Lulworth Lodge

4.5
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129 reviews
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£25 and under
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Bistro
Set a pebble's skim from the iconic Lulworth Cove, our all-day ground floor bistro serves contemporary food sourced from the local ingredients.


From fresh crab to our homemade pizzas - we are aiming to bring the best of mixing the traditional, the homemade & the exciting !

We are sorry to say we are unable to take reservations for the outside seating area, however you can always just walk in !
What 129 People Are Saying
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BernadetteD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very relaxed & delicious meal when we recently stayed . We had 2 families eating at the same time as us & 1 dog. So a friendly atmosphere which we were happy with . The lights were a little bright for Romantic but we were more than content . Delicious Local produce & attentive friendly staff x

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JoJoA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fantastic, drink selection great, staff very friendly and welcoming. Great place to stay......👍

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AndyE
Surrey
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a 2 night stay at Lulworth Lodge. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, with the queen size bed being especially comfy. The bathroom was impeccably clean and the shower had plenty of gusto. We (2 of us) ate twice in the restaurant. First starters were crab and squid. Both delicious, with a special shout out to the dressed crab, excellent. Mains were full crab (with all the tools) and , again, both excellent. Second night was 2 x crab starters (I did say it was good !) and a couple of ribeye steaks, both of which were cooked exactly to order. All in all, well worth the visit, would have no hesitation recommending or staying again the next time we are in Lulworth Cove.

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katek
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service wonderful location great food ! Friendly and welcoming

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TravellingMum
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant by the Cove with indoor and outdoor seating. Well catered to kids, friendly service. Food could be a bit more refined, but otherwise had a great time. They also do Purbeck Ice Cream as a dessert ice cream!

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JoannaS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely staff and very relaxing. Good beer and music.

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vipLOL1234
London
20 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really lovely sunny Sunday lunch at Lulworth Lodge. They've got a simple lunch menu well-executed. The food was great, if a bit expensive, but that's just the area I think. We would go back!

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LouiseP
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and excellent service. We would definitely go there again!

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Marv596
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I love this place and often go here for food and to stay. The people make it for us - always happy and always so generous with their custom. Highly recommend it to anyone.
Andy and Cat

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Jewel19
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always a favourite for lunch when in the area. The whole Dorset crab is fantastic and a reasonable price. Definitely worth booking and we sat outside as a beautiful day . Staff are lovely It does get busy so food can take a while but just enjoy the setting.

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IsaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and really nice food as well, would definitely recommend it.

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GaryH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with varied menu.
A warm welcome with great staff and homely feel.

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SophieM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very good meal and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere even though social distance was observed. It’s great to see Lulworth Lodge being safe and welcoming at the same time. Thoroughly recommended.

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SammiW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely flawless in all areas! Will be returning again very soon

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NadineH
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place to stay and eat. Wonderful staff, so friendly and kind.

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LukeN
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and atnosphere. Staff were very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly good food and friendly staff. Thank
you.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food at reasonable prices, very friendly staff who are attentive and good humoured, a convivial atmosphere and tastefully furnished

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TomW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful place! Fast and easy check in, superb food and really friendly staff!! The food was out of this world and I was even given a breakfast bag as I checked out very early. I would highly recommend this little gem. Thank you guys!

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trishad
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with very nice friendly staff, good food, would go again

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Oliverp
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty food- would recommend the local cider!

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TracyD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Josh & Aribella(behind the bar, not sure we got her name right sorry) were great, very helpful and knowledgable about the area (keep hold of them!)
They made us feel welcome!
thank you

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FionaS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection of seafood dishes. Pleasant service

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AndrewL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent stay - comfortable room, attentive and friendly service, very good quality and tasty food in lovely surroundings.

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MarigoldC
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They get booked up very quickly so be quick for me good choices as I am coeliac.

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CharlotteN
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience5

I would recommend the lodge itself however after spending a lot of money on the lodge suite for my partners birthday which was booked 4 months in advance, the restaurant had sold out of most food which was extremely disappointing and blaming it on the fact it was bank holiday weekend was not a good enough excuse, surely this should have been prepared for, knowing it would be busy, order in more supplies? Even after confirming our table booking was for 8pm when we checked in at 3pm after a 3 hrs drive, we should have been told at that time that the menu was very limited or running low and if there was a specific meal we wanted so they could ensure they had it for us, we had no choice at 8pm when we came down for dinner but to eat there and wasn’t even offered any discount or a free drink for the inconvenience, as a resident at the hotel for the evening and spending a lot of money, I feel they should have looked after there customers a lot better.

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C00000
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such great service from this lovely team. The food was lovely, so glad we booked as they had to turn people away!

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AlisonC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service genuinely warm and friendly, and lovely ambience! It's my second time here and couldn't wait to come back... it didn't disappoint!

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PaulaD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Relaxed, friendly service. All food was perfectly presented, generous portions and tasted delicious. Just a bit sad I could fit in a dessert!

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CleT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, delicious fresh seafood (and the rest), friendly service and child friendly. Although they were super busy on a hot August day, our host was super friendly, understanding and accommodating of our boisterous kids!

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ElizabethS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Really disappointed . Food wasn’t great. Service was ok.

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Galadriel77
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab. Spot on Sunday lunch. Staff great. Food fab. Thankyou x

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CharlotteT
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. We had 3 course and drinks and the bill was very reasonable! The staff could not do enough and I would certainly eat here again - well, we did, the next evening!

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KarenH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good service and friendly. Nothing to much trouble.

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NMfromEG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bistro type environment with plenty of space between tables. Fair choice on menu, all food was great quality, nicely presented and service was very friendly and attentive.
Highly recommended - we look forward to returning

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CathyO
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our stay and dining were both great. Staff at the hotel were welcoming and friendly. The room was clean fresh and comfortable. It was quiet and relaxing. The food was tasty and well presented. Breakfast was great and good to be able to take our time and not forced to be up particularly early.
Only criticism was that the barman in the evening kept throwing bottles into bin in a VERY noisy way which wasn’t necessary and made me jump on several occasions. Shame.

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PaulaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had a late lunch at this restaurant with my husband during our first-time visit to Durdle Door, the actual restaurant was easy to locate within Lulworth Cove area after descending rather long gradual sloping steps hugging the coastal line which was a very beautiful & scenic experience. The restaurant was a modern restaurant & feel. Food was ok nothing special however, my husband ordered the crab (whole crab) which was interesting but wasn't offered a bowl of water to help clean up messing fingers and hands from pulling the crab apart! We had to ask for all additional accompaniments rather than being automatically offered by boys & girls waiting on tables...But overall was a nice, pleasant restaurant in a nice location.

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Sissy
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing location and great food! I had to wait 3 days before I could book a table but the wait was more than worth it. Highly recommended!

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JulieL
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our return visit and the highly anticipated whole lobster.
Service between our main course and dessert slowed down but we would highly recommend Lulworth Lodge as a special treat.
We would also recommend the New Zealand Mussels Bay Sauvignon Blanc to accompany your seafood dish. Although a little pricey.

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JenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and friendly service. Ate here 3 evenings during our stay at Lulworth.
Particularly enjoyed the whole crab - messy, tasty and great fun! Also, the mussels were delicious.

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