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Blakes Hotel Restaurant

South Kensington
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33 Roland Gardens | South Kensington, London SW7 3PF, England
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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North Haledon, New Jersey
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the stairs to the restaurant scare you away....the Hard Day's Night Hotel...has an elevator for use. Food is incredibly good.

1 Thank Lori V
Dubai, UAE
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I love small intimate settings, so this restaurant was ideal. We had the sashimi platter as a starter followed by black cod, caviar and oddly, cheese souffle...it was perfect. The staff were knowledgeable, courteous and they served with a smile. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

Thank MoyaDubai
BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MoyaDubai, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal and the service provided in our newly opened restaurant. We take great care in sourcing only the very best of ingredients for our dishes, which are carefully prepared by our chefs, I am glad you enjoyed all of them. We hope to welcome... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Book for a group for afternoon tea, received from the restaurant an email with confirmation and menu, but when I arrived (on time as per booking) the "afternoon tea" was not available and we was offered brunch instead! The food and service was good but I booked for afternoon tea and not for a plate of pasta!

Thank Ginit74
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

I took my mum here for cocktails in the garden when they collaborated with Matthew Williamson. We were so shocked how beautiful they had made it. Every little thing had attention to detail. The atmosphere in there garden was serene. It really was like floral heaven! The cocktails were divine and we're very easy to drink so naturally we were... More 

Thank Tiger-Rose T
BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tiger-Rose T, Thank you for your lovely review following you visit to our beautiful courtyard. I am pleased to hear you loved the fabulous design Matthew Williamson and Rebecca Louise Law. Currently we have a new floral design in our birdcage, ever so beautiful and refreshing, bringing the sunshine to our courtyard once again. All I can say at... More 

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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 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 

Thank Hülya A
Atlanta, Georgia
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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.

Thank Jim W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank steve j
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

2 Thank Pattybobo100
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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 

2 Thank Alexandra H
Baku, Azerbaijan
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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 

1 Thank adam-pasha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $131
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: 442073706701
  • This restaurant is at Blakes Hotel
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.

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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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