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Blakes Restaurant

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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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northamptonshire
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fab meal, great service and a lovely atmosphere. The scallops were cooked to perfection and my monkfish and prawn curry was gorgeous. Reasonably priced, will visit again next time we are in the area

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Thank elaine b
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here in January for dinner .Wow food is amazing .when you are in area please book in.Lovely setting !

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Thank J999ano
Bedford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quality menu with a great choice and wealth of flavours. A vast array of wines to cater for tastes and budgets. My favourite is the local cheese board accompanied with a ruby port. Attentive staff and always well looked after. We will be back.

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Thank Scott S
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed at the Connaught Hotel for 2 nights. Breakfast was very good, the surroundings were very clean and staff very friendly.

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Thank Ria B
Harrow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicky was the Maitre D and an exceptional job in looking after us The meal we had was as good as it gets a lovely way to finish off our stay and will definitely return

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Thank mickthebookie
Winchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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

Thank you for your review Joan and for your kind comments regarding the team. I am delighted you enjoyed your dining experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Simon Hartwell General Manager Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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