Blixen

4.4
814 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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  • Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
Blixen is an informal take on the European grand brasseries with a focus on stylish, sharp service and a warm welcoming atmosphere. It has something for everyone - brunch, coffee, lunch, dinner, tea, cocktails. The menu has a modern European focus, with a variety of options to suit all occasions.
BAR III, the new seedy underside to Blixen, in partnership with Three Sheets offers cocktail and bar snacks from Tuesday to Saturday 4pm - 11pm. There is private hire available upon request. Please enquire by email to hello@blixen.co.uk.
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EE
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food and drinks. Service is very good too. This restaurant is a hidden gem. As good as some Michelin restaurants I’ve been too. The food is unique, sumptuous and so beautifully prepared. Couldn’t recommend Blixen more!

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S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I am staying in London with work (which I do regularly) and wanted to go out for a nice dinner so looked through the Michelin website to find a good restaurant and booked Blixen through OpenTable. I wanted to eat at 7.15pm as I had work to finish after dinner. However there were no tables available until 8pm so I booked for 8pm. On arriving at 8, I was told there were no tables for one person and I would have to sit at either the bar or the counter. There was no one at the counter so I sat at the bar, which was not exactly the fine dining experience I was hoping for. I had brought my book and was hoping for a nice 3 course meal in the restaurant, not a quick meal perched on an uncomfortable bar stool at the bar. The food came very quickly and was pleasant enough. The whole experience start to finish took 26 mins! I didn't stick around for a dessert as there were people standing very close to me waiting to go for dinner and people coming and going to the bar and bumping into my chair so it wasn't the relaxing dining experience I was hoping for. The bar staff were very friendly and when I mentioned I had not wanted to sit at the bar he was quite apologetic but unfortunately I was given no other option at reception by the member of staff that greeted me. All in all not the experience I was hoping for at all. If you fancy walking in off the street for a quick bite to eat or want to stay for a drink then the bar would be very suitable. However if you're wanting a relaxing three course meal and have specifically booked a table and waited for a time when a table was supposedly available then I don't think being asked to eat at the bar is at all appropriate. If you're not dining alone and have booked online, I suspect you would get a table but beware if you were hoping to dine alone.

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CV
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food in nice surroundings, we went for Saturday brunch. My friend had the mackerel with eggs and I had the salt beef with eggs, both were beautifully presented and very tasty.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool vibe, nice interior, friendly staff and interesting menu!!

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Bad service and undercooked chicken could be way better and I never complian

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RW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Blixen is a favourite spot for me. They are currently having some work done to the garden / conservatory area. It was a bit noisy but the food & service were as great as ever. Look forward to seeing what they do with the place!

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was really good and the cocktails were great.

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HW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really delicious food. Caters well for vegans too! Pretty diverse menu with nice wines and even better food. Very friendly service too

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ideal for brunch

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S
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue. Food was outstanding. Had the salt beef and the warm banana pudding. Both dishes were excellent. We all enjoyed the meals. Couple of negatives. The booths were a very tight squeeze to get into even though none of us are on the large side. We had the table for 90 mins. Hadn’t realised that we would be chased out after that time.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The only downside were the cocktails. The Bloody Mary in particular was dissapointing

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L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great gem on the edge of Spitalfields; great food, good service and a diverse clientele. Really enjoyed a birthday lunch during the week here for my daughter, great choice of food, not extensive but covered all tastes in my opinion. Salmon dish and the gnocchi were a great shout, everyone agreed that the food was extremely tasty and it drew a very nice mix of customer. Great service topped off a very nice lunch experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very well looked after. Nothing was too much trouble. Delightful staff.

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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was super, Bloody Mary's to die for and delicious brunch.

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HC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening, great staff - I would come back again for sure

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BG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I have been several times and unfortunately this time was very disappointed. My partner and I were given different menus but was quickly sorted out. We asked for some bread and olive oil which never came. The food was good but not enough of it. Lovely plates but small portions.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Blixen were both amazing. It’s a beautiful restaurant, I would definitely recommend!

