Loch & Quay

(177 Reviews)
24 Church Street, Christchurch, South West England, BH23 1BW
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Main course: £15
Food spend: £25

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Loch & Quay
(based on 177 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (11)
  • breakfast (14)
  • business (17)
  • child friendly (8)
  • dinner (148)
  • entertainment (27)
  • large parties (19)
  • lunch (59)
  • luxury (7)
  • private dining (25)
  • romantic (34)
  • trendy (42)
  • value (33)
  • views (2)
  • By David M from Rossendale
    20 September 2020

    Great service food excellent really nice atmosphere and waitress service excellent

  • By Geraldine M from Wimborne
    19 September 2020

    It was so easy to book online, that I thought perhaps the food, service or location may not have come up to our standards but the opposite was true. Had two friends stay the weekend so I thought I’d book somewhere I’d not been to. Easy parking not far from restaurant, service was very good, staff were professional yet friendly, food was tasty, I had chicken liver mousse, to start and Moroccan lamb as main and coffee instead of dessert as I was pretty full by that stage. Every one enjoyed their choices and were delighted by delighted with their desserts. Would visit again. Was a bit pricey but hey ho we had a great time, didn’t feel rushed and enjoyed our meals!

  • By Belinda F from Bournemouth
    7 September 2020

    I am really sorry but our experience was worrying. We witnessed 2 customers coming into the restaurant who hugged the waiter who was serving and he hugged them back. They weren’t family and even if they were in a restaurant environment this was not following the current guidelines.

  • By Ron M from Christchurch
    6 September 2020

    Easy to book. Very clean and well distanced tables. Excellent toilets - really clean. Professional serving staff. Really good food, well cooked and looking beautiful on the plate/dishes. Good value for money too.

  • By Claire M from Christchurch
    5 September 2020

    Great food and quick service, good wine and a lovely atmosphere!

  • By Diane S from Christchurch
    4 September 2020

    Great food, very friendly staff and good atmosphere

  • By Nick H from Christchurch
    31 August 2020

    Food well cooked. Not as much social distancing as I would have liked. nice staff

  • By Jack B from Christchurch
    31 August 2020

    Good, starters we’re really good, mussells for main was lovely but my partners chicken was pink..... and we went elsewhere for dessert as poor choice

  • By Chloe W from Bournemouth
    31 August 2020

    Booked a table for 7pm, had to wait outside for about 10-15mins for them to “arrange the tables”... Starters were good. Mains were not so good. My friend, who is pregnant, ordered a chicken burger and noticed the chicken was undercooked. They removed from the bill and gave us a complimentary drink each, but this dining experience has put us off coming here again.

  • By Diane S from Knutsford
    30 August 2020

    Great service and excellent food

Restaurant Location Map
Loch & Quay
24 Church Street, Christchurch, South West England, BH23 1BW

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