Blixen

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868 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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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T
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

The Chicken was very dry and the waitress got two of out drink orders wrong. Although the ambulansen was great and the staff very nice. The cocktails in the bar was good Aswell.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Try the pulled pork crumpet in the brunch menu. It literally melts in your mouth. Best brunch crumpet I’ve ever had!

MS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting. Service was fast but forgot one of my drinks. The food was very tasty but could have done with some more bread for all of the toppings.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this place. Staff were great, especially with my crying son. Food was delicious as always. And they make a bloody good Bloody Mary.

RK
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Even though we got there 15 mins before the kitchen closed, the staff were very attentive and not angry at us and still put our order through on time which was much appreciated !

b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great service. Would always prefer to sit in the garden area than the booths, so request that if you can. But you can't fault them for anything else!

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Just realizes i wrote a review for the wrong place! Love this place- great food and cool atmosphere.
I'll be back.

SS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was really but service,although very pleasant, was quite slow despite the restaurant not been very busy. That said I have been there previously when it was very busy and there were no issues

KG
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place, service was fantastic and the pulled pork donuts a must!

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been before after work and had a lovely eve so recommended to my partner for a Friday night out with visiting friends from Yorkshire. Shoreditch is rammed on a Friday so it was lovely to be able to find a place nearby where we could relax and catch up and we weren’t rushed. We asked the waitress if we could take our time between courses (as the first time I found things came quickly, but wasn’t as busy) and she was very obliging. So overall a very relaxed and enjoyable evening.l with great food.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t fault it. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. No complaints here. Thankyou :)

I
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High level service from the lady taking care of our table and an enjoyable night all round. Thank you.

T
Berlin
7 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Lovely room, clean and smell free as the kitchen is open to view. Excellent presentation and modest bill.

LB
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great space for brunch. Especially recommend the mackerel.

CG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely pleasant for a brunch with couple of friends. The food was tasty and with interesting combinations. The whole staff was very friendly and professional, allowed us to change table once a nicer one got available and accommodated our issues with the air conditioning.
Absolutely recommended! If possible try to get a table in the conservatory.

J
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pretty dead for a Friday evening in Shoreditch, and despite the reservation hoops to jump through (requiring a credit card at point of reservation, deadline to cancel after which it would have to be done by phone and may incur a charge, confirmation email the evening before). Food was ok - we ate it, but the only thing that anyone raved about were the crackers that came with the hummus. The chocolate mousse was not good (grainy texture, weird sourness to it, milk chocolate instead of dark). We wanted digestifs but it seemed staff only knew about spirits in the context of cocktails. We had a good time because it was a group that hadn’t seen each other in years; the restaurant itself had little to do with it.

P
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very cozy place for a brunch

SK
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service! Highly recommend.

Will definitely be returning!

EK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The interior and food is great, the woman at the door was not. She wasn’t very service minded or friendly - the rest of the staff was fine.

H
London
42 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Blixen was brilliant. The food was excellent. Service was very pleasant and friendly but was a little slow at times, however they were very busy so this is understandable. It is a lovely place to go for brunch with an interesting and inventive menu that ticks all the cooked late breakfast boxes without repeating the well-worn usual brunch meal offerings. Compliments absolutely to the chef who has designed a fresh take on the standard brunch, with the quality of food exceptional. We are already planning our next visit!

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nicely done, thank you. My guests and I enjoyed the lunch.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Belize is fabulous, can’t fault it can’t wait to return 5 stars all the way.

MG
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have been to Blixen in the evening which was quite a nice evening and the food was delicious. I most recently visited for brunch, but it wasn't quite as good on this occasion. I felt the brunch menu was quite limited in comparison to other establishments.

VD
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant but main courses were a little bit disappointing

y
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great location, fantastic service, and very rich food.
If you’re over 5’7 tall do not book in at the bar as the bar stools are tiny and do not allow for a pleasant evening

D
London
22 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, great service only downside was being near a drafts door

R
Bristol
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely surroundings and nice atmosphere. Service was excellent. Slightly let down by attention do detail around the food which was nice but not out of the ordinary.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Good atmosphere, service, and wine. The only thing that missed was the food! It was fine but the dishes which sounded interesting (a little too interesting?) in theory we’re a bit ‘meh’ in practice. In other words: tries too hard and it doesn’t quite work. Still a v nice evening. I won’t go back but would recommend those that do to choose relatively simple sounding dishes- they might actually pack more of a flavour punch.

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my first experience at Blixen and I enjoyed it very much.

AR
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Bahji burger was over cooked and greasy. Was not easy to digest.
Coffee was poor Weak and tasteless
Ambience was very goods - sit in the greenhouse, surrounded by plants.
Paneer salad with lentils and waldorf salad was very good.
Chips were good too.
Overall - ambience great, food moderate to good.
Expensive for what it was - prosecco spritz £9! really!!

W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salted beef with poached eggs was literally amazing! We loved it! Service was great too

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant in the heart of the Spitafield Market, menu with different options. Fresh ingredients and very high quality

AC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Such a confused menu. Flavours were all wrong and it was not enjoyable at all.

NG
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

I was very disappointed in the overall experience at the beginning of the lunch, due to a few things state below.

- We arrived and were sat on one of the sofa tables near the garden area were the AC unit on the ceiling leaked all over my bag and myself
- We were then moved onto another table in the garden area, it wasn't ready as someone was putting up plants from the ceiling which hung above our table
- He then started to drill the ceiling whilst we were having a meeting which of course was a struggle with the noise
- A little after that he came over and watered a plant which was directly over our table without warning us or asking for us to move...

The service of staff and food was great however, I feel that the experiences at the start ruined it.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I liked it and like my food a lot but others didn’t. Service was better than last time and I thought the building was still as pretty. There are good veggie options and some good vegan ones.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant the food was amazing all of our dishes were absolutely lovely. Good cocktails and wine choice will definitely be going back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Blixen for drinks on a couple of occasions and always said we’d love to dine at the restaurant at some point. Eventually we did, and the food didn’t disappoint.

The service was excellent, and you always felt like you were being looked after. The food (brunch menu) was spot on, reinventing the traditional brunch and making it mouthwatering. The cocktails we had with our meals were also delightful and imaginative.

A huge thank you to Blixen and staff for making our stay an enjoyable one. We’ll certainly be returning next we’re in London.

LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely brunch at Blixen, good service, tasty fresh cocktails and good food. I had the Cumberland sausage meal and other half had the salt beef dish. Both were very nice.

K
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant atmosphere for an informal dinner with friends. Food choices suited everyone. Main courses very generous. Nice wine selection.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good stand by place. Solid. Not special. Happy to go again.

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