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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
good experience

Venue is classy and clean, but not intimidating a comfortable and warming feel to the place. The food is excellent and so are the staff. A good disabled toilet. Car park has shingle so ladies beware of your high heels.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Christchurch
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Christchurch
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Venue is classy and clean, but not intimidating a comfortable and warming feel to the place. The food is excellent and so are the staff. A good disabled toilet. Car park has shingle so ladies beware of your high heels.

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Wiltshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We ate here recently for my Wife’s birthday. Booking a table was very straight forward as it can be done Online so very convenient. On arrival, we were a little confused how to enter the restaurant. We ended up going into the lobby of the hotel section and signage was not clear how to get to restaurant. That was the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Restaurant review only. We wanted a decent meal out close to our accommodation. This place looked perfect and offered a three course set meal for £25. When we arrived the restaurant is very lavishly decorated. However. All members of staff didn't even acknowledge we were stood at the door waiting to be seated. Eventually we were grumply greeted and shown... More 

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LordBute, General Manager at Lord Bute Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I am extremely distressed to hear that you did not enjoy your evening with us. I can only apologise that you were left waiting, we had a slight crisis which resulted in the restaurant manager being off the floor for a short time, although this is no excuse. If you could provide me with... More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Good food and very attentive service. Highly recommend Lord Bute for a tasty lunch with superb presentation.

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ridgmont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Apart from the weather we had a lovely weekend in this pretty town. Our King room had great views and nearby walks. The food was really nice and the staff extremely attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Fantastic evening outstanding food and service - very accommodating as we had our 9 week old daughter with us. The manager was excellent and helped us with a future booking. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Five of us visited the Lord Bute for lunch and we had a very tasty meal. Their lunch menu is exceptional value (£16.95 for two courses; £18.95 for three courses) and we all enjoyed our dishes. I can especially recommend the slow-cooked shank of Romsey lamb and the Belgian dark chocolate torte with chocolate ice cream and butterscotch sauce.

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Lord Bute Restaurant

Address: 181-185 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
Phone Number: +44 1425 278884
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
Average Prices: USD 25 - 39
Cuisine: English

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions

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