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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%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (8 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
181 Lymington Road, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great evening at the hotel at one of their themed events. It was first class and packed to capacity. Many of the guests had dressed in the 1920’s era. Unfortunately both myself and husband were stuck behind a pillar and couldn’t see...More

Thank Pamela N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am unable to make a comment about the food in the a la carte restaurant but we were invited to an anniversary party by our friends of many years and seated in comfortable seats in pleasant surroundings my one complaint is that when the...More

1  Thank DeepeeSurrey
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Returned after vowing never to return in 2011 following a very poor meal Every restaurant deserves a second chance just a shame we left it so long Food and service excellent even though restaurant full for Mother’s Day lunch Generous portions beautifully presented. Waiting staff...More

Thank RB68
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I had the pleasure to attend an evening at the Lord Bute a couple of weeks ago and for some reason my review has been removed from this site. I am not at all happy about TripAdvisor removing this review without my permission or knowledge...More

Thank happydiner007
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Had a fabulous lunch at Lord Bute - set price menu for four courses, the menu was extensive for each course although just single option for soup. The quality was amazing and each course was presented beautifully - nice ambience in the restaurant which was...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Went to this fantastic Hotel Restaurant set as you enter Highcliff coming from Christchurch with the family being a late Christmas present. The meals are fit for a Lord. Set meals are really great value for money and really enjoyable. Don't just take my word...More

1  Thank TourManagerJeff
Reviewed 27 February 2018

I hesitated about leaving a review of the New Year's Eve meal because I have previously enjoyed Sunday lunches here which are some of the best in the area. But this hotel most definitely went down in my estimation following a very poor New Year's...More

Thank clarelcherry
LordBute, Owner at Lord Bute Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

We are sincerely very sorry you felt the need to post a review of our New Year's Eve dinner, today. It has come as quite a shock as we were led to believe by the praise and re-bookings for the next New Year's Eve, that...More

Reviewed 16 February 2018

A must go to restaurant for food first class service and ambience Staff professional and ensure excellence on all levels.

Thank Berni M
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Every year our WI go out after Christmas for a lunch. Having pre booked as there were 48 of us, we were treated so well by all the staff. The food was excellent and the service superb. I was a little concerned as other venues...More

Thank _ann22price
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We arrived at the Lord Bute, 8th time if I remember rightly. Greeted with a smile, a welcome for a drink in the lounge before our meal, A cocktail, nicely shaken for my boyfriend, I was happy with a glass of red. We placed our...More

Thank Christopher D
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Questions & Answers
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
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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