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“Breakfast at Blakes”
Review of Blakes Restaurant

Blakes Restaurant
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Ranked #52 of 764 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $45
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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 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.
Hampshire, UK
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Breakfast at Blakes”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

The buffet selection was excellent with continental and full English options. The hot food was hot and freshly prepared. The restaurant was very clean and welcoming. The staff had smiles ...first thing in the morning and greeted all guests with a warm and friendly welcome. The service was pitched right not intrusive but the staff are there to check for satisfaction. Will be back ...can't wait JPearce

Visited May 2012
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Thank JPearceHampshire_UK
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review, June 9, 2012
Not quite "Breakfast at Tiffany's" but close!!! Thank you JP.

Best wishes

David F Miller
Managing Director
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London
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Terrific food at a reasonable price”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

Having had a disappointing meal in our hotel the previous night I was desperate to find something better nearby. What a find - meal for 4, fabulous food, good wine, terrific service - £120. The same meal in London would easily been double.

Visited June 2012
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
"Terrific" review Geoffrey, thank you - it's all about giving value for money and backing it up with a great level of service and I'm proud to say that our Maitre d' manages that extremely well!!

Best wishes

David F Miller
Managing Director
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food, great service”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

Food was interesting and enjoyable. Service was great

Visited May 2012
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review, June 3, 2012
Thank you Chris, very much appreciated.

Best wishes

David F Miller
Managing Director
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Quality and charm”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Support the many good reviews of this restaurant within the Connaught Hotel. The Maitre'd is excellent just the right balance of professional friendliness with expert advice and attention.
The food is not for those who like large portions but the quality is quite filling and attractively presented.
I found the surroundings very comfortable, light background music mixed with polite conversations although my wife said it felt a bit "gentleman's club" (how would she know that?)

The evening with 2 courses, sorbet refresher and a shared creme broulee plus a reasonable bottle of red came to £85 including service. Not bad.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank middlechiner
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review, June 2, 2012
Dear MCB

Thank you very much for your very thoughtful and considered review - Nicki, our maitre d' was delighted to be mentioned. You clearly enjoy good food, good service and good surroundings - thank you for choosing Blakes and we all look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best wishes

David F Miller
Managing Director
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Birmingham
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Five star at three star prices”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

We found this hotel on this web site and it very much deserves the number one place.
We didn't book (Monday night) and got a table. We chose to sit outside and found the courtyard area pleasant.
The service was great, friendly staff. The food was home cooked and tasted great. The food was different, flavourful and well presented.
Would definitely return.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Nick P
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review, June 2, 2012
Dear Nick P

A "Five Star" review, thank you very much!! Summer is on the way now (finally) and that's when the garden really comes into its own - it's a wonderful, very private setting and dining al fresco on a balmy night is truly unbeatable.

Best wishes and thank you again

David F Miller
Managing Director
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