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“Enjoyable Saturday night dinner”
Review of The Lotus Lounge

The Lotus Lounge
Ranked #123 of 366 Restaurants in Poole
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Recently changed name from Orchid Restaurant to Lotus Lounge but could not find that on here either. Lots of reviews on Google
London, UK
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Saturday night dinner”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Although we didn't book, the staff were happy to give us a table and the service was consistently good throughout the evening. The buffet was very good value, with the waitress happy to bring a couple of rounds of seconds too (the Thai soup was extremely tasty). An all-round very enjoyable meal.

  • Visited December 2013
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Ate in a group of 8. First the service was very efficient. We ordered what we wanted and they offered to bring more if we wanted. Everything was delivered in good time. The wine and beer were both reasonably priced. The food varied from average to quite good. The only substantial criticism was that the crispy duck was rather dry. The staff were friendly as well as efficient. This is not the place for a candlelit dinner but if you are eating with friends you could do a lot worse.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Jeremy69Uk
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Friday night buffet”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

4 of us went for the buffet, It was great - freshly cooked and pretty quick. Service was good and gave us a few of the chef's tips for the menu. Good place.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Lynda C
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Poole, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
357 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Good value main stream Chinese restaurant”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Revisited after quite a long break. Staff enthusiastic & quick. Chef turns out piping hot dishes in minutes. This is not a buffet but a fixed price restaurant very extensive menu at a reasonable price during the week. Surprised about some bad reviews. The food is main stream "english" chinese. Yes a lot of it is fried but that is what the punters go for.The helpful staff are one of the things that make it for us. Plenty of custom on a Wednesday evening so atmosphere buzzy. Some places can be a little souless in the week if quiet. I sense more money in peoples pockets as booking necessary in many Poole restaurants in the week. Popular with groups for birthdays, etc.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Aldhelm
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Swanage, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Our new favourite”
Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Me have been to the lotus twice now, we have been very empressed both times. Food wonderfull, hot tasty and plentiful. Staff can not please you more if they tried. They were extremely nice to our baby granddaughter! Well done lotus we will be back and will be telling our friends about you! Good value for money! :-D

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Hayley317
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