Blakes is probably the most excitingly fashionable small hotel in the world. It was conceived by Anouska Hempel when the 'couture' hotel did not exist. Timeless and beautiful since its opening in 1978, it plays the balance of Anouska Hempel's theatrical excess and warm hospitality.
Through the doors of this Chelsea hotel in London, is a sensual and esoteric place of unconventional luxury. Blakes is a world within a hotel: it exudes luxury with imagination; fine living with a sense of drama and panache.
Blakes was at the heart of an eating and drinking experience in London, destroying the notion that people who were not guests at a hotel would not, typically, socialize in them - Blakes became a place to be and be seen.
Opened in 2016, the dining room evokes the travelling spirit that Anouska Hempel has always had, a beautiful old fashioned steamer sailing up the Bosphorus. A contemporary and irresistible Mediterranean influenced menu based around the finest and freshest organic ingredients aspired with a wine curation that satisfies with classic heritage and surprises with exciting discovery.