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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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 29
    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
Sunday Lunch

Excellent 4 Course Sunday Lunch with wine. On Sundays there is a 4 set menu for £24.95, quite a lot for Sunday Lunch but you won't be disappointed. I had the salmon mousse and my wife had the lemon, followered by tomatoe soup. Our mains were Salmon and Lamb. Again you cannot fault the food or the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Maurice D
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Excellent 4 Course Sunday Lunch with wine. On Sundays there is a 4 set menu for £24.95, quite a lot for Sunday Lunch but you won't be disappointed. I had the salmon mousse and my wife had the lemon, followered by tomatoe soup. Our mains were Salmon and Lamb. Again you cannot fault the food or the service. With our... More 

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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Have been several times to The Lord Bute and in fact we had our wedding reception there. But on my last occasion my main course and one of our guests (we had beef stroganoff ) was very tough! Unfortunately I should have complained at the time, but a few days later I wrote an email pointing out that the meat... More 

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highcliffe
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Living in Highcliffe I have been here on several occasions. This visit was an annual lunch for approx 80 guests. The choice of menu was excellent, the food was excellent, the atmosphere was terrific, and likewise the service. This is a lovely restaurant, that I am unable to fault.

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e.dorset
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our Golden Wedding Anniversary on 20th March with 50 guests for a 3 course lunch at the Lord Bute restaurant. Both the lunch and service were first class and lived up to the lovely ambience of the restaurant. The staff here are excellent,friendly,polite and with a touch of not overbearing humour. Clearly they are all... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Lovely ambiance, great food and good selection on menu. Must book! Service good, efficient without being over bearing. Had a wonderful 3 hour 4 course Sunday lunch for £25 each accompanied by a lovely piano playing in the background.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We saw an advert offering a 3 Course Dinner for £25 each and thought yes, we'd give it a go. On arrival we were offered seats in the Orangery offered bar drinks and given plenty of time to peruse the menu. The interior is a tad chintzy, plenty of chandeliers, mirrors and the colour purple features strongly in the decor,... More 

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Ringwood, Hampshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Took my mother for Mother's Day lunch, and, as always, the food and service was very good. This is a gracious setting, attractively decorated and has a very comfortable feel to it! I have friends who say it should be more modern - but we don't all want modern! The staff coped very well with a 'full house', which included... More 

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christchurch uk
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The quality of the food is excellent. Service second to none and the ambience of the restaurant is outstanding. You are greeted with a smile and the choice is very varied. How nice to be able to choose straight from a menu and not have to order your choice weeks in advance when a party is booked, we even had... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A group of us (ex colleagues) meet up for lunch quite regularly, and yesterday came to Lord Bute. The restaurant itself is quite impressive in a colonial sort of way, and we enjoyed a drink in the conservatory area whilst perusing the menu, which offered a good variety and balance. The staff were attentive and friendly, and the food was... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We always choose to eat here for birthday/anniversary's. The food and service are always impeccable and the atmosphere is lovely.

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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 24 - 37
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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