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Loch & Quay

24 Church Street, Christchurch, BH23 1BW

((((* European
Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £25

Early evening, very pleasant experience. Staff good fun and food good galue

Vincent Banks 08 November 2016
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

4.1 ((((* (based on 59 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (50)
  • lunch (20)
  • romantic (13)
  • entertainment (12)
  • trendy (12)
  • value (12)
  • private dining (10)
  • business (8)
  • large parties (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by David Blackwell from Christchurch

    Lovely meal, will certainly book again but just a little later !! That's not the restaurants fault... just shows how popular it is !

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Vincent Banks from Christchurch

    Early evening, very pleasant experience. Staff good fun and food good galue

  • ((((* 25 October 2016 by Vincent Banks from Christchurch

    Wonderful Sunday lunch, Lobster for 2 People and lovely roast beef for the other. Staff very helpful and meal was presented very well.

  • (((** 22 October 2016 by Lizzie Bradley from Brockenhurst

    The service was excellent. I only had a main course which was a ribeye steak. I had the chef's secret sauce and I was really disappointed to be honest. It was watery and certainly not special. I am a bit of a 'chef' so I am very much into my food. The steak was cooked well although not seasoned enough but the sauce was the problem. I would have chosen a flavoured butter if that had been offered. Maybe a bearnaise butter or even a garlic one. The salad was wonderful, fresh and really tasty and the salad dressing was lovely.

    I have saying negative things about places and I am only saying the above because I received the email.

    I loved the restaurant and whole experience otherwise.

  • ((((* 20 October 2016 by Peter Mcewen from Bournemouth

    Very enjoyable. Excellent staff. One point was that the steak and lamb were a bit over cooked rather than rare

  • ((*** 14 October 2016 by Annette Cornish from Christchurch

    Service was very very slow and restaurant wasn't even at full capacity. Taking into account the prices the food was not memorable in any way. There was no atmosphere or warmth from place or staff until my friend mentioned it was my birthday and then to be fair i did have a free drink and more friendly service . This could be agreat restaurant so sad noone seems to be all that bothered to make it happen!

  • (((** 11 October 2016 by Andy Beal from Verwood

    Very good value and good service. My only criticism which applies to most restaurants nowadays is that scimping on portions may save money short term but long term it will stop customers coming back. It's a false economy. So when you offer scampi and chips as a main course I think you should put more than six small scampi on the plate.

  • ((((( 27 September 2016 by GM from Christchurch

    Very good food and service. We shared the seafood platter between 4 of us as a starter and that was perfect. Two of us had sea bass and two of us had venison. Both very good.

  • ((((* 26 September 2016 by Helen Carcas from Christchurch

    Excellent food and service .. a really nice evening for 4 . We had a sharing fish platter for a starter followed by 2 steaks , 1 mussels and 1 Sea Bass and all thoroughly enjoyed our food. The only downside is that the tables are quite close together, but that said we ate at 8.30 and by the time we had finished the restaurant was less crowded and quieter. Live music was good although sometimes too loud but still hard to hear over the customers chatter, but all in all a great place to eat. Thank you

  • ((((( 17 September 2016 by Neil Devlin from New Milton

    Great food, great service. Quiet mid-week meal to celebrate our 20th anniversary but nice bustle about the place, shared the seafood platter which was fabulous, great mains, no room for pud ;o(

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