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The Kings Arms Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had lunch recently in the restaurant of this A.A. 3 star hotel located near the Priory in the centre of Christchurch. The weather was abysmal, so not surprisingly the place was very quiet. Staff were very friendly and looked after us well throughout our visit....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Chilli48
CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write the fantastic review regarding your recent lunch with us. Its wonderful to read how you dined from our Market set menu and enjoyed all the courses you dined from. We look forward to seeing you on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a big fan of The Jetty and thought I'd try this new addition to the Jetty portfolio. Booked online (easy) for myself and a girlfriend for a 'catch up' lunch. The food was great, as expected but the music in the restaurant was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write the review regarding your first lunch at The Kings. I am happy to hear how you enjoyed the food that you dined from. I do appreciate your comments on the music which has made us consider what...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Sunday dinner here on 3rd March. We often visit for drinks on a Saturday night and really enjoy it, so thought we'd try dinner. We've always been impressed with the upmarket feel of the place and are looking for a wedding venue, so...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Graham F
CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Evening Graham I am incredibly sorry to read of your recent Sunday Lunch with us and can only apologise now at this stage of your unacceptable dining experience. I fully understand why the failings in the food and service have left you with a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I had an amazing roast here on two occasions, by far one of the best we have tried. Service good, polite friendly staff and good range on the menu.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lorraine D
CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the fantastic review it is wonderful to read how you enjoyed your recent Sunday Roast with us from the food to the service received. We hope to see you soon in the Kings Best Wishes Charles Williamson

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write the fantastic review. It is wonderful to hear how you have joined us twice in the last three weeks. The Kings Friday Feast is becoming a new favourite for the weekend and typifies the friendly service and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review regarding your recent Sunday Lunch with us. I am glad to read your enjoyment of your meal in most part but do appreciate your constructive comments. As a conscientious restaurant it is only with feedback...More

Reviewed 14 February 2019

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
CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the great review and it is fantastic to read how you enjoyed the food you ate and the service you received. We are just embarking on our redecoration of the restaurant and its areas so appreciate your comments on the furnishings. We...More

Reviewed 25 January 2019 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
CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Its great to read that you dropped in and joined us for an impromptu Sunday lunch and your enjoyment of it. We hate to turn away hungry and thirsty guests, so you are always very welcome. We hope to see you again soon Charles Williamson

Reviewed 22 January 2019

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
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CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

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
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CharlesWilliamson82, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2019

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

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