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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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18:30 - 21:00
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service excellent but food was average. Land dish ordered was very tough and vegetables were hardly cooked

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here for 4 nights and enjoyed every meal. The presentation of food was fantastic. Good food cooked as we liked it and served by excellent staff. We thought we might try other restaurants but found after our first meal we wanted to enjoy all the menu.

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Thank Michael S
BW-Connaught, General Manager at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us throughout your stay Michael and for your comments regarding the food and staff. We look forward to your next visit, hopefully we will be able to tempt you to dine with us again. Best wishes Simon Hartwell General Manager More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here first night of our stay at The Connaught. The food was beautifully cooked with good ingredients. I had the Calves Liver dish, which was superb, but my husband had the salmon, which was lovely, but was just too small a portion for him. Lovely puddings, very good service, that struck a good balance between attention and efficiency.

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Thank Chris W
BW-Connaught, General Manager at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a "wonderful" review Chris, delighted you enjoyed the food and service and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Simon Hartwell General Manager More 

Wickford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was totally surprised at this " Hotel Restaurant " ate here whilst staying in the ajoining hotel. Food was Devine service great wine very good. Was my sisters birthday and they made a lovely evening for her .

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Thank Charmayne J
BW-Connaught, General Manager at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review Charmayne, delighted we managed to surprise you in such a possitive way, especially as it was your sisters birthday. Thank you for choosing to celebrate in Blakes. Best wishes Simon Hartwell General Manager More 

East Yorkshire
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in the summer for Dinner. Lovely rekaxed atmosphere and good speedy service. Was with friends who all enjoyed there meals, decent price and not rushed.

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BW-Connaught, General Manager at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review Willow - I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Blakes for another meal soon. Best wishes Simon Hartwell General Manager More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Visited as a party of eleven to celebrate a birthday. Atmosphere was nice and food was largely excellent. However, they were poorly provisioned, for which we could see little excuse at eight o'clock on a Saturday night. There were only two vegetarian starters and two vegetarian main courses on the menu to begin with, and they'd run out of one... More 

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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Huge apologies on behalf of the entire team Adrian, not like us at all but I'm sure we'll do better next time. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

Wantage, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a couple of great meals here with my partner over a weekend. The food was absolutely superb and the service was excellent.

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Thank Paul T
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Good news indeed Paul and thank you very much for the 5 star review. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Six of us booked a table for my husband's birthday treat. Five ordered the souffle starter and said it was the best ever. Various main courses ordered .... all were delicious. Just a couple of deserts but again, delicious. We hadn't said it was a birthday dinner but the staff picked up on it and my husband was presented with... More 

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Thank JudyH47
David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

What a fabulous review to accompany a fabulous evening. It's always good to know that these special days are such a great success, thank you. Here's to the next one... Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

Tarporley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great to experience excellent food which concentrated on quality and flavour. Some interesting combinations that really worked. Starters, mains and desserts all excellent. Fish dishes particularly good. Only wished we lived closer so could visit more often.

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

So do we Alan but hopefully you can combine dinner with a stay again in the very near future. Many thanks indeed for your wonderful review. Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Part of the Connaught Hotel, this restaurant has a traditional feel with clean white table cloths and napkins. We were celebrating a family birthday and the staff made such a fuss of my Mother (who's birthday it was) and made it a very special evening. The food was good - I went for the monkfish and king prawn curry. The... More 

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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much Gill for your lovely review and we were all delighted your mother had such a wonderful birthday celebration. Until the next time......... Best wishes David F Miller Managing Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$44
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 21:00
Monday
18:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 21:00
Thursday
18:30 - 21:00
Friday
18:30 - 21:00
Saturday
18:30 - 21:00
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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