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The Lotus Lounge

99 Commercial Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JD, England
+44 01202 731511
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Ranked #53 of 298 Restaurants in Poole
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Recently changed name from Orchid Restaurant to Lotus Lounge but could not find that on here either. Lots of reviews on Google
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: 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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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

MSG Headache heaven! the food was plentiful and lots of fried dishes.. Loved the soup yes as mentioned by the previous reviewer, no structure or manager? The staff were pleasant but you got asked the same thing randomly be various staff although visit was ok wont be rushing back ...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We went for a meal to celebrate a birthday. Wish we never even bothered. Service was crap and non of them had a clue on what was going on. No organisation or structure. A large group of people came in and made so much noise by shouting, screaming etc it was unbearable. kind of behaviour you would have witnessed in... More

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Norfolk
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Good choice of dishes served in buffet style- you choose what you like and they bring as many dishes for each course as you like. Good value for money

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We like to go to the Lotus Lounge, the food is consistently tasty and the staff are always welcoming and efficient. Lots to choose from and there's something for everyone on the extensive menu. Food is freshly prepared and served. And for just under £15 and a good choice of wines at reasonable prices represents good value. My one observation... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went under a web search and it was a great surprise. They serve an "all you want to eat buffet" chosen from an extensive menu. There were 6 of us so we had a big choice on the table and it was all lovely. The staff were great and food also great. Well worth a visit, we will be... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Seeing as many of the local, smaller Oriental restaurants have been wiped out by the massive buffet style eating houses, for my wife's birthday we thought we would give this place a try. Friendly, alert and attentive waitresses. It's an "all you can eat buffet," but served to you, as many dishes as you like Fresh tasting, hot and flavoursome... More

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hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The food was plentiful but came out very quickly after being reheated or deep fried. Starters were all deep fried and looked commercial supplied, the main corses were just the same but excessively salty. So much so that it was inedable. We had two types of rice and those too were very very salty. Very cheap produce but good service.

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Poole
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have eaten at the Lotus Lounge countless times, as a couple, with family and with groups of friends yet, for whatever reason, I’ve never written a review. For a fixed price (currently £14.90 mid week) you choose from a huge number of dishes which are then cooked to order and served. If you want to reorder more of the... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have just had my 65th birthday & retirement meal with 40 friends, the all you can eat buffet menu is brilliant value, meals are freshly cooked to order & continuously kept arriving, everyone commented on how delicious the dishes were, the staff were so accommodating they arranged 2 long tables & allowed us to take half the restaurant over... More

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Bournemouth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I decided to give this restaurant a go after reading the other Trip Advisor reviews. The service was generally good as was the atmosphere, however the food was terrible. It was like they had been to Iceland, bought a Chinese oven selection and deep fried it. Whilst it might be cooked fresh to order, it certainly wasn't... More

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