Dover Street Restaurant & Bar
Dover Street Restaurant & Bar

Dover Street Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.doverst.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02076299813x1
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 6pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night

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A word from Dover Street Restaurant & Bar
This is one of the few places in London which consistently offers a combination of fine cuisine with top live music acts and dancing every night until 3am. The restaurant has recently been refurbished and serves modern French/Mediterranean style food. This is a great place to go if you want a lively atmosphere and entertainment in a West End location. What's cooking? King prawns with lobster sauce, Dover Street gravadlax, toasted goats cheese with Mediterranean roast vegetables, char grilled fillet steak, pot roasted duck with carrot puree, braised parsnips and potato sautee.
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Dover Street Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since 27 May 2014
Average Rating3.3
  • Food3.3
    Service3.4
  • Ambience2.9
    Value3.1
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
group bookings (6)special occasions (4)romance (3)outstanding value (2)fit for foodies (2)pre/post theatre (2)business meals (1)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • Great music but vegetarians beware!
    Souldiva
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I have always had a good experience at Dover Street, but on this occasion I was really disappointed. There were no vegetarian options at all on the menu and when I enquired about a vegetarian option there was only one, 'feta and spinach ravioli'. This is the most basic, tasteless vegetarian dish offered by practically every café/restaurant in London. I opted instead to order the vegetable side dishes from the other menu options. Normally the bill is reasonable, but on this occasion it came to over £100 for 3 people which, a main course each and one bottle of wine, I thought it was expensive. The main reason I visit Dover Street is it has live music which covers soul and 60s/70s music and Leo Green's band did not disappoint.
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  • And all that jazz
    Soul
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    To the strains of the outstanding resident jazz band, my husband and I enjoyed very good food while enjoying the ambience of the restaurant. This despite all tables being full with mainly boisterous customers, all bent on having a good time.. The 3 course set menu started with chicken soup. In truth the soup not look appetising, but it tasted fine. All the same I would suggest that another, perhaps thicker soup be served in future. the main courses of Duck d'orange and steak were both perfectly cooked. all this along with the sweets of cheesecake and chocolate mousse were expertly served by capable and attentive staff, helping the evening to be one to remember.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catch up with Colleague
    Hoopman59
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Good Food. Great Service, right balance in making sure you are provided the service required without it being in your face. Monday is swing dance class, but this did not affect the enjoyment of the meal, somehow added to the experience.
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  • Lovely evening
    Jam1
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    I went here for my sisters 50th birthday party with 11 other people, it's good as you can never speak to people normally at the table when you go for a meal as they are too far away, but here you can all mingle after your meal at the bar, and have a bit of a dance if you fancy! The steak was surprisingly good on menu B! Would come back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No atmosphere and lack of service
    jazz
    Dined on 15/3/2014
    Very disappointing visit with friends for dinner and jazz. Jazz was repetitious and no atmosphere even though we were sat one of 3 tables only on the dance floor and told we must vacate our table by 10pm. None of this communicated when I had to pay a deposit for our reservation of £15 per head and I then telephoned to confirm my booking and specifically asked if there was any limits on jazz entry. Waiting staff did not understand our requests concerning food or drink e.g asked for lime juice and was brought pieces of lime. Our friend was served wrong food from menu but waitress did not understand our query.
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  • Expect contrasts!
    FrenchFoodie
    Dined on 13/3/2014
    Area is very posh (Green Park), but entrance feels almost "cheap" - little space and bad ventilation mean that you immediately smell the cooking / frying of food taking place. Downstairs at first I was worried by the cheap looking chairs and tables. But then the food was actually good, very good-sized portions, well prepared, good quality. All in all a surprising combination. We were a group of 6 who wanted to chat and catch up - this was done, but towards the end the music was getting loud. If we didn't have to get home before our carriages became pumpkins again, we probably would have gone for a dance !
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy dining experience.
    SamT
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Great atmosphere and fantastic value for in the middle of London. I've already recommended it to several friends visiting the city soon. Particular hand to the staff for getting us seated after a problem with the website sending through our reservation to them, could have ended up a fiasco but they very very accommodating.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing steak ; expensive drinks
    BexK
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was lovely although literally was a steak no veg. Drinks are expensive I think a bottle of prosecco is £45+. The beer was served is normal glasses which made it go flat quickly proper pint glasses would make all the difference.
