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Lord Bute Restaurant

181 Lymington Road, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
+44 1425 278884
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“duck” (8 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
181 Lymington Road, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited with friends for dinner. Great restaurant, very pleasant friendly staff. Nicely laid out and spotlessly clean. Choice of evening dinner menu very good. At least 7/8 starters and 10/12 main course. Food once ordered came out quickly but with a nice gap between each...More

Thank Bloke1947
Reviewed 2 days ago

wednesday are jazz nights and to go and experiance the wonderful food and sevice in this wonderful restaurant is an absolute pleasure

Thank batchyboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for a wedding reception recently and the food was exceptional apart from the roast potatoes were rather poor need to be cooked in goose fat really not very crisp. Sadly the majority of the staff had a right attitude about themselves and...More

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated two landmark birthdays on 29th. Venue, menu and service faultless, all staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive. Absolutely superb day as always

Thank 2381Derek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again visited lord Bute Restaurant taking treating gentleman friend as a Birthday present. Very good choice of food on the menu, three courses with pre dinner drinks and prosecco to celebrate. Good service followed by Karen Noble for Cabaret entertainment.

Thank Bess T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little gem of a fine dining restaurant that appears to be very popular with locals and so obviously enjoys a very high reputation. Bordering on fine dining, the food is excellent, as are the waiting staff.

Thank DominicDeBurca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To celebrate our anniversary my husband and I had our 2nd visit to this fab restaurant. Being a Wednesday evening, it was a jazz night but we were aware of this. The restaurant is beautifully done out, with glass and crystal, lovely crisp white linen...More

1  Thank crabsallover
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Whilst staying in Highcliffe for a couple of days we had looked at Trip Advisor and liked the look of the Lord Bute Restaurant. We had booked a table for midweek, arrived and was impressed by the look of the restaurant. Very pleasant staff and...More

Thank Deb22Bryan
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Sunday lunch with the family was a delight.The food was first class with a more than an ample selection of dishes on offer.The staff and management were more than obliging.Would we all return? Definitely.

Thank blfSouthampton
Reviewed April 30, 2018

The restaurant looks impressive and inviting from the road. There is an off-road car park but it was only just large enough for a full complement of diners, plus the musician’s cars: locating the restaurant entrance door was a bit of a challenge, too. Step...More

1  Thank anthonyrobindavies
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Questions & Answers
March 2, 2017|
Response from robbie1doe | Reviewed this property |
yes but with a shirt and jacket would be my answer otherwise although you will be treated as anyone else you may feel slighty under dressed
March 2, 2017|
Response from LordBute | Property representative |
Good evening. The bands play throughout the evening (with odd breaks), however it is always possible for us to set you a table away from the music if this is your preference. Just mention this at the point of booking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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