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Blakes Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
As featured in Best Food in Bournemouth
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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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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very good food quality and exceptional service from all involved.A very good matre d who made the extra mile worth everything to us.

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Thank 547joann
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not eat at Blakes Restaurant but I did briefly say hello to a friend who was eating there. Whilst talking I observed a very good standard of service generally on offer. When the food arrived I left but the quality of the service was definitely to be recommended.

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Thank deejay100uk
BW-Connaught, General Manager at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your "top class" review deejay - perhaps you will save enough time to join your friend for dinner on their next visit. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Best wishes, Simon Hartwell General Manager More 

soouthampton
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Decided to eat in Blake's after reading the reviews and so glad we did. We had a lovely evening, not rushed at all and the service was excellent as was the food. We had lamb for main and i had triple brownie for dessert which was so nice and the presentation of it all made it even better. The wine... More 

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1 Thank susan b
BW-Connaught, General Manager at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed your meal and service - I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the New Year. Best wishes, Simon Hartwell General Manager More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This restaurant is in Best Western hotel and is well a visit even if you are staying somewhere else. The staff are attentive and friendly and the food is delicious and reasonably priced. I had pork belly duo for my main course and it was very tender with a lovely crispy top. It is served with pork loin which was... More 

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1 Thank Jackie M
BW-Connaught, General Manager at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Simon Hartwell General Manager More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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

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1 Thank Reviewer56666
BW-Connaught, General Manager at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal in Blakes, I hope you commented on this on the night so that we could put it right for you. Thank you for your kind words regarding the service. Best wishes, Simon Hartwell General Manager More 

Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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1 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 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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1 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 15 November 2016

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 7 November 2016

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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Thank 15willow
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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Thank Adrian R
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 

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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$21 - US$43
Cuisine
French, British
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, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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