Durrant's Bar
WelcomHotel Chennai

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2500 ₹ 2500 for two
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Today, 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM


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WelcomHotel Chennai, 10, Cathedral Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai
4.0 | 9 Reviews

Insider Tips

  • The bar is named after Charles Durrant, the first wine merchant in Madras Presidency. He partnered with John William Spencer to start, what is now known as Spencers Plaza
  • The walls are full of interesting Raj-era posters and cutouts. Do look around
  • Durrant's retails ITC cigarettes and cigars (under the Armenteros brand) at MRP. You will have to smoke at the pool though

Critic Rating

Amit Speaks Writer & Journalist


With carmine liveries, veneered wood panels and comfortable sofas, Durrant’s Bar has firmly retained its aristocratic gentleman’s bar charm. This is a bar for long conversations over malts or hops. They have a compact selection of classic cocktails as well, which the experienced barmen concoct quite adeptly.

User Reviews of Durrant's Bar , WelcomHotel Chennai

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(4.0) Overall Rating (Based on 9 reviews)

Posted on : 26 May, 2019
Durrants bar

Good service by Durrants bar team and they have good offers in beverage also nice ambience and excellent staff.

Balaji K
Posted on : 03 Jun, 2018
A quiet place to catch up with old friends!

Last night 2 of my old classmates came to town and we had a mini get-together at this bar. We got the table that is feathered in the cover picture and we spent almost 3 hours catching up on old time - we were meeting after almost 44 years - and the place suited the occasion! This is a very old joint. The ambience was nice, our wives were with us and it was a cosy family evening. The drinks were okay, the snacks satisfactory and service adequate. I would have liked to have some draught beer, but then I suppose it is not available anywhere in the city. Afterwards we went to the cafe down the lobby for dinner and we got a 25% discount on the buffet. It was a pleasant evening.

Posted on : 23 Jul, 2016
A unique bar

This place where usually find many old people , an old trendy place i visited this place with my grandpa , he really liked this place ,

Posted on : 18 Jun, 2016
Elegant Bar.

This is one quiet place where you can actually have a conversation over a beer without loud music and noisy tables. A good assortment of spirits, beers and finger food. The bar has old world charm with waiters eager to please you.

Posted on : 29 May, 2016
Quite a Bar

The place was a favorite of many in eighties & nineties. But now with lots of newer & louder options, this Bar is liked by discerning guests for its old world charm. The place is really ideal for one, wanting to have an evening to relax with or a meeting with some one and have effective oral communication, the music being in low decibels. It will be better if the lighting is not bright and closing timings extended at least on weekends.

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About Durrant's Bar , WelcomHotel Chennai

British raj may have fled from the country but it has left behind a distinct mark on everything they have touched. You can easily see the handprint of British era on art, architecture, culture, food and even style. The trend of gentlemen’s bar started with the British officers and later refined by the royal matriarchs who took great pride in creating an exclusive ambience for the high ranking officials to entertain in. Slowly the royal dominance faded too, leaving behind a culture of expensive tastes and sophisticated dining. My Fortune hotel in Gopalapuram, Chennai is a classy place with a refined elegant palate and that elegance extends to its gorgeous bar, ‘Durrant’s Bar’. The bar is named after the first wine merchant in Madras Presidency, Charles Durrant. The space is beautifully designed and is as unique as it can be.

In the world of trendy modern bars, Durrant’s Bar cashes on its uniqueness and exclusivity. It’s distinctly old-fashioned in appearance which is one thing that attracts you instantly. They have modelled the entire bar on a British Raj theme so expect to see beautiful gleaming white veneered wall panels, richly upholstered sofas and old Victorian furniture. Every tiny detail has been looked after to give authenticity to the room. Royal blue Kashmiri carpets and walls mounted with Raj-era paintings are something to admire while waiting on your drinks. You keep expecting a party of distinguished gentlemen in tailcoats waltzing in with cigars between their lips. Durrant’s Bar is a charming place which offers you a glimpse into the era gone by. The place is quite masculine and is ideal spot for your posse to hang out after work. Bring a work associate here to show them the charms of Chennai.

Keeping true to the name, Durrant’s Bar has an impressive wine library that features wines from all over the globe. If you are not much of a wine drinker, there are so many other sorts of booze on the menu too. A stunning selection of single malts, vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whisky, scotch, cognac, beer and brandy finds a place on the menu too. Ask the bartender to whisk you a killer cocktail to lend a happy buzz throughout the evening. Pair your drinks with a round of salty munchies. Durrant’s Bar is unashamedly expensive but somehow you don’t mind the pinch, not after such lovely evening.

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