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Dandelyan

4.6
223 reviews
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£25 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Top tags:
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
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.

Afternoon Tea is served Thursday - Sunday; please contact the Bar directly for Afternoon Tea reservations.
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 223 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great hamburguer, excelente cocktails, bartender very profesional 🙌🏻

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Dandelyan remains an absolutely outstanding cocktail bar with excellent service, delicious drinks and a very enjoyable ambience. The new menu is, to my taste, not quite as good as the old with perhaps more interesting ingredients used but fewer interesting drinks. Nonetheless, not quite as good remains quite excellent and I greatly enjoyed the trip. The staff offer quick and polite service, ready to offer advice and recommendations, as well as very kindly swapping one drink neither me nor my partner liked. I would highly recommend Dandelyan for all occasions and look forward to revisiting at the earliest opportunity.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Great cocktails in a cracking location overlooking the Thames

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4.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Great cocktails but welcome service could improve. We arrived just before 6.30pm on a week night. There were plenty of tables but we were told if we didn't have a reservation, we could stand at the bar ... and only get a seat if a reservation was cancelled. We checked on OpenTable to find there were plenty of reservations. So booked via the app and turned around and went back in. We were then lead to a spacious seating area and proceeded to have a great evening farewelling a colleague who was leaving the team. Our waiter was friendly, efficient and very knowledgeable. i was able to tell him what I liked and didn't like and he had something made up for me that was delicious. I do think they could make some improvements to their food, particularly some healthier options and a wider range for vegetarians.

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3.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Average rather than the best bar in the world. Had pre-booked but was given a terrible table near the door next to a row of dead plants (ironically) complete with a dirty doll in the plant pot. Atmosphere was ok, if not next to the door. Cocktails were nice but disappointing presentation. Incredible pretentious menu with poor science.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Was treated so well by the staff and given information on all foods and cocktails if there was anything I wasn’t happy with they would take it away and replaced it free of charge it was a fantastic afternoon and would definitely do it again!

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

One of the best cocktail bars in the world, indeed! Don’t forget to visit American Bar at the Savoy Hotel.

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2.0Dined on 27 March 2018

I booked this for my bday drinks and asked for a specific table but it wasnt possible to have it. Apparently even if you book in advance they can't guarantee the space you want to book. The service and staff very friendly. Good drinks.

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

I booked this for my sons birthday and he had an amazing time. Thank you to all the staff
Have re-booked for my wedding anniversary

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Nice ambience . But music could be a little too late

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

There new menu is even better than their previous one. Inventive drinks indeed. Subtle, but colorful interior. Spot on service. HIghly recommendable!

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

The staff were simply amazing, the music was a little loud and the food wasnt what we expected. However the staff attention made up for this.

Great cocktails and i would come back again

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Beautiful decor and attentive hosts. The hotel where Dandelyan is inside, is gorgeous with beautiful scents and helpful, friendly staff everywhere.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

I went for my birthday and it was such a lovely atmosphere to share delicious drinks with friends. Loved everything about it. Definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Very stylish, fantastic drinks.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on 16 February 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 30 January 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Awesome cocktails!

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 12 January 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 3 January 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 30 December 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 27 December 2017

Best cocktail bar in the world!

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5.0Dined on 26 December 2017

Such a beautiful location!
Amazing cocktails.
Loved it

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on 15 December 2017

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

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4.0Dined on 13 December 2017

Good cocktails although rather expensive.

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