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“Just gets better and better”
Review of Blakes Restaurant

Blakes Restaurant
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Ranked #78 of 800 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$49
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The food and service just get better and better. On a recent visit with my wife we were treated to a faboulos meal and the service front of house was impecable. The decor and the ambiance is 2nd to none in the Bournemouth area and the food is of the highest quality. I would recommend this restaurant to everybody and do so quite frequently. Looking forward to coming back again sometime in the near future.

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Thank iron0710
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Our thanks Iron for yet another superb 5 star review - very much appreciated. Hope you like the newly designed drawing room, reception and bars!! If we can get some decent weather the garden is such a lovely place for dinner on a balmy, Summer's evening.

Best wishes and thanks again

David F Miller
Managing Director

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

This restaurant in the Connaught Hotel was a little hidden gem. The food was all beautifully cooked and presented on lovely crockery. The dining room is really well furnished and laid out. The staff were very helpful and friendly and my mother and I had a really enjoyable meal.

Thank Marcia L
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Many thanks Marcia for your lovely review and we were delighted you both had such an enjoyable evening.

Best wishes

David F Miller
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Went with my pregnant wife. The starters where ok, but the fish main was far too strong almost sickly. My steak was ok but not anything special. The puddings were reasonable although on the large size.

Thank Angus M
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Many thanks for the review Angus - we have since been in touch regarding the sea bass and although this is the first complaint about it I have asked our chef to review the sauce which will be done later today.

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David F Miller
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Offering good quality food in a nice atmosphere, this is probably the jewel in Bournemouth's crown. A three course meal plus wine came in at around £37 per head; exceptional value for money. My only quibble is slight heavy handedness with the salt in the starter and mains, but overall the food was excellent and I'd very happily eat here again.

Thank digmeout
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Thank you for your lovely review, Digmeout - I would like to pass your comments on to our chef so if you have a moment please let me know what you had to eat that night.

Hope to see you again soon.

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David F Miller
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

The food was superb and you felt treated like royalty. The head chef Ben cooks fantastic food including melt in your mouth steak Yumm. Could not fault anything about it ALL Staff there were so customer focused it was wonderful evening.

Thank Michelle W
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David1007, Owner at Blakes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Thank you for your "Amazing" review of Blakes Michelle - Ben and Nicky were thrilled to read your delightful comments. Hopefully, next time, you will combine a stay in the hotel with another visit to Blakes and perhaps you might even like to treat yourselves to a treatment in the Bluewater Spa.

Best wishes

David F Miller
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