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The Lotus Lounge

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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New Year meal

The two of us went there on New Years Eve. The restaurant could only fit us in to an early table and out by 8pm, which suited us fine, we were off to Mr Kyps afterwards. It was the first time here for both of us although we had eaten at similar places before. The Lotus had a great way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nick M
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't bother leaving a message to make a booking as you will find out you don't get a phone call back to tell you they are fully booked.

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Thank BBanon
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always go to The Lotus Lounge just before Christmas and for other occasions throughout the year. The food is always fresh, hot and tasty and is great value for money. We just wish the opening times were in the window or online as trying to get through on the telephone to book isn't always easy. We never go anywhere... More 

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Thank TeddyBoo2013
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The two of us went there on New Years Eve. The restaurant could only fit us in to an early table and out by 8pm, which suited us fine, we were off to Mr Kyps afterwards. It was the first time here for both of us although we had eaten at similar places before. The Lotus had a great way... More 

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Thank Nick M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Awful service and didn't even get there!!! Called this place 17 times to book a table and eventually booked it! Then told me I needed to pay £100 deposit for 20 people to come, I said I could not do that and he said any parties over 10 needs deposit, I then left it and called back the next day... More 

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2 Thank shan1994
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I visited for a friends birthday. In total including kids nine of us ate. The quality was good the service fast and the decor pleasant. The value was also good as 5 adults and 4 kids ate for £150. I would recommend the Lotus lounge and will revisit myself.

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Thank Sam G
Poole, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We have eaten here several times. Although this is a buffet food is made too order so it is fresh and hot. Portions are plentiful, but you can order as much as you like. The staff are helpful and friendly, very clean surroundings and a lovely atmosphere.

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Thank Queennmumma
Poole, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We were so impressed the first time (see the review!) we went again, and took some friends. The food was just as good, fresh and hot, very tasty, etc etc, but the service! Oh dear. We were kept waiting for every course throughout the evening, far longer than necessary, culminating in my wife having to go up to one of... More 

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Thank Steve W
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We had the latest of several meals last night. As usual the food was good and service very accommodating. Tasty, fresh tasting and promptly cooked. A minor negative point, it was a very busy evening and this coupled with hard wooden floors make it very loud and "echoey" Voices were getting louder and louder to a point where conversation was... More 

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Thank Johnnyfastgun
Hayes, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night without a booking. The restaurant was very busy but we were found a table. The food was very tasty and much better than buffet style as everything is freshly prepared and hot. We didn't have to wait long between starters and all the staff were very friendly and attentive.

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1 Thank Stephenjones1
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Really good. Eat all you like but not a buffet. So they bring it to your table. Decor a bit dated but food nice.

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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, Spanish, Thai, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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