Blakes

Killenard, Portarlington, Co Laois, Ireland, Co Laois
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Afternoon Tea Monday - Sunday 1pm or 3pm
Dinner Monday - Sunday 6.00pm - 9.30pm

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Blakes

The main dining areas at The Heritage are Blake's, open 7 days a week and Seven open daily with food served up to 9pm each day, and The Galleria where Afternoon Tea is served daily.

Afternoon Tea takes place daily and can be booked at 1pm or 3pm for €32.00 per person. Booking in advance is essential, to make a booking please call +353 57 864 5500 View our sample Afternoon Tea menu here

For some of our guests, it’s relaxing over afternoon tea in the delightful Lounge, for others, it’s sipping a favourite cocktail in Seven or enjoying an exquisite dining experience in our award winning restaurant, Blake's.



Whatever your preference, The Heritage offers deliciously different restaurant opportunities to indulge your every taste, mood, and desire.

To make a booking please contact our Events team on + 353 (0)57 8645500 or email [email protected] for information on any of the following Family Celebrations for lunch or dinner:

Cuisine: Eastern European
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 27 December 2020

Excellent food and service. Can’t wait to go back!

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Wonderful ambience food and service.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

KERRIE was lovely, chatty and accommodating.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Just some background to this story; I have suffered from anxiety on and off four the past nearly 4 years now. After speaking to my GP on the matter and alongside government regulations I have taken the decision to not wear a face covering because of the anxiety it causes both myself and others around me. I had to explain this to two separate covid compliance officers in the hotel lobby prior to my dinner reservation. Anyway, while maintaining social distancing in and around the restaurant, I sat down in a very cold, blue corner of the restaurant. Most of the restaurant has a very warm feeling with ambient lighting but for some reason this section of the restaurant is more like a breakfast room. We ordered a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc off the menu and were served the wrong bottle, a vegan ECO friendly bottle of white wine, which we didn’t realise was €5 more expensive until we received our bill. Our meals arrived out probably 6 or 7 minutes after ordering which I found very surprising but I was happy as I was hungry. My burger was disgusting. Very very disappointing. I am not hard to please, any dirty burger joint in Dublin would throw together a nicer burger than I was served here. It was 100% a frozen patty similar to a Big Al’s bbq 6 pack. And the “signature potato cubes” were as if they were sitting under a hot lamp at a convenience store deli for the day. My fork wouldn't even sit into them to pick them up. I find it very difficult to complain about anything when I’m out, especially when our server is so pleasant but the waitress noticed I wasn’t eating and asked if my meal was ok. I told her how it was and she very kindly offered me to take a look at the menu and reorder. In the meantime, she notified the duty manager of the issue with the burger, I could see the interaction across the restaurant. A couple of minutes later, the duty manager returns and recalls my refusal to wear a face covering in the hotel lobby. I explain my situation and he states that “for the protection of his staff and customers, everybody must wear a face covering, and if I am refusing to, then he is going to have to ask me to leave the hotel”. He failed to mention anything about the disgusting meal I was just served in his restaurant or offer any sort of apology. Instead, he resorted to threatening me in front of my girlfriend who by the way was wearing her face covering around the hotel as requested. Let me just explain that I had not come within even 3 metres of anybody else in that hotel or restaurant and the only people who had a problem with my lack of face covering are him and his covid compliance officer. The regulations, not law, clearly state that they should only be worn if the wearer doesn’t suffer physical/mental conditions preventing them wearing one or if the wearing of a covering would cause anxiety to the wearer. Anyway, the waitress in the end was very accommodating, offering me another meal on the house which I refused as I felt so ill after how the manager had spoken to me. My girlfriend couldn’t finish her meal for the same reason. We left the restaurant and returned to our room for the evening feeling very ill treated and a little bit sick after our experience in Blake’s Restaurant.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

We had a lovely breakfast experience in Blakes, the food was delicious and there was a great choice for big and small! In particular the staff were absolutely brilliant and couldn't do enough for us

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Really nice restaurant and reasonably priced. Wine a bit on the high side. The hotel is remote so it is not like a downtown location where you have lots of dining options. So it is a good that the hotel restaurant is at a high standard. The Covid 19 protocols really pleased me and I felt safe. You have to book ahead. I didn't get a confirmation email but the booking was made. The tables were well spaced out. The tables on either side of us were empty for most of the evening. Great and attentive staff. The young lady who served us breakfast was good chat. I think it is a great hotel.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Service was fantastic. Susan was amazing. She couldn’t do enough for us.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

We had the wine and dine package. Great service and great food

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Excellent staff who were so helpful. Very high quality food! 10/10

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Could not fault anything, food was so good , staff so professional, a lovely safe environment can’t wait to return 😊

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

The whole experience from the starter to the digestif was excellent.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Probably the best dinner and breakfast I have had in a hotel in a very long time. The experience was top drawer even with so many constraints

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

The level of service was excellent and the food was great. Highly recommend. Keep it up. Will be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Lovely Christmas dining experience. Would highly recommend Blake's. Service and food was so nice. Restaurant decor beautiful, retro with a Parisian feel.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Beautiful setting, great service, wonderful staff.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Fabulous food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely be returning 😁

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Lovely breakfast & great attentive service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Food was excellent. Staff are so polite and kind. I also most importantly felt safe in these trying times

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Really enjoyable experience, would recommend and return.

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Huge thanks to Grace for looking after my fiancès allergies so well.

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Doing well in a pandemic, restrictions aside the hotel looks brilliant and staff are more than friendly, a lovely time can be had here

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Fantastic service. Felt so safe under the Covid Rules. Will definitely be back. Thanks so much

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Had a beautiful dinner in Blake’s despite it being Christmas time and with Covid restrictions. We had a “package “ dinner menu and while normally this is not as comprehensive as an à la carte sélection, this was a very well balanced menu. Nice choice, very well presented, very well prepared and excellent quality - all three courses. They only lost a star for wine selection as would have licked, a saint emilion or médoc, not a great French selection, but pleased to see the Orvieto Classico make a welcome return to their Italian selection! Service was attentive and pleasant. Very enjoyable and a pleasant surprise.

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Everything from start to finish was amazing

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

A most enjoyable stay and meal at Blakes. Will definitely stay again and avail of the unrivalled accommodation, food, drinks and most of all service and attention to detail

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