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The Lotus Lounge

99 Commercial Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JD, England
+44 01202 731511
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Ranked #46 of 298 restaurants in Poole
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
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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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81% Recommend
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English first
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was our second visit We think the food is good and Great value for money. The only negative was they was under staffed the soya sauce was dark I prefer the light and the plum sauce for the duck was too thick

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cairo
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

we arrived and were promptly seated. Service was pretty good and the menu was explained to us. Basically order what you want for a fixed price of 15 pounds. And it all seems to be freshly made. We ordered 6 starters all of which were good. Then the crispy duck and pancakes, not bad at all! We had at least... More

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We arrived early and was warmly welcomed, the food was quite prompt and teased great. I'm not into spicy food, but the chilli shredded beef was plane with only the smallest amount of chilli in it, how ever this was the only let down, every thing else (think we ate the whole menu between us) was great. and the Squid... More

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