Review on The Lord Bute Hotel & Restaurant

This magnificent edifice, which stands in delightful grounds behind the entrance lodges to Highcliffe Castle, was Lord Bute's residence during the latter part of the eighteenth century. These days, it's a popular choice for weddings, conferences and fine dining.

Enjoy a drink in the orangery before taking your seat in the dining room, which is done out in classical style in keeping with the rest of the building: pictures reflecting Lord Bute's era hang on the richly coloured walls. Local ingredients get a good airing on the menu – witness roast pavé of Romsey lamb with silky redcurrant and mint glaze, sea bass from the Dorset boats grilled with rock salt, and even loin of Hinton ostrich with herb mash, braised red cabbage, wild mushroom and red wine sauce.

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Kevin Brown

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 – 2.00pm Tue-Fri & Sun
Dinner: 7.00 – 9.30pm Tue-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Lord Bute Hotel & Restaurant

  • Private parties
  • 95 covers


Accomodation is available, (12 rooms)


The Lord Bute Hotel & Restaurant
181-185 Lymington Road
BH23 4JS

Customer Ratings on The Lord Bute Hotel & Restaurant

3.8  / 5

Based on 2 reviews

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    Patricia Johnstone
    December 2014

    13 people found this review helpful
    Service was terrible also music

    Food was very good, but the service was bad, after waiter passing table lots of time about 20 minutes I had to ask him to clear our plates. then earl gray was served in a cup tea bag left in kept asking for milk it finally came after tea was cold. The music was loud and the worst tape ever not one Xmas song, as it was Xmas eve.

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    June 2014

    22 people found this review helpful
    Excellent food and hotel

    We have stayed at The Lord Bute many times since 2008 and are always made very welcome by all of the staff, the food is always of an excellent standard at dinner and breakfast can't wait to go back for our next

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