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Loch & Quay

24 Church Street, Christchurch, BH23 1BW

(((() European
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
Main course: £15
Food spend: £25

Calamari for starters and lamb cutlets for main, absolutely perfect

Angela Williams 18 April 2017
from Christchurch

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A stylish bistro in the heart of the town, Loch & Quay Christchurch is committed to local produce. The menu of sharing platters, fresh fish favourites and hearty grill dishes is served in the restaurant’s bright, laidback dining area.

By day, the Loch & Quay menu offers classic brunch dishes, wraps and sharing boards, alongside the likes of goats’ cheese and beetroot tart and beer-battered fish and chips. Come the evening, discover venison steak with rosemary dauphinoise, grilled lemon thyme salmon with seafood risotto and sweet chilli dressing, or slow-braised lamb shanks served with minted mashed potatoes, chickpeas and yoghurt cucumber dip. From the grill, try the homemade beef burger in a brioche bun, or the lemon and herb-marinated rump steak with hand-cut triple-cooked chips and garlic-roasted flat mushrooms topped with parmesan.

Desserts at Loch & Quay restaurant are also packed with flavour. Try the enticing chocolate brownie with pistachio crumb and vanilla ice cream, or the vanilla, pear and star anise tatin with toffee sauce.

Loch & Quay in Dorset sits in the centre of town, yards from Christchurch Castle.

Loch & Quay

24 Church Street, Christchurch, BH23 1BW

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Customer reviews for Loch & Quay

4.3 (((() (based on 84 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (72)
  • lunch (29)
  • trendy (20)
  • romantic (18)
  • value (16)
  • entertainment (15)
  • private dining (13)
  • business (9)
  • large parties (8)
  • breakfast (6)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 21 June 2017 by Kay Rapley from Christchurch

    The dressed crab and sea bass were delicious. My son had the goats cheese followed by the beef burger both of which he enjoyed

  • ((((* 15 June 2017 by Paul Godsell from Rustington

    Popped in for lunch. The menu is limited but the food we ordered was excellent. The staff were extremely helpful and also informative about the town which helped us find attractions we may have missed.
    Overall a very good find.

  • ((((( 11 June 2017 by Gillian Ramenaden from Bournemouth

    The food was absolutely lovely, really enjoyed the Prawn Tempura for starters, best I have had and the main course I had was the chicken which was very tasty. The restaurant was very busy being a Saturday night and did not realise that there was a singer, I thought it was a bit loud and could not hear properly what my partner was saying, that is my only criticisum.

  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by John Symons from Christchurch

    Very pleasant experience. Nice food and good service. We had starters of king prawns and calamari and both were very tasty. Then main courses of fish and chips and a sea bass special and again both were very nice. Followed by brownie and compote crumble, again very nice. The overall impression was of a nice meal, and just the right amounts for our appetites ie we weren't overfull or hungry. Good drinks too (pinot, spritzers, apple juice.

  • ((((( 18 April 2017 by Angela Williams from Christchurch

    Calamari for starters and lamb cutlets for main, absolutely perfect

  • ((((* 18 April 2017 by Trevor from bournemouth

    Good service nice food

  • ((((( 12 April 2017 by Belinda Phillips from Christchurch

    Great service and attention shown.

  • ((((( 1 April 2017 by Paul Lockyer from Christchurch

    Friday 31st march My wife and I had a great evening and great food at the loch and quay, the service was excellent and it was a nice atmosphere with live music. We will definitely be returning in the near future.

  • ((((( 28 March 2017 by Liam Griffin from Hemel Hempstead

    The overall experience at the Lock & Quay was nothing less than excellent. We ordered a variety of starters, mains and I had the sticky toffee pudding to top off 3 very satisfied customers. The spacing in the restaurant was good and service was friendly, efficient, it really was first class.

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Peter Mcewen from Bournemouth

    Excellent service and good food. What more could you want?

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