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The Kings Arms Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, European, British
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
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Wow wow wow! Amazing roast lunch, served with generous amounts of perfectly cooked roast beef, roast potatoes, giant Yorkshire pudding, kale, cauliflower cheese, roasted carrots, parsnips, gravy and horse radish, two of us had the sticky toffee pudding & two of us had Creme brûlée...More

Thank Doozie1964
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best service i’ve experienced in years, lovely young waitress called Mia brought our food out- really knew her stuff and could explain everything we needed on the plate- very smiley too! Food was divine and we didn’t have to wait too long for it- will...More

Thank freyarb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never been dissapointed with a meal here, this time chose the fish & chips - fresh, tasty, piping hot and served with a smile what more can you ask for - super

Thank ElaineH2511
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come on patron chef, Alex Aitken, do veggies still have to ask for a special menu and then just be offered mushroom risotto and tomato pasta? Did the world not move on about 20 years ago? (Same comment on this for the Jetty too...). We...More

Thank mtf1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited 3 times now so thought it about time I wrote something. So here goes: Excellent friendly service Good quality delicious food Generous portions Very good value for money 2 or 3 course lunch menu which changes frequently. It was one of those...More

Thank 136andym
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Had a super evening at the Kings Arms. Cocktails prior to the meal were great, food was delicious and the staff were really helpful, efficient and friendly. I wouldn't hesitate to return next time we are in Christchurch.

Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 30 September 2018

My husband and I visited yesterday for a late lunch and used a voucher for the Market menu. We opted to pay extra for 3 courses, instead of just 2, and we thoroughly enjoyed each one. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the...More

Thank lizparrBournemouth
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Visited on the evening of Tuesday 11 Sept for a drink in the bar and then a prebooked meal in the restaurant. Although it was happy hour the barman was curt and abrupt. We could'nt wait for our table to be ready. We were seated...More

1  Thank ian d
LukeC2515, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Dear ian d, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to have drinks and dinner with us. I am sorry to read of your experience in the bar but of course pleased that both the quality of service and food improved for you in the...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Stopped here for cocktails with friends on a Saturday early evening. The bar is really impressive with lots of tempting gins to try. We were in late afternoon and was still busy with a good vibe and I expect its really good later in the...More

Thank wherediditallgowrong
LukeC2515, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Dear wherediditallgowrong Thank you for posting your nice comments having popped in for some cocktails at the weekend. Alex Aitkin does indeed oversee the food operation here as well as at The Jetty restaurants in Mudeford and Southampton so you will have to come and...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

My partner and I had previously had a bad experience here but as we were out with friends we decided to give it another go. We came here on a Friday evening and got a last minute table as Koh Noi was full. The member...More

Thank dreamer262017
LukeC2515, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Dear dreamer262017 I am so sorry to read of the experience you have had with us when recently dining with friends. This experience is my no means what we aim to offer both in terms of the food and service received. I would welcome the...More

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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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