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12 Church Street, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
+44 1202 483454
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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12 Church Street, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
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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

Thank Barneyq101
Reviewed 19 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

Thank juliebaker02
Reviewed 13 July 2017

My wife and I had lunch at our favourite Christchurch restaurant as it was a special birthday. As always the food was first class, also the service. My wife happened to mention to Agnes Putt that it was my birthday. When the sweets came both...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Arrive between 6.30 and 7.30 get 2 courses and a bottle of wine per couple....£45 Had a nice bottle of Chilean red, the choice of main courses are limited to Chicken, Cod, or Vegetarian Risotto. The Sirloin has a £6 supplement . Seating was on...More

2  Thank BeverleyB3
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We booked in advance and turned up on time but it was over 45 minute before our starters were served. We spent this time sitting at a seriously tatty pine table nursing a lime and soda for me and nothing for my wife :-( Once...More

3  Thank Dyrck
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We booked the blue room to celebrate my dad's birthday. Cannot praise this restaurant highly enough. We had the best evening possible. Email contact from Tania before the event ensured we had the menu, wines and service we wanted. On the day, they were SO...More

1  Thank Karin J
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favourite restaurants. The food is Always fine. Today we are of the a la carte menu. I had pork main which was VG. We like the pre dinner drinks bar area & also after. It also offers which is rare...More

Thank Barneyq101
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We ate here on Friday lunchtime. The restaurant is in a pretty area of Christchurch, just near the Priory. The restaurant itself is charming with a bright and cosy bar area, an upstairs area which we didn't see, a small room for private functions, a...More

2  Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Found this place by chance over a busy weekend when supposedly nicer restaurants in the area were all full. I spend a fair amount of time in Christchurch with my other half and this is by far the best restaurant we've been to. Excellent food...More

Thank Gayle W
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We arrived on the off-chance, and made to feel welcome. Small places like Splinters are rare these days ; 5 tables, sensible menu, personal front of house service from husband Paul, with wife Agnes presumably in the kitchen. Nothing too formal but everything just right.

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
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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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