“The hotel bar which some say concocts one of the world’s best Martinis”
New York Times

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. Afterwards, you can retire to the Cognac and Cigar Garden.

Alessandro Palazzi has created Fleming 89, a new martini which celebrates the link between DUKES Bar and James Bond. Created in partnership with London-based perfumery Floris, whose “89” Eau de Cologne was famously worn by James Bond, the flavour and smoothness of this martini is a sophisticated complement to the aroma of this quintessentially English gentleman’s fragrance.

Treat yourself to the DUKES martini experience on your next visit.


Monday to Saturday: From 2pm to 11pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: From 4pm to 10.30pm
Prior to these opening times, guests can enjoy drinks in the Drawing Room or in the Garden.

We regret that we are unable to reserve tables.

The dress code for DUKES Bar is smart, casual.
Leisurewear, including trainers or sportswear, is not permitted.

DUKES BAR COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH - Chelsea Flower Show Martini - Mediterranean aromas for a British Martini

After your day at Chelsea Flower Show, there is no other address than DUKES LONDON, where Alessandro Palazzi and his team have created The Wildflower Martini, a love song to the land, wild fennel, lemon verbena, olive leaves and thyme. Join us to celebrate the event.

With an artisan London dry gin distilled with home-grown Tuscan botanicals, this Martini is evocative of the region. The herbal elements of olive leaves, thyme and lemon verbena come though, while the wild fennel is discrete but deliciously placed for added depth. The Wildflower Martini will be available at DUKES Bar throughout May 2016.


  • Sabatini Gin
  • Sacred DUKES Vermouth
  • Wild fennel flower infusion
  • Organic lemons from the Amalfi coast

Alessandro Palazzi at DUKES Bar