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“Delightful and such value”

The Kings Arms Restaurant
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Ranked #21 of 149 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $41
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delightful and such value”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

A Friday lunchtime, a pleasant atmosphere,really welcoming and delightful staff who really care for your enjoyment and such brilliant value food which was well cooked and presented nicely. Great for a pop in, 2 courses and a glass of house wine for 15 ! Or 10 if you went for the soup.
Love to return

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank paul r
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PedroCWatson, Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
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. We look forward in seeing you in the near future.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

We recently took advantage of the 2 courses for £10 lunch offer which included a drink. The food was delicious, high quality, & incredible value An amazing lunch for not much more than a sandwich & coffee! Unfortunately the restaurant was quiet so it lacked a little atmosphere but this enabled us to chat more freely.
I'm sure this offer is limited but clearly the overall standard of the food here is excellent.
Definitely recommended!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Nina943
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PedroCWatson, Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thank you for your feedback towards our restaurant at the Kings, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience and quality of food. We look forward to welcoming you again to the restaurant in the near future.
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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“Family Meal”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

We booked for an early evening meal, to celebrate our son-in-law's birthday, as we had our 2 year old granddaughter with us. We were greeted and made welcome and as we had arrived before the restaurant was open for the evening we were invited to take a pre-dinner drink in the bar. Once we ready to move to the restaurant we were taken through to a comfortable mid-restaurant table.

The menu choices were comprehensive and with we were able to to make choices to suit us all - 2 gluten free and 2 who cannot eat potatoes. The staff were attentive without being over intrusive and our meals were served and presented efficiently. The ambiance of the restaurant was such that we could have stayed all night - however, with little ones late nights are not an option so we had to return home before sampling the dessert menu which we are sure would have complemented the starters and main courses that we had.

The waitresses always had a smile and our granddaughter was very taken with the very pleasant dining experience and was happy to chat and loved the attention she was given.

Our son-in-law said at the end of the meal that he had not experienced such good service at a restaurant for a long time and he was also very impressed with the high quality of the items on the menu that we had enjoyed.

We have eaten before at Kings on a number of occasions and we are certain to return either for a celebration or just because we feel like having an excellent meal in good surroundings.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank John M
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PedroCWatson, Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you for a wonderful review regarding your visit with us in the restaurant. We are delighted to hear your party enjoyed thier experience in terms of food and service. Ambiance is a key factor that we are currently working on and its great news to hear that we are on track. Thank you for picking us for your visit and hope to see all of you in the near future.
Many Thanks
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Santanyi, Spain
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“Unpleasant and cold Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

We recently visited this restaurant and were very disappointed with the experience. Our table was for 1.45 and despite being approx only one quarter full, we were seated at the smallest table for two imaginable, the table seemed almost full with just two glasses of water and aperatifs; perhaps this explained why we were not asked if we wanted any wine, but once the bread and olives appeared we were definitely struggling for space.
Apart from the extra side orders the Sunday lunch arrived cold. We pointed this out to the waitress who took away only some of the dishes on the table although this was later rectified by a colleague. We were then told that they would prepare the meal again and that it would take a little while - I honestly would not have minded waiting 10 minutes more had they got it right the second time; this time the cauliflower cheese extra side dish and the brocolli were almost raw - and I like a bit of bite to my vegetables, the roast potatoes, whilst coloured, were not crisp and appeard to have been microwaved. We did not bother to try the desserts. The two stars are for the guys waiting who did try their best but were obviously let down by very incompetant chefs.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Janet R
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PedroCWatson, Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience here at the Kings restaurant. I am sorry to hear that visit with us was an unpleasant one. I have passed your review to our head chef as food quality is very important to us. We hope to see you in the near future.
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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“Dine overlooking Christchurch Priory”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

This has to be one of the best settings in England. The Kings Arms overlooks the ancient Priory Church., in the centre of the historic ancient town of Christchurch. The restaurant offers excellent value for money and the view from the restaurant towards the Priory, complements the dining experience. I have visited the Kings Arms restaurant on many occasions with family and friends and have never failed to be impressed with the quality of food and attentive service. I give this restaurant my strongest recommendation.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank 522Barbara
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PedroCWatson, Manager at The Kings Arms Restaurant, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you thuroughly enjoyed your dining experience and were able to take advantage of our wonderful setting. Your praise will be passed on to the team here at the Kings.
We hope to see you again.
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