floris No 89. Also boasting a bijou Cognac and cigar ‘garden’ with potted palms, Dukes Bar is licensed to thrill. 


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Dukes Bar at Dukes Hotel Location

Dukes Hotel, St James's Place , London SW1A 1NY

Opening times

Mon-Sat 2-11pm Sun 4-10.30pm

Dukes Bar at Dukes Hotel's Reviews


Food & Drink: 10.0


Service: 10.0


Atmosphere: 8.0


Value: 9.0


Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

Silver Reviewer
11 July 2010

This bar serves without a doubt the strongest & tastiest Dirty Martini in London. If however, you happen to be a lightweight, ask Alessandro to make you a passionfruit martini. Eat and compliment him on his juicy, enourmous olives from Puglia. They are to die for.