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Blakes Restaurant

30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
+44 1202 298020
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab souffle” (5 reviews)
“petit fours” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
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181 - 190 of 403 reviews

Reviewed April 26, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed our starters of cheese soufles. I followed this with excellent Dover sole. My wife ordered chump lamb - not a wise choice as she doesn't like large lumps of meat. She was warned that it comes pink and was asked...More

Thank Adrian_COLCHESTER
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Many thanks Adrian for you most generous review. Sorry about the lamb, your wife should have sent it back - it's never a problem and both the chef and the maitre d' are always happy to oblige. The pastry chef was delighted you enjoyed his...More

Reviewed April 25, 2014

We went for dinner at Blake's not long ago. We sat down and ordered and what came was amazing ! The food here is really tip top quality and attention to detail and to flavours are spot on. We are going again soon and if...More

Thank Barry P
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2014

And a fine review too Barry, thank you very much indeed. We hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director

Reviewed April 15, 2014

Pre booked for our anniversary and were not disappointed. Not a vast menu, but all tastes are catered for. Decent portions of nicley cooked, piping hot food in a quiet atmoshpere. Good value pleasant restaurant for an intimate occasion.

Thank Paul S
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2014

Delighted you both enjoyed the experience Paul and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director

Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and I ate at Blakes this evening having read the reviews on tripadvisor. We were looking for a fine dining restaurant in Bournemouth as we are only here overnight. It was fantastic in every regard. Don't hesitate to book!

Thank kezza77
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2014

Thank you so much Kezza for your 5 star review. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director

Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Everything here, from service to food, was 5 star! We eat out quite a lot and tend to be a bit critical, but there was genuinely nothing we could fault here. Absolutely unbelievable!

Thank Pink_Bubble1
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2014

Many thanks Pink Bubble for your "Amazing" review. Do come and see us again. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director

Reviewed April 12, 2014

Both my wife and I had huge expections of Blakes having dined here last year. It was difficult to see how the food could exceed the quality of our last meal, somehow the chef managed it! My starter of ham hock croquette, pea puree and...More

Thank tajandmark
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

Delighted to be of service TajandMark and even more so to read that you enjoyed dinner so much. Looking forward to your next visit. Best wishes and thank you for your "Perfect" review David F Miller Managing Director

Reviewed April 9, 2014

Wonderful value, full English breakfasts, nothing was too much trouble by the waiting staff, service good.

Thank Glenis S
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

Many thanks Glenis for all your lovely reviews. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director

Reviewed April 4, 2014

Simple menu -food was well presented and served (staff were friendly and professional). well priced. Great atmosphereMore

Thank busyaccountant
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2014

Always a pleasure to see you John - congratulations on your 48th wedding anniversary and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Many thanks for the review of not only Blakes but also for the one you posted about the Connaught. Best wishes...More

Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was my second visit to enjoy a fine dining experience at a good value for money price. The greeting by the Restaurant Manager, Nick Rutigliano was exceptionally warm and friendly. Our waiter Emanuel Latis who is the Assistant Restaurant Manager was efficient with a...More

Thank JPearceHampshire_UK
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

Thank you very much for the "Wow" review JP, both Nicki and Emanuel were absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed the evening and look forward to welcoming you back. Blakes is the one area in the hotel where we ask guests to refrain from using their...More

Reviewed March 26, 2014

Before visiting area had read Trip Advisor 's excellent reviews about Blakes Restaurant. We visited last night with friends & was not disappointed. The food was excellent - the cheese soufflé definitely lived up to it's reputation! The Maître D Nicky & staff were spot...More

1  Thank finchy20
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

We look forward to your return visit Finchy - delighted you enjoyed the experience and thank you so much for the 5 star review. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$22 - $44
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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
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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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