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Blakes Hotel Restaurant

#4,253 of 18,030 Restaurants in London
#4,542 of 19,552 Places to Eat in London
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South Kensington
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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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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 38
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 8
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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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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this place in an instagram account and like the colorful bird cage. Made a reservation for brunch for 3. They welcomed us in the in reception of the hotel and took us 2 floor downstairs which was depressing. When we arrived to the back garden it was nice depressing at all. It was decorated with dry flowers which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We had seven for a Christmas lunch at Blakes. Working from a temporary kitchen, serving in a temporary dining room, these guys are good. Really good. Turkey with all the trimmings, a great wine selection, you can do better. The Front of House Manager, Mickey McGaw, took exceptional care of us during our stay.

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Thank Jim W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have eaten here many times. This is a perfect place. The food is always excellent and the service matches it. Every dish is prepared to perfection. Lovely cocktails too. The bar is one of the best in London.

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Thank steve j
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

My niece booked the horticultural Oasis for celebrations for my nieces up coming wedding, by email, which was confirmed by email by Anna-Lisa. She gave her credit card to confirm booking. My niece received a telephone call 2 hours before, telling her the booking had been moved to 7.00 instead of 6.30, which she had no choice to accept, as... More 

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Thank Pattybobo100
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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2 Thank Alexandra H
Baku, Azerbaijan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank adam-pasha
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank ehtravelabroad
Milan, Italy
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Giorgio B
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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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Thank Timmytomm
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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 - 80
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, British, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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