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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
PRICE RANGE
£25 - £34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yet again a fantastic meal! The service is exceptional and the overall experience is great. Food is 10/10. A place I will always recommend. Looking forward to a return later in the year. Thank you all!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

I stayed there on the 12/12/2023. The hotel itself is fine and the room is very comfortable. Breakfast is also quite good. But this is the thing, I forgot my vanity case didn’t realise till I was about to make my next trip on 1/1/...2024 called the hotel and they told me the wife had the case and tried to call me she couldn’t get through so she put it in the bin. The vanity case and contents was worth more than £400. I really don’t know what to say.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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David griffin-shepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Dear Bigmantwice Thank youf or choosing La Fleur de lys & glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We always make an effort to contact guests when they leave items behind & I spend a lot of time sending items back to guests reaquainting them...More

Reviewed 26 December 2023

Very highly recommended. A delicious Christmas Day dinner from the Christmas Meal at Home menu. A Takeaway with a difference. This is our 6th Meal at Home and it has never disappointed. The presentation of the dishes in the basket was thoughtfully done, accompanied by...reheating instructions, crackers, tree decorations and a Christmas card. The food was attractively served in the microwaveable dishes, so we had to be careful in moving them into overproof dishes as we didn't use the microwave. The crab and haddock chowder was silky and delicious, and the little home-made dough balls a delight. Our turkey, vegetables and trimmings were all excellent, despite its being not easy to reheat a main course without spoiling it - very brave of you to entrust this to someone at home! Christmas puddings were perfect, with a delicate brandy sauce that set them off nicely. Portions the right size for this type of meal. We succumbed to temptation and ate the mince pies on Christmas Eve! The pastry was light and just the right amount of crumbliness.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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David griffin-shepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Dear U7611EHcs Thank you for your lovely review & glad you enjoyed your Christmas at Home treat. At least some things came good from the Covid years. Best wishes for 2024 & trust we will be in touch again soon. Many Thanks & Best wishes.

Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining in this beautiful restaurant and it certainly met our expectations (and some) … the food was incredible … especially the grapefruit marinated salmon & lobster … the service was perfection as well … and the environment was so relaxing...and inviting … we all throughly enjoyed our evening here and hope to return again at some point … it was everything we hoped it would be … thank-you so much for the most perfect experience … and keep doing what your doing as it’s the best!!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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David griffin-shepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2023

Many Thanks Pollenca for visiting La fleur de lys & Taking the time to write a review, We are all so Pleased to hear how much everyone enjoyed their evening with us & we wish you all a very Happy festive 2023 & look forward...More

Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

Food was stunning and had no issues. I had Dover sole and was just perfect. My wife had aged beef which was melt in the mouth.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023 via mobile

I was invited here for a birthday meal having grown up in Shaftesbury it was great to go back. We read the menu on line and I was looking forward to our evening as we literally liked everything on the menu from front to back...cover. We were greeted at the door by what i believe was the head chef and co owner and it was a very warm welcome and made us very relaxed. The drinks and nibbles before we went to the table were a great touch. Now the meal service and presentation were just another level as was the food itself and I don’t say that lightly as you will see in our reviews we have been lucky enough to have traveled the world and eaten in some fantastic and not so good places. The staff and wife(co owner) of the head chef was great to talk to and fully understands customer care,service and satisfaction. I am so pleased we ate here and are going to return soon. Having put their name in to Trip Advisor and found them at no1 we were not surprised and totally deserved by them well done and thank you…❤️More

Date of visit: October 2023
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David griffin-shepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2023

Good Evening KevinsV9934BG Many Thanks for Choosing La Fleur de lys on your return to Shaftesbury & also for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Mary I and all the staff are always pleased to hear feed back from guests who visit...More

Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Faultless service, food and wine. A wonderful evening. We had fantastic starters of crab cakes with roasted scallops and the smoked duck. Mains were the sole and the beef. Dessert consisted of the soufflé and the chocolate box. Each were sublime. The wine list is...extensive and reasonable with a great choice including half bottles. The service was attentive yet subtle and we were not rushed at any point. It really was an evening to remember.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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David griffin-shepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2023

Thank you for visiting us & for your review So pleased you had such a lovely evening forward to seeing you again Bets whishes' David & Mary

Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

This is a charming hotel which is run by a friendly and engaging couple. I chose to stay here because of its excellent reputation as a restaurant and the food and service lived up to that reputation. I stayed on my own for 2 nights...and suspect that is why I was given the room with a window that faces a brick wall. It was small but comfortably appointed.🥲 . Avoid the “Sauvignon” room if possible. A charming hotel conveniently on the edge of town which I plan to stay at again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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David griffin-shepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2023

Good Morning Rod Thank you for choosing La Fleur de Lys & for your review Mary & I are pleased you enjoyed your stay & dinners with us I am sorry if the room felt small, we are limited to size being a listed building....More

Reviewed 18 August 2023 via mobile

This is a longstanding fine dining establishment with a well deserved reputation for excellence. We were welcomed with drinks and nibbles in the lounge bar and selected our meals from an extensive and thoughtful menu, before being shown to our table.. All our meals were...cooked perfectly and accompanied by appropriate side dishes. It’s a long time since we encountered fine dining and this dinner made us aware of what we are missing. Thank you to the owners who gave us this memorable meal. You obviously care immensely about your craft.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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David griffin-shepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2023

Many Thanks Katie C for your kind words glad you both enjoyed your stay & dinner with us & wish you well on your travels here & a very pleasant trip back to NZ Many Thanks David & Mary

Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

No 1 for customer experience/service and value for money. Really made to feel welcome and all staff set out to please. Would return again based on this alone. Food experience was great, but missed out on excellent due to starter that did not quite hit...the mark and undercooked roasties. Otherwise recommended to visitors and locals alike.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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David griffin-shepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2023

Good Morning SimonF64 Thank you for taking the time to write a review from your recent Visit to us here in Shaftesbury. We very much appreciate all feedback & are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your evening with us & we looked after...More

Reviewed 18 July 2023

What a gem in Shaftsbury! We stayed here for one night to celebrate our anniversary Upon arrival we were given a warm welcome The room was lovely and the bed very comfortable - tea and coffee facilities plus complimentary home made biscuits a nice touch...The restaurant was excellent - Unfortunately our diets went out the window that night! From the starter to the coffee the food was faultless (as was the service) The next morning the breakfast was of a similar standard We will be staying here again!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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David griffin-shepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2023

Good Morning Elsinore168 Thank you for your kind words, We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay & dinner with us & for letting others know to, We look forward to seeing you again soon Best Wishes David & Mary

Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

From our arrival with a warm welcome and detailed explanation of the workings of the room and keys etc A lovely walk and exploration of what Shaftesbury had to offer.. the returned for the magic. On arrival downstairs for dinner a really well organised experience....Pre dinner drinks whilst we chose our menu choices. The service in the restaurant was impeccable and so well executed. …. And most importantly the food was absolutely delicious!! A comfortable nights stay and great breakfast to send us off on our way. So good we have booked a return stay and dinner for a birthday treat in November for our annual meet up with another birthday couple.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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David griffin-shepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2023

Thank you for your kind words Rick & very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to seeing you all in November. Kindest Regards & Best Wishes David & Mary

Reviewed 13 June 2023 via mobile

I have read all the reviews that rate this establishment highly. Unfortunately this was not our experience. We stayed a night there recently as part of a walking tour. Maybe the manager and his wife were having an off day which we all can have....We found the reception we received cold - it was almost like our presence and custom was an irritation bordering on inconvenience. The room was fine albeit the ensuite bathroom was up a couple of steps - I managed to slip and fall in the middle of the night trying to get back into bed. Shaftesbury itself tho’ is a gorgeous town and well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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David Griffin-shepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2023

Hello Stephen Thank you for your review, Mary & I are sorry you felt unwelcome as owners, who pride ourselves on a warm & inviting atmosphere we are very disappointed to hear you felt unwelcome in our small hotel. We always do try & cater...More

Reviewed 12 June 2023

Stayed overnight on a walking break. The venue is very close to the town centre. The room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The restaurant was formal but relaxed and the food and wine excellent.

Date of visit: June 2023
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David Griffin-shepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2023

Good Evening Marky Thank you for choosing La Fleur de lys & glad you enjoyed your stay with us during your walking Holiday. Look forward to seeing again if you are ever back our way. Kindest Regards David

Reviewed 15 May 2023

Could not fault any aspect of my anniversary evening. Great food, wine and service. I would not hesitate to recommend the tasting menu.

Date of visit: May 2023
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David Griffin-shepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2023

Many Thanks for the review & glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon Best Wishes David & Mary

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