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The Kings Arms Restaurant

18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
+44 1202 588933
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (33 reviews)
“souffle” (15 reviews)
“sea bream” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
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1 - 10 of 644 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner on three nights whilst staying here. Good choice, excellent quality, very attentive staff. Not enough choice of reasonably priced wine.

Thank cityslicker21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wedding anniversary and birthday treat. Sunday roast beef and chicken were very good, lovely fresh vegetables. Good portions. Also a fish dish and macaroni cheese, very tasty. Then perfect puddings. Great service, especially from Lauren.

Thank NickWyer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been told that this pub was one of the best, and so we ate there on the evening of the 19th of May. The king prawns ( first course) were actually baby ones,the shnitzel had a taste of vinegar and the bream was...More

1  Thank OscarIsrael
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Went as a group of six in the evening to celebrate a birthday, a good choice on the menu but all decided on the 5 course taster. Very well presented and everybody happy, generous portions so nobody could try the sweets. Will definitely return in...More

Thank KevinBH23
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We have just been for Sunday lunch, given as a Birthday Gift Voucher, having been here on several different occasions with family and friends. We have always enjoyed our meals before and therefore were pleased to receive this as a present. However today's visit was...More

Thank niftyfifty14
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Very good food and set lunch is good value. Vegetarian Sunday lunch a bit limited - stuffed mushrooms (very small) and veggies served as a Sunday lunch but fur fish and meat eaters the choice was much better.

Thank debcharl2013
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We went to the Kings on Friday night. I had made a reservation at 7.15 (online booking system very easy) but unfortunately had to cancel as my car broke down. Following that little drama I called back and the staff were so helpful they managed...More

Thank JaynieBee89
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We went early evening on a Sunday to celebrate our son's 21st with the grandparents. Despite being early, the restaurant filled up and had a good lively atmosphere. Staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was excellent. Cocktails are good here too, so make...More

Thank Julie A
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Sunday supper at the kings arms. Cheese soufflé was amazing, as was the entire meal. Looking forward to our next weekend trip away, definitely coming back to the kings arms

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Had a lovely Lunch of seafood starting with mussels and cockles in a lovely light sauce followed by Sea bass with Prawns and tomatoes service was attentive but not intrusive the whole Hotel and dinning areas were very clean and spacious a very pleasant experience...More

Thank Gary O
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28 November 2015|
Response from incabodc | Reviewed this property |
Leave Bournemouth onA338 Ringwood road at Christchurch turn go left and follow airport sign go past airport straight across traffic lights at next island turn left next island left again 300yards on the left
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$41
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England (Formerly Jacks Restaurant at The Kings Hotel)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 588933
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  • This restaurant is at The Kings Arms
Alex Aitken from Le Poussin, Limewood and The Jetty, is now in charge of the food and menus at The Kings Restaurant.The Restaurant serves the very best local and seasonal food – with sophisticated simplicity and a unique and charming English setting, overlooking the Kings Arms Bowling Green and historical castle ruins.The Kings Restaurant is honoured to introduce the new 'Josper Grill', a technique that imparts a distinctive charcoal flavour to all the local and handpicked ingredients placed upon its coals. The delicious menu makes use of the very best local ingredients either caught, grown or prepared close to Christchurch from the New Forest and the waters of the South Coast.
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