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The Kings Arms Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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About
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.
PRICE RANGE
US$ 8 - US$ 41
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our second visit in just three weeks! Service professional and friendly without being intrusive, just as it should be. Went for the Friday night feast on this occasion, opting for the seafood option, although the meat was very tempting. At £22.50 a head for three...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank baza73
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had Sunday lunch here on 17th February 2019 with our friends. Although the table was pre booked it was not ready for us when we arrived at the booked time of 1.30pm. Other guests were still using it. However, we went into the bar...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Return visit with friend for lunch. Food was excellent as on previous visit, and staff very helpful. Sat in different part of the restaurant as there was a larger party in the other part. Not a problem, but had not realised before how shabby some...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ThelmaBournemouth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for Sunday lunch, it was very busy but they managed to find us a table, the starters and main courses where both very tasty and well cooked The drinks where good and the staff were also pretty good although i did have to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to a tribute evening and meal. The food was superb interesting fixed menu. The entertainment was 1st class. The whole evening went exceptionally well.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DJR101
CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Its fantastic to read how you enjoyed our tribute night so, from the food to the entertainment. We have lots of other fabulous acts coming up this year so what this space.... Or sign up to our online mailing list through our website to be...More

Reviewed 16 January 2019

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and had consistently good food and service. Only down side is some of the tables don’t have much light. Make sure you take your glasses! Having said that we will continue to use the restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carolane2017
CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Its wonderful to read how you keep returning to The Kings and enjoy what the team do from the food to the service. We look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant again soon Charles Williamson

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Visiting with family today. Been here a few times and have enjoyed every one. Lovely historic building and fine decor. Views onto the castle andconstable’s house. Staff are lovely,professional and couldn’t be more hospitable and the food is high quality, menu interesting and creative and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sonas1
CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to write the fantastic review regarding your recent dining experience with us. It is wonderful to read how you keep returning to us and enjoy what we do from the food to the service. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018

The food at the Kings is always very good. As it was a mid week visit the restaurant wasn't very busy.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Diane S
CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Dear Diane S, Thank you for your review after your latest visit. Its lovely to read you enjoyed the food as always and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Luke

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Be careful with the prices. We had two identical rounds of drink over £4 difference in cost.... When we questioned it, the response was 'must of made a mistake' Will not be going back there in a hurry.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sarah-Jane1266
CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Dear Sarah-Jane 1266 Thank you for reviewing after your recent visit for drinks. I am most disappointed to read of the issue that you encountered and that this wasn't resolved for you. Please would you provide me with your personal correspondence details so we may...More

Reviewed 4 December 2018

I booked the Christmas Wreath workshop which included lunch before the workshop. I arrived at 12 as requested in the email confirmation. No sign of a single member of staff so I had to resort to asking someone in what looked like the staff room-...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sixtimesinanaheim
CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Dear Sixtimesinanaheim I am most disappointed to read the content of your review and the issues that were experienced during your visit. This is by no means the standards of food and service that are the norm. I can see that a member of the...More

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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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