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  • Disappointing service
    luv2dance
    Dined on 27/9/2013
    Having been a regular visitor to DSWB in past years I was looking forward to returning. The Bar itself is still as much fun with a great atmosphere and fab music. However, the restaurant was not as good as I had thought it would be. The service was poor, although the actual staff quite friendly. Drinks as always in these type of restaurants were quite expensive and, given the below average service I was unhappy about paying the obligatory 12.5% service charge. All things considered: I would go back to the Club but would not return for a meal
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since 27 May 2014
    • Average Rating3.7
    • Food3.3
    • Ambience3
    • Service3
    • Value3
  • The following 247 reviews are from the Dover Street Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • A wonderful setting
    ACMB
    Dined on 20/9/2013
    Although more crowded at weekends than the rest of the week, a night out at Dover Street is always great fun - great music from the live band.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & ambiance
    Nobo
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    Overall experience excellent, food, staff & music. We ate early evening & left before restaurant got really busy, but atmosphere great.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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  • Always Great Fun at Dover Street
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Love the atmosphere here - for food, for group meetings, for music and for dancing - all round great place.
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  • Wowcher offer- don't bother
    yumfoodVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    Went on a wowcher deal, £27 for 5 courses. dissapointed. food was bland and below average. soup appetiser tasted like it was from a tin. starters, ok. Meat in the mains, dry and very over cooked. desserts, left half. coffee and petit fours, average. we were in the back, couldnt see the band, could hear them quietly over the talking. perhaps it was because we were on a cheap offer, but based on our experience, wouldn't return or recommend. (plus added 12.5% service on the full value of the meal, not the £27 we paid, so service ended being almost as much as the wine) waiters were nice though
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  • A Complete Evening
    ACMB
    Dined on 23/1/2013
    Long relaxed supper, with a break before pudding for a boogie to the excellent band. The maitre d' is always very helpful with everything too.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine and Dance
    JimmyT
    Dined on 23/11/2012
    We recently visited Dover Street and from our arrival we were a little concerned about our choice: the doorman had a terrible attitude, and then on entry we were directed to a basement!! That's where the negative ends, as from that point on the whole experience was superb. What a buzz the place has. Food was excellent quality and service friendly, attentive and very customer focused. The live entertainment made the whole evening exceptional. We would highly recommend a visit and will, without question be returning soon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, disappointing evening
    DDinner
    Dined on 6/11/2012
    We were very excited to dine at Dover Street Restaurant having read so many good reviews of it, but our evening was ruined at the offset by the fact that our booking from Top Table didn't go through. An innocent mistake perhaps, but it was made worse by the fact that the staff didn't believe we had made the booking and then went on to take my iPhone from me to verify the email confirmation. We didn't receive an apology for the mix-up but were instead made to wait for a make-shirt table to be set up on the dance floor which made us feel like an inconvenience. Once seated at the fold-up table (no joke), our evening did improve slightly. The food was good but the behaviour of the greeting staff just ruined it for us. A real shame.
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  • Could be great for a party
    chipe
    Dined on 19/10/2012
    Could be great for a party, but just too noisey and not terribly classy for a special occasion.
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  • Great night out!
    Alice
    Dined on 21/9/2012
    I bought a voucher from moneysupermarket.com for Dover Street restaurant which made it excellent value for 2 of us as we only had to pay for wine on top. We had the table from 19:00-10:00 which was great, but then realised that the proper jazz band were not going to arrive until 10:45 which was unfortunate. Overall it's a great night out and great value if you buy a deal.
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  • dover street delivers complete even
    leslieVIP
    Dined on 17/8/2012
    Staff were very attentive and dover street offers a complete night out with good food good live music book early to get a table you can keep once music and dancing stats
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dover street restaurant and bar
    leslieVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Very friendly and efficient staff best to book late table enjoy a meal then you have good table for the live music the club gets very busy with drinkers after midnight but it is a good atmposhere for 30+ to maturer ages. If you are a diner you save the entrance fee later on but of course you'll spend more on drink by being there early so a fair trade off.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to the Dover Street
    springtime
    Dined on 26/6/2012
    We went to the Dover Street Restaurent to celebrate my son's graduadation and everyone had a very enjoyable evening, better than expected as it was a last minute booking. The music was excellent for a midweek band and we were able to dance between eating, making it feel a very special night out. The food was French and very good, particularly on the special offer also excellent value at £25 per head for five courses. We will definately be going again.
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Dover Street Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 19/4/2012
    The Dover Street Restaurant & Bar served good food- although not amazing. When we arrived at 8pm there was no atmosphere but that changed during the night. friendly staff. we had a good evening.
