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The Kings Arms Restaurant

18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
+44 1202 588933
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
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1 - 10 of 706 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped by the King's Arms this afternoon for a drink with my parents and family dog. We were only hoping for a drink but came across a member of staff on our way in who did not make us feel welcome as he stated...More

Thank Lottie3456
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were a family of 10 booked in for my brother’s 50th birthday lunch (16 June). My sister was staying in the hotel the night before and was badgered to get our menu requests asap. We were travelling from all parts of the UK and...More

Thank longlady240
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food and service. The restaurant has a tired feel to it. Although meant to be shabby chic a little TLC and cleaning needed in parts. Staff superbMore

Thank adamay23
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and I'm glad to read that the food and the service were very good. I'm disappointed regarding the other comments and I would like to apologise if we gave that impression. Your comments have been taken very seriously and the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Market Menu is incredibly good value and everything is delicious. Nikki, the manager organised lunch for a group of 13 of us very efficiently and made sure we were finished in time for our next appointment.

Thank suslikWiltshire
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, it is lovely to read that you enjoyed your lunch. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! I will pass on your comments to Niki. Kind regards. Nicolas.

Reviewed 10 May 2018

Perfect service, great value, excellent food , fab setting, easy booking and customer contact throughout. Thoroughly recommend, we all had a wonderful night.

Thank Janet K
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you very much for such a great review; All the best to you and your family. Kind regards. Nicolas.

Reviewed 10 May 2018

We had a family get together for my Mum and Dads Birthday, we arrived and to start off with everthing was great the barman was great and a few of us had cocktails which were also well done. We had booked for the bank holiday...More

1  Thank marcus1232015
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Marcus; Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear how disappointed you were with your recent experience in our Restaurant. Please could you provide me with your personal contact details so that we can discuss this matter further. My email address...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We visited for Sunday lunch. Had the £15 set menu.. Sunday Roast and a Sweet. The food was excellent. Staff very friends. Nice seating too. I would advise to book in advance. Best parking is at civic offices car park. £1.90 for 4 hours.

Thank Keith W
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Thank you for your review of your dining experience in Kings' Restaurant. I'm glad to read that you had an enjoyable experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards. Nicolas.

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We went for a birthday and special anniversary meal on a Sunday evening. The welcome was very unfriendly and some of us were asked to wait in the bar and some of us were shown to the table. I don’t think one member of staff...More

Thank Elaine15
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Dear Elaine, Thank you for your review, I am disappointed to read that your experience did not live up to expectation on this occasion. I would like to thank you for your feedback which have been be passed to the relevant managers for review and...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

Lovely meal, relaxed atmosphere and staff were excellent. Booked an early table but no rush as was ours for the evening. Good food, well presented and good portion sizes. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Max31082017
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Thank you very much for your review and your feedback of your experience of The Kings Harbour Hotel, we very much look forward to welcoming you over the coming years. Kind regards. Nicolas.

Reviewed 3 April 2018

We were impressed by the inclusive menu. Vegan , vegetarian options and much more. Wine list is excellent. Our servers were friendly and professional. On booking I noted it was my parents were celebrating 60 years of marriage and my mom her 80th. We recieved...More

Thank bobokitten
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Thank you very much for your review! I will be sure to pass your kind comments on to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards. Nicolas.

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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
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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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