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12 Church Street, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
+44 1202 483454
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's quite a while since we went here. I remembered it as being old fashioned and in need of a makeover but we had a really excellent meal so was happy to book again. Nothing has changed about the style of the place - all a bit 'stripped pine and seventies' and the curious musty smell in the corridor I... More 

Thank Elcbee
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here using an excellent deal being promoted, having previously been for a boozy breakfast. It's maintained its simple and characterful atmosphere, but serves wonderful food and good wine. Best meal we've had in ages. Great service, friendly staff, can't fault it really.

Thank Meat-eater249
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely quaint place and very rare nowadays to be family run. The landlady is soooo lovely really makes you welcome ask her to show you around you will be very suprised by the not so little place. We had a lovely waitress very attentive. The food was gorgeous. Chicken and the chef did my friend and I a... More 

Thank SingaporeSling077
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be one of my favourite places for lunch i had the cheese souffle .............this is to die for i would marry Paul Putt and live in culinary joy for the rest of my life eating this dish everyday. my friend the very tasty curried soup which she really enjoyed. I had the salmon main and my friend... More 

Thank juliebaker02
Winchester, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were meeting up with friends in Christchurch who sugested we all go to Splinters for lunch. They made the booking so we had no idea what it would be like. The restaurant has several rooms and we had a room of our own which was good for us. The restaurant had been very busy earlier because they were celebrating... More 

Thank Katharine186300
New Milton
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Splinters for a meal with my husband we had a lovely meal. Service was excellent. Will be coming back.

Thank Richbrand
Lymington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a cold November night and received a warm welcome and complimentary amuse bouche. The service and the food was excellent. The booths do provide privacy and intimacy.

Thank Purple_J_12
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in September for Romantic dinner. The booths in the restaurant do give a little more intimacy to the dining. We went for the offer of 2 courses and a bottle for £45. The meal was nice with some extra little tasters - not going to get wildly excited about the food but was what we expected for the price... More 

Thank Sue and Brett J
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This evening we visited this restaurant for a special night out. Its been a while since we were there last and we had high expectations based on previous experiences. However, we were very disappointed with the overall experience. The general format has not changes; however, when we were taken to our table it took 20 minutes for our first course... More 

1 Thank John B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wish we hadn't bothered. Can't get over the cost of very mediocre food. It's a quaint restuarant/cafe with little atmosphere. The service was good but then they were hardly rushed off their feet.

Thank sian768

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$57
British, French, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Church Street, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 483454
Splinters is the ideal place for you to enjoy a first class dining experience in our private dining restaurant situated on the cobbled street leading to Christchurch's Priory.Specialising in modern international cuisine, our chefs and professional staff will certainly make your visit to us a memorable one.We will first welcome you to the bar where you can quietly peruse the excellent food and wine menus. When you are ready, you will be shown through to one of our intimate dining rooms, each with their own distinctive style, to enjoy your meal in a relaxed and unrushed atmosphere.We have worked hard to earn our reputation with our patrons who enjoy dining out on fine food. Our proximity to the Priory makes Splinters an extremely popular choice for wedding receptions. The same private rooms also make an excellent business meeting and seminar facility.Whatever the occasion, you can be assured you will receive our full and professional attention to making sure you enjoy your time with us.The owners, Paul and Agnes Putt, look forward to welcoming you to Splinters.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?