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Blixen Restaurant

4.1
515 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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.
Each evening from 5pm our basement cocktail bar opens to serve a mix of classic cocktails and bar snacks.
There is a private dining room available on request.
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 offers a 20 seat Private Dining Room, available for hire at any time. We can offer set menus or family style dining at lunch or dinner and friendly, personalised service.
Equipped with a large TV screen, it is perfect for all sorts of gatherings, celebrations, as well as business meetings and training sessions.

Blixen also features a quirky cocktail bar which can be hired exclusively. It accommodates up to 40 guests for informal drinks receptions with finger food.

A very special private dining venue is our beautiful conservatory, available for private functions from Mondays to Wednesdays. 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 , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 515 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pascal (London)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Une note maximum pour ce restaurant: extrême qualité des matières premières, excellemment bien cuisinées., justesse des cuisson et des goûts. Ce chef sera étoilé un jour! Pour le moment, le rapport qualité-prix est imbattable à Londres. Le décor du restaurant est agréable, les tables sont bien séparées les unes des autres; seule la carte des vins pourraient être améliorée. Merci pour ce bon moment!

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instafoodie (London)
3.0  Dined on 18 February 2018

This was the third time at Blixen. The food was still delicious, but the presentation of my dish was different, perhaps to hide the portion size, which was noticeably smaller than last time.

It was Sunday brunch so it was busy, but our drinks - a black americano, orange juice and smoothie took 40 minutes to arrive - this was after our food. The service was pleasant but I've marked it down for that ridiculous wait.

Nice ambiance as always but standards definitely seem to have slipped.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

Tasty food in a stylish restaurant. Staff were very attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

We had reserved a table for 8:45 and wasn’t seated until 9:30. People that came in off the street received tables quicker than us.

Generally great food and nice ambience but falls a bit flat when your hungry and it doesn’t seem like a big issue in the eyes of the establishment.

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KairanH (London)
4.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

The food is really so so, chicken is rather tasteless, caesar was too salty, but the apple and rosemary soda is really tasty.

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GQZOC (London)
4.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

Great ambiance and lovely food. Our main meal was a bit delayed but the manager was very thoughtful and quick to fix it.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Great brunch and just a lovely venue. Great veggie options too.

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Ally (London)
3.0  Dined on 9 February 2018

Blixen has a great setting - the covered outside area (which has heaters so you can sit outside in winter) is very cosy and romantic, and the bar area is sleek and sophisticated. The service is great - happy, helpful, professional staff. But the food lets this place down. My friend and I ordered what was described as ‘slow cooked lamb, with rose harissa, butter beans and anchovy’ with a side of mash to share. The dish was disappointing; lamb was pulled pork in texture in a stew liquid, with toasted bread on the side. You couldn’t taste the harissa, and the anchovies were overpowering. The mash side (£4) was barely a portion for one person and felt like a rip off. The sticky toffee pudding was underwhelming - a toffee sponge, with very little sauce. With just one glass of wine it was just under £50 each, which felt very expensive given the food. I’d love to like this place, but the food doesn’t stand up.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

Lovely setting, staff and food.

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OpenTable Diner (Gloucestershire)
4.0  Dined on 20 January 2018

first rate breakfast with good food and service and good value - would happily go back for more

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luce (London)
5.0  Dined on 14 January 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Had brunch at Blixen, the menu wasn't extensive but had some really nice options. Attentive service too

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Iona (London)
2.0  Dined on 13 January 2018

Extremely disappointing visit to Blixen for my partners birthday. Staff were just keen to rush us through, we were told our mains were immediately coming as our starters were taken away. The food was cold and bland and had clearly been on the kitchen pass for the length of our starters. Complained to the restaurant after the meal and have had no response. Not worth visiting!

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Anna (London)
3.0  Dined on 30 December 2017

The starters and sides were very tasty whereas the mains were bit of a disappointment. Nobody in our group liked them very much. Cocktails were very good and desserts ok. Nice atmosphere.

