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34 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 430699
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Ranked #217 of 557 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Price range: $6 - $19
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
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Bournemouth
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a big place and is always busy, so is obviously doing something right. We stopped off for lunch here and have to say it was pretty average. Decor is interesting with collections of old mirrors, painted canvases that look like family paintings/photos - obviously they aren't, so it's hard to see this as a great concept. The first... More 

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

Hi FergieBournemouth, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback after your recent visit to Ludo Lounge. All Lounges have a similar décor with a mixture of old family photos of our owners and new abstract art. We’re also a venue that caters to everyone and we have a great family atmosphere at Ludo. I would like... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went there in August for a meal with my partner on a Sunday lunch. Sunny day so we sat upstairs on the roof terrace which was okay, nothing very pretty but at least we got some sun. Fairly priced food but food was far from good. I wouldn't bother going back simply because I found the food quite bland and... More 

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

Hi Sophia J, Thank you for taking the time to review your summer visit to us here at Ludo Lounge. We take great pride in the quality of our food and it’s a great shame to hear that your visit was let down due to this. Since your visit we have launched our new winter menu which has been very... More 

Lewes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Loved the unusual and interesting decor and great food combos. Great for lunch and evening meals. Seemed to be very popular but no need to book.

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

Hi Liz H, Firstly, I would like to thank you for your kind words. We strive to be great value for money as well as having something for everyone and it's great to hear you enjoyed your experience. Again, thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. Many Thanks, Dani Piovan General Manager More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A large and cavernous space that used to be Woolworth s. Good deck upstairs when the weather permits. When it first open the staff were fresh, keen and enthusiastic, now just average. Chairs constantly seem to fall over backwards and it can be very noisy, shame used to be great.

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

Hi Chris R, Thank you for taking the time to review Ludo Lounge it's alwasy great to hear feedback. With regards to the noise, last week was of course half term and being a child friendly venue the levels can get hi. Again, thank you for your review and please don't hesitate to contact me at Ludo@thelounges.co.uk. Kind Regards, Dani... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went to the Ludo Lounge after a marvellous weekend in the area to have our last dinner - the service was pub-like (order at the bar) and the food above pub standards. We (me and my partner) saw this place more as a pub, so we were happy to have the gluten free burgers. My comparison is "Honest Burgers"... More 

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

Thank you AndyMillerMueller for your recent review of Ludo. It's great to hear that you had a good weekend in the area and that you had a good experience with us. Again, Thank you. Kindest Regards, Dani Piovan General Manager More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Have visited several of the "Lounge" cafe/restaurant bars. Love their laid back style & decor. They are always a great place to meet up with friends or family as the food options are vast & generally of a good standard & value for money. On this occasion we had burger & fries and a panini & fries. Both good. Great... More 

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

Hi places2seeplaces2go, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Ludo lounge. It's great to hear that your a fan of our concept and have visited many of our 'Lounges'. We hope to welcome you back to Ludo soon. Kindest Regards, Dani Piovan General Manager More 

Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We decided to go here for brunch as no where else seemed to be open on a Sunday. It was busy so we thought it was a good sign, but maybe that's only because it is one of the only open places in Southbourne for Sunday brunch! All 3 of us ordered the Lounge Eggs, one with bacon, one chorizo... More 

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

Hi clarespenner, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback after your recent visit. It's a great shame to hear you didn't enjoy your food. I have brought the issues raised to the Head Chefs attention but I would really like the opportunity to rectify the issues you had at Ludo. If you could please contact me... 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 - 19
Cuisine: Contemporary, British, Bar, Café

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