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“Masterchef quality food for a reasonable price” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blakes Restaurant

Blakes Restaurant
30 West Hill Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
+44 1202 29802
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Ranked #26 of 581 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $53
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Overlooking the garden, this hugely popular double rosette restaurant offers one of the best dining experiences available for visitors to Bournemouth and local residents alike. Offering a wide range of modern cuisine, the menu is inspired by the best of British and French food. Blakes has held its double rosette since 2011 and is very proud to also have been awarded with TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence 2014",With an extensive wine list and an experienced team, led by Maitre d', Nicky Rutigliano, you will be pampered from the moment you arrive.On those balmy summer evenings, why not have a romantic dinner, al-fresco, in the candlelit garden - or during the winter months retire after dinner to the warmth of the open fire in the drawing room.
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Masterchef quality food for a reasonable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We arrived in the hotel for the weekend and I usually avoid the hotel restaurants but it was well reviewed so we gave it a go.

Nick the restaurant manager was excellent and his attention to detail outstanding, as were his front of house team. The bottle of wine was a very reasonable £18.50. The food was excellent from start to finish and please do have all three courses, my wife was full after two courses but i persuaded her and she was very glad that I did. One of the best restaurant meals that I have had in quite some time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you for that very complimentary review EG0rd0n and thank you also for the 5 star review you wrote for the Connaught Hotel - all very much appreciated expecially by Nick and his team in the restaurant.

Best wishes

David F Miller
Managing Director
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Bournemouth
1 review
“Best Restaurant in Bournemouth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I have dined at Blakes Restaurant many times over the last year. We live in Bournemouth and choose Blakes to dine on special occasions because the food and wine and atmosphere are excellent. The Maitre d' Nicky and all his staff are superb and make ever visit special. Our last visit was on Saturday to celebrate my Birthday and the experience was excellent as always.

Elaine and Richard S

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Delighted to read that you enjoyed your birthday celebrations Sunflower. Nicki sends his best wishes and looks forward to seeing you again soon.

Best wishes and thank you for the review.

David F Miller
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“Beautiful restaurant in Bournemouth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Blakes last Sunday evening while we were in Bournemouth for the weekend. We went on the advise I had read on Trip Advisor and we was not disappointed! The service was excellent and the food was beautiful. We both had the rib eye steak for mains and both were cooked to perfection! The food is fantastic and not to expensive for the fine dining you receive. We would highly recommend a visit to Blakes!

Visited April 2013
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
A lovely review Lauren, thank you very much.

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David F Miller
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Fine dining at affordable prices - wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Booked a 3 course dinner as part of our stay at The Connaught. Beautifully presented food and imaginative recipes. The meal was delicious, exceeded our expectations. This sort of food is usually served in restaurants which might be out of some peoples comfort zone. Don't miss this restaurant, you'll feel relaxed, looked after and well and truly wined & dined in style. All staff in the restaurant and hotel are obviously trained to a high standard. Thank you, wish we didn't live a 4 hr drive away lol!

Visited April 2013
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
"Wonderful" - many thanks for the 5 star review Tripmonster. We have just brought in our summer menu and it is already proving to be a great success.

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David F Miller
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“expensive for what it was”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Ok, chose an expensive dish the ribeye steak - nice steak, however, came with about 6 chips a tomato and a bunch of watercress. Very overpriced for what it was !

Visited April 2013
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Hope you enjoyed it Kevin in spite of the price - the steak is one of the best in the market place and the price is pretty much average for a restaurant of this standing in Bournemouth.

Best wishes and thank you for the review

David F Miller
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