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YasHum (London)
5.0  Dined on 30 December 2017

Friendly staff and great tasting food. The rosemary and apple soda is a must-try! This was my first visit and i will definitely be coming back

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KennethB (London)
3.0  Dined on 28 December 2017

A vibrant atmosphere with colorful decore gives you a summer feel. Menu was limited and seemed more suitable to those seeking brunch. Staff was friendly and helpful but seemed overwhelmed during peak hours, making it difficult to get their attention.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on 20 December 2017

Service was awful, wine was warm and no one changed it for ages after we asked. And they weren't very attentive and it influence our opinion on the whole evening.

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vipKandA (London)
5.0  Dined on 19 December 2017

Great location with great menu, beautifully executed and presented. Friendly efficient service and relaxed atmosphere. Super evening, Thankyou!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on 19 December 2017

Nice place, good service but the food is average and needs improvement.

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Climp (London)
5.0  Dined on 16 December 2017

I have a milk allergy and they were very accommodating. Food was super tasty and good value for money. Beautiful setting.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 16 December 2017

Asked to book the garden. Was given the worst table.

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LadyOram (London)
5.0  Dined on 15 December 2017

Second time eating at Blixen and certainly ticked all the boxes. My friend loved it too and was impressed with the whole package and the service. Thank you and we will be back!

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KellyE1 (London)
2.0  Dined on 14 December 2017

Beautiful space, but that's all it has to recommend it. Our waitress was completely charming. Smiling, helpful, engaged. Really smashing. We didn't see quite enough of her because the senior "floor" staff kept taking jobs out of her hands. The food was really only average - and my meal was really lukewarm when it arrived. I decided not to send it back as by then the other service staff were revealing themselves to be less than acceptably polite and there seemed little point. The hostess at the door, bit snooty. The senior floor staff were awful. No eye contact, literally. No charm, no smile, no effort to remotely make us feel that our custom was even useful to them. Just slap food on the table and "street 'em". Shocking. I've been working in Shoreditch for six months now and been meaning to try Blixen for much of that time - so beautiful as their space looks and their menu reads well, too. But NEVER again. The staff, with the true exception of our waitress, were controlling in utterly the wrong way. We paid our bill an went somewhere else to extend our evening - we had no desire to drink cocktails at their bar and give them more money.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 13 December 2017

Nice restaurant, with a good buzz to it. Service was a little slow. Food was ordinary but nice. Wine was expensive.

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Oyfer (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on 13 December 2017

Disappointed we couldn't sit in the garden even though it was empty

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OpenTable Diner (London)
1.0  Dined on 12 December 2017

Food was appalling - rushed service, no taste to the starter - tasteless confit trout and breathed on gem lettuce, a coppa dish with pickled onions and capers I could have thrown together myself, a salad which was dressed with water and a crab pappardelle dish with no crab and thick, undercooked pappardelle which I sent back to the kitchen.

Style over substance and poorly executed.

Service was saved by the manager Jesus who came over to apologise sincerely for the quality of the food. This was supposed to be a nice treat for my mum and it was very disappointing. The kitchen needs to up its game to match the lovely surroundings and service.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 10 December 2017

Good overall, food was delicious but very slow drinks service which was disappointing.

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Lucooper (London)
5.0  Dined on 6 December 2017

We had a great evening thank you! Service was excellent and it’s set right in the middle of Spitalfields so great location, lovely decor and atmosphere, excellent service and the food was great! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 3 December 2017

Busy Sunday brunch , slow on drink service but gave us the table we pre-requested and allowed us an extra person last min. Food was spot on. Always a good choice for a post -workout brunch with friends!

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OpenTable Diner (Essex)
4.0  Dined on 3 December 2017

Lucus was great however the food has changed and we preferred the previous brunch menu everything was smaller and not as tasty as previously. Also, before we got sourdough toast with our meals this time sourdough bread not toasted? preferred it before the new chef changed the menu!

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OpenTable Diner (Essex)
4.0  Dined on 1 December 2017

Had an excellent meal at Blixen, as a non meat eater I sometimes struggle with mainstream menus, however Blixen had good choices of a very high standard. The service was very good and the restaurant has a good feel with some very different areas.

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