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Ludo Lounge

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Contemporary, British, Bar, Café
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34 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 430699
Website
Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Ludo Lounge is an informal, neighbourhood food led cafe/bar open all-day...
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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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Food Well Served!

I usually pop into one of the local Lounges for coffee-the best in Bournemouth! I really don't know why I haven't eaten in one of these fantastic cafes before-but wish I had! Today it was the Ludo Lounge in southbourne-late lunch-I had the Pork Millanese and my lunch companion had the Lounge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Hugobh2
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I usually pop into one of the local Lounges for coffee-the best in Bournemouth! I really don't know why I haven't eaten in one of these fantastic cafes before-but wish I had! Today it was the Ludo Lounge in southbourne-late lunch-I had the Pork Millanese and my lunch companion had the Lounge Burger-both were generous portions, served quickly, and most... More 

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

Hi Hugobh2, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Ludo. It's great that you love our coffee and visit not only us but all of our 'Lounges' in the area. We pride ourselves with great food and friendly service and it so nice to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. Thanks again... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We visited on Sunday afternoon. We loved the community spirit, the fact you can take kids and even well behaved dogs and being able to just have a drink, a coffee , a snack or a meal. The menu looked really interesting so we did order food. The coffees were fine but the food was so disappointing. I had a... More 

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

Hi Margaret D, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Ludo. It's great to hear that you love our concept but very upsetting to hear that our food didn't meet your expectations. I will investigate and speak to our Head Chef regarding your meal choices and rectify any further issues. If you have anything else... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I no longer eat here as the food quality and taste was consistently disappointing. Beer does not taste great either. no buzz about the place

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LudoLoungeTeam, Manager at Ludo Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Kngb96 Thank you for your recent review regarding your visit to Ludo Lounge I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. If you wouldn't mind taking some time to email us at Ludo@thelounges.co.uk with more details so myself & the Head Chef can review what products you had and look to rectify any potential issues... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The last few times I have been here it has been great. the staff are MUCH more friendly than before and it is much cleaner and better presented. Food is good quality. Can be abit of a different vibe at different times of day - lots of pushchairs and prams at 12pm which can be noisy but lots of singles... More 

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LudoLoungeTeam, Manager at Ludo Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Good Food-Wine Thank you for taking time to write a review of your recent visits to Ludo Lounge Here at Ludo Lounge, we pride ourselves with friendly, happy staff and well-presented and delicious food. To hear that you have experienced this yourself is fantastic. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards Jake Baker Manager Ludo Lounge More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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

Hi BeccyandTom, It's always great to hear from regulars, so thank you for taking the time to write such lovely comments in your review. We look forward to seeing you over the week. Thanks again, Dani Piovan More 

Southsea
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
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
Contributor
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
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 430699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, British, Bar, Café

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.
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?