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“Superb dining experience”
Review of Blakes Restaurant

Blakes Restaurant
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Ranked #79 of 800 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $49
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.
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Superb food and service in excellent comfortable and relaxing surroundings.Staff are knowledgeable and attentive but not annoying or over-bearing. Very pleasant experience.

Thank Nogadrol
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2013

Delighted you enjoyed your experience Nogadrol - thank you for the5 Star review and for taking the trouble to write one about the Connaught Hotel at the same time.

Best wishes

David F Miller
Managing Director

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had a lovely meal last Monday evening here at Blakes Restaurant with my husband and mother
The food was delicious and served with a smile
The rib eye steak was very tender served with home made chips
The deserts naughty but nice !!
We could find no faults and will certainly visit again

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Thank diane503738
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2013

Glad you all has such a lovely evening Diane and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best wishes and thank you for your lovely review.

David F Miller
Managing Director

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

I booked a surprise night away for my husband's birthday in December, and pretty much booked the hotel because of the good reviews of the restaurant, and I am thrilled to say it did not disappoint. The food was spectacularly good, although we didn't get off to a great start when we were told that they had run out of at least two main courses and two starters (and we were eating at 7.30) but we both ate steaks, which were without question the best we have ever eaten. The other main courses that we saw delivered to other tables looked similarly impressive. The waiting staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Breakfast the next morning was superb. Shame it isn't a bit closer to home, or I could see us eating there much more regularly. The restaurant decor was a bit classically styled (plus having to meet fire regulations) but it was spotlessly clean and tidy, and had it not been December the outside space would have looked quite inviting. The main hotel reception was having a fairly major refurb when we were there and I think this can only be a good thing for the restaurant too.

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Thank moggyminor
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2013

An "unexpectedly fabulous" review Moggyminor, thank you very much. The garden is absolutely wonderful for al fresco dining on those balmy summer nights - I hope you get a chance to try it out.

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David F Miller
Managing Director

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This restaurant is in the connaught best western hotel, fantastic service and food is utterly incredible!! lovely atmosphere too.

Thank misspinky3000
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2013

Thank you Misspinky for your amzing review.

With best wishes

David F Miller
Managing Director

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

After reading all the other reviews I was drawn to Blakes for dinner on a recent trip to Bournemouth.
From start to finish we were very well looked after by the staff and the food was superb
All in all I recommend Blakes to anyone

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Thank Jeremy G
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2013

Thank you very much JRG for taking the time to write such a nice review.

Best wishes

David F Miller
Managing Director

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