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Lord Bute Restaurant

181 Lymington Road, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
+44 1425 278884
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
181 Lymington Road, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had Sunday lunch here on 20th May.Great welcome shown by staff.Shown to table and offered drink and menus. The food was first class hot and very tasty.Resturant was fully booked staff worked very hard but in a calm happy manner,great value for such great...More

Thank kcst123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Organising and planning dinner for 69 people, average age 76, takes some doing. Menu choices on the night, included three vegetarian options. The food was excellent, and despite the numbers, and on the night choices, service was well executed. Entertainment, by Antony Adams, acknowledged as...More

Thank hildabracket
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked a table for my husbands birthday celebrations on Wednesday night 17th May Jazz night for our family of eight. The meal was fault less, mouth watering and we all enjoyed it very much. My husband and me have stayed in the Hotel many...More

Thank ButlerSurrey
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a wonderful place! The quality of food is tremendous. I had fish and it was perfect and the sweet was to die for. Perfect service. Our waiter was Tom and he was brilliant. However, what was so nice was watching the waiters and waitresses...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here a few times now and I would challenge anybody to find a better restaurant in Dorset, the food, the service, the ambiance, absolutely incredible place

Thank suejoyce2012
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We didn't really know what to expect, we booked for a Sunday lunch which was a 4 course set menu. Although it was a set menu there were lots of choices for starter, main and dessert. Plenty of lovely fish, meat and vegetarian options. The...More

Thank maybeme
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing quality of food every time. The service is as splendid as the food, even when catering our wedding all the meals were timely and hot, with everyone satisfied. My recommendations are definitely to sample their exquisite Jurassic Steak and the Cornish Lamb. You will...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the family to the Lord Bute to celebrate our sons 21st. What a fabulous meal, in very pleasant surroundings and exemplary service. The menu is extensive although we all chose off the set menu which had a great selection to suit all tastes....More

1  Thank Jeremy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very very good food! Quality service and the whole experience was brilliant from start to finish. I would definitely recommend. Reasonable price for the quality too. We had the set menu (£27 a hesd for 3 courses). I was very satisfied at the end of...More

1  Thank 75A8L2E0x6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1st time of visiting .Attended on a jazz night with pleasant easy listening 5 person band. Set menu £27.50 which was good value..ovely restaurant, beautiful décor. Welcoming, friendly and efficient staff. Good varied menu with food excellently presented.. Will definitely visit again..

1  Thank penstemon66
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Can anyone please tell me if smart jeans are ok?
2 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
Can someone tell me what the Jazz nights are like? Are they really loud? Are they constantly playing throughout the background? Or is it just in the background and you can hear each other talk?
2 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.
Cazzie M
Is Sunday lunch a fixed price for 2 or 3 courses?
21 March 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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