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34 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 430699
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Ranked #205 of 562 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Price range: $6 - $18
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Bar, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Ludo Lounge is an informal, neighbourhood food led cafe/bar open all-day everyday where families, friends, and locals can come for a coffee, a drink, or something to eat in a relaxed comfortable environment.
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

the Ludo Lounge is the most inviting place to stop in Southbourne whether it be for breakfast, coffee with friends or an evening for two! We always have great food with good service. The atmosphere is relaxed friendly and has a quirky decor. good for all the family. For one we go at Least every couple of weeks and the... More 

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Southsea
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Sad but not so good this visit ! Food looked great but absolutely no flavour !! Atmosphere seemed flat and as if it had lost something !

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LudoLoungeTeam, General Manager at Ludo Lounge, responded to this review

Hi DinerSouthsea, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Ludo. It’s upsetting to read that this visit wasn't as good as your previous. If you wouldn't mind taking the time to email me I would love to hear what dishes you had on your visit so I can discuss and taste test with our chef.... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I recently visited Ludo lounge in Southbourne and i was pleasantly surprised. Its a great place to go for a few drinks. The staff are more than friendly and we found that the service was great. The decor's original and quirky and the food seemed reasonably priced also which is a bonus. All in all a good first impression and... More 

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LudoLoungeTeam, General Manager at Ludo Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Harry W, Thank you for taking the time to review your first visit to Ludo. I feel our staff are a big part of Ludo and it's great to hear you received great service. We look forward to welcoming you back and maybe try a few things off the menu. Kind Regards, Dani Piovan General Manager More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Loungers are a great place for affordable food, good coffee and a place to catch up with friends/families. We visited for breakfast on New Years' Day and whilst it was busy, they were turning the tables around quickly and service was still as prompt as you would want when the large venue is so busy. I've eaten here a... More 

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LudoLoungeTeam, General Manager at Ludo Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Beck533, Thank you for your recent review, New Years Day was a very busy day so it's lovely to hear such a positive review and that our standards weren't slipping with the number of customers that day. We pride ourselves on being great value for money and catering to everyone. It's great to that you would regularly visit us,... More 

Bournemouth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My first visit to "Tapas Tuesday" - great value and excellent food. I really like the atmosphere here and the staff were very friendly and helpful at all times. If you want a decent choice of food in great surroundings give this place a try - especially the Tuesday deal!

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LudoLoungeTeam, General Manager at Ludo Lounge, responded to this review

Afternoon DeriJohn, Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Ludo. 'Tapas Tuesday' is a very popular and social night for us, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your first visit and i hope it won't be your last. I have passed on your comment to the whole of Tuesday's... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The chain is doing well in the area - why? It works! I have eaten/met with friends many times here. Food quality varies. Sometimes you will get good food, sometimes you will get undercooked food like hard chips...it really does change. I have noticed the breakfast quality decrease recently. For example sweetcorn fritters which used to be cooked well are... More 

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LudoLoungeTeam, General Manager at Ludo Lounge, responded to this review

Hi JamesG5, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Ludo Lounge. With Southbourne being such a busy high street we have a good flow of customers which can make us very busy at times and as you say it works! We aim for quality along with value for money and it a shame to hear... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went to Ludo Lounge on Christmas Eve and the place was buzzing. It was so lovely to see so many people having a good time. As most people were drinking we were able to order our meals really quickly. The Pork Belly with Red Cabbage and Potatoes was lovely. The Pork was so tender and something I don't have... More 

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LudoLoungeTeam, General Manager at Ludo Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Caroline W, Thank you for your kind review of Ludo. It's great to hear that you had such an enjoyable evening and meal with us. The mulled cider has been extremely popular and like you say, a nice alternative to wine. Again, thank you for your feedback it's always lovely to hear and I have said special thanks to... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We eat regularly (at least once a week) at the Winton Conto Lounge, but this is only our second visit to the Ludo. Its not as good as the Conto, & it is difficult to say exactly why. The food was fine, the music was excellent. Our meals (from the Specials menu) took about 35/40 minutes to arrive, not a... More 

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LudoLoungeTeam, General Manager at Ludo Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Mike B, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to us at Ludo. Although Conto Lounge is one of our lovely neighbouring Lounges, and with each lounge very different with regards to it staff, customers and atmosphere! Service is something that should not differ and I was wondering if you would please email me directly... More 

Bournemouth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food especially the breakfast is overrated for the price, and ludo lounge is noisy so having a chat is hard! Plus you cannot book a table unless its for a party! Which is daft to say the least

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LudoLoungeTeam, General Manager at Ludo Lounge, responded to this review

Hi ianrU4599AT, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to us. The lounge breakfast is by far one of our most popular dishes and it's a great shame to hear your opinion differs. As a venue we are known for catering to everyone and a large amount of our customers are families and social groups enjoying... More 

Bournemouth
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very very slow service £24 for a £5 bottle of cheap Cava, £17 for a bottle of Rose, in a tatty, scruffy ex woolworths shop. Pretentious tiny food dishes at ridiculous allegedly trendy prices. Not impressed, expensive without the aura, ambience or style. Stitch your furniture back together! Scott

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LudoLoungeTeam, Manager at Ludo Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Scott Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit to Ludo Lounge. It is frustrating to hear that you didn’t enjoy your visit, as a venue that strives for high quality and good value for money it is a shame to hear that you thought otherwise, wanting to look further into your visit, if you could please provide... More 

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Additional Information about Ludo Lounge

Address: 34 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 430699
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 18
Cuisine: Contemporary, British, Bar, Café

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