Limestone Hotel & Restaurant

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133 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Our brand new speakeasy space with elegant design, choice of contemporary local spirits and trendy wine list. Relax during the day with a glass of wine & a mezzo selection, or join us for dinner to celebrate all things local!
What 133 People Are Saying
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DL
Dorset
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Room very comfortable but could do with more storage and hook behind door. All in all a most enjoyable first stay in Lulworth Cove.

KT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food. Excellent service. Perfect pace to the meal. Recommended.

j
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food and accommodation would highly recommend.

NS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. We absolutely love it here.

HC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Sloppy overpriced food, having eaten at some of the best restaurants in the south and south west this restaurant is nowhere near the mark it’s prices would suggest, take a trip to the pig on the beach rather than waste your money here

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely super food and service, staff lovely - tables a little close together 😊 but thoroughly recommend!!

AV
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal I’ve had in about ten years. Wonderful food. Good service and a nice atmosphere.

O
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth a visit when in the area. Venison was lovely

EB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a truly beautiful evening. A really warm welcome, cocktails and canapés in the snug followed by wonderful homemade bread when sat at our table. Starters and mains were cooked to perfection - the perfect evening for birthday celebrations - and the little birthday dessert board was very appreciated! Thank you. Would definitely recommend this place for food!

Ambience was calm and peaceful and a small number of tables made for excellent service.

CA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal. The waiter was charming and attentive. Nice that the chef came out and had a chat and asked us how our meal was.

PD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosy, contemporary restaurant but pushing two small, round tables together for three/four people does not work well. Upright bench seating against the wall, uncomfortable after a short while, so had to move to a more relaxed chair.
Food excellent, as always, even though the menu choice has shrunk since the refurb - wish there was more choice of seafood mains. Dessert deliciously decadent.

AE
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb, all local produce and cooked to perfection

j
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good quality food and excellent service from the team. A little on the expensive side compared to other establishments. The menu does not appear to vary day to day.

PB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff Lovely food and freshly baked bread with oil The crab starter was excellent as was the lobster The cheese board was great and they kindly changed the goats cheese for more of the lovely soft Isle of Wight cheese

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Honor to the Chef!! The restaurant is excellent and the atmosphere is refined

AC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely small venue and great view.
Food choices is limited but great nevertheless.

H
London
36 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A lovely evening at the Limestone to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Lovely food and excellent service.

AN
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely, friendly and attentive staff and a lovely intimate venue. We dined early and it was very peaceful. The scallops were delicious; the trout with pesto and samphire was excellent, as was the chocolate brownie. We'd go again, but sadly we're not local!

SF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal and gorgeous evening at the Limestone Restaurant. Staff were lovely and very professional. Food was amazing. We tried the Lobster Thermidore and the Duck and both dishes were beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. Will definitely be returning.

JH
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people were so friendly and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner - scallops and crab apps were delicious. The fish of the day was one of the best fish dishes ever. It had a light sauce that didn’t overwhelm the fish. Rooms were comfortable. Just a short walk to the Cove.

OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with my other half to surprise her for her birthday weekend as well as a congratulations on her graduation. We travelled down from Edinburgh on the Friday to dine here on the Saturday following a recommendation from my father. The food was excellent. Perfectly cooked and really tasty! Staff were faultless. Very tentative and friendly. My father organised a card which was there on the table when we arrived along with cake which was a nice unexpected surprise which was perfectly executed by the staff of the hotel. Thank you so much. Will make sure to visit again in the future.

BC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, made very welcome by the staff. The night ended with some drinks on the terrace watching a beautiful sunset over the hills.

AT
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic hotel to stay in and the restaurant is a gem. Great location, Great people and the quality of the food blew us away. We would highly recommend that you give this place a visit, we will be back! Congratulations to Edward and his team for giving us a fantastic week and some really really quality food.

C
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal in a small cosy boutique restaurant. We had scallops & crab to start with lobster and a halloumi salad for mains. All beautifully fresh seafood really well prepared and presented. An excellent restaurant, not cheap but half the price of a London equivalent.

AK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit, returned after a great experience last time. Food incredible, the right amount of buzzing and intimate and really friendly and attentive staff. Great wine selection and the steak with chimichurri and scallops in particular were amazing. Love the recent refurb and can’t wait to visit again.

SC
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably most visitors to Lulworth overlook the Limehouse restaurant as it sits within the hotel. Their loss as the food and service were the best we had during our stay. Perhaps people expect it to be expensive but it is no more so than other local restaurants but offers delicious fresh food and exemplary service. Desserts, cheese board, coffees and their home made Amaretto biscuits are divine.

CB
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We returned after an excellent meal that we enjoyed the previous summer.
The decor has been redesigned and whilst attractive in its own right, it has changed the ambiance to its detriment. The tables are too close together, reducing the feeling of intimacy compared to the previous layout and the noise level is slightly higher, also due to the changes made. The chunky bar in the dining room itself does not 'work', reducing available space and impacting the ambiance adversely.
That said, a pleasant enough space - so ultimately it's down to the food.
Sadly this was average at best compared to what we had experienced the previous summer - I can only conclude the chef has changed? There was a more limited menu. What we had was perfectly edible but no longer 'special'. I could have produced better myself. The chicken dish with Toasted AlmondsBroccoli&Cauliflower,BoulangerePotato,PeppercornSauce was ordinary and at £19, overpriced for what it was. (3 course meal for 2 with £25 wine bottle, but no coffee, was £96 pre any service)
Overall, dissappointing after what had been a great experience in 2018 - so much so, that whilst I almost never write a review, this time I want to provide feedback in the hope that things might change and I can perhaps return again. (assuming they'll still have me!)
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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a recently refurbished dining room, with excellent, friendly service with a personal feel.

WG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood and a beautiful small dining setting. Everything was exceptional from starter to desert.

EE
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here on New Years Eve and it was some of the best food we have eaten in a long time, could not fault it in any way. Very attentive staff and it was lovely that the chefs came out to say hello. We will definitely be coming back.

JM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue for a special occasion. We came twice in the week leading up to New Year including New Year's Eve and could not fault the food and service. Staff courteous, friendly, polite and gave us their time and were interested in our opinion. Fantastic chef came out from the kitchen to ask if we had enjoyed the food, which we definitely did.
Would highly recommend this lovely restaurant if anyone is in the area.
We had also visited on previous occasions.

HM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the staff were really friendly.

JW
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant. Food amazing, staff excellent and friendly service. Great little bar area. Will definitely be going again. A hidden gem

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food with service to match

KM
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good restaurant and the food was great highly recommend

LB
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very disappointed the Lamb Rump 2 of us had was fatty, had gristle in it and looked as if just dumped on plate, fine dining it is not. The Octopus starter was disappointing and the Octopus looked as if it had been bought from supermarket. The Scallop starter got the thumbs up as did Prosecco.

Disappointed to see some people making no effort to dress in appropriate manner, not what would expect in what is setting out to be an exclusive dining room, there needs to be standard minimum dress code.

Unfortunately unable to recommend, not what we were expecting, better meal had on Friday night in Lolworth Cove.

OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Food excellent as always but on this occasion the restaurant area was far too hot and fire alarms went off several times during the meal. Not conducive to a relaxing romantic dinner.

m
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Evening meal was excellant however I did feel the quality of the cooked breakfast was not great. Sausages were tough both days, and didnt like the fact that fruits and cold breakfast material was uncovered. Numerous flies in the restaurant landing on the food. Should be covered up.

SS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant evening with some very good food. A bit on the pricey side.

BR
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Used restaurant twice while staying at the hotel. Really nice on both occasions and good value.