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12 Church Street, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
+44 1202 483454
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Church Street, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held a celebration meal for 27 friends and family at Splinters last night. The food was amazing. The venue upstairs was perfect - there is a comfortable lounge with sofas next to the dining room which was great to welcome our guests before the...More

Thank butebuild
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to book this restaurant at the last minute....so glad we went! Our welcome was warm,food really excellent & glass of fizzy went down well too! I ordered Seabass,my fiancé ordered Fillet Steak. Both our main courses were beautifully presented & very good. We...More

Thank cilla10
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely people great service and excellent food. We turned up at 1.55pm for lunch when they close at 2.00pm. We were warmly greeted and shown to a table where we could have a highchair and space for the pushchair. We were not rushed and nothing...More

1  Thank Hardtoplease78
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at the restaurant and the food was excellent. Everything was tasty. The vegetables were cooked well, still having bite. The portions were the right size for us so we left full but not uncomfortably so. The pace of the evening was good....More

1  Thank NewburyTravelfan
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Very strange decor, it was like sitting in your granny's front room, chairs creaky & uncomfortable ,no atmosphere, staff kept disappearing through a door only to be seen when serving, no butter with bread rolls, food was nice, but expensive, felt a bit ignored, seems...More

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We have reviewed this restaurant previously, We called in for our Wedding Anniversary lunch and were pleased to find that the level of cuisine and the standards of service are as good as ever. When Paul is in the kitchen and Agnes is front of...More

1  Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I hosted a party of eight at this lovely little restaurant today. They have a set price lunch available offering four choices at each of two or three courses. The food is absolutely first class and I am eager to return as soon as my...More

1  Thank unique12017
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Food was acceptable standard but, not near as good as this restraunt used to be, staff appeared to be completely unaware of basic acceptable level of service expected, more suited to pizza hut. Will probably not come again, I expect a better standard of service...More

1  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

After a long train day on travel to london. A short walk to splinters and dinner was needed. I had an excellent dinner, the pork fillet. Great traditional starter prawn cocktail. Good service and nice half bottle of red. The Shiraz. Overall just what I...More

2  Thank Barneyq101
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Splinters never fails to delight,warm welcome from Paul our waiter for the evening Lovely touch with the canapés delicious too. My husband had the crab starter very nice, I had the goats cheese and fig starter very impressed with the flavours. Mains hubby had the...More

2  Thank juliebaker02
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$57
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Church Street, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 483454
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Splinters is the ideal place for you to enjoy a first class dining experience in our private dining restaurant situated on the cobbled street leading to Christchurch's Priory.Specialising in modern international cuisine, our chefs and professional staff will certainly make your visit to us a memorable one.We will first welcome you to the bar where you can quietly peruse the excellent food and wine menus. When you are ready, you will be shown through to one of our intimate dining rooms, each with their own distinctive style, to enjoy your meal in a relaxed and unrushed atmosphere.We have worked hard to earn our reputation with our patrons who enjoy dining out on fine food. Our proximity to the Priory makes Splinters an extremely popular choice for wedding receptions. The same private rooms also make an excellent business meeting and seminar facility.Whatever the occasion, you can be assured you will receive our full and professional attention to making sure you enjoy your time with us.The owners, Paul and Agnes Putt, look forward to welcoming you to Splinters.
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