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Lord Bute Restaurant

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181-185 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
+44 1425 278884
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
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  • 7
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  • 13
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  • 2
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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
10/10

Amazing evening good Entertainment food was exceptional and well priced, could do with 1 more waiter/waitress but other than that all the staff were polite and very professional

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Paul C
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing evening good Entertainment food was exceptional and well priced, could do with 1 more waiter/waitress but other than that all the staff were polite and very professional

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Sadly we had a very poor evening at the Lord Bute . The food was ok but over priced & my husbands steak was over cooked. But it was the serving staff who were totally over stretched and under trained. Firstly they forgot they had taken our drink order. Then as we ordered the sea bream we asked for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here several times, both on Wednesday Jazz evenings (good value at £27.00 for the 3 course table d’hôte menu) and for special occasions. Food is consistently good, the service is formal and also very good. I would describe the food as modern British well prepared with a lot of local produce and seasonable items. Price range for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic sunday 4 course meal here today, could not fault the meal in anyway, our second time of eating here and were not disappointed, highly recommend the roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, not your average roast dinner much much better, the homemade soup was delicious too, highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Today we had lunch at Lord Bute Restaurant. In spite of a large function taking place - the atmosphere, efficiency of the Staff and the delicious well presented food made it a very pleasant occasion - which we hope to repeat in the near future. We were very impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went to Lord Bute for dinner last night. Food was amazing best that we have ever tasted. Staff were fantastic, highly recommend here by far our favourite restaurant to eat at. Service was excellent have to mention Chris went out his way as always to make my 30th Birthday extra special. Was lovely to be where we got married... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fabulous food could not fault it, service very slow only 2 people waiting on tables went in at 7-30pm left at 11pm but would recommend it otherwise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Second attempt to visit, but it's very popular - you need to book. We had a family group of eight on a lovely sunny Sunday, we perused the extensive menu over drinks outside, all the choices made were executed to a very high standard, cannot fault it and very good value. Will definitely visit again when in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

On the hold we were really impressed by the sunday roast at the lord bute. The standard of the food and service was very good, especially considering it was only £27 for 4 courses! They offer a large variety of different dishes for starters, main and desert which was really good. I had the Lamb for main which was delicious,... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were recently invited to lunch at the Lord Bute in Highcliffe. From the moment we arrived we were in for a very special time. The service was exceptional, the wine perfect and the meal scrumptious. I will say this is avenue for that special occasion as it is slightly above what we normally pay for lunch, maybe that was... 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: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

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