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L
London
33 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere, great service, delicious food. Would recommend for brunch. Would be good to see more vegan, vegetarian options. Will come again!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wonderful service in a beautiful restaurant - couldn’t have asked for much more!

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DT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Beautiful decor! Would recommend to anyone looking for a delicious breakfast 🍳

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s
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice cosy green space . perfect for weekend brunch

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BD
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times now, always a great menu to choose from and great brunch options that aren't just your average/standard brunch options. Always high-quality ingredients and great presentation. Never skimp on portion size and we always go away full! Staff were friendly and greeted us at the door, seating us quickly. Definitely staying on my 'great places to brunch' list.

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n
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went here last weekend for brunch with a friend and loved it!

We sat inside - which was a relief because although the al fresco area looked lovely, it was to hot in London that day believe it or not! - and it was nice and so cool but also really well decorated and lovely looking.

The service from greeting on arrival to being served and leaving was excellent and everyone who served us and spoke to us was really friendly, polite, efficient and attentive.

We both ordered the french toast and maple syrup and bacon which was delicious. I had a cortado to drink along with a beetroot and carrot juice - really fresh and tasty - and my friend had a cucumber and mint cordial type drink I think. We were also constantly topped up with tap water and drank a lot of it!

I would really recommend Blixen and can’t wait to return.

Thank you for a great experience!

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A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, really cool location and very creative food if somewhat off target sometimes. The starters were the best bit!

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good and our waiter was excellent.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service with very knowledgeable staff and anything they didn't know they took the time to find out for us! Also fantasti decor! Looking forward to our next trip there

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RM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

really interesting food combinations, great service, good wine list

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LC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch at Blixen. Food was excellent. Staff were friendly- we were there for my dad’s birthday and they brought out his dessert with candle and chocolate happy birthday which was lovely. Really relaxed vibe in there- recommend it! It’s great!

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The front manager was just great and accommodated us 45 mins in advance. The waitress was super fun and very sweet. Great overall.

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere and good food. Nice menu including the cocktails. Definitely will go again.

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LN
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the service was lovely. Would highly recommend.

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KZ
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Blixen is a great place to eat! The decor and ambience are stunning and the food is incredible in both taste and presentation. Perfect place for brunch. I will definitely be coming back 🙌🏾

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance, food is always exquisite and service kind and genuine. I go there at least twice a month, if not more !

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n
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great food - paneer wasn't very flavourful, but otherwise excellent

Nice portion sizes - ddn't come out stuffed but also wasnt still hungry after "fancy" food. For 4 people we had 2 apps (the specials), 4 entrees with 2 sides, and 2 desserts. Loved the space, and the menu was really varied.

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E
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and pretty good food. Nice atmosphere, not cheap but overall quite good value and pretty reasonable for London prices!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food , nice environment - the cocktails weren't as nice as expected and highly overpriced - good time spent

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AR
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really wonderful time at Blixen. We were celebrating our anniversary and it was a modern but romantic spot with truly outstanding food and lovely cocktails. I asked to be seated somewhere quiet due to a disability and the staff responded without any fuss, putting us in a very quiet but very pretty spot. Service was attentive and quick without making us feel rushed. I'd definitely go again.

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DG
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional all around!!! I’d return every night if it made sense.

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EA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely hidden little gem of a place. Great food and service!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The food was spectacular and if you get a snack or a starter, the portions are really good to make you feel perfectly fed at the end of the night. We went for a dinner with my mom and a friend of mine and we all enjoyed everything. Some dishes are presented better than others but I don’t think that’s a problem at all. The ambiance was great and our booth was really comfortable. And the best part of it is that the service was amazing. Attentive, quick, helpful and incredibly friendly. We had 2 people wait on us at different times and they were both amazing! I would recommend for all sorts of dining. However, it is slightly on the more expensive side but what do you expect coming to a place like this? Overall, we were very pleased. Thank you!

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