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Lord Bute Restaurant

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181-185 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
+44 (0)1425 278884
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Great Sunday Lunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Peter P
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Andover, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Andover, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

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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Guildford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

wonderfull the best meal iv had and staff outstanding service, loved it cant complaine, we will be back. !!

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Poole
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My friend and I had a really lovely birthday lunch here this week. The staff were excellent, friendly with great attention to detail. The food was excellent and the restaurant pretty.

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UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We have dined at Lord Bute on several occasions and never been disappointed. Most recently we went with friends for one of their Christmas party nights. In spite of being fully booked, we were amazed that there was still a fantastic a la carte menu choice. We eat out a lot, and don't know of any other restaurant that offers... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The restaurant itself is very attractive and has three distinct areas; Main;Orangery and Conservatory. Food is excellent and mainly Modern British with an emphasis on local produce;portions are extremely generous The restaurant could be exceptional, but in my view, it is let down by muddled and slow service. Staff are friendly and pleasant but seem not to know,or be aware... More 

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Ringwood, Hampshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We took my partners son and girlfriend for Sunday lunch and were not disappointed. The decor is very tasteful and the atmosphere pleasant. The service was a little slow as they were busy, but friendly. The food was beautifully presented and flavoursome. The wine selection is good and we enjoyed both the white and red wines we chose. My complaint... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I booked this restaurant for a group of 8 friends as our Xmas party night as I had previously been for dinner and was so impressed with the whole experience! Apart from it being great value, my friends were blown away by the luxury of the surroundings, the attentive staff and the fabulous food. We did not have to pre-order... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Food very good. With nice selection on affordable wines. Service very good and with a smile.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Well prepared and presented food, large portions and good wine list, served by knowledgeable, friendly and attentive staff

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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 (0)1425 278884

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 86 - 86
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?