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The Lotus Lounge

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99 Commercial Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JD, England
+44 1202 731511
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17:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 have offered no form of compensation (£'s off the bill would be nice) for once... More 

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Thank Janine Y
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Emma_veggie
Poole, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 re-order if you find something you like or want to try something else. Service can... More 

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Thank Pauline1987
Oxfordshire
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank julesjenpoole
Poole
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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. This went on through the main course also. The food quality was actually very good... More 

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Thank JenniePoole
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 as it doesn't close easily and people leave it open there is often a very... More 

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Thank Sam G
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 are a good finish to a great feast. The cost is also very reasonable for... More 

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1 Thank Nigel M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 satisfied with the value for money.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank jennie t
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I love love love this place. So much so, I had my wedding reception here. The buffet deal is amazing value and the starters in particular are to die for. Well worth a visit, as I do any time I'm back in Poole after moving away a few years ago.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Malaysian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?