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Deus Ex Machina -The Lodge Of Heavy Leisure, Bournemouth, Dorset

Deus Ex Machina -The Lodge Of Heavy Leisure

4.7
4.7
82 Reviews
£25 and under
Unspecified
Welcome to the Lodge of Heavy Leisure, the uk's home of Deus Ex Machina.

The lodge is a place of relaxation and encouraged chaos, built for those on the pursuit of endless fun.

Please keep in mind during the winter months our terrace area might be colder.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 8:00 am–3:00 pm Thu 8:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01202 301509
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 82 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

82 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere great food.. attentive staff. The only thing I would say is it was quite cold in the side bar but the staff popped the heaters in when we mentioned it.

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  2. Bella82

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best roast around, everything was incredible, especially the roast potatoes! Shame we have to wait until next autumn/winter for the return, although it’ll be worth the wait! Can’t wait to enjoy the summer menu in the meantime.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing service, well and truly looked after. Food is top notch, on the slightly pricier side but worth it!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really tasty Sunday roast. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and fantastic service. My granddaughter has a severe peanut allergy and they handled it beautifully, explaining that they would inform the chef and as each course came out they informed us of the exact content of her meal. All done in a friendly but very professional manner. So refreshing to be met with a “it’s no big deal” sort of approach rather than the “we don’t really know what’s in the dish” response we receive all too often. We shall not only return but will spread the word ……

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  5. ClareT

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Sunday lunch, gutted to hear it’s finishing for the summer so making sure we return next weekend for more!

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  6. EmmaP

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very impressed with my visit here with friends. The food was delicious.. I recommend the crispy potatoes and fried chicken. Huge, filling portions perfect for sharing. Really friendly, attentive staff. Great atmosphere, especially with the wood fire burning.

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  7. Bella82

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our locals & our favourite for a variety of reasons, great service, atmosphere but most importantly excellent food!! It’s a shame more places don’t offer this quality. If you’re local, visit asap, if not, make sure it’s on your list to visit when down this way, you won’t be disappointed.

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  8. LynneH

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely Sunday roast, tasty, delicious roast beef Staff all helpful and pleasant Would recommend

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  9. SuzieS

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, service and venue. Will definitely return. We also took our fairly large dog, which they didn't have a problem with.

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  10. WillFarrow

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for the Thursday steak night with 2 friends. The steak was delicious and came with a generous serving of fries. The half price wine of the week was a great addition to our meal. Would definitely dine here again.

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  11. MadBadger

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An early meal as the restaurant starts doing evenings leading up to the summer season. Great vibe, extremely nice staff and decent food. Small menu and was a bit further limited due to an accident to the chef (non-work related!) but they managed this well and were extremely nice about it. Fired chicken was awesome. Will return to try the steak as that was what I was keen to have off the menu, as well as in good weather on the open-roofed bar/restaurant. That'll be cracking in the summer.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came 3 weeks ago and I told the world it was the best roast dinner ever. Unfortunately this time it was not. The carrots were not Al dente but not cooked at all . The roast beef was so tender last time but not as good. The staff were as excellent as last time. I will be back in two weeks for hopefully not the last time.x

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  13. RobertW

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening. Great atmosphere. Tasty food. Attentive service.

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  14. graham

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sunday is just epic and the service brilliant already booked straight back in for this Sunday

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  15. nikkit

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First trip here and came for Mother’s Day celebration. Greeted with a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival. Food lovely, had the Sunday roast and probably one of the nicest roasts we’ve had. Service was great, atmosphere good the only slight compliant was music was very loud, otherwise a great visit and will definitely be back again.

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  16. Alan

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again another amazing meal, this time the excellent and flavoursome Sunday Roast. Delicious and highly recommend it. Along with excellent service and friendly atmosphere.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice welcome from front of house, food was flavoursome and well presented. Lovely vibe to the place, however the music was a touch loud and made conversation a little strained. (Playlist was brilliant) Overall, we all enjoyed it and would definitely recommend to first timers.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Quite a limited menu but what we had was very nice.

