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The Lotus Lounge

99 Commercial Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JD, England
+44 1202 731511
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“duck” (19 reviews)
“soup” (14 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Thai, Malaysian
$$ - $$$
99 Commercial Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JD, England
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Been here many times as a group outing and as as a couple. I've never been disappointed. The only issue I recall was that one time they had run out of my beer of choice.

Thank Kevin N
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

So, imagine the scene..... it's Monday night and I've just had a call saying that my booking I made over 2 weeks ago for 30 people for 2 days time has to be cancelled because they are "closed for refurbishment". I am fuming and they...More

1  Thank Janine Y
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Terrible veggie choice - veggie food on menu not veggie contains fish. Expensive due to lack of choice and same price as meat. No veggie duck option bad service very slow and not understanding. Terrible should not even have 1 star!

1  Thank Emma_veggie
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I really don't like walking around with food so buffets are a bit of a no no for me. This is an all you can eat restaurant but brought to the table in Tapas style portions. You can order as many as you like and...More

Thank Pauline1987
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Really like the concept, food was good, not exceptional, but excellent value and friendly service. We particularly liked the duck.

Thank julesjenpoole
Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you are expecting an all you can eat buffet it kind of is but the waitress decides what you can and can't have - then after she has chosen for you she then allows you to select what you wanted in the first place....More

Thank JenniePoole
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here 4 times with friends. The food is good, the portions are acceptable. The waitress, we've had the same one every time , is helpful and nice. The only negative is that the door to the restaurant is often open to the street...More

Thank Sam G
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Eat as much as you like quantity with good tasty food and quick service. You can order in 'tapas' style so you can really sample the comprehensive menu - if you find a favourite, you can re-order. Pace yourselves because the Banana and Pineapple fritters...More

1  Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Extensive buffet menu freshly prepared. Service was excellent and we took the advice of the waitress and selected 3 starters to share followed by soup and then the duck and pancakes and mains followed by desserts. The food was very tasty and we were well...More

1  Thank cultureseeker_11
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Having never been here before my son and his wife said that it was a good place to go. Could not find fault with anything. The food, service and the staff were excellent. Good value for money. Would definitely go again.

Thank jennie t
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28 December 2016|
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Response from MinniePoole | Reviewed this property |
Not really just the usual westernised rubbish.
Nick M
7 December 2016|
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Response from JenniePoole | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were a party of 15 and it wasn't good. You pay one price for eat as much as you like but the waitress said if you are a large party they choose what you have, after that you can order other stuff - that was not... More
21 January 2016|
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Response from Nick M | Reviewed this property |
About £15 each for food. But good value as you can eat what you want and quality was excellent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Commercial Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 731511
  • E-mail
Recently changed name from Orchid Restaurant to Lotus Lounge but could not find that on here either. Lots of reviews on Google
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