One of the best hotel restaurants in the city, you can tell Blakes means business as it has its own entrance on North John Street – stating, unequivocally, this is a destination in its own right. Loosely based on all things Sergeant Pepper, this is far more than a naff Beatles-themed eatery, but is a serious modern British cooking kind of place. Daily specials and seasonal menus feature local game and fish, Welsh lamb and 28 day dry-aged steak.