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About Limestone Hotel & Restaurant

Head chef Jon Box, brings the best local produce to your table, combined with his creativity, enthusiasm and local knowledge - it's a recipe for good food! ​Dorset is home to quality produce and we are fortunate to have made connections with small local suppliers. Our meat is sourced from Maiden Castle farm Dorchester, lobsters straight from Lulworth cove, our fish is caught along the Dorset coast, crab and scallops from Portland and Jon even grows his own Chilies which feature in one of his hot chutney's - delicious with salt & pepper Bridport squid or a South West cheese board !

Main Road
West Lulworth, Dorset BH20 5RL
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 18:30 - 21:00

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01929 400252

Website:
http://www.limestonehotel.co.uk/

Parking Details:
Road parking available 100 yards away from the Restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Jon Box

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View

Limestone Hotel & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (22)
Local Ingredients (19)
Scenic View (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cosy (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Seasonal (9)
Authentic (7)
Lunch (7)
Neighbourhood Gem (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Healthy (5)
Casual (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
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Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Business Meals (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined on 7 November 2017

Good food and excellent service. Good value. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on 3 November 2017

Lovely welcome, great room and service from staff.

Bar and restaurant had a wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Absolutely bowled over by the quality of the food and the warm welcome we got here. Perfect after a day at Durdle door and Lulworth Cove - we will definately be returning!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 16 October 2017

Wedding Anniversary celebration and we were not disappointed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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·Dined on 16 October 2017

Wonderful evening with lovely food. Highly recommend.
Attentive staff, fabulous menu . Faultless.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

We had a lovely anniversary dinner here the table service was slightly eratic although all waiters/waitresses were very pleasant we can highly recomend and are looking forward to returning

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 26 September 2017

A charming restaurant. No parking for non residents and quite a steep walk to the hotel. Wai staff were excellent and very friendly. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed our meal - fresh scallops, tender local lamb cooked really well. Will return!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 25 September 2017

We were welcomed immediately and asked if we would like a pre-dinner drink or to sit straight at our table. We opted for a pre-dinner drink in the cosy bar, and we're glad we did. A choice of Gins and a great cocktail were enjoyed.
Dinner was exemplary. Beautifully presented, amazing flavours, and very generous helpings of fish.
Service was discreet, efficient and spot on.
Seriously good food, in a great location. Lulworth is lucky to have such a great restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

“Beautiful setting, fabulous food, great service!”
Our sixth visit to the Limestone and it has become a mainstay of our holiday. Great choice of food, the menu is always changing and our meal was, as always, beautiful. The service was perfect, never rushed, always polite and the team make for a very pleasurable dining experience. I cannot rate the Limestone highly enough.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 15 September 2017

Just the venue, quality of food and ambience I wanted for my wedding anniversary meal, excellent .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Authentic
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·Dined on 28 August 2017

Absolutely great food and atmosphere. Very lov my staff and.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Romantic
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 28 August 2017

We enjoyed the food and ambience of this hotel and will book again when we are next in the area. We also had tea and cake in the garden and it was a lovely experience with exceptional apple dorset cake and very pleasant young waitress.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 August 2017

We had an excellent meal here last week. The food was superb, the decor and ambience were delightful. We had two starters, two mains (freshly caught plaice and lamb) one pudding and one bottle of wine for £79. The views from the dining room were amazing. Would definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 13 August 2017

Excellent experience from start to finish. Drinks on the terrace with a wonderful view. Attentive service and outstanding fresh food (especially the giant scallops). A really enjoyable birthday treat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Lovely food right on my doorstep.
Chef came out for a chat which was lovely.
Perfect evening perfect food.
And met England full back Mike Brown.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

Beautiful setting with outdoor terrace. Very friendly and attentive staff. Excellent seafood and a great vegetarian menu. We had a lovely time.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 7 August 2017

Had a wonderful meal. Subtle flavours, great service and the chef came and spoke to us about the food which was a lovely touch. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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service4
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·Dined on 31 July 2017

Visited for our anniversary whilst on holiday. The quiet relaxing atmosphere was great and the food superb with the chef coming out at the end of serving to check everything was ok. A surprising Jem.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kent)·Dined on 30 July 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. The food was delivered cloud and well presented. The staff were very friendly and efficient. We even had a conversation with the chef!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on 20 July 2017

A delightful restaurant in a bucolic setting. The tourism and crowds of Lulworth Cove seem so far away in this very peaceful place. The food, my wife and I both had fish, was perfectly cooked and the appetizer and desert were equally outstanding. The steep up the slope to the restaurant may be a little off-putting for some but it's worth it....the view is outstanding .

