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12 Church Street, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
+44 1202 483454
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
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99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had two lunches here in this lovely restaurant. They have a lunchtime special of two courses for ten pounds which is excellent value, as well as very reasonably priced a la carte. The owner does the cooking and i think a daughter is the main waitress, nothing is too much trouble. Have eaten 4 different dishes and all delightful.

Thank DJDB
Southampton, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food - served by great staff and you were treated as individuals and not rushed. The starters were excellent and the Salmon melted in your mouth

Thank gpw150
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sort of stumbled across"Splinters" as being Easter weekend the majority of the restaurants in Christchurch were full and as "Splinters" had availability we weren't quite sure why? And to be honest i still cant work out why because the food was excellent, service was excellent and we thought pricing comparable to any of the local "nicer" restaurants.we will definitely... More 

1 Thank Johclay
west sussex
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 courses for £10 was great value. All freshly cooked and charming service. Water and bread served immediately. This is a restaurant that likes people.

1 Thank johnjackson
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch off their set menu. The food tasted and looked great. The chef even walked round the restaurant talking to the guests, which was lovely to see :-)

3 Thank johnrlawrence
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Small and intimate restaurant offering exceptionally good value at £45 for a two course dinner for two people which also included a bottle of decent Cabernet Sauvignon house wine if arriving before 7.30. For an extra £5 each you could add a dessert which was delicious. Food was of good quality with lovely attention to detail. Attentive and friendly service... More 

1 Thank Llj57
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Both of us had been to splinters many years ago for dinner and remembered it as lovely but hadn't been back since. We popped in this Saturday lunch and we're actually quite under whelmed. Maybe if it better for dinner but for lunch it didn't really have any atmosphere, the music sounded like it was on a battery operated cassette... More 

1 Thank jnash84
Barton on sea
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had a lovely lunch, food was lovely and the staff looked after us very well. We will definitely be back.

Thank Bvass
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121 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I was asked today about the restaurant. I said it was 'ok'. You didn't like it then? came the response. It was ok, says I. You didn't like it then? No, not really. But, you know, I couldn't really say why. I suppose the thing is that you get what you pay for and we had an early diners special.... More 

Thank Vivelafrancetoday
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly atmosphere and superb quality dining. Our starters were the cheese soufflé and won ton duck, followed by the lamb, dauphinoise, mint jus and fillet steak. Cooked to perfection and served with vegetables. The Morgan wine was the perfect accompaniment. Can't wait to return.

Thank SampSevenoaks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$57
European, British, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?