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Blakes

About Blakes

Probably one of London’s most romantic dining rooms with a justly-deserved reputation for great food. The decor is dark and opulent (designed by owner Lady Weinberg Anouska Hempel) with black walls, lots of distressed leather, bamboo, luxurious cushions and Thai artefacts. Much-frequented by the rich and famous who love the combination of sexy decor, discreet service and great food. What’s cooking? Pomelo spring roll with betel leaf salad. Atkin’s diet chicken breast with a chilil and lime sauce or tortellini des landes foie gras, roast sea scallops with ginger and basil; oriental chicken with a lime risottini; tamarillo sorbet with biscuit and coulis; iced chocolate almond pudding.



Full a la carte

Starter

Wild mushroom soup - £19.75
Jerusalem artichoke soup with black truffle - £23.75
Oak smoked scotch salmon - £16.95
Pomelo spring roll with betel leaf salad - £15.00
Wok fried salt and peppered soft shell crabs - £25.50
Foie gras des Landes with quince chutney and brioche - £31.00
Charred rare Ahi tuna on lotus crisps - £23.50
Roast sea scallops with ginger and basil - £25.50
Orange infused salmon sashimi with pickled ginger - £23.00
Pan fried oysters with a sesame and sweet soy sauce - £24.00
Soufflé suissesse - £25.50
Warm spinach and artichoke salad with pickled ginger - £10.50
Salad of arugola and parmigiano - £9.75
Baby mozzarella, vine tomatoes and basil salad - £10.75
Chicken salad with cashews and nam jim sauce - £15.25

Main Course

Atkins Diet

Miso soup with silken tofu - £13.75
Daikon salad - £21.75
Lime and chilli chicken - £24.50


Charred tuna with miso dijon dressing and green tea noodles - £25.25
Black cod with a miso and ginger sauce - £29.75
Lava seared calf’s liver with meaux and dijon sauces and truffle mash - £29.50
Crispy chicken with a ginger sauce - £27.25
Rack of lamb with rosemary - £28.25
Red chicken gingko nut curry with a lime risottini - £25.75
Gyuniku style beef fillet teriyaki - £29.00
Baked fillet of veal with sansho pepper and cardamom cream - £25.00
Sea bass fillet with soba noodles and a light sweet sake sauce - £27.00
Honey spiced duck with coriander raita - £28.75

Dessert

Caramel soufflé - £18.25
Warm nashi pear filo box with cardamom anglaise - £12.00
Fig, lychee and passion fruit salad - £12.25
Malmesbury berry filo parcel with vanilla ice cream - £12.50
Chinese stem ginger tiramisu - £12.50
Dark chocolate fondant with vanilla and pistachio ice cream - £12.25
Green tea and cognac ice cream - £14.25
Lady Weinberg’s organic apple tarte tatin - £11.25
Gold sake jelly with passion fruit - £14.50
Reblouchon with apricot compôte - £14.00



Additional Information


Address:

33 Roland Gardens, South Kensington, SW7 3PF

Nearest tube:

Gloucester Road

Average Price:

£75 - £100

Opening times:

Daily 12pm - 3pm and 7:30pm - 10pm

Dress Code:

Smart Casual



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