Permanently Closed - Blixen x Latitude 2017

3.7
27 reviews
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£25 and under
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International
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  • Fun
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This restaurant is permanently closed. From London's Old Spitalfield’s Market to Henham Park, Blixen will take their place on the line up once again for Latitude 2017. Offering rotating menus through the day, we would love to welcome you to join us. Expect fresh, modern, clean flavours coupled with the odd bit of indulgence. We will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday Roast, cocktails, wine, and proper coffee.

Credit card details will be taken at time of booking and a £10 / person charge will be made if you fail to join us for your reservation. Please be sure to check in with the reception team. These reservations are for restaurant tables only. The bar area will host open seating and there will be space for walk in diners.
Please note that the maximum group size is 14.

Reservations can be booked and altered here online until TUESDAY JULY 11th at 4pm. Beyond that please come and find us in the field. Blixen is located between the Disco Shed and Kids Area.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International
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Hours of Operation
OPENING HOURS:

Thursday July 13th : 5pm - 3am.
Friday July 14th, Saturday July 15th, Sunday July 16th : 10am - 3am

KITCHEN HOURS:
Brunch 10am - 12.15pm (reservations from 10.30am)
Lunch 12.30pm - 4pm
Dinner 5pm - 9pm
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Phone number
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 2

I chose Blixen as a thank-you and expensive (for me) treat to my fellow campers to end a wonderful weekend at Latitude. Poor choice as it turns out. We were seated at a table where we couldn't get our legs under so were re-seated on the end of other diners (who also had a bad experience when they couldn't get cocktails, and received wrong bill). There were no roasts or vegetarian options left, which is surprising as everyone has to pre-book. My veggie friend settled for a big salad, not very satisfying. No condiments, the other diners couldn't get cocktails. The food that we were left with was superb, I have to say. Sublime desserts. Then we received a bill which included the other diners meals, so returned it. Waited ages for new bill which included full price for veggie option, so I asked for reduction, which was initially refused saying we had had 'extra salad'. Finally resolved by taking off a dessert, which I was happy with, but should have been offered when they couldn't offer any of the food we had initially wanted. For me, this dinner for three was an expensive treat, which was soured by our experience, and awkwardness over the bill. Needless to say, I didn't pay the service charge and won't repeat this experience next year.

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Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great accompaniment to the latitude festival. Perfect setting excellent food. Fantastic service and great drinks. One of the headliners of the weekend for us. Brilliant.

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London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a field in Suffolk! Even without the limitations of being at Latitude Festival this was a great meal. Wonderful to be able to have a civilised meal in between all that Latitude has to offer.

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Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere adding to Latitude experience.

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Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely to sit down. Burger a bit over done but the lamb roast dinner was amazing. Perfect lamb.

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London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I thought the breakfast menu at Latitude was quite limited. Ordered the potatoes and fried egg which was OK but a very small portion and egg was overcooked. Service was excellent.

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JL
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Such a shame! Our group was so looking forward to a sit-down treat for brunch on our last day at Latitude but it didn't live up to expectations. The restaurant & ambience are amazing but portions were tiny and it wasn't all of equal quality - my waffle clearly came out of a packet, for example. £11 for a sugary supermarket waffle & 2 rashers of streaky bacon is rather capitalising on a captive audience, I think. We also had issues with our drinks arriving long after the food was served & when we complained about the service we were told "It's the end of the festival; [the staff] are all hanging out of their a*ses" -what a professional response! We did have our bill lowered as an apology but I'm leaving feedback in the hope that you'll do better next year.

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London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere & attentive staff. We were at Latitude so a good meal was required!

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Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I have to say that after waiting so long to book this and look forward to the weekend at Latitude the actual meals did not live up to expectation. There is little choice of vegetation option which is surprising and the menu is limited too. Overall the service was good but value for money it is not and to be honest you can eat wider and better at the outside caterers for a lot less. We won't recommend or book again.

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London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Blixen at Latitude Festival 2017 made the weekend and my sister's birthday extra special. It was lively, service was friendly and the food was exceptional, especially given the fact it was prepared in a Festival kitchen which must have been tricky. All power to them!

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Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I paid £11 for a plate of tomatoes and a spoonful of mozzarella . It expect to pay more because it was the only restaurant at latitude but was left feeling ripped off . The atmosphere and service improved the experience though .

