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The Kings Arms Restaurant

18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
+44 1202 588933
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“chateaubriand” (10 reviews)
“cheese souffle” (14 reviews)
“sea bream” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
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181 - 190 of 691 reviews

Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We visit most Sundays food is always excellent. Hot and local. Staff Cound not do any more for you. Always a pleasure

1  Thank Jon J
Reviewed April 14, 2016

Excellent service,warm welcome staff,lovely family dinner we had,really enjoyed it. Compliments to all the staff,especially to head chef Peter. We'll come back in the very next future ,with pleasure.

1  Thank alinaradu23
Reviewed April 12, 2016

Booked an afternoon tea for two as a treat. Afternoon tea is taken in the bar/bistro area rather than in a restaurant however it's a very nice environment. It's decorated in a nice contemporary way. The afternoon tea itself was excellent. The quality of the...More

1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed April 10, 2016

First visit for some years, and was a real pleasure. Comfortable bar area for any pre drinks! Our group ordered starters of crab, prawn cocktail or souflee. All very tasty . The souflee was perfect !! Main course was just as good and our party...More

1  Thank NickWyer
Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Four of us dined on Saturday evening. Food excellent, cheese soufflé, scallops for starters, beef blade, sea bream and chicken for main. All tasty, well cooked and just the right sized portions, staff very pleasant and helpful and pace of service just right. Only slight...More

Thank Alison B
Lukasz D, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2016

Thank you for your kind words, I'm so pleased your evening was an excellent one, I will of course be passing on all your lovely comments to all members of staff. We will very much look forward to your return. Kind Regards Lukasz

Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to the Kings Arms for a little while, but made a point of booking a lunch with family. Some aspects of the meal ordered by the rest of my party were actually quite nice, but it was let down by a steak...More

2  Thank andy m
Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

We have not eaten in here for a while but have used the excellent bar. We had early dinner tonight with the special prawn , steak and strawberry menu. It was very good. We will make an effort to come back for the ala carte...More

1  Thank Barneyq101
Lukasz D, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write on Trip Advisor. Your kind words are so awarding to us. We'll look forward to your return. Kindest Regards Lukasz

Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

We booked a table for 4 on a lunch time. Staff were very efficient but not in your face i.e. we didn't have to keep asking for water as it was constantly re filled. We opted for the strawberry & steak specials menu we all...More

Thank Carajan
Lukasz D, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2016

Thank you for your generous comments. I am pleased the staff were efficient and you enjoyed our Prawn, Steak and Strawberry Menu. Hopefully when you are next visiting Christchurch we will be able to welcome you back. Kindest Regards Lukasz

Reviewed March 16, 2016

This restaurant is situated in the King's Arms Hotel where we were spending the weekend. It is set in a beautiful location - just opposite The Priory and its grounds. The restaurant was dimly lit with candles on each table and overhead candles, most attractive...More

Thank Linda P
Lukasz D, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2016

Thank you for writing on Trip Advisor. I am so delighted that your evening was a lovely one, and that the food and staff were excellent. I will of course pass on your comments to all staff. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kindest...More

Reviewed March 15, 2016

My husband and I dined here on a Sunday evening in March for our 40th Wedding Anniversary, the greeting was warm and friendly, and the ambiance was lovely. Not stuffy at all. The choice of meal was limited as is was a Sunday evening, but...More

Thank jandgEssex
Lukasz D, General Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate all your kind words and comments. I am delighted we were able to make your 40th Wedding Anniversary a special one. We will look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kindest Regards Lukasz

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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
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $41
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
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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