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“Dinner for 9”
Review of La Fleur de Lys

La Fleur de Lys
Ranked #1 of 44 Restaurants in Shaftesbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$32 - US$44
Cuisines: French, British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: We established the restaurant here in Shaftesbury over 20 years ago & have built up an enviable reputation for fine cuisine using some of the best quality ingredients to be found both locally & from afar, all expertly prepared & cooked to order by David & Marc. We invite you to come & enjoy a delicious Lunch or Dinner. Why don't you look at the current menus and wine list and choose what you will eat today.All dishes are cooked fresh to order by David & Marc, we cater for all tastes and diets but should you not find something you like from our menus, then please do ring to discuss your requirements. We will do our best to accommodate you. We also cater for small parties or groups and have weddings facilities for up to 40 Persons.
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We booked a dinner for 9 and from the first touch to the closing of the door as we left the service was impeccable. With the lightest of touches the team ensured every member of our party had a truest lovely evening. The food was outstanding and we couldn’t have wished for more. If you are planning a special event or would love to experience a beautiful meal with stunning service then look no further, I recommend without any reservations!

Date of visit: October 2018
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David G, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear Hayleyoats
Many Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent dinner party with us, Mary & I appreciate guests feed back & thank you for letting others know of your experience with us, We are pleased to hear how much you all enjoyed your evening with us & look forward to seeing you all again.

Best Wishes
Kindest Regards

David & Mary

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

We live in Shaftesbury and for special occasions this it the place to be. From the moment you are welcomed in the bar till the moment when the proprietor . who is also the chef visits your table towards the end of the meal it is an experience. The food is excellent and the restaurant is not too large. You usually need to book as it also offers rooms for guests.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank chris w
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David G, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear Chris W
Many Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent dinner with us, Mary & I appreciate guests feed back & thank you for letting others know of your experience with us, We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your Dining Experience with us.

Best Wishes
Kindest Regards

David & Mary

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Very old fashioned setting & service, like stepping back in time. Saxophonist playing in the background.
Extensive menu & good wine list.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank U6542YLjoc
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David G, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear Jo C
Many Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent dinner with us, Mary & I appreciate guests feed back & thank you for letting others know of your experience with us, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with us.

Best Wishes
Kindest Regards

David & Mary

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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Forget all the old stereotypes about British cuisine. La Fleur de Lys, in the center of Shaftesbury, a short walk from the magnificent countryside views over Dorset from Castle Hill and Park Walk, is a superb luxury accommodation (large, beautifully decorated and furnished room, luxury bath) with an even better kitchen. Long-time hospitality and dining owner-operators have come together to prepare an amazing menu; two- and three-course options (30 and 38 UK pounds) let us choose from smoked haddock in saffron broth and a fig with soft cheese on salad greens for first; roast duck in a light cream sauce and turbot sauteed in butter and lemon with roasted asparagus for mains, among many other tempting options. Mains came with lots of perfectly prepared vegetables: broccoli, carrots, beets, turnips, meltingly sweet butternut squash, roasted and boiled new potatoes. An aprocot ginger creme brulee had dried and fresh apricots. The wine list is generous and has many choices for split bottles, perfect for us: the best Vouvray we've ever enjoyed, and we have VISITED Vouvray. All that, plus drinks in the bar before, with almonds and olives (orders are placed there) came to UK pounds 98 before tip. Breakfast was predictably wonderful: perfectly prepared salmon and eggs, and brilliant fresh fruit, yogurt, and honey. GO!

Date of visit: September 2018
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David G, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear JSRMass
Many Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay & dinner with us, Mary & I appreciate guests feed back & thank you for letting others know of your experience with us, We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay & the Vouvray.

Best Wishes
Kindest Regards

David & Mary

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Lovely hotel and restaurant. Extremely courteous staff. Lovely lounge area but plenty of nibbles on offer. Food in the restaurant was absolutely superb. One of the best restaurants we've visited for a long long time.

Date of visit: September 2018
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David G, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear Heflin666
Many Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your visit back in August, Mary & I appreciate guests taking the time to tell others of their experience with us & are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your evening Sorry for the late acknowledgement of your review.

Kindest Regards & Best Wishes

David & Mary

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