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Blakes of Dover Restaurant

) #9 of 125 Restaurants in Dover $$ - $$$ , European, British
52 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
+44 1304 202194
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“lemon sole” (5 reviews)
“cottage pie” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
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1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in after a tour of Dover Castle and enjoyed a tasty treat. The Fish and Chips were average to good. The best was the Chicken Hunter which was hearty and filling.

Thank srr1230
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's such a fun place to go for a drink or dine. The only down side is space. It is quite tight for spaces. In the summer they do have use of a garden area. If dining in I suggest eating upstairs.

Thank Rev1959
Reviewed 4 June 2017

For some reason we just did not synch well with this restaurant. The menu seemed appealing, but we kept missing the main food service hours, and then had to make do with whatever we could find on a very limited bar menu that had many...More

Thank 13pickles
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Had a meal here recently, and have to say we left disappointed. Starters were pricey (everything else reasonably priced), and as a result we shared one, brie wedges, which was very average. Cottage pie and lemon sole mains were ok, although chips served with cottage...More

1  Thank simon n
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Simple, tiny store front, leads to a below level authentic British Pub. Wonderful atmosphere, complete with beer selections, full bar, very good food (I had the lamb), true floors, walls, currency from around the world attached to the ceiling beams, and a fun atmosphere. There...More

Thank john o
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Blakes was recommended to me by my Hostel manager, said he thought it was some of the best food in Dover. It is handy to the hostel so I tried it. I had a pint of pretty good beer, but the Cod Filet with veggies...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Wanted a genuine meal of fish and chips while in UK. Found this place was nearby and rated highly. The entry we took was down to the beer cellar. Apparently you are supposed to order and pay at the bar but they did come take...More

Thank Wendy-CakeTurners
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I paid the extra to try the Blake's Steak special: Fillet rump steak served with onions rings, grilled tomato, mushrooms and chips topped with fried egg and marsala sauce. Although this was very nice very tender and a delicious sauce, I didn't see that it...More

Thank LDR-Visions
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

After one hour trying to find a place to eat in Dover, we've found this place. It's more like a local pub but having also a small chicken. Just a right place to enjoy our food and drinks. Nice place. Good food. Chilled drinks. Live...More

Thank Sandu O
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Everything we ordered was superb.. the prawns starter (can't remember the name of the dish)..my partner ordered their Blake's special burger, which he quite enjoyed. I went in for the lemon sole with prawns and it was one of the best I've EVER had. You...More

Thank Rainmaker107
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 202194
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hotel,Bistro also down stairs cellar bar with selection of ales and ciders and a selection of malt whisky's
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