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“Heavenly!”
Review of La Fleur de Lys

La Fleur de Lys
Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Shaftesbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$33 - US$45
Cuisines: French, British
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 6 July 2014 via mobile

We had to visit after reading the reviews on here and we were not disappointed! We were welcomed and seated in a lounge where we were served olives and nuts. The dining room was lovely and we were then treated to canapés before the main courses. I had bream and mullet with mussels, clams, scallops and prawns in a delicious sauce. Generous portions too. Fresh veg and potatoes were great. Partner had duck which was so tender that it melted. My favourite was the chocolate box pudding, with a dark chocolate box full of fudge ice cream, amaretto sauce and sugared almonds and pecans. High end dining at a reasonable price considering the level of service and food. Amazing!

Thank Amboar
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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear Amboar

Many Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to our Restaurant with Rooms, Mary & I really appreciate guests taking the time to leave us feedback. It was especially pleasing to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to us & we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Kindest Regards & Best Wishes

David & Mary

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Had a fantastic meal shared with family to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary From the fantastic pre dinner ambience in the bar to the superb three courses we all enjoyed and lovely wines This was a meal to remember

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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Dear ecrouch9

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to us recently Mary & I really appreciate our guests feedback, It was especially pleasing to hear how much you you enjoyed your anniversary meal with us & we look forward to seeing you all again in the future.

Meanwhile Kindest Regards & Best Wishes to you both

David & Mary

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Having eaten here once before I was slightly worried that a return visit might be disappointing as expectation levels were higher. However, these concerns were unfounded.

We went back for my birthday and had a lovely evening. It started with aperitifs in the courtyard, where we chose our meal. Service through out was attentive, but not intrusive, and the food as great as I remembered. The Maître d'hôte was most helpful, especially with wine suggestions to go with our choice of chocolate based puddings!

As previous reviewers have said this is not the cheapest place to eat in Shaftesbury, but is well worth it for a special meal out so make sure you book.

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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Dear SalviaPrincess

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip advisor & was so nice to see you again. Thank you for your very appreciate words & we look forward to seeing you again in the near future

Kindest Regards & Best Wishes
David & Mary

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We ate at the Fleur de Lys last week and had a fantastic meal. On arrival we were shown into a lovely bar area where we had a drink and chose from the menu. The restaurant is lovely, the food superb. The only downside is we wished we had booked to stay there instead of the hotel in Shaftesbury. This restaurant is no 1 on tripadvisor in Shaftesbury and it's easy to see why. We can highly recommend a meal here, it's advisable to book.

Thank welshbird22
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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear welshbird22

Many thanks for your recent visit to La Fleur de lys & subsequent review, Mary & I really appreciate all guests taking the time to share their experiences with others. It is especially pleasing to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to us & your very kind words, we both look forward to seeing you again & as you say perhaps to stay with us next time you are visiting Shaftesbury. Many thanks & best wishes to you for the future.
Look forward to meeting you again some day

Best Wishes
David & Mary

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Determined to return to this wonderful ‘restaurant with rooms’, and this time stay the night, I found myself at La Fleur de Lye, beautifully located in Shaftsbury, Dorset. Welcomed by the proprietors and shown to a most delightful first floor room, I had time to walk the lovely streets of Shaftsbury, view what remained of the biggest nunnery in England until the Reformation and enjoy a drink or two in the pub before returning to shower and change for dinner. After enjoying a drink in the restaurants bar, I was by this time indeed very hungry, and especially so after viewing the menu.

The meal consisted of roasted Brill with scallops and prawns, the most succulent beef I have ever tasted, accompanied by gloriously prepared and served vegetables and a rare bottle of Chateau la Tour, was as memorable as the finest meal I have ever tasted; and all of this followed by the freshest of raspberries with clotted cream.

I went to my bed smiling and woke the next morning still smiling, only to be greeted by both the chef proprietor and his dear wife and offered a breakfast prepared, cooked and served as the meal the night before.

All in all I this Restaurant with Rooms offers food of exceptional quality and may one day be recognized as one of the leading eateries in England’s West.

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Thank Michael S
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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Dear Michael S

Many thanks for your very kind words we trust you had a very pleasant & safe Journey back to Australia & look forward to seeing you on your next trip.

Kindest Regards

David & Mary

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