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The Kings Arms Restaurant

18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
+44 1202 588933
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (9 reviews)
“steak” (36 reviews)
“cheese souffle” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
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1 - 10 of 667 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to xmas party with dinner. Too many people crowded into restaurant area. food mediocre and poorly cooked. No coffee available even to purchase at end of meal. Staff worked hard but not enough of them very disappointed. N

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See our hotel review which is just about the restaraunt as we didn't stay here .... just had a quick supper.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Visited the restaurant with a group of friends on a Wednesday and started the evening in the bar for pre-dinner drinks, expecting to sit down to eat within half an hour of arriving. Our host had been told that our original booking for 8.30pm could...More

Thank Joanne R
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Kings Restaurant. Whilst it is wonderful to read that the food and the service from our Bar Manager were enjoyed it is disappointing to learn that the service in general did not meet with...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is consistently good if you can avoid the weddings and large dining parties. The Market Menu is good value at £15 for two courses. Service is slick during the week but at weekends it can slow down. So choose your time. On a...More

Thank Alan F
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we are pleased to have you as one of our regular guests and it certainly reads we have delivered some good experiences for yourself. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our team, who are our...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

We visited with friends on Friday 20 October (party of 6) for dinner. Immediately on arrival through the main doors you have the choice of trendy bar with humming atmosphere (if a little loud) and a calm, stylish dining room with lighting that creates a...More

Thank nbason
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Don't know what else to add other than 'fantastic review', thank you! Come back soon! Kind regards.

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We have eaten at the Kings Arms restaurant each time we visit Christchurch, and has always been good. However this time was were not so happy. Saturday night so was busy and had a nice atmosphere, if somewhat noisy. My husband had the tempura vegetables...More

Thank jandgEssex
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for your review and I am sorry to hear that your visit did not live up to expectations on this occasion. I am available on nicolas.roulier@harbourhotels.co.uk should you wish to discuss this further and I do hope that we can look forward to...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I had not had dinner at The Kings Arms for ages and noticed they had a steak night on Friday so decided to give it a go. The restaurant was busy and had a nice atmosphere. I had the cheese soufflé for starter followed by...More

Thank Fiona K
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you very much for your review, it certainly reads as though you had an enjoyable visit. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

No interaction from Bar staff, they were more interested in taking 'selfies' with mobile phones. Happy friendly staff would improve the atmosphere greatly. On to the restaurant - admittedly I ordered a burger, which was tough as an old boot - very poor, won't be...More

Thank sandraimparato
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

I'm disappointed to read that you will not be returning but I do hope that you will have a change of heart. I would like to invite you to contact myself should this happen. nicolas.roulier@harbourhotels.co.uk Kind Regards.

Reviewed 13 October 2017

We enjoyed a superb meal with wines to compliment the food at the Kings Arms on Thursday. Alex demonstrated the food we were about to eat which was delicious. Strongly recommend.

Thank Robert B
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your Supper Club experience and I am delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the next one very soon. Kind regards.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Good menu and the tempra prawns were lovely but... Poorly presented. The turbot was beautiful but over cooked in to much butter. Staff pleasant but not professional.More

1  Thank chaneycarole7
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your review and I am sorry to hear that your stay did not live up to expectations on this occasion. I am available on nicolas.roulier@harbourhotels.co.uk should you wish to discuss this further and I do hope that we can look forward to...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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 41
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
Description
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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