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Blakes Restaurant

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30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
+44 1202 298020
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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this restuarant for our last night in Bournemouth. This is the perfect place for a romantic meal or celebration. The interior decor is ornate with a touch of splendor and the seating arrangements intimate. What I liked most was that mobile phones are banned within the restuarant! More places should introduce this policy... The food was outstanding. We were... More 

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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much HappyScotman for your truly "Outstanding" review which was a delight to read. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes David F MIller Managing Director More 

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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great night here, fantastic food and service. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area. Would definitely go back again. Superb!

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Thank myvoice-myopinion
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you again MVMO for your superb review of Blakes and also for the review you wrote about the hotel. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

Nicosia, Cyprus
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we booked a table for seven for dinner, we were treated extremely well, so service above all was impeccable. A big thank you to the Maitre D' and his team for looking after us so well and professionally. Excellent menu, not so many choices that choosing becomes a chore. With seven of us, we ate a variety... More 

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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much Peter for your "Excellent" review which is very much appreciated by one and all. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blakes offered a fantastic breakfast in the morning. There was no rationing when it came to the breakfast buffet and the fried eggs were perfect! Blakes were also Coeliac friendly with gluten free toast, porridge and cereals on offer! The staff remembered me from the day before and came over straight away to ask what option I would like. Very... More 

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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much Ashleigh and Nicole for your review of the early morning experience in Blakes - when the weather is good it's so nice to take breakfast in the garden so I hope you managed to take full advantage. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb menu; good range; beautiful lay out and first class service. the room was decorated beautifully; table ware cutlery etc. was perfect. A delightful experience. Having eaten here did not want to go anywhere else

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Thank Tony L
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

A big thank you from all of us for your "Delightful" review Tony and I hope we see you again soon. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Booked this restaurant after seeing good reviews and was not disappointed. We didn't realise until we got there but they smart/casual attire policy, so when we turned up and my fella was wearing shorts they said he have to change. But when we said can we still have the table in 30 minutes as we walked from a hotel. He... More 

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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the experience Charlie and we thank you very much indeed for your tip top review. Here's to the next time..... Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Must admit did not expect to find such a great restaurant in a Best Western hotel. Visited on the basis of the TA reviews and was not disappointed. Staff were lovely but not overly attentive. Food was very well presented, plentiful and very tasty. Deserves its rating and would definitely recommend.

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Thank avidtraveller57
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed the "surprise" experience Avidtraveller and I hope your future travels bring you back very soon. Many thanks for your "Great" review. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

everything about Blake's makes for a wonderful evening, the food, wine and especially above 5 star service , really like the informal atmosphere. The desserts were the star of the show, as good to look at as they were to eat.

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Thank Kor S
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

And we thank you for your "Stunning" review Kor. Thank you also for writing such a lovely review of your stay in the Connaught Hotel - delighted you all had such a lovely time. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We eat in this restaurant twice on our 4 night stay and found the food excellent and staff very professional.

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Thank Rainham575
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much Rainham and also for the charming review you wrote about the Connaught Hotel. Here's to your next visit... Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

Hexham, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The Connaught Brasserie exceeded all expectations. In an informal atmosphere accompanied by a tasteful jazz saxophonist we experienced fine dining at its best. Difficult to fault any aspect of the service or food, and between the six of us dining we experienced many of the offering s from the menu. The only thing to say is go there, eat well... More 

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Thank Seatroutfisher-1
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Delighted you had such a wonderful experience STF and hopefully we'll see you again very soon - live Jazz every Friday and Saturday evenings. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $46
Cuisine
French, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 298020
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 2016",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.

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