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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
“sea bream” (13 reviews)
“tasting menu” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
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1 - 10 of 657 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing afternoon with a beautiful 60th Wedding Anniversary Celebration afternoon tea held in the King's Pavilion. Fortunately the weather was kind and all the young ones had a fun filled afternoon outside while the grown ups enjoyed bubbly and fantastic afternoon tea in...More

Thank cmjm10
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Afternoon Tea is one of those very personal experiences, everyone has their own ideal and it's not always easy to get it right, I am delighted to read however that on this occasion we certainly did get it right. Thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unusually found good value food in Christchurch. Good value food. Wine is expensive though. So if you want food and happy with tap water this is good value.More

Thank Steven L
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Steven, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased that you enjoyed our food and your overall experience. We feel our prices on the wine list to be fair and we do our best to have an extensive range...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited today for lunch on a Travelzoo voucher. 2 lunch courses for £10 including a coffee afterwards. Firstly my friend and I both thought that the menu choices were excellent. A cheese souffle or cod with a leek tart and poached egg on top were...More

Thank Jane A
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review, I am delighted to read you enjoyed your time with us and that you hope top return soon, we very much look forward to welcoming you! Kind regards.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a meal and drinks in bar first. The place is very very loud. Lots of people remarked how it was not easy to talk which we felt too.. disappointing. The food is good with lots of choices and it's well cooked and...More

Thank Sarah H
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sarah Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with some of your visit particularly the slow service as this not usually where we fail. It is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the kings arms. My children's christening was celebrated here and we have enjoyed many date nights in the bar and restaurant. Food and staff are outstanding. Love love love Thank you for always being amazing

Thank possumharrison69
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit once again, its always a pleasure to receive such great feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards. Nicolas Roulier.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for pre dinner cocktails with a friend. The staff were great and knowledgable of the cocktails which were expertly produced. Highly recommend.

Thank CaroleF770
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time in the bar. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards Nicolas Roulier.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my two sons for a birthday meal after having had a nice meal there in July. We were very disappointed. Service was not friendly glasses of wine just dumped on table without a word. Starters of scallops tempura prawns only not really different...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 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

1  Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 12 August 2017 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 1 August 2017

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
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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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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
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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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