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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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In my business as a full time wedding photographer It is my pleasure to eat at all the local eateries in Dorset. The Lord Bute has been known for years for its superior service and food quality and presentation and it has kept that standard up through all those years. Also the surroundings and decor are very well kept up... More 

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sandhurst berkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a surprise to my daughter and I, glad we dressed up, as my daughter and I didn't know what this restaurant was like! my stepdad organised this for My mums birthday. It was a beautiful restaurant. Staff very attentive, wonderful food, beautiful atmosphere we also had a saxophonist playing. So lovely. The waiter even picked up that it... More 

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Thank Jackie1962_11
Seaford
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an excellant lunch with relatives who have dined here a lot. Real fine dining. Plates were very hot so food was perfect, beautifully presented and delicious, I would not hesitate to visit again when in the area. Very reasonable prices for the quality of food.

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Thank barneysmum
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and good swift service for a large party. Dated decor if that's important hence a high average age of diner...

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Thank Anna_W979
Surrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good value for a top class restaurant. Food was excellent and service first class. No pressure to leave table and plenty of time to relax between courses. Excellent choice of menu and the table de Hotel was very good value

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Billericay, Essex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried this place recently for the first time in a couple of years. Excellent food and service. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for! When we were here before, they were using inexperienced school girls and boys, however, this time the service was excellent.

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Thank terryrothery
Lymington, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Jazz dinner, nice décor, nice atmosphere. Warm welcome and efficient yet unhurried service. The Jazz trio played comfortable jazz which was unobtrusive but missed during their break. The trio of dishes served were well presented, full of flavour and from good ingredients. Encore please!

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Thank bevambrose
Asheville, North Carolina
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, intimate dining with attractive decor, very good food and excellent service. Highly recommend the inn and the dining room.

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Thank cofasheville
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Cannot fault this place, superbly presented food , 10/10 taste 10/ 10 service 10/10 surroundings . 10/ 10 value for money

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Thank Antony c C
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This is currently the best value for money upper-end restaurant in the locality. The food is good, the ambience restful - though if you want conversation keep away from the pianist - and the only minor criticisms are the limited parking and rather leisurely, though helpful, service. A good choice out for that "special occasion".

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$21 - $33
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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

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