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Blakes Restaurant

30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
+44 1202 298020
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel,is superb with great staff fab pool & tasty food the chef & staff always there to suit your needs

Thank bugztart
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This restaurant has been consistently good over the years and did not disappoint this time, breakfast was varied and there were several special dishes cooked to order. Very good!

Thank philm803
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We went mid week for dinner and our first impression was that the decor is very dated The staff were friendly and professional The menus well balanced and the food well presented and well cooked Whilst good it’s not great but a lot better than...More

Thank PeteBigge
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Service slow considering only 4 tables dining. Limited menu choice and even then dishes not available Main course good when it came but wished we were dining in the brasserie in the hotel instead !

Thank Lulugym
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner Friday night, it's the first time we visited Blake's restaurant. The food was fairly average considering it has a two rosette rating. Service was slow, look liked the only one running was the materdi. They could play some background music, also...More

Thank mulder100
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Situated inside the Connaught Hotel, we had dinner here on our first night at the hotel. My first worry was there were only 2 other people eating there as well. The menu was limited and the choice was reduced even further by having shellfish with...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

What a great restaurant. Really nice to find a good old fashioned award winning seaside hotel restaurant. The food and service were excellent. The biggest shock came when we were given the bill, unbelievable value for money. A great place to take that special person...More

2  Thank David P
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

For being a double rosette restsurant, the food was disappointing. The herb crusted hake was the best dish on the table. By far the highlight of our evening was our delightful waitress Eleanor who was supremely accommodating, perfectly attentive, and delightfully good-natured.

Thank Sim H
Reviewed 26 July 2017 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

1  Thank simon p
Reviewed 15 July 2017 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
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Lesley B
13 October 2017|
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Response from rockangel | Reviewed this property |
no dress code as such. but due to the ambience smart casual would be suitable attire. no track suits or football tops .
Lesley B
13 October 2017|
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Response from Joanie307 | Reviewed this property |
The describe the dress code at Blakes as being smart casual.
26 August 2017|
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Response from Joanie307 | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer definitely as I'm not a vegetarian but Blakes do very good fish dishes. If you go to the Blakes Restaurant website you'll be able to see what's on the menu and will be able to tell for yourself whether it's... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$49
Dinner, Breakfast
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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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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