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The Kings Arms Restaurant

€€ - €€€, European, British
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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“chateaubriand” (10 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
“cheese souffle” (13 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
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1 - 10 of 692 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Relaxing stay with lots of fun. Ozkan (ozy) made some seriously good cocktails and mocktails, the whole family enjoyed. Also had fun at the harbour hotel but the atmosphere at the kings arms was special.

Thank jayforce101
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Brilliant Review, I will pass on to Ozy. We are also so glad that your whole family enjoyed their time with us. Thank you. Kind regards. Nicolas.

Reviewed 3 days ago

I love the Kings Arms, the hotel has been beautifully restored, it is definitely the heart of Christchurch. My husband and myself had a rare lunchtime free and wanted a special lunch, we certainly had that! We had the Ham Hock which was enormous, succulent...More

Thank Barwicks_13
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your very kind and honest review; I must admit that the Ham Hock is one of my favourite! See you again soon. Kind regards. Nicolas.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not often write reviews but was so impressed with the Kings Arms that I felt compelled to do so. We had lunch today to celebrate my aunt's birthday and everything about the experience was fantastic. We live, and often eat out, in London...More

Thank liane2018
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and I'm glad to read that yourself and your Aunt had an enjoyable lunch with us celebrating her B-day, We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards. Nicolas.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our starters were proper gorgeous to look at. Overall, presentation was never less than Outstanding. The Baked avocado and prawn Thermidor was beautiful. Also the orange smoked duck. The hotel restaurant is exceptional, not only because every meal we enjoyed had a variety of options...More

Thank 186262Lisa
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Lisa for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your dining experience, it is always exceptionally pleasing to read that our guests have enjoyed their experience and that the team looked after their every need and please rest assured I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for a friends birthday meal. Food was of excellent quality. Waiters, prompt and efficient. All meals cooked to perfection.

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. See you again very soon. Kind regards. Nicolas.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good value early evening meal ,Good choice for vegetarians wine,not overpriced.Waiting staff very pleasant .

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

Great Feedback! Thank you. See you again very soon. Kind regards. Nicolas.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came for dinner last week, and we shall certainly be returning! For starters we had smoked salmon and avacdo, and a cheese soufflé (which we had been told to go and try) delicious! For our mains we had the fillet of...More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback!; I will pass it on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards. Nicolas.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here last week for dinner and was very impressed with the food and service. I'd heard a lot about the cheese soufflé and it was delicious. All of the food was to a high standard. Our waitress Lauren was lovely and welcoming from start...More

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

Great Review and thank you for choosing The Kings Restaurant; I will pass on your comment to Lauren, she will be over the moon! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards. Nicolas.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We frequently visit for lunch. The staff are always very welcoming & helpful. A good choice on the Menu & food is always excellent. I am very allergic to garlic but am always very well looked after & can usually have my menu choice adapted...More

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

Thank you very much for coming to The kings so often; I agree with you; Nikki is a gem! See you again very soon. Kind regards. Nicolas.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed all round with this event. Firstly, emailed them with an enquiry to this event and about B&B cost and availability ... NO response was received, after waiting 3/4 days I called and booked the event. Then received a call days later about my...More

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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