The service was well balanced...just enough attention and personality without being overbearing. We will definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 10 July 2017

We celebrated our Silver Wedding Anniversary. The food, staff and surroundings couldn't fault. A fabulous find. Thank you for making our evening special .

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 8 July 2017

Excellent evening as ever, definately our special occasion favourite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 8 July 2017

My partner and I were in Lulwroth for a short break and came here for a romantic dinner and we weren't disappointed. The staff were all incredibly poilte and helpful; very knowledgeable with regards to different available beverages etc. The food was outstanding (we had the lobster and I couldn't recommend it more) and the general atmosphere was very welcoming yet private.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone looking for a special place to go with their loved ones and spend some quality time together over wonderful food, great drinks choices and a perfect, quiet location. 10/10 from us :)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Ate here twice and both times were impressed. Outdoor sitting for cocktails, exceptional service and excellent meals both visits.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Fabulous restaurant; we had a superb meal and were looked after fabulously well by the team. No hesitation in awarding 5 stars

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Organic
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 11 June 2017

we stayed for 3 nights at Cove House and came each evening to the Limestone Restaurant for dinner. Each time we chose from the Days Specials and were never disappointed. Starters such as Duck and Chicken liver paté, scallops,... were really excellent. Main courses (lemon sole, skate wings, steaks,...) were delicious.
To our experience one of the best restaurants in the UK at a reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 29 May 2017

Lovely small place,great staff especially the waitress,great food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 16 May 2017

Excellent food and service at a reasonable price. Will go back for sure

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 15 May 2017

Enjoyed two fabulous meals and delicious breakfasts. Lovely hotel and restaurant. Great choice of food and wine. Small restaurant with quiet atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful staff. Overall, highly recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 8 May 2017

We visited Limestone after it was highly recommended & after dinning there I can say that it was a very special night.
There was a new girl on the night we dined & she was diligent & attentive.
The front of house staff were very helpful in explaining the menu & the different seafood on offer.
Overall a very memorable night.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Kent)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Fantastic Evening Meal.Great service with a smile.A lovely place for a special evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Exceptional! would highly recommend this to anyone looking for somewhere special

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 21 April 2017

I took my wife here to celebrate her birthday! The staff were friendly and welcome and although the restaurant was very smart the atmosphere was relaxed. The food was amazing with a small but varied menu to choose from and you can tell the food is fresh! Looking forward to our next visit

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Amazing dinner at the Limestone hotel! Beautiful dining room with a very cosy intimate feel as it seats only about 30 people! Dinner was superb- being a vegetarian I loved their sweet potato gnocchi. My husband had the chicken - both dishes were outstanding. I would highly recommend it but book in advance to avoid disappointment!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Wales)·Dined on 10 April 2017

An excellent restaurant with beautifully prepared local food, especially fish.
Atmosphere for an intimate anniversary meal was delightful and enhanced by careful service and meticulous detail.
Can't wait to return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 29 March 2017

Excellent food crab chowder to die for… thoroughly recommend

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 20 March 2017

Exceptional food quality, attentive and knowledgeable staff. A very nice touch at the end of the evening, was meeting the chef and having the time to discuss the menu and the source of the local ingredients. All in all ,we had a lovely experience here. We will, without a doubt return here on our next visit to Dorset and would definitely recommend visiting the restaurant to anyone who is thinking of going.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 19 March 2017

Food is superb! Wine list is amazing!
Staff = Awesome.
Teensy bit pricey though.
Worth the effort.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 11 March 2017

The Limehouse Restaurant is in a beautiful location. The food is excellent and caters for both meat eaters, catch of the day, vegetarians and those with food intolerances with understanding. The atmosphere is lovely and excellent service. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 19 October 2017

Worth the rainy and windy walk up from Lulworth Cove. Good service and great food from the selection on the menu and on the specials board.

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