Meticulous attention to detail characterises every aspect of the Blakes experience. The Restaurant walls are exotically layered with fans, made from feathers from rare birds from Brazil, while the shadow of Marlene Dietrich pervades the Chinese Room. Here, napkins dressed with ginger and black grosgrain ribbons face each other like soldiers, with a myriad of slipper orchids running along the centre…candles, books in profusion, Chinese Ancestors smiling knowingly down from the walls.
The lunchtime menu features Dim Sums in delicate and spicy combinations as well as classic favourites, exquisitely prepared. An evening meal might commence with the most amazing cocktail - a blend of Ginger, Melon, Sake and Champagne called a 'Cigdum'. This was named after a Turkish friend of Anouska's, who lives in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.
Black Beluga Caviar is served in glass boxes with a beautiful 'B' etched on the top, prelude to a choice of main courses that might include Sea Bass Fillet with Soba Noodles and a Soy and Ginger Broth or Foie Gras des Landes with Quince Chutney and Brioche.
As you enjoy your meal, our gentle and elegant service glides unobtrusively from room to room to give the most judicious attention one could wish for. Yet it is as busy, bustling and bohemian as any Kensington and Chelsea venue.
Discretion; The Rule of the House.
The same policy applies to the restaurant as to the hotel itself. Clients' rendezvous are kept secret and Hempel insists that never disclosing them is a rule of the house. Many celebrities who frequent Blakes know that the staff can be trusted on and at every level.
So why wait to discover the romance and excitement that awaits you at Blakes, the minute you step off the pavements of Kensington and Chelsea and into the front door.
Contact Blakes Hotel for futher details or to make a reservation.
33 Roland Gardens
London SW7 3PF
Tel: 020 7370 6701
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