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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 164
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  • 8
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  • 14
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  • 3
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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
Beautiful.

Went here for Sunday lunch a few weeks ago, the restaurant is beautifully decorated, the food was mouth watering and the staff could not be more helpful. I will certainly be going back soon. Thank you to everyone there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
wendy j
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dorset uk
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dorset uk
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here for Sunday lunch a few weeks ago, the restaurant is beautifully decorated, the food was mouth watering and the staff could not be more helpful. I will certainly be going back soon. Thank you to everyone there.

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Thank wendy j
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've now been twice to the Lord Bute restaurant and each time have had a wonderful experience. The first time was for a funeral wake. We were really well looked after, nothing was too much trouble. The buffet provided was generous, a cut well above the norm and extremely good value. We never at any time felt rushed despite running... More 

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1 Thank Saltbo
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for Saturday evening, a table for 3. The staff were very welcoming and we were offered a drink in the bar area or to go straight to our table. The menu is not extensive, but the dishes we chose were exceptional. I would totally recommend the Stone Bass. The service was quick and the price reflected the quality.... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca N
New Milton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff can't do enough for you and we were greeted at the door by the suave tall Italian, who knew his stuff. Sunday lunch second visit since last one in August 2015 and really enjoyed the meal. Super Red wine "Castillo de la Pena" a Syrah/Monastrell blend from Spain, inexpensive and delicious. Only small gripe (my usual one) is... More 

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Thank FrankFarkle
Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today we were joined by our son and his wife for Sunday lunch in the busy Restaurant. We were welcomed warmly, the service was excellent and a variety of the most delicious beautifully presented meals were thoroughly enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank Janet H
Berkhamsted
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The food was really good. The service was perfect. The environment was great. They let me play chop sticks on their grand piano. This is a special place. My steak was just perfect.

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1 Thank GloriousGrey
Christchurch
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I went to the Lord Bute for a Dinner Dance. The ambience of the restaurant relaxing yet quite posh, The menu was not cheap but the food was good and plentiful. I just wish there was more than once choice of vegetarian meals. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Thank 294clarei
Christchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife and I have enjoyed our meals there. They are of high quality and reasonably priced . Pleasant surroundings.

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Thank Peter B
Poole, United Kingdom
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316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Once again we attended a party, the restaurant was full, with other tables other than our party. Want a lesson in how to handle parties with a full choice menu (not ordered in advance) come to the Lord Bute. Good food, hot, tasty and well presented. Staff pleasant and efficient.

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Thank Mike M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Booked a Christmas Social for our Tennis Club back in September. Contact really helpful throughout, even with last minute changes to table plan. The evening of 11th Dec was a great success with wonderful food, service, live group and atmosphere. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and having exclusive use made us feel very comfortable. Thank you.

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Restaurant Details

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 23 - 36
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic

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