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Lord Bute Restaurant

181 Lymington Road, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
+44 1425 278884
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
181 Lymington Road, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The whole experience was lovely. Very polite staff, gorgeous Christmas ambience and the food was delicious with a great choice. The only small criticism was, maybe it would be good to have names of the group on the tables who happen to be lunching at...More

Thank valsey49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good menu for lunch with all the meals prepared and presented very well. Good friendly service and a very good atmosphere in the restaurant.

Thank Stevew07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been able to visit as often, since we moved away. Visited at the weekend for a birthday celebration and it's just as good, and as popular, as before. Food was excellent, staff friendly and helpful and all in a beautiful and relaxing setting. Might...More

Thank BlackLabradorMan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to this restaurant 20+ years after our first visit and it is just as good now as then. Visits over many years have always been most enjoyable and the quality of service and food is still excellent. Always a must to visit.

Thank johntG426MA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times over the last few years and still our favourite venue in the Bournemouth and Christchurch area. You won’t be disappointed !

Thank nick4808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again faultless service with a smile and amazing food . 60th wedding anniversary for my parents and they ,along with all the guests, were made to feel so special . Each time we return to this superb venue the standard is high across the...More

Thank pinkgoat1975
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We took our mum here for lunch, it's been one of her favourites for thirty years or so. They thoroughly spoilt her and that's a reflection of the high standard of service from the staff, nothing was to difficult for them. The location of the...More

Thank Simon0101
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Never a problem when visiting. The manager is always on hand and never scared to make extra touches. Food is fantastic and not over priced

Thank GrapeTaster86
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner at the restaurant. The food was delicious and the portions were right for us. The staff were friendly and cheerful. We thought it was excellent value for the quality of the fare and drink.

Thank NewburyTravelfan
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We had a superb Friday night of dining and entertainment. The themed night really delivered with a well presented and quality 3 course menu which didn’t disappoint on service quality and taste. The entertainment was from the legend - Frankie Valli (aka Jason) - close...More

Thank Thomas R
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Questions & Answers
3 March 2017|
Response from robbie1doe | Reviewed this property |
yes but with a shirt and jacket would be my answer otherwise although you will be treated as anyone else you may feel slighty under dressed
3 March 2017|
Response from LordBute | Property representative |
Good evening. The bands play throughout the evening (with odd breaks), however it is always possible for us to set you a table away from the music if this is your preference. Just mention this at the point of booking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Lymington Road, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 278884
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