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“Enjoyable birthday dinner”

The Kings Arms Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 155 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $41
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed September 19, 2013

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and had a very tasty meal which we chose from a varied and exciting menu. Thoroughly recommend the seafood salad and beef skirt burger and the chips were divine. The Chardonnay was one of the best we have tasted (forget the name but it was the cheapest Chardonnay on the list!). The staff were pleasant and friendly but there was quite a wait for our starters (a good 40 minute wait and the restaurant looked only to be at around 1/3 capacity) so we were pretty starving by the time our food arrived. Cost around £60 for 2 courses and a glass of wine each which seemed reasonable given the quality of the food.

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Thank Sarah M
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Lukasz-Dwornik, Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here in the Kings. I do apologise on the waiting time of your meal and will pass this information to our chefs to ensure this wont happen on a consistent basis. Thak you for your feedback and look forward in your return.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Our party of four were impressed with the quality and service we received at The Kings Arms last Sunday when we went there for Sunday lunch. The ambience of the bistro style restaurant was relaxed which suited both couples and families. Sunday lunch is great value at £15 and I was worried that the food might be compromised but everything was really good from a reasonable selection to the way that the meal was presented. The most impressive thing was the wonderful service that we had from all of the staff but in particular our waitress. We will be returning to this great value restaurant.

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Thank Lindy B
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Lukasz-Dwornik, Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Thank you so much for your feedback. The team finds great reviews very rewarding to read and this gave them a much deserved confidence boost. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

My wife and I came back to the restaurant after an excellent first time ,and I have to say, the overall experience is just as good. We came on a Friday night and ordered from the fizz and chips specials. My wife had the whitebait which was excellent and I had the scampi which was just as good. The portion sizes were huge and we couldn't finish but hey I am not complaining. We both had a glass of prosecco which came with our meal that gave it a nice touch. The staff were very friendly and we were happy to pay the 10% service charge. Looking forward for the next visit but I would advise anyone who comes to make a booking as the place gets very busy.

Thank Chris S
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Lukasz-Dwornik, Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Thank you very much for your kind review. Here at the Kings, we always try to exceed expectations in terms of food and service. Feedback is very important to us, and we are delighted that you both enjoyed your meal once again. We look forward in seeing you in the near future.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We returned for our 2nd visit while we were staying in Christchurch, we chose Friday night to have the 'fizz and chips' menu which is very good value. Our total bill of £57 was made up of £22 for 4 glasses of Prosecco £5 service chg and £30 for 2 courses which considering the quality of service and food is very good. We met some locals in there which is always a good sign if the locals like the place !

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Thank Denise C
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Lukasz-Dwornik, Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback, I am very pleased that you enjoyed our Fizz and Chips night here at the Kings and your kind words about the quality you received from our staff. We always desire any good or bad comments from our regular guest so that we can aim to do better to ensure that we can provide the best quality and service within the area. We look forward to welcoming you again to our restaurant and continue to provide you high quality food and a friendly smile to make your day.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Very enjoyable experience at the Kings, from cocktails on arrival, followed by well cooked and presented food - my hand of pork was very good - served by attentive, professional and friendly staff. Good wine list as well. Definitely worth a return visit!

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Thank P&J1996
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Lukasz-Dwornik, Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we very much appreciate all our customers comments and are pleased to see you have enjoyed your experience here in the Kings Arms restaurant. We do take pride with our cocktails, and currently run our Gin Oclock from 5pm till 7pm, with great cocktails for lower prices. We look forward in seeing you return and once again thank you.

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