The Bar/Lounge at Dukes London
Dukes Hotel's bar/lounge is praised by travel writers. Out of 12 reviews that we monitored, 12 mentioned the bar/lounge, including Frommer's, Concierge and Fodor's.
"Sitting in the cozy bar at Dukes, with barman Alessandro mixing a martini while the gas lamps splutter into life in the courtyard outside, is one of the quintessential London experiences"
"Down in Dukes Bar, the signature cocktail is the classic martini, prepared like a sacred ritual table-side with a crystal atomizer"
"The bar is a delight—don't even think about staying here without dropping in for a cocktail—and the cigar and cognac garden is a pleasingly retro addition"
"(The bar is, naturally, famous for its martinis -- but note that there's a strict dress code"
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Travel + Leisure
"The James Bond catchphrase “shaken, not stirred” is traced back to the DUKES Bar at this Mayfair neighborhood boutique hotel"