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The Lotus Lounge

Chinese, Asian, Thai, Malaysian
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99 Commercial Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JD, England
+44 01202 731511
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Recently changed name from Orchid Restaurant to Lotus Lounge but could not...
Recently changed name from Orchid Restaurant to Lotus Lounge but could not find that on here either. Lots of reviews on Google
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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value buffet

Come here on a regular basis. As an all you can eat buffet, you can't really go wrong. Good range on the menu, the crispy duck is a real fave of mine & I rarely get to the mains through over indulging on duck! I've paid a lot more money for a lot worse than you get here. Good service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Rob S
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Truro, United Kingdom
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English first
Wareham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I've been to this buffet style restaurant on a few previous occasions, bringing & recommending to friends. It's a great chance to sample different starters, soups, mains & even puddings if you have room. The food is also brought to your table, non of this school dinner style queuing up for it so I like it & think that it... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Come here on a regular basis. As an all you can eat buffet, you can't really go wrong. Good range on the menu, the crispy duck is a real fave of mine & I rarely get to the mains through over indulging on duck! I've paid a lot more money for a lot worse than you get here. Good service... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Decor is nothing to write home about. Nor layout of the restaurant. I see why the windows are tinted, it wouldn't be inviting to look in. Food was not bad at all, can't complain about the portion sizes, the menu clearly states tapas portions. We did feel a little pressured to order quickly, but they certainly are efficient. Paid a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We went here as part of a group booking of about 30. Starters were all lovely, it's a buffet style place, you order what you like & they bring it out to you. Only problem when there are a lot of you its all bought out on platters so you may not get what you ordered, bit of a free... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food is nothing special. Either very sweet or very salty. The Green curry was nice but had better. Staff were nice but wouldn't bother going back. Ok to visit the once

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is the best all you can eat restaurant I've ever been. Service is good, food is freshly cooked, and definely value for money. Highly recommended .

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

love coming to this restaurant. staff always pleasant and food really good. my first choice for a meal out

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I went tonight with 3 friends after work. We ordered 3 starters each as we were all very hungry but when they came out it was all on the same plate and we didn't get some of the items we ordered but the waitress brushed it off and only offered us to order our next course. Every item we ordered... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

7 of us went for the first time last night and had a brilliant night. The amount of food you get for the money is incredible, we entered the restaurant at 8pm and was there for 3 hours . During that time there was food on the table from start to finish. It cost us £25 each and that included... More 

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was (literally) a random booking as it was the nearest restaurant to somewhere we were going onto and what a delightful surprise. The 'eat all you like' buffet style but ordered in tapas size sampler dishes was excellent and so much better that the 'luke-warm' buffets in heated trays. In fact the food was really very good and at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 Commercial Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 01202 731511

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai, Malaysian

Description

Recently changed name from Orchid Restaurant to Lotus Lounge but could not find that on here either. Lots of reviews on Google
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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