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Lord Bute Restaurant

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181 Lymington Road, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
+44 1425 278884
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just ate for the first time tonight at The Lord Bute, having heard so many great things about the food I've been so looking forward to trying it myself. To say it lived up to expectations is an understatement! Everything about it was absolutely brilliant! The service, ambience, decor, food, staff...... all of it was absolutely exceptional. I defy anyone... More 

Thank DRN1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good food and friendly service, in elegant surroundings. On this visit, even though the restaurant was busy with a function, the great service was not affected.

Thank GavinW_UK
New Milton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic meal as always with first class service, with attention to detail. The setting and atmosphere was just perfect for the evening.

Thank Derek B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow - a really beautiful 3 course meal. We were celebrating a friends birthday in a group of 10, so not sure of menu cost, but ALL of us had a really great time. Staff were attentive and friendly. Will definitely be returning soon!

Thank Martin W
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic meal as always service first class my starter the goats cheese tart wonderful my hubby had the soup again fantastic we have booked for the Elvis tribute show in January young female waitress was brilliant

Thank juliebaker02
Blaine, Washington
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends treated us to this absolutely wonderful restaurant with a great atmosphere with conversation and piano music. The service was excellent, as was the food. As i said I can't say enough about the overall atmosphere. It should be a 'must' for a fantastic Sunday lunch.

Thank David302
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

£26.95 for a 4 course Sunday lunch was certainly value for money. We had the most enjoyable afternoon eating good food served by attentive friendly staff, listening to a fabulous piano player. We were very pleased with the menu choice, selecting duck, prawns avocado, tomato soup, traditional roast beef with the biggest Yorkshire puds I have ever seen. Perfect selection... More 

1 Thank WorldClassOnly
dorset England
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the last ten or so years we have been to the lord bute at least 10 times - larger parties for wedding anniversary and a group of friends, smaller parties for lunches, wednesday evenings with the lovely jazz bands and saturday evenings. On all but the last occasion i would give more than ten out of ten in every... More 

1 Thank kimkatrina
Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to The Lord Bute on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed the meal, unfortunately standards seem to have dropped considerably. From the very start of entering the restaurant you were always greeted with a warm welcome and offered a drink, this time there was no greeting and you have to go and get your own drinks.... More 

1 Thank sadiekins61
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Attended a wedding here recently. Started with a meal at the restaurant the day before then the wedding itself. The staff were extremely professional, the food was lovely and the whole set up for the wedding was brilliant from arrival through the ceremony to canapes and then the wedding breakfast where we we given a choice for the meal. The... More 

Thank Mary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $31
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Lymington Road, 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?