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Lord Bute Restaurant

181-185 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
+44 (0)1425 278884
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Ranked #6 of 126 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $86 - $86
Cuisines: English
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was our second stay at the Lord Bute. We stayed for three nights and had three excellent meals in the restaurant. The quality of the food is first class and is matched by very attentive service. The choice on the menu is very good with something to suit everyone. Unusually, for such high quality food, the portions are not... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Having never visited this area of Britain before, The Lord Bute was a perfect setting for accommodation, dining and a wedding venue. The Lord Bute is a fantastic place for those looking for a very intimate, romantic, private and simple/straightforward experience on their wedding day. Excellent setting for photographs, excellent customer service, outstanding quality of food and at very reasonable... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Four of us had an enjoyable evening and especially liked the atmosphere and the pianist who played almost continuously through the meal. Perhaps a couple of little grumbles: we thought the menu was a little limited - no chicken or pasta but it did include rather "acquired taste" foods such as rabbit and guinea fowl. Also we were not told... More

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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Slightly overpriced.The for is good quality but not at the same quality as the price. The restraint looks very nice and is delightful with the pianist. A very nice place to go if you are willing to splash out.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food here is quite good and reasonable priced though the restaurant decor needs some sort of modernising. It's all a bit OTT (twiddly and twee) Kind of faded glory. Clientele are mostly older though so I guess it sort of fits in. Service was good. Afterwards I spent the night and next morning being violently ill - maybe I... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have been to The Lord Bute on many occasions, Just love it. Wonderful atmosphere, fabulous décor, Excellent Food,, One of my favourite places, Staff very Friendly and you are not rushed.. I am a very fussy person, and very particular, but the restaurant cannot be faulted in anyway Superb!

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New Milton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The best food ever, made to feel special as soon as you walk into the restaurant.The whole evening was wonderful. One of my mums favourite places too. Will be dining there again very soon I hope. Thank you to everyone working there and a big big thank you to my boyfriend who made the evening special too. xx

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My partner and I decided on a night out, a meal with Jass at the Lord Bute, arriving a warm welcome, offered drinks, we could sit in the orangey or sit in the garden wile our order was taken and we sipped our drinks, our table for two was very comfortable, looking out over the restaurant & garden, a good... More

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UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Attended a meal with a group of friends, we all had 2 or 3 course from set lunch menu. Good choice, sat in terrace first. Silver service. Only downside was only 1 waitress serving potatoes and veg on a table of 10 so would have been quicker to have another person serving. Would definitely go again. They also hold Jazz... More

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been to the Lord Bute a lot over the past 10 years and tonight was the best yet. We went on a jazz night special. The restaurant has a black and white decor with a modern art deco feel to it. The jazz band we had tonight we had played some classic jazz and some recent songs in... More

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