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The Lotus Lounge

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99 Commercial Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JD, England
+44 01202 731511
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the meal here. I was so surprised how much food you can order. All of it is cooked fresh to order. You can order as many starters, mains, soups, duck and desserts as you like. The only rule is that you cannot go back to a previous course once you have moved on. It's a great way to... More 

Thank Meltem T
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food in this restaurant is excellent and buffet format is great! Allows you to get more of you really like something, though all dishes weer had were great!

Thank Simon W
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to round our lovely weekend off with a Chinese meal. Thoughr we would try this restaurant after checking it out on TripAdvisor. We were warmly welcomed by very good staff and shown to our table. As it was our first time there the waitress explained how the buffet menu worked. We had an absolutely fabulous meal. One of the... More 

Thank Adrian S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table last week for tonight (3rd August) drove 30 miles from Dorchester and when we got there, the place was closed. We wouldn't have minded if this was a last minute closure due to some kind of emergency but we didn't even receive so much as a courtesy phone call to tell us. Very very disappointed.

Thank Traveller1756
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with our friends and had a nice table. The food was nice and Plentiful but it was nearly £20 per person and the drinks were expensive too. If you can eat a lot of food you might get your money's worth but for most people it's too much. The staff were nice enough although a little grumpy when... More 

Thank MinniePoole
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly, attentative staff. Food was perfect and very well presented. Overall a fantastic experience, will definitely be returning soon!

Thank Legendary_Karlos
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

~Doesn't look much from outside but inside is lovely. Good décor, clean, tables laid with table cloths, cutlery, plates and wine glasses. Staff very attentive. You can literally eat as much or as little as you want for a set price. All the food is cooked fresh as you order it. You could start at the top of the starters... More 

Thank milkyway2013
Poole, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

There seems to be a smattering of poor reviews on this restaurant, I just want to say that we have been going, infrequently for the last 6 years and the standard of the food and staff is as good as ever. Lovely people, excellent food and good drinks. Don't be put of by the negativity, try it for yourself.

1 Thank Sue_at_the_seaside
Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times, safe to say it does get booked up quickly. SOOOO many problems trying to book a table, the concept of answering the phone during there stated working hours is clearly quite a tricky job. Safe to say they've lost a rather large booking for Wednesday due to there incapabilities. Not impressed.

Thank AmyWilson94
Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

9 year old girl eats like a mouse but charged a full adults price really Food ok but just can not justify full price for children over 8 years old

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Malaysian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Commercial Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 01202 731511
Recently changed name from Orchid Restaurant to Lotus Lounge but could not find that on here either. Lots of reviews on Google

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