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London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We dined at Blixin at Latitude and I thought the guy running the restaurant was absolutely first class. Unflappable, unfailingly polite and brilliant at seating large groups who kept changing their plans! Well done.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Disappointing food - the Caesar salad was bitter (unsurprisingly as it was made with rocket!)
The fish cake was not a nice taste the steak was ok - fries were cold - wine was sharp (red)
Saving grace was the lovely staff.
We have been with you for the last three years but I'm afraid not next year. The bill came to. £98 odd and did not represent good value
Sorry guys - we so want to support you but can't.

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Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

It was so nice to sit at Blixen X Latitude, and the espresso martini shot was delicious! I'm told the burgers were tasty, but could have been bigger with some more fillings.

No healthy light bite options that included carbs (deep fried cheesy croquettes weren't selling it to me) so I went with the kids cod goujons and chips, Chips were amazing, goujons were saturated in oil. The mozzarella salad with tomatoes that we shared was tasty so happy with that.

For how much we spent (£142) I expected more from the food, especially when I had Taste of Tibet the next day for £9 and it absolutely blew my tastebuds away and left me unwanting. I even went back to the stand to complement their chef.

Not sure I'd come to Blixen London now, though I'm sure it would be better than this?

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London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great to sit at a table at a festival rather than on the ground. Good fun and the food was OK but really it's about more than the food.

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PJ
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pop up restaurant - a birthday treat for us both. The food was excellent for lunch, great staff and service. Would have appreciated a better selection of beer though - it was just big standard carlsberg nothing special

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome burgers! So good to have a proper restaurant at a festival, very civilised. The kitchen do an amazing job even if they weren't on a slope in a field.

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E
London
57 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

For a field kitchen , very good. The food came quickly and was tasty . Given that the restaurant was the only one in the festival , it was a little bit complacent interns of service .

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Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Bit disappointed as the bread for the Croque Madame was sunblest white sliced bread and the orange juice was carton juice and not fresh especially for the price ! Was expensive for what we got!
Atmosphere was good, service great though

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GE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've long wanted to try Blixen at Latitude Festival but this is the first year I've had the time to do it. Having eaten a lot of festival food, I was prepared to be disappointed as the menu sounded lovely, but ambitious for catering in the middle of a field. How wrong I was. The steak was one of the top three steaks I've ever eaten: while I didn't try cutting it with a spoon, from the way my knife glided through it, I suspect it would have been possible. The piquant accompanying sauce added a balanced kick to the wonderful-quality meat, and the accompanying fries were crisp and delicious, while the salad completed a simple but brilliantly cooked meal.

My partner's fish cake was equally tasty, and of generous enough portions to fill him up all evening, and provide him with lots of energy to work the festival.

We shared a treacle tart. I was initially disappointed as coffee wasn't available - the only speck of dust in an otherwise flawless experience. I had visions of sickly-sweet tart, unbalanced by coffee (I always have coffee with my desserts as I'm not particularly sweet-toothed). However, the chef's skill shone through again, and the tart combined the classic treacle tart texture with a sweet but in no way sickly filling, balanced by rosemary - an interesting combination that worked impressively well.

The staff were smiling and polite throughout, the wine was well-chosen, and the music and light show added extra glamour to a wonderful meal. At £71.55 for two main courses, a dessert and 3 glasses of wine, it wasn't the cheapest meal, but it was great value given the quality of the experience - and a chef this good deserves paying well (as do the decor crew and other staff)!

I spent the weekend telling people to go to Blixen, and will definitely be booking again for next year. Do book in advance as I'm far from the only fan, and you may be disappointed if you don't get in quick (I'm going to be booking for next year as soon as I have my Latitude tickets).

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Blixen @Latitude ....lovely experience , nice food. A little expensive but that's to be expected. Would recommend and would do again next year.

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London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Overpriced and almost inedible food. Wish I hadn't gone.

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London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Blixen at Latitude festival. Been each year, now need to change the menu same each year!

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London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very welcoming & accommodating at the Latitude Festival pop up restaurant & bar.
Had a delicious meal, good wine & cocktails.
Went back later to dance away the night with great DJ/ fab music & more cocktails!

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ED
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good for a nice meal at a table during the festival. Cocktails very good. Wine overpriced at £32 for all types (choice of 5 I think). Not for those on a budget. Food very good.

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Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was well made / cooked tasty. We had burgers. Choice not so great. Wasn't really looking to pay for a meal sit-down burger meal at a festival to eat a burger. No chicken on menu, 2 of 5 options were Burger's, one of the remaining 3 was vegetarianv(fair enough) other choices not really what I was hoping for. Nice servuc and location though.

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Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday meal for my partners 30th

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