Dandelyan at Sea Containers London

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338 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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.
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Supeebe experience. Serveurs au top et à l'écoute

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was incredible. The food,cocktails and service were extraordinary!

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HE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Went to Dandelyan out of curiosity because of its no.1 rank on worlds best 50 bars after having visited others on the same list, we had high expactations. Sad to say we have rarely been this disappointed about a bar as this one. Despite the staff being outstanding in service, flavours didn’t match the description and were... plain and uninspired. Rock music was playing way too loud and gave a an uneasy and non relaxed vibe to the venue’s atmosphere.

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JR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service and world class drinks. The team always make you feel right at home, and their knowledge and recommendations are superb. You won't taste anything like what you get at Dandelyan, and you won't meet a friendlier team. Cheers!

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CP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Drinks were lovely, food was very average Not worth the hype

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JM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cocktails are lovely as always -- glad to be able to visit again before you close.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ottima qualità, dopo tutto è il miglior bar al mondo

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PW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Every cocktail I ordered was either just about palatable or downright unpleasant .

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love the setting and the cocktails and the view but we found the music was too loud.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Went on the back of it being voted best in the world. The drinks were ok but the hostess was rude when we arrived 10 mins early, not uncommon. The waitress was sweet and attentive but the bar was just a bit ordinary.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I asked the waiter to suggest food and drink for my daughter with severe anaphylaxis kiwi allergy & intolerance to citrus. His question- does she have her EpiPen ?
and yes she did. He went on to suggest delicious food and drink for her without fuss or bother. How great. Highly recommended

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious cocktails. Excellent service. Staff were very knowledgeable when helping us chose our cocktails. Thank you

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EJ
London
11 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was so excited to come here as is lauded as best cocktail bar in the world, but it was slightly disappointing; we were seated at tall tables and told we could also be seated at the bar by a snooty hostess (despite the fact I booked ages ago! Seats at the bar are for walk-ins surely); I asked to be moved to two comfy seats but they didn't oblige. The server took ages to come back to us after we had been given the menus, to the point that we were looking around and had to call him. And, sadly, the drinks menu itself was too bizarre; I am a seasoned cocktail drinker (!) but the menu was odd and therefore uninspiring despite how unusual it is. It's basically too pretentious (ingredients include cardboard and concrete...) and the 4 drinks we had were all just "decent" rather than mind-blowing. I think for £13 cocktails I'll be heading elsewhere...

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great bar with great vibes. I’ve had better cocktails, a lot of these are on the sweet side but all round a great experience, especially for a date or treat night with friends

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A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good cocktails and service. However, it doesn’t look that big and nice as on the pics.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Seating varies a lot from bright lights and noisy in a very open sofa area to dim lighting and still quite noisy in a more intimate area for 2. Seating is bookable but I was told couldn't be guaranteed. I had requested the dim small area for 2 and was seated in a brightly lit open plan sofas area, but did get moved later. So it's a nice but but don't go there if you want to have any type of personal conversation or flattering lighting!

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NP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome bar & cocktails- got to point out excellent cocktail knowledge, recommendations and chat with Aidan (Hadyn?). Good job guys look forward to the next concept!

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Simply outstanding, great and kind staff. Awesome cocktails and It s just worth the price the show of cocktail preparation. I strongly reccomend It. Thanks a lot

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing place and cocktails! the service was super professional! nice atmosphere. everything for perfect!

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The cocktails were disappointingly small. Suggest charge a little more. Bar food was good. Service - well we had to work hard to raise a smile. We would go again but not for cocktails

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CC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Quirky drinks, overall cool experience

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JM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just drinking - very decent and creative cocktail list.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and vibe and great view. Good lighting and service is excellent - very friendly waiters. Delicious food from the menu. But drinks are overpriced and the menu is basically nonsense so very difficult to choose a drink or understand what's in a drink

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Fell short of expectations
Waiter was aloof and barely spoke to us, drinks were disappointing. For the top rated bar in the world, it didn’t add up. We heard it’s closing so maybe staff are checked out by now? Not worth the trip/$

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Classic cocktail, poor choice of cocktail and alcool. Oriole cocktail bar is far more interesting.

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TS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good ambiance. Interesting menu of cocktails. Tried 10 of 16. Loved at least 8 of them... Lives up to the hype!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve. Relax, almost perfect. 😍 love this place I can’t wait to go back. (While I’m
Writing this I’m here). I just love the stranger thing cocktail with this spice and delicious flavor !

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic drinks and service. I’ve been once before and would certainly go again!

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SG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Complex, delicious drinks - remember to read the menu booklet about the drinks .
Food excellent - great view of London .

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SN
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated really well by the staff who also gave us good recommendations. A great night.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We only went for cocktails, which were lovely, but we were rather let down by the service who was very attentive at first but hardly showed his face after serving our first drink.

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NL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was so pleased to finally visit this bar as I'd been meaning to for some time. I was pleased by the cool yet elegant lounge bar overlooking the Thames, the unique cocktails and delicious bar food. Looking forward to going back!

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LB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

More open and noisy than I was expecting so not one for intimate drinks, but great, innovative cocktails in a very cool environment.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again, thank you, congratulations, it was such a pleasure to be served so kindly and to have such good cocktails.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Had a person at the front laugh in my face after I told them I had a reservation for one...that wasn’t a good start.

Thankfully my server and the drinks were spectacular.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic cocktails and the waiters were busy but really kind and helpful. Go for drinks with friends or on a first date

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CE
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Drinks were disappointing for the price, all cocktails were fine but lacked kick and complexity. Service was mainly ok but we booked a table for four and were given a table for three with a tiny stool pushed up to the side. Because of the layout it also grew quite noisy. For the reputation I was expecting a high-end cocktail bar but overall was disappointed.

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p
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Went with friends for Christmas drinks. The cocktails were to die for! Amazing views across the river.

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I
London
70 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Worth a visit (before it closes) to enjoy impeccably mixed experimental cocktails. Service was very good and we enjoyed a few snacks along the way. It's a buzzy place, so worth reserving if in a small group. Slightly noisy for round table convivial conversations, and beware the fact it's one of those places where your bill can get surprisingly large surprisingly fast.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Wonderful views and great ambiance. The only thing that let it down a little was the inflexibility of the hostess. She wouldn’t allow our party to move to another area as we were sitting in a draughty area.

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