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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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Bouremouth, Dorset, UK
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Sunday lunch is to die for. I went to the Jetty and paid almost twice as much for Sunday lunch a while back then came here and had exactly the same food at half the price - turns out it was the same chef (or so I'm told). I would highly recommend it.

Thank SoulIntention
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for our Grandsons 16th, we all had great food, great time and outstanding service, prices reasonable for the food we had, would definitely recommend to eat here as I know I will return....

Thank Mark B
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The bar looks appealing, no view or outside but trendy. The wait for the cocktails is outrageous . I had a Long Island Ice tea.... for tbe amount of alcohol in it...it was a long island ice tea ! Not the first cocktail in Kings that does not deliver what it says on the cocktail list ! There is nothing... More 

Thank Mark O
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to the Kings Arms and I am trying to work out why we have never been before as we have been missing out. We could only get an early table as it was Easter Sunday and we had left it late to book, but it did not matter. There was a set menu at £25... More 

Thank roborhlpow
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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531 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Kings Arms Hotel Restaurant for a family dinner. This is a popular venue at weekends so I recommend booking in advance. The restaurant itself is comfortable, spacious and well decorated. The food is very good indeed and nicely presented. Add to that the pleasant and attentive staff, and the result was a great evening. Will visit again...!!

Thank LeeStJohn
Oxford, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for meeting friends and also family with a large choice from excellent menu, including specials of the day large choice of wines and beers , friendly and helpful staff eager to please

Thank Steveward F
Guildford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed after a little confusion with our reservation not being found. Menu was really good value and the food was of the same standard you get at the jetty. The extra dishes you can add to the set menu were also very nice and appealing. The fish was all beautifully cooked and could tell was very fresh. Would definitely... More 

Thank GrapeTaster86
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went willing to spend a little extra for a nice Williamsburg meal. The ambiance was lovely, but it was crowded and the waiter was very busy. The food was overrated, and nowhere near worth the $35-40 cost per entree....even with the period musician walking through for ten minutes. We left with huge regret in dropping so much money on... More 

Thank Robin S
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch on a Saturday with my mum, the food was of high standard along with the staff. We both ate from the al a carte menu, which had a good choice of starters and main courses. We would definitely recommend this place for lunch, my only criticism would be there is no parking on site, which was... More 

Thank Vjbarker
Southbourne, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But slow service! We were sat there half an hour before getting our drinks. Seemed to be plenty of staff around. We did contemplate giving up and going somewhere else. Glad we didn't though as the tasting menu was fantastic. Couldn't fault a thing. Every course was so tasty. Just speed up on the service a bit please!

Thank Linda12345678

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
  • 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?