Dandelyan at Mondrian London

4.6
273 reviews
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£25 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Top tags:
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, View, Wine
What 273 People Are Saying
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MO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Extremely poor showing from the bar. Booked for a special occasion at 5pm on a Sunday. Not late at all. Turned up 15 mins early only to be told that under 18s aren’t allowed after 5. This was not shown whilst booking, when they called to confirm the booking or when I called on the day. Completely messed up all the effort I’d went to to make the afternoon special for a relative in from NZ. And the managers response? Sorry! Waste of space

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DW
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is fantastic, staff is really nice, and the most important thing is the cocktail is so amazing, will definitely visit here again

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A
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Didn’t realise it was just a bar and no food booked a table and they will charge you a cancellation fee of £25 to £50 which is ridiculous! Found it cos it was one of the most “instagramable” places in London; no it was not very disappointing and the drinks were very expensive and not very nice

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JS
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Really packed and very very loud so difficult to have a conversation , slow service and really average cocktails that weren’t worth the money, doubt I would ever return

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JR
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

The place is not bad, but definitely not the best bar in the world... cocktails are good. Atmosphere is so boring, you just want to drink and go...

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s
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Superb cocktails, excellent service. Ambience - well you can tell it's a hotel but it is comfortable.

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K
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this place! Been here a few times and I highly recommend booking in advance...the cocktails are so much fun and STRONG. The Bar staff is very knowlegable - looking forward to going back soon.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 2

We unfortunately had a booking in the bar when there was obviously a very large group of mainly men using the bar throughout our visit. We were assigned a good table if the noise level and crowding had been a lot less. In fact the encroachment around our table and the noise level meant we had to leave earlier than intended!

It was a shame also as the attentive waiting staff were over run....usually they perform excellently, but the numbers of people in the bar was just too great!

No rating for food as we did not eat!

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H
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Well, having had a great experience in Rumpus Room upstairs I had high hopes for Dandelyan. I brought a friend on a trip to London which made the experience all the more disappointing. The place was freezing, even with my coat on I remained cold all night. The two cocktails we ordered (negroni and something fizz) where the two worst cocktails I ever had. Overly strong and a mis mash of flavours. The menu is pretentious with ingredients being listed by brand name - ie if you don’t recognise the name you won’t know what spirit it is), service was dreadful, took ages to take the first drinks order and we had to wave manically to order another drink (not a cocktail!), disappointing as it wasn’t busy and they had explained it was table service. Absolutely would not go back
Note - we didn’t have food but had to submit a rating to save review

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

The overall initial impressions were good - wasn't too busy, seated straight away and given menus each, but that was were the positive experience ended.

The drinks ordered were... unusual. I enjoyed mine, but a friend had ordered a cocktail with absynthe that tasted like Celery Juice, and nothing else, we were almost certain it was a Mocktail.

The service to get second drinks took forever and when we did order, the prosecco was of low quality and almost undrinkable. During this wait, we noticed how awful the music was and our vibe was extinguished and we decided to call it a night.

When trying to pay for the bill, it again took forever. Was nice to experience a gorgeous few and clean area, but can't say i shall be back

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KL
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and the drinks were really great. It was a nice touch the waiters filling up glasses of water on your table. Waiters were also very friendly. Great evening.

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

I have been to Dandelyan several times and each time I have sat at the bar. The times I had been, not only are the cocktails incredible, but the service at the bar is equally noteworthy!

Unfortunately this last time I went, I booked a table for two and the service was near non-existent. Most of the seats at the bar were taken, and most tables were also packed. I understand if the place is busy, but literally it took 25 mins to order the first drink, and seemed like servers were tending more to the larger parties than doubles. Each time my guest and I wanted to order a drink, we had to flag someone down, as well as to refill waters. It’s a really cool place and again, cocktails are great. You wait longer for someone to come over and take your order than the actual cocktail.. likely I’ll stay seated at the bar for next time.

