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Blakes Hotel Restaurant

#2,331 of 17,153 Restaurants in London
#2,490 of 18,033 Places to Eat in London
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South Kensington
Mediterranean, European, Asian fusion
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33 Roland Gardens | South Kensington, London SW7 3PF, England
Blakes, is situated in the quiet residential area of South Kensington. Easily accessible by underground (South Kensington or Gloucester Road).
+44 20 7370 6701
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Probably one of London's most romantic dining rooms with a justly-deserved...
Probably one of London's most romantic dining rooms with a justly-deserved reputation for great food. The decor is dark and opulent (designed by owner Lady Weinberg Anouska Hempel) with black walls, lots of distressed leather, bamboo, luxurious cushions and Thai artifacts. Much-frequented by the rich and famous who love the combination of sexy decor, discreet service and great food. What's cooking? Pomelo spring roll with betel leaf salad. Atkin's diet chicken breast with a chili and lime sauce or tortellini des landes foie gras, roast sea scallops with ginger and basil; oriental chicken with a lime risottini; tamarillo sorbet with biscuit and coulis; iced chocolate almond pudding.
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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely afternoon tea in a private birdcage.

I had an afternoon tea with my friends at Blakes Hotel. We booked a private glass room shaped like a birdcage. It was such a wonderful atmosphere. Staff was so nice & the service was great. Highly recommend for high tea lover.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Afternoon tea was served in the beautiful Chinese Room, but I think there is also the option for the Japanese Garden on a sunnier day! Although it was a lovely setting and the food served was high quality, the portions served were extremely small for what you'd expect for an afternoon tea in London. They advertise on the menu 5... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I stayed at Blakes some years ago and was, I'm sorry to say, not impressed. I was invited to afternoon tea there by a friend (there were 11 of us in total) and I thought I'd give it another try. I have not changed my opinion. The 'scones' were not proper scones (more like little buns) and there were no... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My favourite place - so friendly staff, great grappa!!!! The terrace is relaxed and the bar is trendy with good nibbles.

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Milan, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Voved the Food and the workers. They are always ready to assist You, but without nag You.... It's very romantic and it seems like You are in soem other place.... the restaurant and the hotel.....Magic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I had an afternoon tea with my friends at Blakes Hotel. We booked a private glass room shaped like a birdcage. It was such a wonderful atmosphere. Staff was so nice & the service was great. Highly recommend for high tea lover.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The second best presented Foie Gras in the world that I have tasted #=1st The x Casabalam Barbados #=1st Gordon Ramsey Restaraunt

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Loved the food at Blakes' perfect for a romantic evening! The black cod is delicious! I would also recommend for a dinner before going out, not for a loud group but a sophisticated kind of dinner. The bar is very small but it's cosy and feels quite exclusive.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I don't think I have anything to fault with this restaurant; the staff were so lovely and cheerful, the atmosphere was lovely and intimate, and the food was out of this world. I don't usually order a lot of seafood, but I found myself trying loads of new things, to which I'm so glad I did. I will definitely be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Classy understated and unobtrusive service of a beautiful meal with my beloved made this a birthday meal to cherish. Breakfast the next morning was slow and leisurely. To quote Mr Schwarzenegger, "I'll be back".

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Hettange-Grande, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband, our daughter and myself went for a New Year's Eve dinner at this intimate, very romantic and very elegant restuarant. Being New Year's Even I was not expecting the food to be good but not of such excellent level (thank you to the cooks). My canadian lobster was divine and my husbands white truffle risotto even more so.... More 

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BlakesHotel, Manager at Blakes Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Louiselle S, Thank you for taking time to review your dining experience with us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us and we were able to exceed your expectations. Thank you for highlighting the excellent service provided by our team and the entertainment of the last night of 2014, we constantly look at ways of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Roland Gardens | South Kensington, London SW7 3PF, England
  • Public Transportation: Blakes, is situated in the quiet residential area of South Kensington. Easily accessible by underground (South Kensington or Gloucester Road).
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighborhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7370 6701

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 84
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Probably one of London's most romantic dining rooms with a justly-deserved reputation for great food. The decor is dark and opulent (designed by owner Lady Weinberg Anouska Hempel) with black walls, lots of distressed leather, bamboo, luxurious cushions and Thai artifacts. Much-frequented by the rich and famous who love the combination of sexy decor, discreet service and great food. What's cooking? Pomelo spring roll with betel leaf salad. Atkin's diet chicken breast with a chili and lime sauce or tortellini des landes foie gras, roast sea scallops with ginger and basil; oriental chicken with a lime risottini; tamarillo sorbet with biscuit and coulis; iced chocolate almond pudding.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Kensington

Neighborhood Profile
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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