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The Kings Arms Restaurant

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18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England (Formerly Jacks Restaurant at The Kings Hotel)
+44 1202 588933
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Joined friends to try out the 15-mile menu. The food was excellent as was the service. I had the mackerel Nicoise as a starter, which was a meal in itself followed by the comfit of duck. I must say that our waiter, Tim, was highly attentive, even going to the trouble to make me a proper Mocha coffee after I... More 

Thank BeniGee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No reception desk. Evening meal was a very big let down. But as the price was included in the package there was know refund. Housekeeping very good. Parking difficult.

Thank Lady Tracy R
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous stay at the wonderful relaxing small hotel. Food to dye for, the steak and chip offer incredible, they know how to cook a steak the way you want, well done. The staff excellent, friendly, helpful and knowledge on the area. The location is excellent to explore either by car or on foot. All in all and great find. Six... More 

Thank mike1911
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great bar. Visited as a non resident, very enjoyable. Bar has a different feel than most in Christchurch, well worth a visit.

Thank Timswsfc
Oxford, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for meeting friends and also family with a large choice from excellent menu, great choice of wines and beers

Thank Steveward F
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We held out 40th wedding anniversary dinner for 38 people in the hotel's private dining room. Our food was excellent although service was somewhat slow.The event was professionally managed by Sophie and all our guests enjoyed the evening.The hotel itself is modern and has a warm up and comfortable feel to it.

Thank Judith W
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271 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very good evening for a New Year's Eve event. 4 course quality dinner for 80 and a disco downstairs. They used the new wedding banqueting suite. I liked the mixing of groups on the tables. Good service. Good idea with own bar area. Overall excellent.

Thank Barneyq101
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took my parents out for Christmas Day. The atmosphere was awesome. As soon as you walked through the door you were greeted by friendly staff. The whole atmosphere was just awesome. The Christmas day menu was ab fab. The food was really good and there were gaps between each course. This is a place I would definitely recommend to... More 

Thank Carol S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for Sunday lunch on 11 Dec. Lunch was lovely. And as the service charge was included. We round the bill up from 86 to 90 and then split the bill with our friends. Job done or so I thought. Then on checking my bank statement noted I'd been charged £55 an extra £10. I contacted the hotel... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

What a disappointment. The Kings Arms understandably has a good reputation, but this all counts for nothing if they can not manage disruptive guests who ruin it for other diners. We met with friends for a Friday evening meal and catch up. But an early office Christmas party on the other side of the restaurant was way out of hand... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$41
European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?