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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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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Par Excellence Catering & Service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
derekE_dorset
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e.dorset
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
e.dorset
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Poole, United Kingdom
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279 reviews 279 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Still as good as the last time we visited for lunch. Excellent choice on the menu (difficult to choose) Two or three course pricing. Reasonable value for what you get. Excellent staff. No pressure to finish and move on. We will be back.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with my family for a birthday treat. Very attentive service and a great choice on the menu. Food superb and beautifully presented. The piano playing in the background was a nice touch.

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Ringwood, Hampshire
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is my second visit to the Lord Bute in Highcliffe and what a wonderful experience... the first time was to my friend's wedding reception, this time for a 3-course meal with a group of friends. For that very special, memorable occasion, you cannot beat this one for service, food presentation, excellent 5*menu, ambience & a memorable evening with soft... 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 24 - 37
  • 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?