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Blakes Hotel Restaurant

33 Roland Gardens | South Kensington, London SW7 3PF, England (Knightsbridge / South Kensington)
0871 3328653
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Price range: $8 - $55
Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Asian fusion
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Knightsbridge / South Kensington
Transit: Blakes, is situated in the quiet residential area of South Kensington. Easily accessible by underground (South Kensington or Gloucester Road).
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.
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English first
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

OK… so this review is a little old…. my husband (then boyfriend) took me here years ago and I still remember the evening like it was yesterday. Fabulous room, very opulent, the service was very attentive. At the time, they gave the lady (diner) a menu without any prices!!! Fantastic food….

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Montreuil-sur-Mer, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

edible, but not very tantilising, and no wine list available to chose a decent glass of wine with my meal.

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Milan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The perfect place for a romantic occasion, in the seductive and stylish setting of the Blakes Hotel. For a full review, check out my review on Travellers' Places: http://travellersplaces.com/chelseas-most-romantic-dining-spot-at-blakes-hotel/

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Came to Blake’s for a hen do (around 10 women) and we were really well accommodated for- service was not too intrusive but very knowledgeable about the menu and super friendly. We had afternoon tea (and Champaign) in the Chinese room. Would definitely recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I had the chance to visit the restaurant of the Blakes hotel. I was very warmly welcome by Andres and Lucas . The atmosphere is very cosy, the food delicious and the cocktail very well crafted.

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London
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Blakes is a really great place - a 5 star boutique hotel in a lovely residential area of London. Really eclectic and cool. The bar is terrific. Lukas, the barman, is superb - very helpful in all respects, and excellent at his job - congratulations to Blakes for hiring him.

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

another great evening at Blakes. arrived late, post-theatre and were met by the charming manager Andres, who looked after us beautifully all evening, along with his just-attentive-enough staff. the ingenious food was artfully presented and delicious--comprehensive menu features mostly European fare sometimes with an Asian twist. my foie-gras tortellini starter was magic. wine list featured some off-the-beaten track choices, with... More

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I book the afternoon tea for me and my friend. We came to the hotel at lunch time on Saturday afternoon and for my surprice the restaurant was completly empty. The food was good but not great. In the end we received a bill with errors. Our champagne was priced £14 instead of £13 as on the menu. There was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Unexpectedly diverse menu with a real Californian twist given the options. Had tuna tartare followed by baked cod and both were exceptional. Bit dark in the dining room and makes you feel tired but was great.

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London
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

What started as drinks in the bar ended up with dinner in the restaurant. I had the souffle to start. My sister ordered some wasabi type prawns and other things on the menu. To be honest, we were a little tipsy and very hungry. I ate everything she had ordered for me. The wine list is pricey and extensive. Unfortunately,... More

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