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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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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a lovely Lunch of seafood starting with mussels and cockles in a lovely light sauce followed by Sea bass with Prawns and tomatoes service was attentive but not intrusive the whole Hotel and dinning areas were very clean and spacious a very pleasant experience and will be returning very soon

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Thank Gary O
Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Wife & I decided to celebrate our 58th Anniversary by dining at this Hotel on 16th May 2017. The food we chose, was delicious, Cheese Souffle & Moules Mariniere , followed by a tender Pork Chop & a fillet of Swordfish. We found the staff charming, knowledgeable & courteous, we also had a nice table & the prices were... More 

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Thank Christopher B
Bournemouth, Dorset
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here with friends for a 70th Birthday celebration. We had the private room on the left just as you enter the building. Excellent venue for such an event. We were there on a Saturday night so the bar area was extremely busy. There were plenty of staff on hand so the wait to be served was minimal. Liked the... More 

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Thank Flyboi47
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a week with friends in the New Forest we came here for a farewell lunch and weren't disappointed. Great food, friendly service, and a wine list with a couple of surprises on it (Chateau Musar for one). Well worth a return on my next trip down there.

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Thank Rick K
Warminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a few drinks in the bar at this restaurant very nice relaxing place. Got to try a few gins. Would go back

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Thank Sandra G
Dorset
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for an anniversary meal. Food is over priced for what it is and we've had better pub meals. I'm sorry but if you order a pie you would hope it came with something but no, absolutely nothing. Same with the souffle, no garnish, no bread. My chicken was expensive and by the time you have sides to make it... More 

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Thank Fordie454
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both me and my partner come to the Kings quite regularly for cocktails at the Kings Bar. Last night we attended a friends 30th meal. This being the first time we have both been to the restaurant for something to eat. On arrival there was no warm welcome to be heard of. The communication between customer's and staff is awful,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best bits. The service which was very good on a very busy evening as the local food fair was on. The food was reasonably priced for such a "holiday hotspot" . I had the Asian beef which was very good, lovely flavours and the only thing lacking was a touch of chilli which would have lifted the dish to another... More 

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Bouremouth, Dorset, UK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sunday lunch is to die for. I went to the Jetty and paid almost twice as much for Sunday lunch a while back then came here and had exactly the same food at half the price - turns out it was the same chef (or so I'm told). I would highly recommend it.

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Thank SoulIntention
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for our Grandsons 16th, we all had great food, great time and outstanding service, prices reasonable for the food we had, would definitely recommend to eat here as I know I will return....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 41
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • This restaurant is at The Kings Arms
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.

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