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Lord Bute Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
English
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181-185 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
+44 1425 278884
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
my favourite restaurant!!

We have been to the Lord Bute Restaurant many times. The service is always very good,and the food is absolutely fantastic!! We have Never had a poor meal or service here. The staff are brilliant nothing is too much trouble. My favourite Restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Manjarv
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We have been to the Lord Bute Restaurant many times. The service is always very good,and the food is absolutely fantastic!! We have Never had a poor meal or service here. The staff are brilliant nothing is too much trouble. My favourite Restaurant.

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Nottinghamshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited here under the sad circumstances of a funeral wake, however I have nothing but good comments to make. The buffet food was very nice, as was the wine. But it was the staff that impressed me the most - very helpful and courteous, attentive to all the guests. They even refilled my travel coffee mug as I had a... More 

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Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Some friends and I had a lovely lunch here last Friday. I started with prawn and avocado followed by sea bream with roast potatoes and a wide selection of vegetables all served on hot plates. I resisted the desserts but there was quite a selection and they all looked delicious. The staff were attentive. All in all a good time... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This restaurant has a lively atmosphere, no doubt, and the service is delightfully old-fashioned in its almost fussy attention to the guests. The dishes are large, and there is no danger of leaving hungry. To start, we both had a trio of salmon. For me the croquette was too heavy, but my wife enjoyed it. Overall the dish worked well,... More 

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Lymington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I can only reiterate what has already been said about this restaurant - the decor is tasteful, the food is delicious and the staff friendly. This was my second visit to the Lord Bute, I do not know why it took me so long to return but I will certainly be back soon for such delicious food at a reasonable... More 

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sutton
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I can actually say this was the best meal we have eaten at a restaurant and the service was excellent. Such lovely staff.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

I had lunch here with a group of friends. Excellent varied Menu with something for everyone. very good presentation of the food and friendly staff. I have never had a bad meal in this very pleasant restaurant

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

this was our second visit to the Lord Bute. Friends invited us with their family for golden wedding anniversary celebrations. We were a party of 21 on a busy Sunday lunchtime. The food was excellent and we could all choose on the day - so no pre planning. Kevin and the staff treated us with amazing patience and understanding. They... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I joined her brother as his wife for Sunday lunch at the Lord Bute, lovely location and great ambience inside, Food was excellent as was the service, very attentive despite several large groups to cater for, if you want a great experience try the Lord Bute. Just one small negative point it was chaos trying to recover... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have been meaning to visit the Lord Bute for ages after several friends had recommended it to us and finally got there today for Sunday lunch. The food was excellent and so was the service. The ambience was really good and although there were several large parties in there the staff coped very well and still had time for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 181-185 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 278884

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 39
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?