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  19. Sophie

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Deus Lodge and we loved it! The food was amazing (Sunday roasts) and the service outstanding with such a great atmosphere! The ONLY thing was the temperature of where we sat - we were a little bit cold. Will definitely go back but perhaps it the other side of the restaurant.

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  20. Collis

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe, great food and service. We’ll definitely be back!

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  21. GabriellaR

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, awesome music. Staff were amazing and the roast was superb, special shout out to Jacob and Nina for their great service but all staff members were great! Can’t wait for my next visit

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  22. Cathy

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent venue for chilled drinks and a casual bite to eat, nice vibes. Sort of funky and cosy. Great staff. The terrace area is a bit too cold in the evenings at the moment but can’t wait to sit and chill in there in summer with the roof off.

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  23. Ladybug

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food (roast) overall was splendid, the roast potatoes were immense, along with the roasted veg. So tasty. Only small critic… was that as the roast was so epic we expected more from particularly the banana bread and bread and butter pudding they were very bland. I also wanted to mention that the atmosphere but the music was a bit loud and we felt at times we were shouting. My brother in law had to wear his loop earbuds as was a little loud.

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  24. JaneW

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Sunday roast, friendly service. We will definitely be bsck

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  25. Anonymous

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately I preferred this pub before it changed hands. We could only sit at our booked table near the entrance so there was no enjoying the rest of the lodge. The two sections are closed off from one another. My steak was cold. Service is fine but with all the rules around seating it doesn’t feel very leisurely at all.

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  26. DanielJ

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great coffee and food, easy to find parking

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  27. HollyJ

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love bad hand coffee, the food is so yummy would recommend the lamb sausages. Our server was lovely - guy with blonde hair sorry don’t know name!

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  28. Woody

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic modern roast. Delicious. Definitely book.

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  29. JamesB

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and great service. Atmosphere is great as well.

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  30. RichardS

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic to be honest. The vibe was just what we were looking for. The staff were perfect, just lovely. We also used the accommodation which was beautiful. Ten out of ten. I hope it all stays affordable because we will definitely come again.

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  31. JamieE

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were all super attentive from the moment we sat down, the atmosphere was really cool, good music and mood lighting. We had high expectations coming here and they exceeding it! The dishes look simple but my god the flavour of each one was unbelievable. We are sure to come back again!

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  32. CarlyE

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Sunday roast in town! Lovely service and atmosphere.

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  33. DWCampbell

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived at Deus Lodge 10 minutes earlier than our table time and were greeted at the door and shown straight to our seat next to the warm fire! We received great service and asked for recommendations on the food to which the waiter helpfully provided. The food arrived quickly and tasted amazing! One of the best roasts we have had and we are already planning on when to come back.

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  34. Alan

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Sunday Roast,excellent Service. Friendly and welcoming staff.

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  35. Abfab11

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faultless - highly recommend and will definitely be back. The food was great, not a massive menu but I quite like that. Great drinks and I love the "ghost chip" idea of helping local food banks. The staff are always friendly and definitely make the place. Dog-friendly and different seating areas - love it!

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  36. LouisH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding brunch and great service. We’ll be back!

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  37. ArturB

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great atmosphere at the lodge! Definitely will be back

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good vibe, lovely staff, great food! All round good experience x

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  39. Edllo

    Dorset

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service however put on a table in the terrace area that was freezing cold, it was a relatively mild evening for January and it felt not much warmer than outside. Full group ate in coats and beanies, looking around we were not the only ones. We also asked if we could move to a warmer spot, they said if somthing becomes a available but when it did we were not moved. They acknowledged that it is really cold at that end of the terrace so perhaps providing blankets or heaters would be good

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  40. ClaudineD

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service - friendly and helpful staff - took our kids and our dog early evening for food - very welcoming to all - we will be back xx

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Deus Ex Machina -The Lodge Of Heavy Leisure is rated 4.7 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

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23 Argyll Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 1EB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Bournemouth
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 8:00 am–3:00 pm Thu 8:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
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