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Blakes Restaurant

30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
+44 1202 298020
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab souffle” (5 reviews)
“petit fours” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed in the hotel and almost missed their superb restaurant. Thanks to the rain we stayed in and got to sample a very good dinner. Elegant surroundings, formal attentive service. Good varied menu and varied wine list. Especially good soufflé, steaks and a traditional...More

Thank simon p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always look for decent restaurants whenever we go somewhere new, we do our research on line and book in advance so we don't miss out. We booked and arrived here on a Saturday evening. We dressed up as it was a pre birthday celebration...More

Thank tinytrace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at Blakes Restaurant in Bournemouth have the ability to make their diners feel really welcome as my husband and I are always made to feel special. The menu gives a very good choice of food for all tastes, everything being perfectly cooked and...More

Thank Joanie307
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading many good reviews on this place, i decided to book a table prior to arriving to bournemouth. Safe to say, i had very good expectations! On arrival, we were the first ones in there at 19:30 (fair enough), then only two more couples...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit Excellent food and good service though a bit slow - but worth waiting for - it may be a tad pricey for some though

Thank ericgilltoastmaster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely meal here. The Scotch Hens Egg was a very good starter. The egg was cooked well. Staff were very polite and attentive. The maitre de was very helpful.

Thank jem7195
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Having read previous reviews I had high hopes of a good meal but unfortunately it was all a bit average and not the fine dining I was expecting. It did not help that a fellow diner sat playing with her phone all evening despite signs...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We think that Blakes Restaurant deserves a Michelin Star! Freshly cooked, beautifully presented, tastes delicious this is from two guests who consider themselves foodies !

Thank taylorval
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Booked Blake's for dinner on the bank holiday weekend. I was not at all disappointed. The cheese soufflé was light, the duck and lamb nicely cooked. Had difficulty picking a pudding as they all looked lovely and was thrilled with the mango and coconut and...More

Thank lynne d
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Maitre D and waiting staff all excellent. The Hotel decor on arrival is very swish and modern, not so much the dining room. It is an older-fashioned type of room, so seems as if it needs to come up to the style of the front....More

Thank maximum11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$46
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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