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The Kings Arms Restaurant

) #20 of 121 Restaurants in Christchurch ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ European, British,
18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
+44 1202 588933
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (33 reviews)
“sea bream” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here as a surprise 'posh' meal with our best friends to celebrate our wedding anniversaries with hopes of a special night - unfortunately we were left feeling let down. When walking into the restaurant the decor is lovely and looks classy. Our drink...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited The Kings Arms restaurant several times & the food has always been great. Tasty & always hot. Lots to choose from, friendly staff & a nice location but not really any direct parking, there is a carpark about 5 minutes away though...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a best lunch today. I had Cheese Souffle - bliss!, the Duck - gorgeous and awesome Strawberry Daiquiri dessert - WOW. The service was great and the host lovely. The is best restaurant in Christchurch or Bournemouth. I will see you very very...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were four of us on a busy Sunday lunchtime and service very good and food good with good sized portions. The toilets were very clean and modern. The negatives were that the chairs had seen better days and the seat pads could do with...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived early but no problem, taken to the lounge area, very clean and smart. Served very quickly by a very friendly Waiter who couldn't do enough for us. The sandwiches were beautiful and very fresh and the Scones (2 each) were fresh from the oven...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Had dinner on three nights whilst staying here. Good choice, excellent quality, very attentive staff. Not enough choice of reasonably priced wine.

Thank cityslicker21
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We got this afternoon tea on a special offer of two for £18. It was supposed to be outside the Bowling Pavilion opposite the Pub but when we arrived, due to low numbers they had relocated it to the bar. Ummmm. Disappointing. Plus points of...More

Thank minminmoo
Reviewed 24 June 2017

A wedding anniversary and birthday treat. Sunday roast beef and chicken were very good, lovely fresh vegetables. Good portions. Also a fish dish and macaroni cheese, very tasty. Then perfect puddings. Great service, especially from Lauren.

Thank NickWyer
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We had been told that this pub was one of the best, and so we ate there on the evening of the 19th of May. The king prawns ( first course) were actually baby ones,the shnitzel had a taste of vinegar and the bream was...More

1  Thank OscarIsrael
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Went as a group of six in the evening to celebrate a birthday, a good choice on the menu but all decided on the 5 course taster. Very well presented and everybody happy, generous portions so nobody could try the sweets. Will definitely return in...More

Thank KevinBH23
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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