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Blixen Restaurant

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562 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 10.30am - 11pm

Saturday: 10am - 11pm

Sunday: 10am - 6pm
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Phone number
020 7101 0093
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
Blixen features a quirky cocktail venue BAR III which can be hired exclusively on request. It accommodates up to 80 guests for informal drinks receptions with finger food.

A very special private dining venue is our beautiful conservatory, available for private daytime functions from Monday to Friday and for evening events from Monday to Wednesday. With a maximum capacity of 40 seated and 50 standing,
its extraordinary ambience will ensure a memorable event, no matter whether you are celebrating with your friends and family or invite your colleagues and clients for a drink.
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Public Transit
Nearest stations are:
Liverpool Street Station - Mainline rail, Central line, Circle line, Hammersmith and CIty line, Metropolitan line. 8 minutes walk.
Shoreditch High Street Station - London Overground. 7 minutes walk.
Direct buses to London Bridge, Waterloo and Kings Cross St Pancras.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 562 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.4
ambience
3.7
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic menu - really recommend the pork crumpets. Will be back

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

These were the worst burgers I have ever had in my life. The meat is chargrilled (borderline burnt) and it really ruined our lunch.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always this place just keeps getting better and better with every visit, it was excellent the first time I visited and now it’s amazing, being seated in the conservatory area is a must, it’s like Kew Gardens palm house with a bonus restaurant inside. Friendly and happy staff, great floor manager, cocktails to die for and the food is out of this work, chefs current new menus are really some of the best in London currently. A great combination all round, the new outside seating area is ready for the sunny London days and long summer evenings. Cannot wait to visit again.

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4.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Lovely vibe in the conservatory. Tasty food, great gin

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1.0Dined on 10 June 2018

We actually ended up cancelling our booking on arrival as the menu had changed since our last visit. The reason we chose Blixen is because we adored their pancakes and gin cocktails. But the pancakes have been taken off of the menu by the new chef, which is devastating and meant that there was nothing on the menu that either of us wanted to eat. PLEASE BRING THE PANCAKES BACK!

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3.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Nice food but the drinks service was incredibly slow, they also charged for food we didn’t order, but rectified it when we queried it.

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4.0Dined on 5 June 2018

We had lunch at Blixen during a busy workday and it was a real oasis of calm. All the dishes were light and full of flavour, particularly liked the cured salmon. Didn't sample the wine list because lunchtime, but i'm definitely going back to try it. Really tasty, and a great location between Liverpool St and Shoreditch, in Spitalfields Market.

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5.0Dined on 4 June 2018

We had an amazing dinner at Blixen. The location is super cozy and the food was great. Great wine list.

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Recommend lunch in garden, friendly staff, great location, situated next to market and cool east London

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4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Lovely. Just the cocktails were tacky. Brilliant in every other aspect though.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Perfect brunch in the garden area!

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Simply the best!

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3.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Very disappointed that there is no option to book in the garden. Food is good. Service is good.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Very nice brunch, lovely buzzy atmosphere, efficient staff (maybe a bit too much-they’re keen to turn the table I think). Would recommend and come back.

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3.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Lovely ambience and comfortable seating although my five month pregnant daughter might struggle with the booth seating! More plain food options would be welcome too.

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Amazing food great service stunning environment

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1.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Used to go to this place almost every week and it was incredible. We went a few months ago and had. A bad experience so stopped going, we thought we would try it again this weekend and once again terrible service, pre-prepared food. I won’t be giving it another chance.

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4.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Good lively restaurant, buzzy atmophere. Good food, service could have been better but overall a lovely evening.

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4.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Return visit to Blixen did not disappoint. Good food range and wine list, service was fine too.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Lovely lunch, I had the trout and avocado, my colleague the risotto, both delicious. Nice unpretentious lunch venu, will definitely come again.

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2.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Staff were rather unfriendly and miserable. Ordered two juices and the glasses came so full of ice there was barely a couple of mouthfuls of juice.

Food came before juice which was disappointing and whilst the quality was reasonable, the price was pretty high for what you actually got.

Disappointing overall.

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3.0Dined on 9 April 2018

Nice drinks and decor but very poor food, tasteless salad that was £14

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2.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Great atmosphere and lovely setting. Awful service , rude staff .

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Friendly and helpful staff, but my order got mixed up so I ate after my friends had started, the server was very apologetic and told me I could have it half price, when the bill came it wasn’t half price and a £10 service charge was added. Disappointing BUT other than this we all had a great time and the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Been here twice now and received great service from the staff. Very nice design inside and comfortable. Food is really good and well priced.

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3.0Dined on 30 March 2018

My girlfriend and I went to Blixten to celebrate my birthday. The brunch menu was really appealing but unfortunately we did not like 100% our dishes. The cider and the pancakes were awesome though! The thing that we liked the most was the environment and what we liked the less was the service. Our waitress was unpolite and unfriendly, furthermore she forgot our pancakes and we waited for more than 30 minutes.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Great dining experience for a 21st birthday brunch. Blixen staff made such a lovely effort with the cake we bought with us. Thank you so much for a friendly, warm and unique dining experience.

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Came here for brunch on a Saturday and were seated in the outdoor area. Really liked the outdoor design and was a good atmosphere for brunch and a few cocktails. I ordered the trout, poached eggs on rye bread. The portion size was good and I enjoyed the dish. I was disappointed to see no salmon dishes on the menu. Also would have liked to see some standard lagers on the menu such as Peroni, Estrella. Overall, had a good time and would come back.

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4.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Great vibe, well- executed and absolutely delicious food with attentive service . I can highly recommend the Jerusalem artichoke risotto- outstanding!

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3.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Great location, especially in the indoor garden. Food is just average, not to remember. Coffee not worth it. Service seems inexperienced but kind. I’ll try again for a drink, since the ambience is really amazing.

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3.0Dined on 18 March 2018

I like this restaurant but the last few times I've visited there have been issues with service. Both times we were made to wait 15mins to be seated even though we had booked. Once seated service is good and the food is very nice.

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4.0Dined on 18 March 2018

We have spend a cozy Sunday Brunch at Blixen and fell in love with the beautiful interior, the amazing food and happy atmosphere of the place. I would highly recommend it!

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4.0Dined on 18 March 2018

The food was great but the service terrible: the waiter was rude to us, and this is inacceptable. Too bad for the restaurant because despite the good food, good place, good price, we will recommend our friends to avoid it.

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

I went for a lunch with friends and I really love the atmosphere and the food. All the people working in, are all really good and professional.
I really recommend the part of the restaurant called the Garden.

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

Very lovely setting and great food

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2.0Dined on 11 March 2018

It was chaotic. We waited 45 minutes from ordering to be told that all 4 of us could not have the dishes we had ordered as they had run out of a main ingredient. While we chose something else, I ordered some dips for the table. They arrived with the revised main courses. The only thing that saved the restaurant, and our experience, was how pleasant the staff were as they struggled to cope.

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3.0Dined on 11 March 2018

The servant wanted us to leave when we just finished our meal.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Excellent as always!

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Very good Shoreditch bistro. Excellent welcome by Sam the host who found us a great booth. Waiting staff were efficient and at tentative but not over so. Food looked and tasted great. Good lively ambience.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Great food, great staff and great atmosphere!
Definitely will be back soon!

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