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous venue, great view of the Thames. Music not loud but can still hear it. Service is amazing, they knew all about the cocktails & very passionate about it. Bar is great decor. Ordered bar snacks which were lovely.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

I didn’t eat but the drinks and ambience was fantastic

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good buzz, friendly service, knowledgeable and interactive staff. Cocktails pretty cool and the right noise levels to have a conversation.

Make sure you book ahead to guarantee a window seat!

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SP
London
29 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

love this place. Delicious drinks and a nice space.

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M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Mr. Lyan has masterfully crafted exceptional drinks using interesting ingredients (escargot!). The service as always is not pretentious, and every server is well educated in the world of spirits and can make an apt recommendation with one or two simple questions.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktails and staff are outstanding. Waiters Stevie and Ashley are so knowledgable, friendly and entertaining.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had arrive a little bit late but the staff was nice and helpful and gave us a confutable sofa seat far from the entrance just as I request. The bar renewed the menu and was able to enjoy some great cocktails. I was happy that my favorite Koji hard shake was kept on the new menu. One of my guest was on a long business trip and he was very exhausted and could not able to stay long as we intended too. Still he was very impressed with the quality of the cocktails and the service that we received.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, great service, great cocktails. One of my favourite bars in London.

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a
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

£75 for 4 cocktails some fries and overcooked chicken pieces that tasted like supermarket bought rubbish. Cocktails were average at best and decor was very standard. The service was also very poor and overall way over priced for what it is.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome environment. Some of the best drinks I’ve had anywhere in the world!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks in the bar to celebrate the wedding of friends. Staff where amazing and gifted congratulations cakes.
Highly recommend

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VS
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 2

Great drinks and great service. Really enjoyed the fact a hotel bar had good music for a change

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JP
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best cocktails I have ever had and the decor is beautiful. It was perfection.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for drinks

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the afternoon with 4 matched cocktails. The cocktails worked perfectly with the food. interesting to see a variety of cocktails made at the bar and to have lovely views of the river and watch people go by. Well worth a visit.

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MK
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Went here to celebrate an occasion for my partner and I had been looking at this place for a while. Well I can say it’s what it says on the tin regarding the drinks decor setting music ambience service. The staff attentive and well aware of the drinks to recommend. The nibbles however aren’t all that but I had gone there for the cocktails. Only bad point was the security guard at the end of the evening who was a bit brash and rude when asked for the toilet location otherwise great night and will go back again.

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A
London
62 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great cocktails and great service as always. A safe choice for most occasions

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MV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great bar, with good cocktails and vibe. But real standout for me was the superb service. We booked for early evening drinks and ended up spending the whole evening at the Mondrian. All of the staff in Dandelyan and the rest of the hotel are really friendly and helpful.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool place for dates

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Pretty good overall. I didn’t like that the staff does not really know when not to interrupt - I found them quite on the edge of our conversations

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RF
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Some exquisite cocktails on the menu, but bartender was very weak off-menu. Couldn't mix drinkable standard cocktails like an Old Fashioned.

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LJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible and drinks not that interesting - just expensive.
View was good - esp to people watch!

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G
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get pretty and go for afternoon tea. Whether your into tea or coffee, they have it for you. They provide 5 signature cocktails, savory dished and sweets. You leave happy and full. Staff is also very accommodating to dietary restrictions.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I liked the sofas, they were pink.

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LG
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 1service 4ambience 5

A lovely and refreshingly different bar. Lovely interior decor and innovative cocktails. Slightly over eager waiters, taking drinks away a bit too early and not sensing when not to interrupt conversation.

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P
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love you Dandelyan, you made my birthday so so special

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting creative cocktails at the sweeter end of the scale set in a great location. Guest thoroughfare creates atmosphere but verges on a little much at times (particularly on a Saturday night) so request a seat by the window.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, interesting cocktails, great service, uneven bar food. People really dress up to go here.

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