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  • The dinner at Dover Street
    OSAS
    Dined on 31/3/2012
    The dinner at Dover Street restaurant was nice, the atmosphere was pleasant. We all have had agood time.
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  • Good food but the space is
    USvisitor
    Dined on 6/3/2012
    Good food but the space is a bit tight. Did not get to enjoy the music but I assume this can be a plus.
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  • Dover Street Wine bar, London
    Ellie
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Dover Street Wine bar, London is good fun. We were however dissappointed that one of our guests had ice cold grilled vegetables with the warmed goats cheese starter and then received a fillet steak - medium rare which arrived burnt around the edges. It was removed for an alternative dish and the customer was very ungraciously told that she got an alternative for what was a perfectly good steak, it was cookd meium rare and was chargrilled on the outside so the 'burnt taste should be expected!??
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  • Had a great evening here..albeot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 31/1/2012
    Had a great evening here..albeot to the tune of £200 for 2. Food was a slight dissapointment, starters were missing King Prawns and replaced with MORE scallops. Having said that I would certainly go back, live music and ambience were great. Left at 2am!
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  • The diner at Dover Street
    OSAS
    Dined on 13/1/2012
    The diner at Dover Street Restaurant was very good and we have a nice time! Would recomended!
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  • Good food and service although
    peterjm
    Dined on 8/10/2011
    Good food and service although would not receommend area i was allocated
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  • We went to Dover Street for
    LondonFoodieVIP
    Dined on 24/9/2011
    We went to Dover Street for my sister's 40th. It was a good evening, largely because the band were fantastic so we had a great time dancing. The food was pretty average and so over-priced for what we paid, and the service was quite unfriendly and we felt rushed. I would recommend going along for a girly night out, but wouldn't go back for food.
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  • The great thing about Dover
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/9/2011
    The great thing about Dover street is the music, they play cracking songs and you are guarenteed a good dance. Having said that the food is good too and its a very reliable night out.
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  • We had an absolutely lovely
    NATT
    Dined on 6/9/2011
    We had an absolutely lovely evening at Dover Street. We were early diners so we had the benefit of a pretty much empty restaurant with a choice of tables. The food was gorgeous, and by the time we were finished eating the place was buzzing and the live Blues and Jazz had started. A great all in one spot
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  • Although Dover Street was
    anniebVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2011
    Although Dover Street was expensive, it was good value for money. The music, the atmosphere, the food and the service were excellent.
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  • My friend and I went to Dover
    Sandy
    Dined on 28/7/2011
    My friend and I went to Dover Street Restaurant & Bar on Thursday evening. We had a great meal and the Jazz band was very good. Unfortunately it was not very busy, not how I remember Thursday evenings at Dover Street. I will go back though, it's a good night out if you enjoy dancing and prefer a slightly older clientel!
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  • Dover st is looking a bit
    BellaVIP
    Dined on 16/7/2011
    Dover st is looking a bit tired now and I'm afraid the clientele and food is a little the same. Shame as its in prime location and has the potential to be a great night out...although never cheap!
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  • Dover Street Restaurant &
    Django
    Dined on 19/5/2011
    Dover Street Restaurant & Bar Is an excellant place to eat and be entertain. Enjoyed a birthday dinner and looking forward to finding another excuse to go again :-)
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  • Dover Street Restaurant &
    Django
    Dined on 14/5/2011
    Dover Street Restaurant & Bar Is an excellant place to eat and be entertain. Enjoyed a birthday dinner and looking forward to finding another excuse to go again :-)
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  • Excellent venue, expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2011
    Excellent venue, expensive food for what it was, but live band made up for it. Would go again.
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  • The Dover Street restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/4/2011
    The Dover Street restaurant was not bad. Good food - although about 50% over-prived (i.e. £17-20 for a main, when should have been £10-12). The service was just about passable. However, you go there to listen to music, and this place is MUCH better than most restaurants which serve food and have live music. The band was excellent, the acoustics were great, and for that reason I would certainly consider returning, and paying a little more for the food than I would normally.
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  • Band were great, food was
    Jules
    Dined on 1/4/2011
    Band were great, food was lovely, if a little pricey. Ensure you check your bill as we were charged for an extra bottle of wine we didn't have!
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  • Dover Street Wine Bar and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 23/3/2011
    Dover Street Wine Bar and Grill. What a super evening. Great service Great Food and the disco was varied and entertaining, The live band was slightly out of date though . Maybe next btime we go we will have more current live entertainment but on the whole it was a great evening.
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