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Lord Bute Restaurant

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181 Lymington Road, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
+44 1425 278884
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited this restaurant many times for all sorts of occasions and have enjoyed excellent food and service and outstanding value for money. It is therefore disappointing that in the pursuit of profit the management is cramming in more and more diners. The conservatory area used to be a relaxing place for both an aperitif and coffee after the... More 

Thank theladyofthelakes
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic location with very good food and service, entertainment was good fun, parking can be difficult when very busy.

Thank Mervyn1942
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived for lunch at 12.00 noon and parked easily, straight off the main road. Staff were welcoming and we were looked after as if we were long-standing customers. Food was as described on the menu and service was attentive. We had an excellent meal and would recommend the Lord Bute to anyone looking for a good meal from a large... More 

Thank Tony B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Christmas meal with our family...... fun and laughs along with great food...... doesn't get better than this.......

Thank Simon L
Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seven of us turned up which included 3 generations. Greet by the head waiter who woo'd the ladies, not over the top, but brought big grins as we sat down. The service was tremendous throughout from all the staff, the choice and standard of food fantastic, the wine menu was a little on the heavy side but the choice was... More 

Thank Ian B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Saturday night at the Lord Bute-Lovely dining room, tables laid, parties celebrating . Excellent value three course menu, options to suit all tastes, food served piping hot, staff smiling and helpful -----BUT Why did I have to ask, not once,not, twice but three times for the not so background "muzak" to be turned down and changed to something more in... More 

Thank jonathan k
Selby, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A sudden family crisis called for a sudden trip to Christchurch and our first stay at the Lord Bute. The restaurant is lovely and if it's main food reflects the breakfast then the ingredients and quality will be superb.

Thank Kathryn T
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I visit The Lord Bute for lunches twice a year with ladies in a Fitness Class and have been going for several years. It has always been first class for quality of food and service. It is a restaurant that I would be happy to recommend to anyone. I have booked to take my family there to clebrate our golden... More 

Thank gwenandjeff
Kemsing, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant, very good service. Three courses for £20! Not fine dining but good honest and well prepared. Amazing value!

Thank dmiall
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

What an amazing venue to hold a wedding reception. From the moment we arrived as guests we were impressed with the smoothness and welcome we received. The hotel was beautifully decorated and the tables looked fabulous with sparkling glasses, cutlery and beautiful floral centrepieces. The wedding meal was perfection, beautifully cooked, presented and served. Nothing was too much trouble for... More 

Thank Gillian G

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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
US$20 - US$31
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?