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Dandelyan

4.5
202 reviews
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£25 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails (57)
  • Good for a Date (39)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (37)
Winner of The World’s Best Bar, Best International Bar Team and Best International Hotel Bar by the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2017 as well as Best London Bar Team 2016, 2017. Dandelyan transports its guests to a place where they can lose themselves in exotic flavours, magnetic conversation and unexpected combinations. Created by award-winning bar impresario Ryan Chetiyawardana, A.K.A Mr. Lyan, Dandelyan boasts an iconic green marble bar and dramatic views of the Thames. It serves both innovative cocktails and refined interpretations of the classics, taking its inspiration from the botanical wilds of the British countryside and around the world. More than a bar, Dandelyan is a journey of discovery where new tastes and unexpected combinations can be experienced and enjoyed in an interior designed by Tom Dixon.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday: 4pm - 1am
Thursday - Saturday: 12pm - 2am
Sunday: 12pm - 12.30am

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Phone number
020 3747 1063
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
Street parking available
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Public Transit
We are situated close to Waterloo, Blackfriars and Southwark tube stations. Dandelyan can be accessed via 20 Upper Ground or via the waterfront.

For those looking for a more scenic route you can jump onto a Thames Clipper and get off at Blackfriars pier
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Special Events & Promotions
Hip hop Sundays in Dandelyan from 7, with our resident DJ
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, View, Wine
What 202 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
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OpenTable Diner (Kent)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Lovely as always. It was maybe our fourth visit to Dandelyan, and it is always worth the trip. The service was friendly and knowledgeable, drinks are the best I’ve had in London. They’re also doing well, as they become well known, to not let it ever get uncomfortably full; we saw numerous parties turned away on a Saturday night that was fully booked, which kept the vibe busy without being too rowdy - reservations are a must.

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Glopocalypse (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on 16 February 2018

Lives up to the hype of best cocktail bar in the world. Drink menu is fantastic and rivals any in the industry. What separates Dandelyan is that on top of serving one of the most interesting/delicious menus I’ve seen in a while, it maintains a fun atmosphere without feeling stuffy. Overlooking the Thames is a bonus. A must visit for any cocktail enthusiasts in or visiting London.

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YumYumInMyTum (London)
3.0  Dined on 16 February 2018

Service was very slow - cheeky when they have a time limit of table booking.

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RichardB (Surrey)
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Great cocktails , great barstaff, very relaxed atmosphere with great music

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

We booked a table at Dandelyan for post-dinner cocktails for my partner’s birthday. We had a window table, which had great views over the Thames. The drinks were very well-prepared, mine was a velvety whisky sour, with my other half opting for something more fruity, which she enjoyed.

The ambience is great, low lit without being dingy or dark.

All in all, a great evening.

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BexSteph (London)
5.0  Dined on 9 February 2018

Amazing cocktails with amazing service. Not super stuffy and formal as expected. Only gave 1 star for food as didn’t have any.

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hungrymouse (London)
5.0  Dined on 30 January 2018

Best award-winning bar I've been to in London! Amazing cocktails...highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 27 January 2018

Great cocktails. Disappointed that the manager told us that we weren’t allowed to swap a stool for a more comfortable chair.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 20 January 2018

Awesome cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 19 January 2018

Cannot recommend enough. Beautiful place! Close to Southwark station, drinks were impeccable and service exceeded expectations.

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vipkb81 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on 12 January 2018

excellent service; beautiful space and delicious cocktails. Lives up to its world renowned status.

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AB304 (London)
4.0  Dined on 6 January 2018

Nice cocktails, service a bit slow (which makes the 12.5% charge hard to swallow) and I guess its to be expected but not cheapest.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 3 January 2018

Great atmosphere and drinks with a great view along the Southbank. Highly recommended.

