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The Kings Arms Restaurant

18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
+44 1202 588933
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (9 reviews)
“cheese souffle” (16 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
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121 - 130 of 665 reviews

Reviewed 3 August 2016

Visited the Kings Arms on Friday evening for the tasting menu and we wont bother going back. It's been a while since we've been in the evening and our initial good impressions were dashed as the music suddenly turned up and the lights dimmed in...More

1  Thank dominic c
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I'd recommend this restaurant. Staff were professional and attentive. Food cooked and presented to a high standard. Atmosphere- lighting, etc was spot on.

Thank David W
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Always love coming here! The food is delicious, service fantastic and a great atmosphere! The 5 course tasting menu is definitely worth trying.

Thank OH O
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Five adult family members thoroughly enjoyed the 15 mile menu lunch. Good selection to choose from and everyone enjoyed what they had. Starters and main course left no room for desserts.

Thank MSwaz
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Just had lunch from the 15 mile menu. We had the twice cooked cheese souffle (which I dont think could be better - it was really good), followed by Haddock and chips. The food is cooked to perfection and excellent quality. We had a glass...More

Thank Maureen F
Reviewed 27 July 2016

A nice meal but the restaurant was lacking in ambience as it was nearly empty. Excellent food however but the evening lacked something.....other diners.

1  Thank Karen4traveller
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had a bar snack lunch here, it was more of a tapas selection but really fantastic and the cocktail bar really is impressive. Great for Sunday roast too.

Thank RichH2925
Reviewed 23 July 2016

17 of us went to the Kings Arms to celebrate our daughter's Birthday. Our party include 5 children and a baby and the staff were very good with everyone. The A La Carte menu is quite expensive, but we had a set menu which catered...More

Thank Rosemary T
Reviewed 21 July 2016

My friend and I often go here, its a lovely spot for a quiet drink and worth staying for a meal in the restaurant or, if that is too busy, to have one of the bar meals. The bar staff are very helpful when it...More

Thank katiemunro2016
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Went for Sunday dinner,very impressed,food was excellent,we both had the twice baked soufle followed by roast beef,cannot fault it,the staff were friendly and efficient and it was extremely good value.

Thank Pauline W
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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, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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