We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Lord Bute Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
181 Lymington Road, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
+44 1425 278884
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

301 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 301: English reviews
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Consistently high quality and standard of food. One or two new waiters, and not quite as good as the usual ones. (Perhaps they were short term stand ins?). However it was a busy service. Food was faultless as ever. Certainly go back again. Highly recommended

Thank MrDBmth
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fanatstic wedding breakfast - fine food and great service! Really good because they closed off the section required.

Thank TonyP11111111111111
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say. This is one of the best restaurants in the area. From the moment you walk in you are made to feel so welcome. Food is outstanding and will definitely be rushing back. Top quality

Thank Kevin B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have wanted to eat at the Lord Bute for ages and so has my Mum, decided to treat her on her birthday, so four of us went for dinner on wed evening. We were seated and given menu's but no one offered a drink, my Father had to go up and ask after about 15 mins. We all made... More 

Thank Bev M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this restaurant is class. The ambience, the service and of course the food. The finest of dining in the local area.

Thank Willaby_kint
Burley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great lunch, 3 courses plus coffee and a bottle of wine for only £67. Fantastic value, starters were melon with sorbet and a goats cheese tartlet, mains, venison and sea bass, followed by, cheese for me and a light mousse for my wife. Washed down with a loverly rose, linen on the tables and great service, even a pianist to... More 

Thank ShaunKevinD
Level Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with my grandparents in the Summer and I would definitely like to go again. We went for lunch. There was plenty of choice on the menu. The memorable dish for me was the dessert - I had ice cream. There were lovely chunks of Belgian white chocolate chip. Food - fine dining and excellent taste Service -... More 

Thank Danthewriter
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of six who had a set menu for £20 which was to be £40 with an act but the act was sick so they offered the food only at £20. It was fantastic value - we noticed the usual fixed price menu was £25 with less choice. The quality of the food was superb. Plus the... More 

Thank olliebournemouth
Christchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening at the Lord Bute last night. Fanastic food at a very reasonable price, great ambience, really friendly professional staff . I can't wait to go back!

South East
Level Contributor
44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the hotel for two nights and went to the restaurant for food one night with family. The service was okay not that welcoming, think abit under staffed. Asked for a medium rare steak, my steak was not even medium it was quite tasty. Generally I have paid less and eaten better in a good pub.

Thank CliveCFC

Travelers who viewed Lord Bute Restaurant also viewed

Christchurch, Dorset
Christchurch, Dorset

Been to Lord Bute Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lord Bute Restaurant and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Lord Bute Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?