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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 30
    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
What lovely service

Had a great evening here in a pleasant setting with delightful servers. The prices are ok and the food decent but not inspirational. The latter is the reason I haven't given five stars - the food simply isn't the gastronomic treat I was hoping for from the menu or the reviews. Nothing wrong but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
splashcat
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New Milton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Milton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had a great evening here in a pleasant setting with delightful servers. The prices are ok and the food decent but not inspirational. The latter is the reason I haven't given five stars - the food simply isn't the gastronomic treat I was hoping for from the menu or the reviews. Nothing wrong but equally nothing that would make me... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had the pleasure of attending our friends wedding reception at the Lord Bute, but also dealing with the staff on a professional basis as a Wedding Cake supplier. We visit lots of venues, so have a good idea of quality and standards which vary so much at these places. The event/wedding co-ordinator Chris came across as a very professional,... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I arranged a charity dinner in memory of my friends's daughter who had passed away last October. From my initial meeting with Chris, the restaurant/hotel manager I felt confident of a great night. All I had to do was sell the tickets and sort the auction/raffle prizes. Chris and his team set the whole evening up, even booking the cabaret... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Canapés, dinner and breakfast to die for!!! Well done and thank you for the amazing experience!!! I've had the Sea Bass and my husband had Lamb Shank - they were both mouth-wateringly beautiful!!! Well cooked and fabulously presented. And as for the desserts..... Wow!!! Delicious!!!

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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
29 helpful votes 29 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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