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The Kings Arms Restaurant

€€ - €€€, British,
18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
+44 1202 588933
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here twice during our 3 night stay. My only criticism would be that on both occasions the waitress had to tell us that certain items were no longer available on the menu. This was a shame. Apart from this, The food was great,...More

Thank weaselmum
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

My family and I went yesterday for a Mother’s Day lunch and it was fantastic! Having had an amazing lunch there on Christmas Day, our expectations were high and we were not disappointed. Plenty of choices on the menu to suit all tastes, all food...More

Thank jennylouise411
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I got married on Thursday 22nd of February it was an informal day and we booked lunch at the kings hotel for 9 guests. As always the service was exceptional the staff are very friendly and their was nothing they wouldn’t do...More

Thank Dantigra
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Once again Congratulations to you both! We are so grateful that you have chosen our Restaurant for this very special day and I am also glad you have enjoyed it; I will share your comments to our team which I know will be delighted. Thank...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

We dine here at least 3 times a month! we are fussy diners and the reason we keep coming back is the quality food and excellent service. once you find somewhere that never disappoints it makes trying new places virtually impossible!! This venue is all...More

Thank Mark S
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Good afternoon Mark; Thanks for choosing our Restaurant as one of your favourite, your feedback are fantastic for our establishment and our team. Once again thank you and see you very soon. Kind regards. Nicolas.

Reviewed 22 February 2018 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 23 February 2018

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 22 February 2018

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 Sally B
NicolasRoulier, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

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.

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28 November 2015|
Response from incabodc | Reviewed this property |
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$41
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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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