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The Lotus Lounge

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99 Commercial Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JD, England
+44 1202 731511
17:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really like the concept, food was good, not exceptional, but excellent value and friendly service. We particularly liked the duck.

Thank julesjenpoole
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are expecting an all you can eat buffet it kind of is but the waitress decides what you can and can't have - then after she has chosen for you she then allows you to select what you wanted in the first place. This went on through the main course also. The food quality was actually very good... More 

Thank JenniePoole
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here 4 times with friends. The food is good, the portions are acceptable. The waitress, we've had the same one every time , is helpful and nice. The only negative is that the door to the restaurant is often open to the street as it doesn't close easily and people leave it open there is often a very... More 

Thank Sam G
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Eat as much as you like quantity with good tasty food and quick service. You can order in 'tapas' style so you can really sample the comprehensive menu - if you find a favourite, you can re-order. Pace yourselves because the Banana and Pineapple fritters are a good finish to a great feast. The cost is also very reasonable for... More 

1 Thank Nigel M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Extensive buffet menu freshly prepared. Service was excellent and we took the advice of the waitress and selected 3 starters to share followed by soup and then the duck and pancakes and mains followed by desserts. The food was very tasty and we were well satisfied with the value for money.

1 Thank cultureseeker_11
Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Having never been here before my son and his wife said that it was a good place to go. Could not find fault with anything. The food, service and the staff were excellent. Good value for money. Would definitely go again.

Thank jennie t
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I love love love this place. So much so, I had my wedding reception here. The buffet deal is amazing value and the starters in particular are to die for. Well worth a visit, as I do any time I'm back in Poole after moving away a few years ago.

Thank rajapo7
London, England, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Yet again can not fault anything at this place, went for the wife's birthday and from start to finish there was not a single problem at all food was piping hot and very fresh, staff are friendly as always!! C u guys again soon best dish by a mile for me was the Beef and mushrooms amazing

Thank 936Paul_S936
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Went to the Lotus Lounge last night for a hen party, we had a great meal - so much food. For £18.95 per person you can order and eat as much as you want, the portion sizes are small but that's great because it reduces waste if something doesn't appeal. Due to our party size they brought the food out... More 

Thank Georgina C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Really enjoyed the meal here. I was so surprised how much food you can order. All of it is cooked fresh to order. You can order as many starters, mains, soups, duck and desserts as you like. The only rule is that you cannot go back to a previous course once you have moved on. It's a great way to... More 

Thank Meltem T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Malaysian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Commercial Road | Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 731511
Recently changed name from Orchid Restaurant to Lotus Lounge but could not find that on here either. Lots of reviews on Google

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