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Lord Bute Restaurant

181 Lymington Road, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
+44 1425 278884
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (8 reviews)
“jazz night” (11 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 via mobile

Hi everyone, we are wedding photographers and look forward to re visiting the Lord Bute as much as we can. We are back there this Saturday and know we will have a fabulous time, with Chris and his team ensuring all runs perfectly See you...More

Thank Robb_Webb
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Lord Bute for my mother's birthday and enjoyed a fabulous meal. The service was excellent, with the staff making it a very fun and entertaining experience. The food was also exceptional, but at a very reasonable price. I would thoroughly recommend the...More

Thank dombranca
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely lunch in unashamedly opulent surroundings. The menu had something to please everybody and everything we chose was beautifully presented by welcoming staff. The food was exceptional, we used to come a lot a few years ago, but it kind of lost it's sparkle. Well...More

Thank KLFBournemouth
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and staff were superb. From the original meeting with Chris, the menu and wines, and the layout of the table were perfect. The choice and quality of food was enjoyed by everyone in our party. Could not have had a better place to...More

1  Thank kth56
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lord Bute used to be the gate house to Highcliffe Castle and today has become the superb hotel and dining venue in the area. Wednesday night is jazz night with various musicians playing each week. The music is not obtrusive whilst enjoying the superb...More

Thank chimneys2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food,staff,location in fact everything about the place is class, from the original meeting with Chris, picking the menu and wines, layout of room and detail to perfection, could not have had a better occasion.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter and son in law celebrated their wedding at the Lord Bute yesterday.Wecould never have chosen a better venue, the food was of the highest quality, the staff was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble.Chris Denley has a very strong eye for...More

Thank patbowring
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

12 of us celebrated 2 x 70th birthdays on Jazz night. 3 man band. Background easy listening jazz (everyone shut up when they played Summertime!!) £27.95 for 3 courses - large selection on each course. Very good wines. The brothers apparently still own Lord Bute...More

Thank vivienne h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With such an extensive menu, food that is exquisitely prepared and presented, wonderful atmosphere plus a good measure of friendly service, the ever popular Lord Bute is one of my favourite restaurants. Chris Denley heads his team in a positive and friendly manner, has an...More

Thank Maurice P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You cannot miss going to this great place for tasting food which is beyond excellent. The menu has something for everyone, the ambiance, the service the food just cannot be faulted. Just try and park elsewhere as parking is limited. But who cares when you...More

Thank Dawn A
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Questions & Answers
2 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
2 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$20 - US$32
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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