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Blakes Hotel

  • South Kensington
  • Late Night
  • ££££

A hotel restaurant and bar with an art-deco setting in a black-and-gold colour scheme. Serving up contemporary food and decadent cocktails.


33 Roland Gardens, London, SW7 3PF
+44 (0) 20 7370 6701
Opening Times
Mon-Sun 12.00-00.00
Insider Information
Head downstairs to the Eastern-influenced basement bar for late night cocktails.


  • Time Out

    Time Out Says…

    As original as when Anouska Hempel opened it in 1983 – the scent of oranges and the twittering of a pair of lovebirds fill the dark, oriental lobby – Blakes and its maximalist decor have stood the test of time, a living casebook for interior design students. Downstairs, the Eastern-influenced restaurant caters for a celebrity clientele enticed by the hotel’s discreet, residential location.

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  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph Says…

    The restaurant, which hums with both locals and guests at weekends, channels Art Deco opulence – black panelling, curved gold back-lit mirrors and a marble bar topped with huge palm plants. The party moves downstairs later on to Blakes Below, an opium den-esque club – all moody lighting and Oriental panelling – which hosts parties that might include live piano sets or Seventies nights.

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