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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
30 West Hill Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5PH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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
Reviewed 14 July 2017

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

1  Thank Joanie307
Reviewed 14 July 2017

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 July 2017

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 2 July 2017

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 5 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 !

1  Thank taylorval
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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$ 23 - US$ 47
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
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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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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