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Andrea91 (London)
5.0  Dined on 2 January 2018

Amazing experience bartender are great !!! Enrico made our night really good. Always available to reply every single question

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 30 December 2017

Ottimo cocktail bar. Tra i primi tre al mondo in svariate classifiche, eccellente.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on 30 December 2017

I had a reservation and was still placed immediately inside the main doors. Not cozy at all. Vegetable flatbread was tasteless and too doughy.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 30 December 2017

I have been once before and the high quality service had not changed at the bar. Although I did have trouble finding the ladies loos and asked several times for assistance.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 27 December 2017

Best cocktail bar in the world!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 26 December 2017

Such a beautiful location!
Amazing cocktails.
Loved it

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Sebophonic (London)
2.0  Dined on 24 December 2017

A reasonable hotel bar with good service and accommodating staff. However, the much-vauded cocktails were disappointing, and although decent, were nowhere near as good as those found at many other cocktail bars in London.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 23 December 2017

We attended Dandelyan bar last night and were blown away with the cocktails! As gin lovers we were pleased to see so many gin based cocktails on the menu and we certainly tried lots of them. My favourite was ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ - a gin based sour which was so subtle and smooth to drink.
The ambience was great and we really liked the chic, mid-century decor. The view of St Paul’s was also incredible.
Although we did not indulge in any snacks, we were offered the menu promptly.

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OpenTable Diner (Buckinghamshire)
5.0  Dined on 18 December 2017

Feels very personal when being served. They customize the menu to your interest in cocktails and overall great vibes and music. Daniel who was serving us was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 16 December 2017

Lovely cocktail venue. Everything was top notch, our only comment would be staff weren't very attentive considering it is table service. We had to wave at staff each time to order.
We didn't have food so can't comment (wouldn't let us submit without putting a rating).

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Olib (London)
4.0  Dined on 15 December 2017

Great bar and amazing drinks. The place does feel a bit like your average hotel bar.

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ISG1 (London)
5.0  Dined on 11 December 2017

Beautiful bar, delicious cocktails. Highly recommend.

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BeverleyW (London)
5.0  Dined on 4 December 2017

Fabulous,cocktails,setting,service & music!❤️ Not sure if the complimentary cocktail was out of sympathy for two of us turning up in practically the same dress,looking like candy stripe bridesmaids or for the entertainment we provided..either way,it was delicious & very kind❤️Thank you,we’ll be back!..just not dressed the same...

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OpenTable Diner (London)
2.0  Dined on 28 November 2017

Despite the award and the hype, making its claim to to be the best bar in the world is a stretch.

We visited at 11pm the lights were low and the bar was perhaps half full. Despite that the atmosphere of this location is, at best, dull. It has (as it is one) the air of a hotel bar. It lacks the intimacy and warmth of many of the worlds truly great cocktail bars.

The drinks were fine. The hype was, as it so often is, far to much for the bar and its condescending wait staff to be able to keep up with. Had I not already known the bar made many of its own infusions etc, I would never have been able to tell. This trip was made especially to taste 2 or 3 of the bars famed classics. All of which fell short, were pounds more expensive and had little impact other than the failure to impress.

An old teacher of mine used to say that if you could not find anything good to say about a piece of artwork, you could always talk about the frame.... With that in mind, the hotel that bar is attached to has a wonderful representation area (if only the bar had a similar interior decor) and lovely restrooms (wrecked only by a gent taking coke in one of the stalls).

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Josephine (Mexico City)
5.0  Dined on 25 November 2017

Era un lugar bonito y las bebidas estaban ricas, solo que nos pidieron dejar la mesa 1 hora y media después y por eso no volvería

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 22 November 2017

Excellent cocktails but they are varying sizes and sometimes small, slightly disappointing at times although very yummy :)

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vipDanielyk (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on 9 November 2017

Creative cocktail menu, delicious & beautiful cocktails, pretty interior, amazing view of the Thames, and friendly service. We went for an after dinner cocktail at 8:30pm on a Thursday and were surprised it was not packed, nor noisy. The servers were so friendly and attentive. The bonus was being able to sit on a Platner Chair while sipping my cocktail.

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