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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%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (8 reviews)
“creme brulee” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
181 Lymington Road, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate here as a party of 15 to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary on the evening of Saturday 16th September 2017. I have been an occasional visitor to the Lord Bute for some 15 to 20 years and have yet to have a bad meal....More

Thank Mashie47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In some ways you'd say there isn't much wrong, but clearly they're playing to demand, and the population in Bournemouth and the area is old ! So, old music, old people, and silver service, which personally I hate. I can't argue with the business case...More

2  Thank david h
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to be treated to a joint birthday meal by good friends last Sunday lunchtime. The choice of food was great, there were many of my favourites especially the main courses. The food arrived promptly and was piping hot. The leek and onion...More

Thank PeteVivian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband & I went for my birthday as I'd always wanted to go here. The food was lovely & presented beautifully. Very tasty & full of flavour! The staff were attentive & very quick to pick up on when something needed to be done eg....More

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here with friends on a Saturday evening at 7pm. We were well looked after with unhurried service and left at about 10.15pm after an excellent meal. It was our first visit but our friends attend this venue regularly. Nicely decorated and spotlessly clean...More

Thank GordonBeasley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Lord Bute on 27 Aug. Food was fantastic & biggest comment from our guests was on the great food quality and choice. The wedding was for 60 people & the restaurant only just coped with this amount...More

Thank ooxld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot really fault this establishment called here for lunch on a very quiet day which in some cases is not the best thing to do; often when it is this quiet things have been cut back including menus; not in this case service was...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We celebrated our friends wedding at the Lord Bute and it was an exceptional day. The ceremony was beautiful, the staff were professional and discreet and the food was outstanding. The restaurant contributed hugely to a wonderful day of celebration.

Thank clairelw
Reviewed 10 August 2017

A special Sunday lunch event to celebrate a special birthday. Wow! We couldn't have chosen better. Ahead of the event I asked for advice and this proved invaluable. The food was superb with a grate range of choices for each course. We didn't have to...More

Thank 489MaryF
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Been three times - every time I rate the food highly - let down by the service - totally ignored once and waited a stupid time for our desert Shame as we would not now go back

3  Thank Malcolm W
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Questions & Answers
3 March 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
3 March 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$34
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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