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The Kings Arms Restaurant

18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
+44 1202 588933
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

We visited The Kings Arms Restaurant while on holiday. We called in for lunch quite by chance as we were walking along the beautiful river walk nearby. We were given a warm, friendly welcome, comfortably seated with a lovely view of the old bowling green...More

Thank Angela W
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

What a gem.. A fabulous Sunday lunch and at a very reasonable price where the quality was not lost . Great staff , attentive without being annoying. The only let down are the bathroom facilities, very grubby which is a shame as the rest of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Saturday evening - with my sister as 1st time visitor Delightful, exceptional value for money Appetizer :Chorizo strips Starters: souffle , scallops with their crowns Mains from the Butchers block : Lamb , Pork Desserts panna cotta & STP coffee to finish The sticky toffee...More

Thank J C
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Visited here as it is a Bib Gourmand and had high hopes - we weren't disappointed. Had the 15 Mile Menu and it was very good. Summer vegetable broth - sounds dull but was deeeeelicious! Mushrooms also a yummy starter. Moroccan lamb cutlets were good...More

Thank SleepyEP
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Great stay here. The staff were very friendly and helpful the rooms were cosy and the bar was cool. Cocktails were below average but wine was good. Breakfast was good. Would 100% stay again.

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Four of us had a brilliant experience at The Kings Arms tonight. Food and service first class and excellent value. Cocktails in the bar were great too.

Thank smm939
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful meal Lovely set menu Really big portions but delicious food Waiting staff were very friendly and quick service, would fill up water and make sure everything is ok, but not hassle you too much during the meal. My Nan wanted to know if...More

Thank BellaDrew
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We celebrated our Golden Wedding at the Kings. The food was fantastic. The staff were very caring and efficient. The private dining room is perfect for up to about 36 people. Highly recommended.

3  Thank colin c
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Visited with two work colleagues for an evening meal. Upon arrival we were greeted politely. Our table wasn't quite ready, so we were invited to the bar to wait. We waited a short while before being seated. The bar was nice, well stocked and pleasant...More

Thank CraigG186262
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to revisit restaurant on advice of friends who use it fairly regularly. Hadn't booked but were greeted by efficient and friendly staff who found us a nice table. Menu is varied enough and there are daily specials to choose from also. Wife chose scallop...More

Thank Steve R
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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, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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