Dandelyan at Sea Containers London

4.6
322 reviews
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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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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 January 12, 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 January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Quirky drinks, overall cool experience

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

Just drinking - very decent and creative cocktail list.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 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
1 review
Dined on January 4, 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 January 2, 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 December 31, 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 December 28, 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 December 26, 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 December 23, 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
1 review
Dined on December 21, 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
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 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 December 14, 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 December 14, 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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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 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
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 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 December 10, 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 December 8, 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 December 6, 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 December 1, 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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AA
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing hand crafted cocktails, the staff know all about them and are more than happy to help you choose, explaining everything that goes in. The atmosphere is perfectly balanced with nice chilled music, the volume allows you to cancel out the music or the talking, to focus on either one. The interior matches the setting and makes the visit even more pleasant. In addition to the view of South Bank. Would definitely recommend.

(Did not try food any, but the appetizers were good)

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IS
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always excellent, Dandelyan provides delicious drinks, a good and buzzy ambience and a wonderful evening. Everyone is very helpful drinks advice and we all had a really good time.

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bar is absolutely beautiful! Service was helpful and paid amazing attention to detail. The vibe inside is more relaxed than people might expect. Highly recommended to anyone willing to have amazing cocktails! Will be visiting again for sure!

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Still a very classy bar. I preferred the previous cocktail menu, but the new cocktails were fascinating and unique all the same.
We’ve been told that the bar is to close down to make way for something different, and we can’t wait to return and see what changes will be made!

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w
Atlanta
170 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Totally worth going before they close. The cocktails were excellent, service is excellent and the view is the best part of the experience. For no reason we had to move tables and had this happened in the us the establishment would have comped a dessert or a round of drinks but this did not happen. While the drinks are super tasty it’s pretty expensive (13-14 British pounds per drink) so enjoy the view, sit near the window of you can and go before they close in the next few months

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food- recommend apple pecan pie
Patient service- the lady was nice

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the #1 cocktail bar in the World. Superb cocktail and wonderful location

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time at Dandelyon - we went for cocktails for my boyfriend’s birthday on Sunday evening and everything was just wonderful! Our waiter was knowledgable and friendly and was keen to help when we had questions. He was also very attentive and kept our water topped up and was on hand to order more drinks when we wanted. The drinks themselves were fantastic! Innovative, inventive, and fun! It was a good job our waiter knew what he was talking about though as some of the ingredients we were at a loss at, we had to have a bit of an explanation, but it was certainly worth it - delicious! They also gave my boyfriend a lovely cake with ‘happy birthday’ and a candle which was a nice touch! Lovely atmosphere, great drinks, friendly staff, what more could you want?

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

Fabulous creative cocktails,beautiful decor. wow!!

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waitress ignored us for >30 mins, had to wave down servers to get bill. Seats so far from each other you couldn’t have a conversation. Terrible.

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LO
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best cocktail bars in London, or even the worlds. The cocktails are exquisite, very original and simply delicious. Staff is very attentive.

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e
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a reason this place is #1. Top quality drinks, a lot of work goes behind the simplest things that one wouldn't even notice unless "tuned" into these things

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KM
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got spoiled by waiter when she realised it was out 1st wedding anniversary

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M
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday celebration and we very much enjoyed the drinks and dessert!

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RS
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service! Waitstaff and bartenders were very knowledgeable and we especially liked the secret cellar menu cocktails. The place had a great vibe to it. Definitely a good place to meet up with friends and have a few awesome cocktails with a view.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A wonderful bar , dramatic view, service and nice place !!

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