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Blakes Restaurant

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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a few nights in bournemouth and decided to book Blake's. The reviews seemed promising. Unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. A slice of bread about 4 x 8cms..mmmmm no bread with my duck riullette...a pretty big standard meal. In overly pretentious surroundings with attentive pleasant staff.

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Thank rockangel
Sandhurst, Berkshire
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the restaurant for 8.00pm (The restaurant was open until 10.00pm), so we were totally amazed when we were told the lobster was finished. The best thing about going to the coast is the wonderful fresh fish available. Nobody told us when we booked, that it was necessary to state we wanted lobster, we booked the restaurant over a week... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second year we have visited Bournemouth and we headed straight for Blakes! The food is well presented and absolutely delicious. The head waiter is fantastic and nothing seems too much trouble for him. It has such a nice atmosphere and is a great dining experience. They also make special occasions really special with petit fours and a... More 

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Thank LozKell89
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice meal. Calamari for starter and salmon paupiettes for main course - couldn't manage a dessert as well!

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Thank DorsetDweller
Slough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited to be given a table then had to remind them to give us a menu having been sat down for ages and place our order for main and desert. I did not ask for more drinks with desert as it would have taken too long.

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Thank Ann502010
La Floresta, Spain
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you want more than a delicious food this is your place.Best service in town.They are all the time serving you better than the queen.I love this place , this food , this aambiance.Is more than a restaurant, is a pleasure

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Thank mont2604
Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Celebrating our golden wedding anniversary with family. Had a wonderful memorable time. Excellent Hotel. Good food and service.

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Thank bringwood
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I took my husband out for his 60th birthday so was looking for an extra special place to have a romantic 'first class' dining experience. The service was excellent, the ambience and decor were lovely and they were playing soft beautiful romantic music which was perfect. We did however find the food was variable in standard. The presentation cannot be... More 

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Thank Rebecca O
northamptonshire
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 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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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$ 22 - US$ 45
Cuisine
French, British, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?