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The Kings Arms Restaurant

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18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England (Formerly Jacks Restaurant at The Kings Hotel)
+44 1202 588933
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous stay at the wonderful relaxing small hotel. Food to dye for, the steak and chip offer incredible, they know how to cook a steak the way you want, well done. The staff excellent, friendly, helpful and knowledge on the area. The location is excellent to explore either by car or on foot. All in all and great find. Six... More 

Thank mike1911
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great bar. Visited as a non resident, very enjoyable. Bar has a different feel than most in Christchurch, well worth a visit.

Thank Timswsfc
Oxford, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for meeting friends and also family with a large choice from excellent menu, great choice of wines and beers

Thank Steveward F
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103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We held out 40th wedding anniversary dinner for 38 people in the hotel's private dining room. Our food was excellent although service was somewhat slow.The event was professionally managed by Sophie and all our guests enjoyed the evening.The hotel itself is modern and has a warm up and comfortable feel to it.

Thank Judith W
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270 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very good evening for a New Year's Eve event. 4 course quality dinner for 80 and a disco downstairs. They used the new wedding banqueting suite. I liked the mixing of groups on the tables. Good service. Good idea with own bar area. Overall excellent.

Thank Barneyq101
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took my parents out for Christmas Day. The atmosphere was awesome. As soon as you walked through the door you were greeted by friendly staff. The whole atmosphere was just awesome. The Christmas day menu was ab fab. The food was really good and there were gaps between each course. This is a place I would definitely recommend to... More 

Thank Carol S
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

What a disappointment. The Kings Arms understandably has a good reputation, but this all counts for nothing if they can not manage disruptive guests who ruin it for other diners. We met with friends for a Friday evening meal and catch up. But an early office Christmas party on the other side of the restaurant was way out of hand... More 

Thank David W
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The decor and ambiance are very good, lovely table linen and generous sized tables. The service is pretty good too, with staff taking coats from you to put in the cloak room. Unfortunately although the presentation of the food was good the main course and vegetables were seriously over salted which was a disappointment at £25 per head for a... More 

Thank EddiesMom7
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We dine here more than any other restaurant, staff are lovely and the food superb! If you like a help yourself buffet with a ton of food then this isn't the place for you, if you like top quality food balanced so you enjoy 2 or 3 courses with wonderful flavors and fresh ingredients then you have to try here!... More 

Thank Mark S
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

There were 4 of us and we had a lovely meal. The starters were excellent, cheese souffle, crab with poached egg and hollandaise , terrine and avocado on toast. 2 of our mains were roast beef - very good and my fish was quite plain but good. One of us ordered a chicken pie, but it had mash on top... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 41
European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?